Quadrophenia (soundtrack)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Quadrophenia
Soundtrack album by The Who
Released 5 October 1979
Recorded 1962–1979
Genre Rock
Label Polydor
The Who chronology
The Kids Are Alright
(1979)
Quadrophenia
(1979)
Face Dances
(1981)
Singles from Quadrophenia
  1. "I'm One"
    Released: December 1979
  2. "Bell Boy"
    Released: January 1980

Quadrophenia is the soundtrack album to the 1979 film Quadrophenia which refers to the 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia.[1] It was initially released on Polydor Records in 1979 as a cassette and LP and was re-released as a compact disc in 1993 and 2001. The album was dedicated to Peter Meaden, a prominent Mod and first manager of The Who, who had died a year prior to the album's release.

The album contains ten of the seventeen tracks from the original rock opera Quadrophenia (as not all of the tracks were used in the film). These are different mixes than those that appear on the 1973 album as they were remixed in 1979 by John Entwistle. The most notable difference is the track "The Real Me" (used for the title sequence of the film) which features a different bass track, more prominent vocals and a more definite ending.[2] Most of the tracks are also edited to be slightly shorter. The soundtrack also includes three tracks by The Who that did not appear on the 1973 album – "Four Faces", "Get Out and Stay Out" and "Joker James". The latter two songs marked Kenney Jones's first on-record appearance with the Who after taking over on drums for the late Keith Moon.

Tracks[edit]

All songs performed by The Who unless noted.

Side one
  1. "I Am the Sea" – 2:03
  2. "The Real Me" – 3:28
  3. "I'm One" – 2:40
  4. "5:15" – 4:50
  5. "Love Reign O'er Me" – 5:11
Side two
  1. "Bell Boy" – 4:55
  2. "I've Had Enough" – 6:11
  3. "Helpless Dancer" – 0:22
  4. "Doctor Jimmy" – 7:31
Side three
  1. "Zoot Suit" (The High Numbers) – 2:00
  2. "Hi-Heel Sneakers" (Cross Section) – 2:46
  3. "Get Out and Stay Out" – 2:26
  4. "Four Faces" – 3:20
  5. "Joker James" – 3:13
  6. "The Punk and the Godfather" – 5:21
Side four
  1. "Night Train" (James Brown) – 3:38
  2. "Louie Louie" (The Kingsmen) – 2:41
  3. "Green Onions" (Booker T. & the M.G.'s) – 2:46
  4. "Rhythm of the Rain" (The Cascades) – 2:28
  5. "He's So Fine" (The Chiffons) – 1:52
  6. "Be My Baby" (The Ronettes) – 2:30
  7. "Da Doo Ron Ron" (The Crystals) – 2:09


1993 CD reissue[edit]

A version of the album was released on CD in 1993 (as Songs from Quadrophenia) featuring only the tracks performed by The High Numbers and The Who. The album keeps the Who tracks in the same order as the original double album and begins with the two High Numbers tracks. (Note: Prior to deciding on the name The Who they were called The High Numbers for a short period in summer 1964.)

  1. "I'm the Face" (The High Numbers) – 2:31
  2. "Zoot Suit" (The High Numbers) – 2:00
  3. "I Am the Sea" – 2:03
  4. "The Real Me" – 3:30
  5. "I'm One" – 2:40
  6. "5:15" – 4:51
  7. "Love Reign O'er Me" – 5:11
  8. "Bell Boy" – 4:57
  9. "I've Had Enough" – 6:12
  10. "Helpless Dancer" – 0:23
  11. "Doctor Jimmy" – 7:32
  12. "Get Out and Stay Out" – 2:28
  13. "Four Faces" – 3:21
  14. "Joker James" – 3:14
  15. "The Punk and the Godfather" – 5:28

2000 CD reissue[edit]

A version of the album was released on CD in 2000 (as Music from the Soundtrack of the Who Film Quadrophenia) restoring the track listing to its original configuration, and adding "I'm The Face" to the running order.

  1. "I Am the Sea" – 2:03
  2. "The Real Me" – 3:28
  3. "I'm One" – 2:40
  4. "5:15" – 4:50
  5. "Love Reign O'er Me" – 5:11
  6. "Bell Boy" – 4:55
  7. "I've Had Enough" – 6:11
  8. "Helpless Dancer" – 0:22
  9. "Doctor Jimmy" – 7:31
  10. "Zoot Suit" (The High Numbers) – 2:00
  11. "Hi-Heel Sneakers" (Cross Section) – 2:46
  12. "Get Out and Stay Out" – 2:26
  13. "Four Faces" – 3:20
  14. "Joker James" – 3:13
  15. "The Punk and the Godfather" – 5:21
  16. "Night Train" (James Brown) – 3:38
  17. "Louie Louie" (The Kingsmen) – 2:41
  18. "Green Onions" (Booker T. & the M.G.'s) – 2:46
  19. "Rhythm of the Rain" (The Cascades) – 2:28
  20. "He's So Fine" (The Chiffons) – 1:52
  21. "Be My Baby" (The Ronettes) – 2:30
  22. "Da Doo Ron Ron" (The Crystals) – 2:09
  23. "I'm the Face" (The High Numbers) – 2:29

Sales chart performance[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Pop Albums 46[citation needed]
1979 UK Chart Albums 23[3]


Members[edit]

Roger Daltrey

John Entwistle

Pete Townshend

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Who Official Band Website – Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon | | Quadrophenia – Original Soundtrack". Thewho.com. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  2. ^ "The Who – Quadrophenia (1979 Soundtrack)". Thewho.info. 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  3. ^ "The Who at". Chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2011-12-03.