Pete Townshend will release Classic Quadrophenia, an orchestral reworking of The Who’s classic 1973 album Quadrophenia. The album, set for release on June 9, was orchestrated by Tonwnshend’s partner, composer and singer-songwriter Rachel Fuller.
The Classic Quadropehnia recording,—which was written for a symphony orchestra, opera singer and choir—features Alfie Boe as Jimmy, Pete Townshend as The Godfather, Billy Idol as Ace Face/Bell Boy and Phil Daniels (who played Jimmy in the original Quadrophenia film) as Dad. Also featured on the release are the London Oriana Choir with Choirmaster Dominic Peckham and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler.
Classic Quadrophenia will make its live debut on Sunday, July 5, when the Royal Philharmonic and London Oriana Choir team up with Townshend, Idol, Boe and very special guests for a performance at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall.
Classic Quadrophenia will be available in standard and deluxe packages. The deluxe edition will include the never-before-released documentary Quadrophenia: Can You See The Real Me? which features interviews with all four original members of The Who.