The first great rock opera, Quadrophenia ostensibly tells the story of schizophrenic teen Jimmy as he navigates the youth-culture wars between Mods and Rockers in early-'60s England, but Pete Townshend uses the protagonist's troubled mental state as a chance to examine the complex psychological makeup of The Who itself. The music is as sprawling and ambitious as the plot, yet it's also tough and, quite often, visceral. This version, the 2011 “Director's Cut,” contains three additional discs, mostly of demos. Because Quadrophenia is so rich and dense, these added recordings help shed light on the the album’s genesis and evolution.
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