By: Troy Frisby
“Who” is ready for more “Tommy”?
Legendary rock band The Who announced today that 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!”
Though the Who’s frontman claimed that they had been destroyed, the engineer, Bob Pridden, held on to the tapes.
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 due to lost tapes.
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.”
For the full tracklist or more details on the reissue, click here, and for the latest on The Who, check out the band’s official website.