Tommy always makes me think I'm listening to a soundtrack album. Quadrophenia is a WHO album. But you decide.
Late last year, a completely new remastered version was released under the title "The Director's Cut". Primarily an LP project - and, despite BitPerfect being a digital audio company I am a vinyl freak - this is a completely new remastering. However, there is a Japanese CD release that is also available under import. Comparing the Director's Cut to the original vinyl, the new version has a more visceral impact, more immediate presence, more obvious detail and clarity. But it also has a hint of an edginess that is not evident on the original LP, which is still a reference rock recording. However, if you love Quadrophenia as I do, it is a must-have recording. And unlike many re-release projects, the additional material makes for fascinating listening.