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Unlike Tommy , the new work would be grounded in reality and tell a story of youth and adolescence that the audience could relate to. Things were not helped by Daltrey discovering that managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp had large sums of money unaccounted for, and suggested they should be fired, which Townshend resisted.
In order to do justice to the recording of Quadrophenia , the group decided to build their own studio, Ramport Studios in Battersea. Work started on building Ramport in November , but five months later still lacked an adequate mixing desk that could handle recording Quadrophenia.
To illustrate the four-way split personality of Jimmy, Townshend wrote four themes , reflecting the four members of the Who.
The instrumentals were not demoed but built up in the studio. Most tracks involved each of the group recording their parts separately;  unlike earlier albums, Townshend had left space in his demos for other band members to contribute, though most of the synthesizers on the finished album came from his ARP synthesizer and were recorded at home.
Entwistle recorded his bass part to "The Real Me" in one take on a Gibson Thunderbird  and spent several weeks during the summer arranging and recording numerous multi-tracked horn parts. He contributed lead vocals to "Bell Boy", where he deliberately showcased an exaggerated narrative style. During the album production, Townshend made many field recordings with a portable reel-to-reel recorder.
The album was preceded by the single "5: The album was originally released as a two- LP set with a gatefold jacket and a booklet containing lyrics , a text version of the story, and photographs taken by Ethan Russell illustrating it. In , Townshend and longtime Who engineer Bob Pridden remixed the album, resulting in a deluxe 5-disc box set.
The box set came with a page book including an essay by Townshend about the album sessions, with photos. In , the album was released on Blu-ray Audio featuring a brand-new remix of the entire album by Townshend and Pridden in 5. Critical reaction to Quadrophenia was positive. They demand concentration, just like museum and textbook art. Retrospective reviews were also positive.
Townshend now considers Quadrophenia to be the last great album that the Who recorded. The band toured in support of Quadrophenia but immediately encountered difficulties playing the material live. To achieve the rich overdubbed sound of the album on stage, Townshend wanted Chris Stainton who had played piano on some tracks to join as a touring member.
Once the tapes started, the band had to play to them, which constrained their styles. Moon, in particular, found playing Quadrophenia difficult as he was forced to stick to a click track instead of watching the rest of the band.
The tour started on 28 October Townshend stopped the show, grabbed Pridden, who was controlling the mixing desk, and dragged him onstage, shouting obscenities at him. Townshend subsequently picked up some of the tapes and threw them over the stage, kicked his amplifier over, and walked off. The band returned 20 minutes later, playing older material. The Who played two other shows in Newcastle without incident. The group were nervous about playing Quadrophenia after the British tour, especially Moon.
Before the show, he was offered some tranquillisers from a fan. Just after the show started, the fan collapsed and was hospitalised. After a minute wait, Moon reappeared onstage, but after a few bars of "Magic Bus", collapsed again, and was immediately taken to hospital. Moon had a day to recover, and by the next show at the Los Angeles Forum , was playing at his usual strength. The tour continued in February , with a short series of gigs in France.
Townshend later said that Daltrey "ended up hating Quadrophenia — probably because it had bitten back". The concert was not billed as the Who, but credited to the three members individually. Proby replacing Glitter during the second half of the tour. In November , the Who started a U.
The group played the entire album without any guest singers or announcements with the then regular Who line-up including Starkey and bassist Pino Paladino , who replaced Entwistle following his death in along with five additional musicians. Quadrophenia was revived for a film version in , directed by Franc Roddam. There have been several amateur productions of a Quadrophenia musical. In October , the rock group Phish , with an additional four-man horn section, performed Quadrophenia in its entirety as their second Halloween musical costume at the Rosemont Horizon in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.
In June , Townshend released an orchestral version of the album entitled Classic Quadrophenia. The original album was orchestrated by his partner Rachel Fuller and conducted by Robert Ziegler, with music provided by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
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