Whether you're a mod or a rocker, a punk or a godfather, the scope of Pete Townshend's second rock opera, both musically and thematically (schizophrenia, examined during teenage unrest in mid-'60s England), offers something for everyone.
Unfolding over the course of five CDs and nearly 60 tracks, there is the newly remastered double album. Discs three and four contain 25 demos from Townshend's archives, including five previously unreleased songs that represent the origins of Quadrophenia. Also included is The Quadrophenia 5.1, eight tracks in surround sound format. And finally, there's a seven-inch single of 5:15 b/w Water.
Of course, that's just the music. The Quadrophenia Director's Cut also contains photos, memorabilia and a 100-page hard cover book with a 13,000-word essay by Townshend that details the recording process of the album.