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Pete Townshend Classic Quadrophenia: Live At The Royal Albert Hall, London 2015


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Pete Townshend Classic Quadrophenia: Live From The Royal Albert Hall on Blu-Ray

Featuring Performances by Pete Townshend, Alfie Boe, Billy Idol & Phil Daniels

With Robert Zeigler Conducting the London Oriana Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Released as a double-album in 1973, The Who's rock opera Quadrophenia is a conceptual work set in the 1960s milieu of the Mod movement during which they began their career in west London. The central character of Jimmy is a disaffected youth who hates his parents and lowly job, but finds release from blue-collar drudgery with his fellow Mods, popping pills and riding motor-scooters to weekend concerts by bands like The Who. But the freedom he finds turns out to be illusory.

The album title comes from the personalities of the four members of The Who, used to represent the four sides of Jimmy. Townshend has described the album as the best music he has ever written. In 1979 it was turned into a film, directed by Franc Roddam (and featuring a young Sting in a key role) and has been performed live by The Who, sometimes with guest performers. In 2012 The Who played the album in its entirety on tour.

A stunning concert captured in July of 2015 at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, this orchestral presentation of The Who's 1973 groundbreaking album and rock opera features performances by Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, British tenor Alfie Boe and Phil Daniels (the original star of the film). Orchestrated by Pete's partner and composer in her own right Rachel Fuller with Robert Zeigler conducting the London Oriana Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

"Townshend has always been a master craftsman, so his songs are able to carry the weight of instrumentation, and Fuller's arrangements are sensitive and loyal to the original music throughout. They prove that it is possible to turn Quadrophenia into a classical work..." - Ian Gittins, The Guardian

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