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The Who : Quadrophenia

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Quadrophenia is the sixth studio album by the English rock band The Who, released on 26 October 1973 by Track Records. It is a double album and the group’s second rock opera. The story follows a young mod named Jimmy and his search for self-worth and importance, set in London and Brighton in 1965. It is the only Who album to be entirely composed by Pete Townshend.

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After the worldwide success of Tommy, Pete Townshend decided to take a second stab at “rock opera” and 1973’s Quadrophenia was the result. Its premise is rooted in a teenage perspective in 1964-’65, and the friction between “mods and rockers” in the London and Brighton regions of the UK. The four-way split personality of the central figure “Jimmy” has been admitted by Townshend as also being based on the distinct personalities of the four band members.
The legendary Glyn Johns’ production is both powerful and stunning with the writing and arrangements, featuring maybe the most tasteful use of both sound effects and synthesizers in rock recording, brilliant. This LP was mastered and cut from the original ¼” analog master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering using Classic’s all-tube analog cutting system. Gatefold artwork including tipped-in 44-page booklet are given the usual Classic authenticity treatment down to the paper stock being original.


1. I Am The Sea
2. The Real Me
3. Quadrophenia
4. Cut My Hair
5. The Punk and the Godfather
1. I’m One
2. The Dirty Jobs
3. Helpless Dancer
4. Is It In My Head?
5. I’ve Had Enough
1. Sea And Sand
2. Drowned
3. Bell Boy
1. Doctor Jimmy
2. The Rock
3. Love, Reign O’er Me


Additional information

Weight 0.760 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm