The Who: Tommy: Super Deluxe Boxset
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Tommy: Super Deluxe Boxset

The Who

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CD Box Set

Tommy, The Who’s defining, breakthrough concept album – a full-blown rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy that launched the band to international superstardom reissued in multi format editions.

Originally released in May 1969, The Who were at a career crossroads, they were known mainly as a singles band but this project launched them as a serious ‘albums band’ and has now sold over 20 million copies as well as regularly turning up in lists of the most influential albums of all time.

Coming after The Who Sell Out in 1967 it marked a complete change in style with Pete Townshend's lengthy conceptual narrative brought exciting new opportunities to rock music. Tommy was and remains to be an ambitious, complex and controversial work, which was initially banned by the BBC. This new Deluxe and Super Deluxe version of the album comes with a wealth of previously unheard material in the form of 20 demos from Pete Townshend’s archive and also a live performance of Tommy from 1969 taken from tapes that infamously Townshend asked the band’s sound engineer to burn!

18 of the previously unheard and thought to be long lost live tracks are taken from a live show at the Capital Theatre, Ottowa, Canada on October the 15th 1969. Three others, I’m Free, Tommy’s Holiday Camp and We’re Not Gonna Take It were lost due to tape reels being changed during the show so are taken from later shows of the same era.

As discussed at length in Pete Townshend’s autobiography the tapes were all supposed to be destroyed but were kept by long time Who sound man Bob Pridden despite Pete’s instructions.

Super-Deluxe box set:
Disc 1 – The original album (2013 re-master) Digitally remastered in HD
Disc 2 – The demos and out-takes. Features 20 previously unreleased tracks from Pete Townshend’s archive.
Disc 3 – The 5.1 album mix - Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray The complete album remixed in surround sound on new Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray format
Disc 4 – The live ‘bootleg’ album. Features 21 previouslyunreleased tracks from 1969

  • Hardback 80-page full-colour book featuring rare & unseen period photos, Pete’s hand-written lyrics & notes and fascinating memorabilia.
  • 22,000-word essay by legendary Who aficionado Richard Barnes
  • Facsimile 20” x 30” Tommy concert poster
  • Limited edition, housed in a hard-back deluxe slip-case

Disc 1 (Original Album Version)

  1. Overture
  2. It's A Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Sparks
  6. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
  7. Christmas
  8. Cousin Kevin
  9. The Acid Queen
  10. Underture
  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
  18. Sensation
  19. Miracle Cure
  20. Sally Simpson
  21. I'm Free
  22. Welcome
  23. Tommy's Holiday Camp
  24. We're Not Gonna Take It

Disc 2 (Demo)

  1. Overture
  2. It's A Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Dream One
  6. Sparks
  7. The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)
  8. Christmas
  9. The Acid Queen
  10. Underture (Dream Two)
  11. Do You Think It's Alright?
  12. Pinball Wizard
  13. There's A Doctor
  14. Go To The Mirror!
  15. Success
  16. Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
  17. Smash The Mirror
  18. Sensation
  19. Miracle Cure
  20. Sally Simpson
  21. I'm Free
  22. Welcome
  23. We're Not Gonna Take It
  24. Trying To Get Through (Studio Demo/ Out Take)
  25. Young Man Blues (Studio Recording)

Disc 3 (Original Album Version)

  1. Overture
  2. It's A Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Sparks
  6. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
  7. Christmas
  8. Cousin Kevin
  9. The Acid Queen
  10. Underture
  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
  18. Sensation
  19. Miracle Cure
  20. Sally Simpson
  21. I'm Free
  22. Welcome
  23. Tommy's Holiday Camp
  24. We're Not Gonna Take It

Disc 4 (Live In Canada / 1969)

  1. Overture (Including Introduction
  2. It's A Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Sparks
  6. The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)
  7. Christmas
  8. The Acid Queen
  9. Pinball Wizard
  10. Do You Think It's Alright?
  11. Fiddle About
  12. Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
  13. There's A Doctor
  14. Go To The Mirror!
  15. Smash The Mirror
  16. Miracle Cure
  17. Sally Simpson
  18. I'm Free
  19. Tommy's Holiday Camp
  20. We're Not Gonna Take It
  21. See Me, Feel Me/ Listening To You

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