‘Quadrophenia’ The Who (Track Records, 1973) – REVIEW

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Released on the 26th October 1973 in the UK by Track Records, ‘Quadrophenia‘ is the sixth studio album by the English based rock The Who.

It is a double vinyl album and the bands second self-described ‘rock opera’. ‘Quadrophenia’ was written Pete Townshend from 1971 onwards after dealing with the failure of what was intended to be his second ‘rock opera’,’ Lifehouse’.

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Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds (CBS Records, 1978) – REVIEW

war of the worlds logo‘Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds‘ is a concept album by Jeff Wayne, re-telling the story of the 1898 novel The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. It was released in 1978 as a double vinyl album by CBS Records (now Columbia). It features Academy Award nominated actor Richard BurtonJustin Hayward (of The Moody Blues), Chris Thompson (of Manfred Mann), Phil Lynott (of Thin Lizzy), Julie Covington (of Evita and Rock Follies), and David Essex (of Evita and The China Plates).

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