I actually considered (for just a moment) gathering together all the Tommys that had been released under Pete Townshend’s guidance over the years. The original, the movie soundtrack, Broadway, Deluxe versions, stage shows (yeah, there was even an ‘understudy cast’ release), etc, etc. Then I thought better of the idea. The idea of listening back-to-back to, maybe, a dozen different Tommys was the notion-killer. So, instead, here’s the London Symphony Orchestra’s version of Tommy, first released on Ode Records in 1972, featuring The Who, Rod Stewart, Merry Clayton, Ringo Starr, Richie Havens and Maggie Bell, among others. It’s actually an OK rendition, as long as you can separate it from The Who’s original, which isn’t hard to do. At the time of its release (in an elaborate 2-LP box with libretto) it just seemed like so much overblown nonsense to me. But hearing it again, almost 40 years later, it’s easier to appreciate the inventive orchestrations and the lively mix of talent – though, it should be noted that the lead vocals are pretty much lacking across the board. So, it’s no substitute for the original (or the Live At Leeds version, HERE. We’ve also got a Live At Hull version in our first Wormhole, HERE), but it’s a strange ride that was actually kinda fun to hear in my old age… for probably the last time. Tommy is available @ Amazon HERE.
It’s A Boy (Sandy Denny) (2:28)
1921 (Steve Winwood) (1:55)
Amazing Journey (Pete Townshend) (6:35)
Eyesight For The Blind (Richie Havens) (2:30)
Christmas (Steve Winwood) (4:42)
Cousin Kevin (John Entwistle) (4:23)
The Acid Queen (Merry Clayton) (3:48)
Do You Think It’s Alright? (Maggie Bell) (0:31)
Fiddle About (Ringo Starr) (1:25)
Pinball Wizard (Rod Stewart) (3:47)
There’s A Doctor I’ve Found (Steve Winwood) (2:47)
Go To The Mirror (Steve Winwood) (1:47)
Tommy, Can You Hear Me? (Maggie Bell) (1:51)
Smash The Mirror (Maggie Bell) (1:26)
I’m Free (Roger Daltry) (2:32)
Miracle Cure (0:12)
Sensation (Roger Daltry) (2:37)
Sally Simpson (Pete Townshend) (5:13)
Welcome (Roger Daltry) (4:43)
Tommy’s Holiday Camp (Ringo Starr) (2:22)
We’re Not Gonna Take It (Roger Daltry) (5:29)
See Me, Feel Me (Finale from We’re Not Gonna Take It) (Roger Daltry) (3:05)
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