The Who Celebrate 40 Years of 'Quadrophenia' with Live DVD Release

June 10, 2014
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In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More Tour, performing their landmark rock opera in its entirety, marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1973 release of this double-album masterpiece. The critically acclaimed and highly successful tour closed at London’s Wembley Arena, with the cameras rolling, to record the closing night of this historic anniversary tour.
 
Filmed on July 8, 2013, Quadrophenia: Live in London features the Who in peak form, performing Quadrophenia from front to back, in its entirety, plus a special set of some of their all-time greatest hits. The film captures the band’s dynamic performance in front of their hometown crowd and features blistering performances of “The Real Me,” “The Punk And The Godfather,” “Doctor Jimmy” and a powerful performance of “Love Reign O’er Me.” With HD screen backdrops, archival footage and today’s advanced technology in sound, Quadrophenia: Live in London reunites The Who with bandmates John Entwistle, for “5:15,” and Keith Moon for his signature song “Bell Boy.” In addition to their performance of Quadrophenia, the band tear through classic tracks such as “Pinball Wizard,“ “Who Are You,” “You Better You Bet,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Tea & Theatre,” from their 2006 release Endless Wire,” with the intensity and power only The Who can conjure.
 
Quadrophenia: Live in London will be available in various configurations including an expanded 5-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition Metal Box which includes the High Definition Blu-Ray and standard DVD of the concert film, both in 5.1 Surround Sound audio; a two-CD soundtrack of the show; and for the first time, a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the entire 1973 album release of Quadrophenia on a Blu-Ray Audio.  Extras include a 6” Mod Headlight sticker, a Mod Headlight button, and a 32-page book with liner notes and photos, all housed in a 10” metal container embossed with the movie-inspired, iconic, Mod bullseye logo painted on a Vespa SG scooter headlight.
 
Quadrophenia: Live in London will also be made available separately on High Definition Blu-Ray, standard DVD, and a downloadable Digital Concert Video, with the complete audio from the concert film being released as a two-CD soundtrack and a downloadable Digital Album. The 5.1 remix of the original Quadrophenia (1973) will be released as a single-disc Blu-Ray Audio.

Track List - All Formats Except 1973 Version
 
1.    I Am The Sea
2.    The Real Me
3.    Quadrophenia
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
11.    5:15
12.    Sea And Sand
13.    Drowned
14.    Bell Boy
15.    Doctor Jimmy
16.    The Rock
17.    Love Reign O’er Me

Bonus Performances
18.    Who Are You
19.    You Better You Bet
20.    Pinball Wizard
21.    Baba O’Riley
22.    Won’t Get Fooled Again
23.    Tea & Theatre
 
Track List - Blu-Ray Audio Disc Quadrophenia (1973) Album 5.1 Mix
 
1.    I Am The Sea
2.    The Real Me
3.    Quadrophenia
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
11.    5:15
12.    Sea And Sand
13.    Drowned
14.    Bell Boy
15.    Doctor Jimmy
16.    The Rock
17.    Love Reign O’er Me
 
5-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Metal Box
 
-       10” Round Metal Mod Headlight Container
-       1 Blu-Ray Disc™: Concert Film
-       1 Standard DVD: Concert Film
-       1 Blu-ray Audio™ Format: Quadrophenia (1973) 5.1 Album Mix – First Time Ever
-       2-CD Soundtrack: Concert Audio
-       Mod Headlight Button
-       6” Mod Headlight Sticker
-       XX Page Booklet with photo and liner notes

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