The Who Quadrophenia (2-CD)
Q: Ranked #56 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: July 2, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Mca
Q - 6/00, p.69Ranked #56 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"
Q - 8/96, p.1435 Stars - Indispensible - "...it abides as one of The Who's peaks because...its instant, push-button atmosphere is always lifted from the realms of ham by some heartfelt Daltrey shout'n'croon, a bit of comedy Moon...and the anthemic elegance of the last two tracks..."
Q - 4/01, p.1274 stars out of 5 - "...The very essence of The Who in the '70s - gravity-defying bassruns and all....Townshend's heart sounds like it might burst with all that disaffection. Fantastic, still."
Q - 8/96, p.1435 Stars - Indispensible - "...it abides as one of The Who's peaks because...its instant, push-button atmosphere is always lifted from the realms of ham by some heartfelt Daltrey shout'n'croon, a bit of comedy Moon...and the antemic elegance of the last two tracks..."
NME (Magazine) - 6/29/96, p.548 (out of 10) - "...it is only now that a fully remastered...full, double CD version has been released....Townshend's windmilling riffing arm has never been busier, John Entwistle remains the finest bass player breathing, and Keith Moon...is truly magnificent..."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.1064 stars out of 5 -- "What's initially most striking is how elaborate so many of these tracks are, one man laboriously multi-tracking himself to give his colleagues the fullest possible idea of how the finished songs should sound."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.I Am the Sea
- 2.The Real Me
- 4.Cut My Hair
- 5.The Punk and the Godfather
- 6.I'm One
- 7.The Dirty Jobs
- 8.Helpless Dancer
- 9.Is It in My Head?
- 10.I've Had Enough
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 2.Sea and Sand
- 4.Bell Boy
- 5.Doctor Jimmy
- 6.The Rock
- 7.Love, Reign O'er Me
Originally released on Polydor (6235).
Digitally remastered by Jon Astley (Close To The Edge).
The Who: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar, keyboards); John Entwistle (vocals, bass, horns); Roger Daltrey (vocals); Keith Moon (drums, percussion, vocals).
Additional personnel: John Curle (spoken vocals); Chris Stainton (piano).
Recorded at The Kitchen, Battersea, England.
Includes a 56-page booklet.
This 1996 digitally remastered reissue of QUADROPHENIA contains remixed versions of "The Real Me," "Quadrophenia," "Dr. Jimmy" and "The Rock." It comes with a 52-page booklet.
Originally released on MCA (10004).
Composer: Pete Townshend.
The Who: Pete Townshend (various instruments, background vocals); John Entwistle (bass instrument, background vocals); Keith Moon (drums, background vocals); Roger Daltrey.
Personnel: John Entwistle (vocals, horns); Keith Moon (vocals, percussion); Roger Daltrey (vocals); John Curle (spoken vocals); Chris Stainton, Chris Stanton (piano); Pete Townshend, Rod Houison, Ron Nevison (sound effects).
Audio Mixers: Ron Fawcus; Bobby Pridden.
Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Audio Remixers: Andy McPhearson; Jon Astley.
Recording information: The Kitchen, Thessally Road, Battersea, Ontario, Canada (05/1972-08/1973).
Photographer: Graham Hughes.
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