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"Tommy" Deluxe Reissue - The Who [Spotify Album Stream]

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published November 12, 2013

20 million copies sold and 44 years after its initial release, The Who have done a massive deluxe re-issue of their seminal record Tommy. You can listen above, via Spotify.

In the late 1960s, the concept album was all the rage and Tommy was one of the first "rock operas" that told the story of a main character through songs. The album would later see a full stage production, movie, and even a pinball machine in honor of the main character who is a "Pinball Wizard" in spite of being deaf, dumb, and blind.

This new re-issue of Tommy includes a disc with 20 previously unreleased demos and studio outtakes, and another 21-track disc capturing The Who’s complete live performance of the album from various performances in 1969. In addition to the new audio material, the original album has been re-mastered in stereo and remixed for a 5.1 surround sound Blu-Ray disc and there's also a disc of bonus studio outtakes that was included in a 2003 re-issue. The box set also includes an 80 page hardback book, and a poster.

Check out the Super Deluxe Edition of Tommy at Amazon.com and iTunes.

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