Amazing Journey

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This article is about the song by The Who. For the documentary about the band, see Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who. For other uses, see Amazing Journey (disambiguation).
"Amazing Journey"
Song by The Who from the album Tommy
Released May 23, 1969
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 3:25
Label Polydor, Track, Decca, MCA
Writer Pete Townshend
Producer Kit Lambert
Tommy track listing

"Amazing Journey" is a song by The Who from the album Tommy. It was written by Pete Townshend.


"Amazing Journey" was the first song written by Townshend specifically for the Tommy album.[1] The lyrics were taken from some of the first lines of a poem Townshend wrote.[1]

The song involves Tommy, the main character from the album, going on a psychedelic "amazing journey" as his subconsciousness reveals itself to him as a tall stranger dressed in silvery robes. This makes him interpret all sensations as music. (See also: Tommy storyline.)

The song segues into "Sparks", an instrumental that has roots in "Rael (1 and 2)", a track from The Who Sell Out. A link called "Beat Up" followed the two tracks in early running orders of Tommy.[1]

Other appearances[edit]

A live version of the song appears on Live at Leeds. The studio version of this song is also available as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game series.


  1. ^ a b c Cady, Brian. "'Tommy' liner notes". The Hypertext Who. 

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