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Tommy

The Who

Tommy

...remastered double album
UNI230 (Universal Music Group)
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Track Time Listen
1
Overture

Overture

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
05:20 Play
2
It's A Boy

It's A Boy

Composer Pete Townsend, Blandford
Band The Who
00:39 Play
3
1921

1921

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
02:49 Play
4
Amazing Journey

Amazing Journey

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
05:04 Play
5
Sparks

Sparks

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
02:05 Play
6
Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)

Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)

Composer Sonny Boy Williamson
Band The Who
02:14 Play
7
Christmas

Christmas

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
04:35 Play
8
Cousin Kevin

Cousin Kevin

Composer John Entwistle
Band The Who
04:07 Play
9
The Acid Queen

The Acid Queen

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
03:34 Play
10
Underture

Underture

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
10:04 Play
11
Do You Think It's Alright?

Do You Think It's Alright?

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
00:24 Play
12
Fiddle About

Fiddle About

Composer John Entwistle
Band The Who
01:31 Play
13
Pinball Wizard

Pinball Wizard

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
03:01 Play
14
There's A Doctor

There's A Doctor

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
00:24 Play
15
Go To The Mirror!

Go To The Mirror!

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
03:48 Play
16
Tommy Can You Hear Me?

Tommy Can You Hear Me?

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
01:35 Play
17
Smash The Mirror

Smash The Mirror

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
01:35 Play
18
Sensation

Sensation

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
02:28 Play
19
Miracle Cure

Miracle Cure

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
00:13 Play
20
Sally Simpson

Sally Simpson

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
04:10 Play
21
I'm Free

I'm Free

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
02:39 Play
22
Welcome

Welcome

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
04:33 Play
23
Tommy's Holiday Camp

Tommy's Holiday Camp

Composer Keith Moon
Band The Who
00:57 Play
24
We're Not Gonna Take It

We're Not Gonna Take It

Composer Pete Townsend
Band The Who
07:06 Play
Total Running Time 75 minutes
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The Who's classic rock opera has many memorable tracks including 'I'm Free', 'Pinball Wizard', 'Sensation', 'Christmas', 'We're Not Gonna Take It' and the dramatic ten minute instrumental 'Underture.' Despite the complexity of the project, the band never lost their solid pop melodies and distinctive style.

Licensed for download from Universal Music Group. 

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From the opening blows of the opening number 'Overture', 'Tommy' makes its mark as a unique concept album. At the time it was written concept albums were scarce, its only predecessor being Sgt. Pepper's by The Beatles.

What's so unique about 'Tommy' is that it sounds different from the other Who records by being somewhat laid back in comparison. Townsend trades his electric guitar which he smashed on stage, for a humble acoustic guitar on a good percentage of the tracks on 'Tommy'. The electric guitar that does feature doesn't use massive amounts of feedback but is made to seem grandiose and dramatic, with a thespian presentation.

John Entwistle has dropped his wowing bass playing for a more grounded role more often than not but he adds his flair with his ostentatious trumpeting. Keith Moon is what he has always been; a crazy man who drives his Rolls Royce into swimming pools, but justifies his actions with some absolutely insane drumming; it might be a little unruly and random, but his talent on drums is undeniable. Something very different about 'Tommy' as well is that Townshend also takes up the role of lead vocals much more often than on other Who albums.

'Tommy' is definitely one of rock music's great concept albums. It helped open the way for other rock bands to look at new and inventive ways of put across their product in increasingly competitive times.

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