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    Default Best recording of Quadrophenia?

    I got sucked into watching a documentary of the Who and was reminded just how awesome Quadrophenia is.

    Anyone have a recommended recording that will really showcase this - I've got the standard issue on CD, but want to hear it one better - or more.

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    The original release on vinyl is pretty good, I have a pretty clean copy and it's a little better master than the CD version I have. I think MoFi did a remaster of this, however I haven't heard it and probably wouldn't pay the premium for it based on how good my vinyl version is.
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    I'd have to imagine an original UK Track pressing would be best... let me know if you find one! :-)
    The original MCA vinyl copy I have is OK but hardly top-notch.

    We are talking vinyl, yes? I have a CD and it's OK.
    all the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    I'd have to imagine an original UK Track pressing would be best... let me know if you find one! :-)
    That was easy!

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    seems like a reasonable price
    all the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    I'd have to imagine an original UK Track pressing would be best... let me know if you find one! :-)
    The original MCA vinyl copy I have is OK but hardly top-notch.

    We are talking vinyl, yes? I have a CD and it's OK.
    I have the original MCA release on CD and I'd agree...it is ok....not very dynamic or spacious - the sound is somewhat flat and narrow - not sure how else to characterize my feeling of it.

    I've seen various opinions of the 'remastered' CD - not all of them are approving.

    I'll keep my eyes open for MFL release...wasn't there another release on 180g vinyl as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Tracy View Post
    wasn't there another release on 180g vinyl as well?
    Yes, I own that one and it is very, very well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Yes, I own that one and it is very, very well done.
    Joe, you have all the good stuff:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Yes, I own that one and it is very, very well done.
    I heard this at Joe's and I was really impressed. His system has a lot to do with it, of course. Wave crashes hit you in the chest and The Ox's bass lines tight, deep and clear.

    Still haven't bought the 180g vinyl, though. Wasn't enough of a difference to justify buying a third version of this title, the MoFi CD I have is done very well too.

    The original MCA vinyl is decent but behind the new 180g version and the MoFi. I'd recommend it if you can find a good copy. It's a good package as it includes a booklet with lyrics and lots of pictures from the movie.
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    Pete Townshend recorded the seaside sounds himself on remote (presumably with a Nagra or Stellavox or something like that). Somewhere I recall seeing a photo of him, laden with recording gear, on a remote recording adventure for Quadrophenia with his father. I thought that was quite cool.

    Townshend, besides being a great songwiter and lead (OK, rhythm) guitarist, also has a longstanding interest in recording and recording technology. Somewhere in cyberspace there is an article or interview with him that details his various home studios and his consoles and tape decks with amazing clarity and detail (given that it was the Sixties, after all).

    He's a synthesizer nut, too, but I won't hold that against him :-)
    all the best,
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