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Quadrophenia

Release Date: 11/1/1973
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Track List

  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

DISC NO:2

  1. 5’15
  2. SEA AND SAND
  3. DROWNED
  4. BELL BOY
  5. DOCTOR JIMMY
  6. THE ROCK
  7. LOVE, REIGN O’ER ME

Backgrounder

The double album QUADROPHENIA was originally released by Track Records in November 1973 (Track 2657 013). The first CD version (Polydor 831 072-2) was released in the early 1980s, followed by a remastered CD in 1996 (Polydor 531 971-2). In the US it was released in October 1973 (MCA2 10004), followed by a CD (MCA MCAD 2-6895), a remastered gold disc (MFSL UDCD 2-550) and finally in 1996, a remixed and remastered version (MCA MCAD2-11463). QUADROPHENIA was recorded at Ramport, The Whos own studio in Battersea, south London in May and June of 1973. It was immaculately packaged in a handsome black and white gatefold sleeve, complete with extensive liner notes outlining the story and a 22-page book of evocative black and white photographs illustrating the central character Jimmys personal odyssey. Front cover photography and design were by Graham Hughes from an idea by Roger Daltrey. Booklet and back cover photography were by Ethan A. Russsell. Released to coincide with The Whos first UK and US tours for two years, it reached number 2 in both countries album charts. All songs by Pete Townshend. DISC ONE 1. I AM THE SEA 2. THE REAL ME 3. QUADROPHENIA 4. CUT MY HAIR 5. THE PUNK AND THE GODFATHER 6. IM ONE 7. THE DIRTY JOBS 8. HELPLESS DANCER (Rogers Theme) 9. IS IT IN MY HEAD? 10. IVE HAD ENOUGH DISC TWO 1. 5.15 Released as a single in October 1973. Reached #20 in the UK charts. 2. SEA AND SAND 3. DROWNED 4. BELL BOY (Keiths Theme) 5. DOCTOR JIMMY (Johns Theme) 6. THE ROCK 7. LOVE REIGN OER ME (Petes Theme) A remixed version of this song was used as the US single, which so far has not appeared on CD.