Tommy (Original Soundtrack) CD
Tommy (Original Soundtrack)CD
Ken Russell's adaptation of the Who's rock opera Tommy has always been greeted with skepticism, and years after its controversial release, it remains a polarizing experience, due to its sheer garishness (no big surprise from Russell) and its bevy of gueststars. These two traits, unsurprisingly, spill over to the soundtrack, which is hardly just a re-recording of the Who album -- it's a reinvention of the album, padded with elaborate production twists until it's ready to burst. This, of course, means it'smore musical than rock & roll, which sort of fits this project. Elton John's spirited rendition of "Pinball Wizard" (the man was at the top of his game in 1975, after all) and maybe Tina Turner's "Acid Queen" give this spark. - Stephen Thomas Erlewin&Digitally remastered reissue of 1975 soundtrack. Features complete original album & packaging plus new photos. Slimline jewelcase. 2000.The compact disc release of the original motion picture soundtrack of TOMMY includes two performances not prevly available on the soundtrack: "Overture From Tommy" performed by The Who and "Sensation Parts 1 & 2" performed by Pete Townshend.Digitally remastered by Jon Astley (Close To The Edge).Original score composed by Pete Townshend.Principal castincludes: Roger Daltry (Tommy); Pinball Wizard (Elton John); Ann-Margret (Nora Walker); Olive Reed (Frank Hobbs); Tina Turner (Acid Queen); Eric Clapton (The Preacher); Keith Moon (Uncle Ernie); Jack Nicholson (The Specialist).Producers: Pete Townsend, Ken Russell, Gus Dudgeon.Personnel: Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar); Pete Townshend (vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Elton John (vocals, piano); Keith Moon (vocals, drums); Ann-Margret, Vicki Brown, Margo Newman, Jack Nicholson, Alison Dowling
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Tommy (Original Soundtrack)