Thursday, August 29, 2013

Super Deluxe Edition of The Who's 'Tommy' Is on the Way (Pre-order Sign Up info inside)

The Who's on-going Super Deluxe Box Set campaign that started with Live at Leeds in 2010 and continued with Quadrophenia in 2011 will continue even more on November 11th with the inevitable Super Deluxe edition of Tommy. According to thewho.com, the big Tommy will include Pete Townshend's long-bootlegged complete demos and a live performance of the rock opera mostly recorded at Ottawa's Capital Theatre on October the 15th 1969. As for the original double-album, it was been given a new 5.1 surround sound remix "on new Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray format.

"As well as the music the limited edition Super Deluxe boxset 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."

You can now sign up on Amazon.com to pre-order the set as soon as it's available.  
Here are more specific specs courtesy of thewho.com:

Disc 1 – The original album (2013 re-master)

Digitally re-mastered in HD



Disc 2 – The demos and out-takes
Features 20 previously unreleased tracks from Pete Townshend’s demo 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 previously-unreleased tracks from various live shows from 1969 

Hardback 80-page full-colour book featuring rare period photos and memorabilia 

20,000-word essay by legendary Who aficionado Richard Barnes

Rare facsimile Tommy poster

Limited edition, housed in a hard-back deluxe slip-case 


Tracklisting:
Disc 1 The original album (2013 re-master)

1.     Overture                                                          5.20
2.     It’s A Boy                                                         0.38
3.     1921                                                                2.49
4.     Amazing Journey                                            5.04
5.     Sparks                                                             2.05
6.     The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)              2.13
7.     Christmas                                                        4.34
8.     Cousin Kevin                                                   4.05
9.     The Acid Queen                                              3.34
10.  Underture                                                        10.01
11.  Do You Think It’s Alright?                               0.24
12.  Fiddle About                                                    1.29
13.  Pinball Wizard                                                 3.01
14.  There’s A Doctor                                             0.23
15.  Go To The Mirror!                                           3.47   
16.  Tommy Can You Hear Me?                            1.35
17.  Smash The Mirror                                           1.34
18.  Sensation                                                        2.25
19.  Miracle Cure                                                    0.12
20.  Sally Simpson                                                 4.10
21.  I’m Free                                                           2.39
22.  Welcome                                                         4.32
23.  Tommy’s Holiday Camp                                  0.57
24.  We’re Not Gonna Take It                                7.06

Disc 2 Demos & extras
1.     Overture                                                         4:07
2.     It’s A Boy                                                        0:41
3.     1921                                                               3:13
4.     Amazing Journey                                           4:47
5.     Dream One                                                    3:09
6.     Sparks                                                            7:38
7.     The Hawker                                                    4:45
8.     Christmas                                                       4:42
9.     Acid Queen                                                    3:35
10.  Underture   (Dream Two)                               1:47
11.  Do You Think It’s Alright                                 0:26
12.  Pinball Wizard                                                3:42
13.  There’s A Doctor                                            0:24
14.  Go To The Mirror!                                          4:32
15.  Success                                                         0:10
16.  Tommy Can You Hear Me                             1:15
17.  Smash The Mirror                                          1:37
18.  Sensation                                                       2:47
19.  Miracle Cure                                                   0:11
20.  Sally Simpson                                                4:50
21.  I’m Free                                                          2:27
22.  Welcome                                                        3:26
23.  We’re Not Gonna Take It                               5:02
24.  Trying To Get Through                                   2:27
25.  Young Man Blues                                           2:47

Tracks 1 – 23 - Pete Townshend – original demos.
All previously unreleased except 2, 11 and 12 – released in 2003
Track 24 – The Who – studio demo/out-take.
Track 25 – The Who – studio recording (NOTE: This version was previously only available on ‘The House That Track Built’ vinyl sampler).
Disc 3 Hi Fidelity Pure Audio -Blu-ray disc (5.1 mixes)
  1. Overture                                                          5.20
  2. It’s a boy                                                          0.37
  3. 1921                                                                2.49
  4. Amazing journey                                             5.05
  5. Sparks                                                             2.05
  6. The Hawker                                                     2.14
  7. Christmas                                                        4.34
  8. Cousin Kevin                                                   4.07
  9. The acid queen                                               3.34
  10. Underture                                                        10.05
  11. Do you think it’s alright?                                  0.25
  12. Fiddle about                                                    1.31
  13. Pinball wizard                                                  3.01
  14. There’s a doctor                                              0.24
  15. Go to the mirror!                                              3.48  
  16. Tommy can you hear me?                              1.35
  17. Smash the mirror                                            1.33
  18. Sensation                                                        2.27
  19. Miracle cure                                                    0.12
  20. Sally Simpson                                                 4.11
  21. I’m Free                                                           2.39
  22. Welcome                                                         4.32
  23. Tommy’s holiday camp                                   0.57
  24. We’re not gonna take it                                   7.06
Disc 4 Live Bootleg 

1.     Overture (including Introduction)                    7.00 
2.     It’s A Boy                                                        0.39
3.     1921                                                               2.28
4.     Amazing Journey                                           5.07
5.     Sparks                                                            2.49
6.     The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)1.54
7.     Christmas                                                       3.11
8.     The Acid Queen                                             3.30
9.     Pinball Wizard                                                2.47
10.  Do You Think It’s Alright?                               0.21
11.  Fiddle About                                                   1.12
12.  Tommy Can You Hear Me?                           0.55
13.  There’s A Doctor                                            0.24
14.  Go To The Mirror!                                          3.22
15.  Smash The Mirror                                          1.10 
16.  Miracle Cure                                                   0.12
17.  Sally Simpson                                                4.01
18.  I’m Free                                                          2.12
19.  Tommy’s Holiday Camp                                 0.48
20.  We’re Not Gonna Take It                               3.28
21.  See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You              7.51

OTHER FORMATS OF THE WHO’s TOMMY DELUXE EDITION

Physical

2-CD deluxe, digi-pak
CD 1 Original album remastered
CD 2 Live Bootleg
     
1-CD remastered version
Original album (single disc)

Deluxe vinyl edition  
2-piece, heavyweight
Original LP configuration

UVINYL Website
Exclusive vinyl version of live ‘bootleg’ album

Hi Fidelity Pure Audio (Blu-ray)
‘Stand-alone’ original album mixed in 5.1

Digital Formats
Super-deluxe box set 
Tracks from SDE box, excluding 5.1 mixes
+ MFiT version (iTunes only)

Digital deluxe edition
‘Mirror’ of 2-CD physical
+ MFiT version (iTunes only)

Digital album (original album)
Mirror’ of 1-CD physical
+ MFiT version (iTunes only)
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