Monday, November 4, 2013

The Who: Tommy reissue featured on In The Studio

The Who’s forthcoming reissues of their 1969 masterpiece, “Tommy”, are featured on North American rock radio series In The Studio.

In part 1 of the program, Pete Townshend joins host Redbeard to discuss the project, which will be re-released in multiple versions on November 11, including a Deluxe Edition and the Super Deluxe Box Set.

In May 1969, The Who were at a career crossroads. They were known mainly as a singles band, but the release of "Tommy" launched them as a serious ‘albums band’ and it has now sold over 20 million copies while regularly turning up on lists of the most influential albums of all time.

These new Deluxe and Super Deluxe versions of the album come with a wealth of previously unheard material in the form of 20 demos from Townshend’s archive and also a full live performance of “Tommy” from 1969 taken from tapes that infamously Townshend asked the band’s sound engineer to burn.

The Super Deluxe box also features a 5.1 mix featuring the complete album remixed in Surround Sound on new Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray format. As well as the music, the limited edition Super Deluxe box set comes with a hardback 80-page, full-colour book featuring rare period photos, memorabilia, a 20,000-word essay by legendary Who aficionado Richard Barnes, and a rare facsimile Tommy poster housed in a hard-back deluxe slip-case.

Check out a full tracklisting of the “Tommy” reissues here.

Listen to part 1 of the Super Deluxe Edition of “Tommy” on In The Studio here.

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