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Quadrophenia [Polydor, 1979]
Confusing. This (intermittently remixed) "soundtrack" condenses the original two-LP set down to one disc plus one cut (the cut that never quite fit in anyway), and the only song I miss is "The Dirty Jobs" (maybe Peter figured the Clash had him beat on that one). But there's no libretto, and the point of Quadrophenia-the-album wasn't individual songs anyway. The rest comprises previously unreleased new and old Who songs of considerable interest and some quality and a side of good oldies you may or may not own (I didn't have two of them myself). B