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QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON: 5-Disc Limited Collector's Edition includes the High Definition Blu-RayTM 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 DiscTM. Extras include a 6' Mod Headlight sticker, a Mod Headlight button, and a 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.
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.
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This version of Quadrophenia, as the title states, features a live version performed in 2013 at Wembley. You get a Blu-Ray, a DVD and audio CDs. WOW, the band sounds great. Roger's voice is strong, and Pete is a rhythm power house. I went to see them perform Quadrophenia in 1997, so I passed on the chance to see them in 2012. I am now kicking myself big time. The band is clicking, it's typical Who on a great night. They start off a little stiff (I mean this is a complex piece to play), but get better and better with each song. Scott Devours is great on the drums. Of course he's no Keith Moon, but Keith does appear via film singing "Bell Boy". Pino Palladino's bass sounds better on this mix than any other live performances I own. Of course he's no John Entwistle, but John also appears via film playing the bass solo on "5:15".
It's great to hear a full band performance of "Drowned" again. The videos playing during the songs have been updated since the 1996-97 tour, there is still a lot of the post-war Britain films, but there are more pictures of the band and a montage near the end that goes up through modern times. Hard to believe these guys are still this good.
So what else do we get with this? Oh disc number 5...almost forgot. WOW again. The 5.1 mix on the Blu-Ray with this exceeded all my expectations.Read more ›
I was a little sceptical about whether this would really be any good. A fine show, certainly, and Pete and Roger can always be relied upon but I did wonder about the overall effect. In fact, in places I prefer this to the original album - something I never thought I'd say after 40 years of loving the original. Roger's voice has matured and mellowed somewhat and his diction isn't as crisp as it was but, by God, that heart-racing power is still all there when he needs it. The high notes in Is It In My Head, for example, are still spine-tingling and I'm One is an absolute masterpiece here, I think, with thrilling, thoughtful vocals, some fine acoustic guitar from Pete and superb work from the rest of the band. Age has brought a greater depth and sense of meaning to their performances without losing one jot of their sheer visceral power and excitement. I'm thrilled and a little surprised at how good this is.
I also think special mention should go to Scott Devours on drums. I didn't think it possible for anyone to replace Keith Moon, and in a sense it isn't - he was a unique one-off. Devours has the sense not to try to imitate the inimitable but he gets the sense and feel of the man somehow, and although the drumming isn't Moon and never could be, it feels exactly right and I think it's a brilliant performance which really adds to the set.
The sheer impact of the final three tracks of Quadrophenia - 5.15, The Rock and Love Reign O'er Me - is stunning.Read more ›
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Quadrophenia - Live In London [2 CD/2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
It's not a "vintage" 73/74 Quad performance, but it'll do. Impressive...NAY....AWESOME(! Read more
I will truthfully state, I am a huge Pete Townshend and Who fan. I was a bit skeptical regarding this recording... but when I first heard the entire presentation... Read morePublished 2 months ago by kirrentas
Make no mistake, this is an essential a live release as Leeds, Isle of Wight, and Royal Festival Hall 2000.
Are the Who of 2013 The Who of 1973? Read more