This is a selection of demo's that in part eventually led to The Who recording one of their most popular and enduring albums namely Quadrophenia.
Quadrophenia was recorded at Ramport, The Who’s own studio in Battersea, south London in May and June of 1973, and these demo's are predominately the very early stages of the process including Pete Townsend performing his work to the rest of the band.
The album, The Who's second 'rock opera' was released to coincide with The Who’s first UK and US tours for two years, it reached number 2 in both countries’ album charts.
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 Jimmy’s personal odyssey.
Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@192kbps.
Set: Selected early demo's.
Demo Tape List:
1. Unused Piano Theme (Demo)
2. The Real Me (Alternative Who Version)
3. The Real Me (Demo)
4. Four Faces (Who based on demo)
5. Love Reign O'er Me (Demo)
6. The Dirty Jobs (Demo)
7. The Punk And The Godfather (Demo)
8. I'm One (Demo)
9. I've Had Enough (Demo)
10. Bell Boy (Demo)
11. Cut My Hair (Demo)
12. Brr (Demo)
13. Drowned (Demo)
Band Line Up:
Links: Official Site.
From wikipedia (see whole article HERE). Its (Quadrophenia) story involves social, musical, and psychological happenings from an English teenage perspective, set in London and Brighton in 1964 and 1965.
The name is a variation on the popular usage of the medical diagnostic term schizophrenia as dissociative identity disorder to reflect the four distinct personalities of Jimmy, the opera's protagonist—each said to represent the personality of one member of The Who.
Pete Townshend noted in 2009 that, rather than Jimmy’s personalities representing a Who member, he chose the personalities of each member to illustrate each of Jimmy’s four personalities, or “personality extremes” or mood swings.
Reloaded - 29/May/2015 - download link in comments.