Tommy (Discontinued) by The Who
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Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed
Ranked 96/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Considered the very first rock opera, this 1969 breakthrough recording from the genius of Pete Townshend was highly controversial upon its release. Originally banned by the BBC and by some U.S. radio stations, the underlying child abuse and molestation theme in the tale of the deaf, dumb and blind Tommy Walker was a startling, darker side to the former mod-rockers from Shepherds Bush. Highlighted at the Woodstock festival and film, the album peaked at # 4 on the Billboard chart. Townshend proved to himself and the world he could still attempt such a libretto and still rock!. It s pawned such Who staples as Pinball Wizard, The Acid Queen, I'm Free and We're Not Gonna Take It / See Me, Feel Me. Ultimate movie, Broadway and concertized versions have kept its imaginative story and music in the forefront for the past three decades. Cut from the original two track quarter inch mater tapes provided by The Who on Classic's all tube stereo cutting system by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood. Pressed on heavy weight vinyl and packaged in authentic tri-fold laminated sleeve including original booklet. This is a masterpiece in every way and an absolute must for all rock fans!
In 2003, the album was ranked #96 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was ranked #90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll and appears in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. NME ranked it 16th on "NME Writers All Time Top 100" in 1974. Q ranked it 9th on their list of "The Music That Changed the World: Part One 1954–1969" in 2004. Upon its release in 1969, Life declared, "For sheer power, invention and brilliance of performance, Tommy outstrips anything that has ever come out of a rock recording studio."
2. Its' A Boy
4. Amazing Journey
6. The Hawker
8. Cousin Kevin
9. The Acid Queen
11. Do You Think It's Alright?
12. Fiddle About
13. Pinball Wizard
14. There's A Doctor
15. Go To The Mirror!
16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
17. Smash The Mirror
19. Miracle Cure
20. Sally Simpson
21. I'm Free
23. Tommy's Holiday Camp
24. We're Not Gonna Take It
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