Remember last year’s amazing tour when Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend toured to mark Quadrophenia’s 40th anniversary?
Using some sporty technology, The Who reunites with Keith on “Bell Boy” and John on “5:15”. And not limited to the Quadrophenia tracks, the show also includes “Pinball Wizard” (from that other show they did), “Baba O’Riley” and later hits like “Who Are You” and “You Better You Bet”.
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 bulls-eye logo painted on a Vespa SG scooter headlight.
Roger is 70 years old. Pete is 68 and the other two are gone. Heck, if you’re a 23 year old musician today, the band was elected to into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before you were born. And they still tour today, but like the bosses they are, not old guys struggling to keep up with the set and remembering the lyrics. That’s why Time wrote in 1979 that “No other group has pushed rock so far or asked so much from it.” Rolling Stone added that The Who complete the holy trinity of British rock along with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
If the 5-Disc Collection is a bit much for your Whodom then you should know that the concert will be available as a single DVD and as a CD. We are also going to see about launching a Who contest to welcome in summer 2014 with winners picking up a special Who prize.
You better you bet.