Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Universal
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


The Who Tommy 180g 2LP

The Who

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TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

180g Vinyl Double LP Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Deluxe Heavyweight Vinyl Release Of The Who's Classic 1969 Rock Opera!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 190/500!

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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, was originally released in May 1969. The Who were at a career crossroads, mainly known as a singles band, when 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.

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. The album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard chart. Townshend proved to himself and the world he could still attempt such libretto and still rock. It spawned such Who staples as "Pinball Wizard," "The Acid Queen," "I'm Free" and "We're Not Gonna Take It/See Me, Feel Me."

"Despite the complexity of the project, [Townshend] and the Who never lost sight of solid pop melodies, harmonies, and forceful instrumentation, imbuing the material with a suitably powerful grace." -Richie Unterberger,

• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Original LP configuration
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered by Kevin Gray

1. Overture
2. It's A Boy
3. 1921
4. Amazing Journey
5. Sparks
6. The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)
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

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