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The Who details massive Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut box set

on September 08, 2011, 2:21pm

the who quadrophenia The Who details massive Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut box set

As arguably The Who‘s most important album, it’s only appropriate that 1973’s rock opera epic Quadrophenia receives the super epic box set treatment. Now, said giant-sized release has been further detailed, and Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut proves to be a true bounty of Who music and archival material.

Due November 15th, the set spans five discs and nearly 60 tracks. Discs one and two are comprised of the newly remastered album. Discs three and four are a collection of 25 demos from Pete Townshend’s archives, including five songs not on the album that portray the original version of the Quadrophenia concept. Disc five is The Quadrophenia 5.1, an eight-track DVD remixed for surround sound. Then, as a pièce de résistance, the effort also contains a replica 7″ of the hit single “5.15” b/w “Water”.

Along with loads of music, the box set also comes with all the prerequisite bonus material, including tons of photos and memorabilia. The deluxe 100-page hard-back book features a 13,000-word essay by Townshend that sheds light on the band during the album’s recording. In addition, there’s also a track-by-track guide to the demos and some more insight with studio diary entries.

Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut will also be available on double vinyl, as a mini-deluxe digi-pack edition, and digitial. Right below, you can watch a commerical for the box set. The complete tracklist is after that.

Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut Tracklist:
Disc One – 2011 Remaster:
01. I Am The Sea
02. The Real Me
03. Quadrophenia
04. Cut My Hair
05. The Punk And The Godfather
06. I’m One
07. The Dirty Jobs
08. Helpless Dancer
09. Is It In My Head?
10. I’ve Had Enough

Disc Two – 2011 Remaster:
01. 5:15
02. Sea And Sand
03. Drowned
04. Bell Boy
05. Doctor Jimmy
06. The Rock
07. Love Reign O’er Me

Disc Three – The Demos
01. The Real Me (demo)
02. Quadrophenia – Four Overtures (demo)
03. Cut My Hair (demo)
04. Fill No. 1 – Get Out and Stay Out (demo)
05. Quadrophenic – Four Faces (demo)
06. We Close Tonight (demo)
07. You Came Back (demo)
08. Get Inside (demo)
09. Joker James (demo)
10. Punk (demo)
11. I’m One (demo)
12. Dirty Jobs (demo)
13. Helpless Dancer (demo)

Disc Four – The Demos
14. Is It In My Head (demo)
15. Any More (demo)
16. I’ve Had Enough (demo)
17. Fill No. 2 (demo)
18. Wizardry (demo)
19. Sea & Sand (demo)
20. Drowned (demo)
21. Is It Me (demo)
22. Bell Boy (demo)
23. Dr Jimmy (demo)
24. Finale-The Rock (demo)
25. Love Reign O’er Me (demo)

Disc Five – The Quadrophenia 5.1 EP
01. I Am The Sea
02. The Real Me
03. Quadrophenia
04. I’ve Had Enough
05. 5.15
06. Dr Jimmy
07. The Rock
08. Love Reign O’er Me

7” single:
Side A: 5.15
Side B: Water

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