The Who ‎– Quadrophenia

Track Record ‎– 2780504, Polydor ‎– 2780504, Universal Music Catalogue ‎– 2780504
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold Sleeve

Companies, etc.


  • Remastered By, Lacquer Cut ByMiles*


Repressed in 2015, see Quadrophenia.
The gatefold sleeve includes also a 44-page booklet.

Made in the E.U.

℗© 1973 Polydor Ltd. UK.

Record 1 has the catalog number "2780505" on both labels.
Record 2 has the catalog number "2780506" on both labels.

Recorded at The Kitchen in Thessaly Road, Battersea, while building was still in progress.
Ronnie Lane's Mobile Sound served as control room while ours was being finished.
Mixed at Eel Pie Sound.

Mod kid played by Chad. Hair by Dallas Amos.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0602527805047
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 1 Side A Stampings): 94741E1/A 2780505 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 1 Side B Stampings): 94741E2/A 2780505 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 2 Side A Stampings): 94741E3/A 2780506 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Record 2 Side B Stampings): 94741E4/A 2780506 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (All Sides Etchings): Ⓜ MILES
  • Other (Cat # LP 1): 2780505
  • Other (Cat # LP 2): 2780506

Other Versions (5 of 156) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2657 013 The Who Quadrophenia(2xLP, Album) Track Record 2657 013 UK 1973 Sell This Version
FL-2429 The Who Quadrophenia(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Gat) First Record FL-2429 Taiwan 1973 Sell This Version
MCA2-10004 The Who Quadrophenia(2xLP, Album, Club, Gat) MCA Records, Track Record MCA2-10004 US 1973 Sell This Version
ECPI-1-2-TR The Who Quadrophenia(2xLP, Album, RE) Track Record ECPI-1-2-TR Japan 1973 Sell This Version
MCA2-6895 The Who Quadrophenia(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records MCA2-6895 Canada 1980 Sell This Version


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March 9, 2017

Great reissue of a fantastic album. Looking at The Who's catalog you can see the progression, this was the album Townsend was trying to make. Moon is spot on, leading the assault in a highly underrated performance. I can see the smirk on Pete's face, "this is what I've been trying to do". They did some great stuff after this one, but this was the peak. One of the greatest rock records ever made.


January 27, 2016
The Who's 'Quadrophenia' is an absolute classic album. I feel that the story/concept behind the album is something that any male in the 18-25 age range can relate to. The basic plot focuses on a boy, Jimmy, who is living in London, but feels he has no identity or place in the world. It is not long before Jimmy ends up in Brighton, contemplating his life.

'Quadrophenia' also happens to be the first vinyl I ever purchased. On that note, I will point out that it is the 2011 reissue, is a double LP, is remastered, and contains all the original inserts from 1973. In terms of the sound, well, for the most part, it is spot on. The instrumentation and background effects are absolutely sublime on vinyl; I was very impressed with this. However, the main problem is that the vocals suffer. They are buried behind the instrumentation and background effects and, overall, I must confess that this annoyed me greatly.

All things considered, though, I would highly recommend a listen to The Who's 'Quadrophenia'. If you happen to be a male in the 18-25 age group, the story/lyrics of the record should strike a chord with you. However, just be warned that the lyrics/vocals are buried behind the sublime instrumentation and background effects. If you buy the 2011 reissue on vinyl, you should encounter this issue. It is not a big issue and will not upset your overall enjoyment of the record. However, that being said, it is an issue that I would like potential buyers to be aware of prior to making a purchase.

Hope this review is helpful. Thanks for reading.