The Who Tommy

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  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: MCA

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.118
Ranked #96 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Driven by the hellbent drumming of Keith Moon, the Who surge and shine..."
Rolling Stone - 1/22/04, p.74
4 stars out of 5 - "...Almost thirty-five years later, this classic-rock touchstone still has the power to enthrall..."
Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.118
Ranked #96 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Driven by the hellbent drumming of Keith Moon, the Who surge and shine..."
Rolling Stone - 1/22/04, p.74
4 stars out of 5 - "...Almost thirty-five years later, this classic-rock touchstone still has the power to enthrall..."
Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.118
Ranked #96 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Driven by the hellbent drumming of Keith Moon, the Who surge and shine..."
Rolling Stone - 1/22/04, p.74
4 stars out of 5 - "...Almost thirty-five years later, this classic-rock touchstone still has the power to enthrall..."
Spin - 2/04, p.100
"[A]ny new chance to hear late drummer Keith Moon, a tidal wave of garage-rock fury, is a gift."
Q - 3/04, pp.116-7
4 stars out of 5 - "These are fabulous songs, brimming with Townshend's middle-class anger."
Uncut - 3/04, p.110
3 stars out of 5 - "TOMMY remains fascinating....TOMMY's also an undoubted milestone in rock's growing self-confidence and maturity..."
Goldmine
5 Stars - "..This is the ultimate TOMMY disc...this gold plated disc has a rich, spread-out sound and a lot of bass, and a downright luscious sound.."

Tracks:

  • 1.Tommy, a rock opera: Overture
  • 2.Tommy, a rock opera: It's a Boy
  • 3.Tommy, a rock opera: 1921
  • 4.Tommy, a rock opera: Amazing journey
  • 5.Tommy, a rock opera: Sparks
  • 6.Tommy, a rock opera: Eyesight to the Blind (The Hawker)
  • 7.Tommy, a rock opera: Christmas
  • 8.Tommy, a rock opera: Cousin Kevin
  • 9.Tommy, a rock opera: The Acid Queen
  • 10.Tommy, a rock opera: Underture
  • 11.Tommy, a rock opera: Do You Think It's Alright?
  • 12.Tommy, a rock opera: Fiddle About
  • 13.Tommy, a rock opera: Pinball Wizard
  • 14.Tommy, a rock opera: There's a Doctor
  • 15.Tommy, a rock opera: Go to the Mirror!
  • 16.Tommy, a rock opera: Tommy Can You Hear Me?
  • 17.Tommy, a rock opera: Smash the Mirror
  • 18.Tommy, a rock opera: Sensation
  • 19.Tommy, a rock opera: Miracle Cure
  • 20.Tommy, a rock opera: Sally Simpson
  • 21.Tommy, a rock opera: I'm Free
  • 22.Tommy, a rock opera: Welcome
  • 23.Tommy, a rock opera: Tommy's Holiday Camp
  • 24.Tommy, a rock opera: We're Not Gonna Take It

Product Description:

The Who: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar, keyboards); John Entwistle (vocals, French horn, bass); Keith Moon (vocals, drums); Roger Daltrey (vocals).
Producers: Kit Lambert, Chris Stamp.
Reissue producer: Jon Astley.
Recorded at IBC Studio, London, England.
Originally released as a 2 LP set on Decca (7205).
The Who: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar, keyboards); John Entwistle (vocals, bass, horns); Keith Moon (vocals, drums); Roger Daltrey (vocals).
Originally released on Decca (7205) in May 1969.
Originally released as a 2 LP set.
This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
The Who: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar, keyboards); John Entwistle (vocals, trumpet, French horn, Flugelhorn, bass); Keith Moon (vocals, drums, tympani, gong, tambourine); Roger Daltrey (vocals).
Recorded at IBC Studio, London, England.
Originally released as a 2-LP set on Decca (7205).
Includes liner notes by Matt Kent.
Personnel: Pete Townshend (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Roger Daltrey (vocals, harmonica); John Entwistle (vocals, keyboards); Keith Moon (vocals, drums).
Recording information: I.B.C. Studio, England; IBC Studios, London, England.
Photographer: Barrie Meller.
The definitive rock opera, TOMMY liberated the Who from a "singles band" stigma, marking them as a substantial artistic force. Composer Pete Townshend had flirted with the conceptual format on two previous releases, but here his vision is spread over two ambitious records that play to the Who's main strengths. Anthems such as the raucous "Pinball Wizard" and the surprisingly serene "I'm Free" emphasize the kinetic power of the band, while Townshend's cast of characters (the perverted Uncle Ernie, the inscrutable Tommy) reveals a wild and unconventional imagination. Townshend even incorporates Sonny Boy Williamson's "Eyesight to the Blind" as part of his fable about the "deaf, dumb, and blind kid," making a successful reference to the past in what is an undeniably groundbreaking and forward-looking achievement.

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  • Sales Rank: 22,263
  • UPC: 008811141721
  • Shipping Weight: 0.24/lbs (approx)
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