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The Who - Quadrophenia (2LP Gatefold 180gm)

The Who - Quadrophenia (2LP Gatefold 180gm)
Product Code: The Who - Quadrophenia (2LP Gatefold 180gm)
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The Who - Quadrophenia (2LP Gatefold 180gm)

Pete Townshend revisited the rock opera concept with another double-album opus, this time built around the story of a young mod's struggle to come of age in the mid-'60s. If anything, this was a more ambitious project than Tommy, given added weight by the fact that the Who weren't devising some fantasy but were re-examining the roots of their own birth in mod culture. In the end, there may have been too much weight, as Townshend tried to combine the story of a mixed-up mod named Jimmy with the examination of a four-way split personality (hence the title Quadrophenia), in turn meant to reflect the four conflicting personas at work within the Who itself. The concept might have ultimately been too obscure and confusing for a mass audience. But there's plenty of great music anyway, especially on "The Real Me," "The Punk Meets the Godfather," "I'm One," "Bell Boy," and "Love, Reign o'er Me." Some of Townshend's most direct, heartfelt writing is contained here, and production-wise it's a tour de force, with some of the most imaginative use of synthesizers on a rock record. Various members of the band griped endlessly about flaws in the mix, but really these will bug very few listeners, who in general will find this to be one of the Who's most powerful statements.

Tracklist

I Am The Sea  
The Real Me  
Quadrophenia  
Cut My Hair  
The Punk And The Godfather  
I'm One  
The Dirty Jobs  
Helpless Dancer  
Is It In My Head  
I've Had Enough  
   
Sea And Sand  
Drowned  
Bell Boy  
Doctor Jimmy  
The Rock  
Love, Reign O'er Me

 

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