The Who Announce Full Details and Track-Listing for the Release of 'Quadrophenia: The Director's Cut' Boxset
Release date: November 15th 2011 via Universal Music Enterprises
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2011 -- A stunning 'Director's Cut' of the landmark 1973 album produced, authorized and overseen by Pete Townshend.
Considered by Pete Townshend himself to be the Who album that he is most proud of, 'Quadrophenia' is the last album in the Who back catalogue to be given the deluxe treatment and is perhaps the most deserving. After the 1971 album 'Who's Next', Pete Townshend returned to the 'rock-opera' concept, so dramatically realized through 'Tommy', with another ambitious double-album masterpiece. Based around the story of Jimmy – QUADROPHENIA tells the tale of a young mod and his struggle to come of age in the mid-1960s. The story also takes its influence from the band's early fans from the original mod era, and its themes of teenage angst and disaffection still resonate strongly today.
The full details and track-listing for the forthcoming 'Director's Cut' reissue of 'Quadrophenia' are released for the first time below and Pete Townshend has opened his personal archive for the very first time for the release, stating that:
"The time has come for me and my team to honour 'Quadrophenia' with a carefully presented package that features examples of the impact surround sound (quadrophonic) would have on the music, to remaster the vinyl mixes, and to collect and restore my demos. I am also going to try to shed some light on the way 'Quadrophenia' came about, and how it was inspired by events in my life in 1970 and 1971 when I scribbled or typed the very first notes and lyrics for some of the songs that made it onto the final record.'
'Quadrophenia: The Director's Cut' will be the definitive version of the album and a must for any self-respecting fan of The Who and beyond.
The super-deluxe limited edition box set will feature the following exclusive content:
Other formats will also be available…
Tracklistings for SDE version:
Original album – 2011 Remaster
1. I Am The Sea
Disc three – the demos
1. The Real Me (demo)
Disc four – the demos
1. Is It In My Head (demo)
Disc five - DVD - 5.1 surround-sound mix
1. I Am The Sea
Side one: 5.15
Side two: Water
To accompany the box set, double vinyl, 2-disc digi-pak and digital versions will also be released.
SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises