Huge new reissue coming in November
Following Pete Townshend's announcement earlier in the week that the Who will tour Quadrophenia in 2012 comes the news that a bumper new reissue package will be released in a couple of months.
The new "Director's Cut" version of Quadrophenia will feature a re-master of the original double album, Pete Townshend's previously unheard demos including songs that didn't make it onto the original album, an exclusive eight track 5.1 sound DVD, a deluxe hard-back book, previously unseen personal notes, photographs, memorabilia and other exclusive material that will be announced over the coming months.
"This 2011 revisit to The Who's 1973 Quadrophenia recording is inspired by current and continuing interest in the project," explains Townshend. "The Who performed a concert version of the piece at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010 for the Teenage Cancer Trust with excellent reviews, and the success of that event led to the prospect of a Who tour in 2012 based on the album. The last such tour was between 1996-1997."
Quadrophenia: The Director's Cut is released on 14 November.
To accompany the box set, double vinyl, 2-disc digi-pak and digital versions will also be released.