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The Who’s “Tommy” Gets Super Deluxe Reissue

The Who: Tommy (Super Deluxe Edition)If The Who’s Tommy continues to thrill you more than 40 years after its release, get ready for your mind to be blown.

The band has released a 4-disc super deluxe limited edition of the 1969 rock opera featuring a slew of demos and outtakes (including 20 previously unreleased tracks), live 1969 concert versions of songs from the record, and digitally remastered and 5.1 Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray editions of the album.

An 80-page hardback book about the landmark album is also in the package, as is a rare album poster.

For the as-yet-uninitiated, Tommy, arguably The Who’s breakout album, told the tale of a “deaf, dumb, and blind kid,” who becomes a messianic figure as a result of his almost otherworldly pinball playing skills, detailed in the rock radio staple, “Pinball Wizard.” “I’m Free” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It” are other well-known songs from the classic album.

As part of the story, Tommy is also subjected to disturbing family abuse, with some of which is described in two songs by late bassist John Entwistle, “Cousin Kevin” and “Fiddle About.” According to The Who’s website, Entwistle wrote the “nasty” songs on the record at primary songwriter Pete Townshend’s request.

This set is the whole package for the Tommy fan, or for the less fervent—a thoroughly complete way to explore the album and the era in which it was released. It is out now on CD and digital formats (iTunes and Amazon MP3). Check out the insane track listing/package details:

Tommy Super Deluxe Box Set Tracklist:

Disc 1: Tommy (remastered)

  1. Overture
  2. It’s a Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Sparks
  6. The Hawker (Eyesight to the Blind)
  7. Christmas
  8. Cousin Kevin
  9. The Acid Queen
  10. Underture
  11. Do You Think It’s Alright?
  12. Fiddle About
  13. Pinball Wizard
  14. There’s a Doctor
  15. Go to the Mirror!
  16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
  17. Smash the Mirror
  18. Sensation
  19. Miracle Cure
  20. Sally Simpson
  21. I’m Free
  22. Welcome
  23. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
  24. We’re Not Gonna Take It

Disc 2: demos & extras

  1. Overture
  2. It’s A Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Dream One
  6. Sparks
  7. The Hawker
  8. Christmas
  9. Acid Queen
  10. Underture (Dream Two)
  11. Do You Think It’s Alright
  12. Pinball Wizard
  13. There’s a Doctor
  14. Go to the Mirror!
  15. Success
  16. Tommy Can You Hear Me
  17. Smash The Mirror
  18. Sensation
  19. Miracle Cure
  20. Sally Simpson
  21. I’m Free
  22. Welcome
  23. We’re Not Gonna Take It
  24. Trying To Get Through
  25. Young Man Blues

Disc 3: Tommy (5.1 surround sound Blu-ray)

  1. Overture
  2. It’s a Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Sparks
  6. The Hawker (Eyesight to the Blind)
  7. Christmas
  8. Cousin Kevin
  9. The Acid Queen
  10. Underture
  11. Do You Think It’s Alright?
  12. Fiddle About
  13. Pinball Wizard
  14. There’s a Doctor
  15. Go to the Mirror!
  16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
  17. Smash The Mirror
  18. Sensation
  19. Miracle Cure
  20. Sally Simpson
  21. I’m Free
  22. Welcome
  23. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
  24. We’re Not Gonna Take It

Disc 4: live bootleg

  1. Overture (including introduction)
  2. It’s a Boy
  3. 1921
  4. Amazing Journey
  5. Sparks
  6. The Hawker (Eyesight to the Blind)
  7. Christmas
  8. The Acid Queen
  9. Pinball Wizard
  10. Do You Think It’s Alright?
  11. Fiddle About
  12. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
  13. There’s a Doctor
  14. Go to the Mirror!
  15. Smash the Mirror
  16. Miracle Cure
  17. Sally Simpson
  18. I’m Free
  19. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
  20. We’re Not Gonna Take It
  21. See Me, Feel Me / Listening to You