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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