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Preferred "Tommy" recording 

Which is your preferred recording of "Tommy"?
Original concept album 100%  100%  [ 17 ]
The London Symphony Orchestra performs selections from "Tommy" 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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I'm a total ho for the motion picture soundtrack.

Ann Margaret is the best Mrs. Walker ever. Her deep mooing voice is just amazing for a rock opera.

Sm**chies!

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I love the Broadway Cast Recording, altough I think Pinball Wizard on the original The Who album is much better.

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On the film soundtrack, has anyone noticed Elton John playing "I Can't Explain" during the solos? I just noticed it!

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The Who's original is so much better than the others...
Second is London Symphony Orchestra version

Movie soundtrack is so horrible... the orchestrations and vocals are so bad

the broadway is an abomination! um, TOMMY is supposed to be rock! not annoying stupid broadway pop #-o :evil:
way too polished
should have never happened!
gosh....


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The Canadian version of THE WHO'S TOMMY was much beter than the Broadway cast (Townshend even said he was a big fan of the Toronto company). I'm not saying the Broadway cast was bad... they weren't. The Canadian cast just had more umph to it.

I met Tyley Ross (Toronto's Tommy) a few months ago and he said that there were pplans to record a full Canadian cast recording, but Townshend was not allowed to go ahead with it. Tyley has said that there is a reason ehy, but he didn't tell me.

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"The Who" original concept recording.

I looooooooove Roger Daltrey singing "Christmas" and I love Pete Townshend's "The Acid Queen".


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Original concept, without a doubt is better. Townsend was a genius in every way - singing, musically, writing - and the Who with the entire movie cast captured what he intended to do perfectly.


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The 1969 original is the ONLY Tommy that matters!


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[quote="rock_musicals"the broadway is an abomination! um, TOMMY is supposed to be rock! not annoying stupid broadway pop[/quote]

And yet, in all the Who and Townshend interviews I have seen, The Who is always referred to as a pop band/group. Never a rock band.

Now, I know that Daltrey hated the Broadway version. When he saw the Canadian cast, he said that they got it right.

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Long Live Rock! - Pete Townshend


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Yes, but he always referred to The Who as a pop group. Watch THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT. He never says that they're a rock band.

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The Who was a singles band when they started. They were a "pop" band in the 60's. But their 3 major concept albums (Tommy, Who's Next and Quadraphenia) changed that. Ideas changed in the 60's about music.All "teen music" was called pop or rock-n-roll. As the music was taken more seriously "Rock" became the term to describe the music, leaving the term pop to become a perjorative.

Since 1969, Tommy was called a Rock-Opera, even by Townshend. I have never heard anyone refer to Tommy as a Pop-Opera. Tommy is rock and the Who were pioneers of arena rock of the 1970's.


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