"Quadrophenia" is the sixth studio album by English rock band The Who, released in October 1973 by Track records. The double album was the group's second rock opera and the only Who album to be entirely composed by group leader Pete Townshend.
The group started work on the album late in 1972, as a follow up to the critically successful "Tommy" and "Who's Next" albums. It's recording was delayed due to bassist John Entwistle and singer Roger Daltry, working on solo albums, while drummer Keith Moon worked on films.
As well as the group's typical playing styles, the album makes significent use of Townshend's multi-tracked synthesizers and sound effects. Relationships between the group and manager Kit Lambert broke down during recording, and he left the band's services by the time the album was released.
"Quadrophenia" was released to a positive reception in both the U.K. and U.S., but the resulting tour was marred with problems due to using backing tapes to replace the additional instruments on the album, and the stage piece was retired in early 1974.
The film made a positive impact on the "mod" revival movement of the late 1970's and the resulting film adaptation, released in 1979 was successful.
The Who - Quadrophenia
U.K. Track 2409 203 (1973)
Album manufactured in Germany.
Album produced by The Who.
Both vinyl records attain a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
All record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The albums hinged cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor signs of wear.
The 11 page black and white booklet is in excellently presented and stapled firmly in place.
The album cover has a strong hinge and spine.
In whole a very clean example, increasingly hard to find in this kind of condition.