"Super Deluxe" Reissue of The Who's Tommy Coming
9/3/2013 9:31:00 AM
The Who have announced they are reissuing their Tommy album later this year.
On November 12, the Deluxe and Super Deluxe formats will drop, and they come with some pretty great bonus features.
According to the official release, the new version includes “20 demos from Pete Townshend’s archive and also a full live performance of Tommy from 1969 taken from tapes that infamously Townshend asked the band’s sound engineer to burn!”
Townshend had claimed the tapes had been destroyed but engineer Bob Pridden held on to them.
Most of the live tracks came from a live show in Ottawa from October 1969, while three others were taken from a different show around the same time.
The “Super Deluxe” boxset also includes an 80-page hardcover book with “rare period photos, memorabilia, a 20,000-word essay by legendary Who aficionado Richard Barnes and a rare facsimile Tommy poster housed in a hard-back deluxe slip-case.”