May Your WIRE Be ENDLESS
By the way, I did end up getting "Quadrophenia" also. It is still as powerful and exciting as the day I first heard it, many years ago. The remastered version sounds flawless and is almost as dynamic as the original vinyl.
But what really impressed me was the new work. The mere fact that these "Geezers" can still put out something that's captivating is amazing, in itself, especially after all they've been through. They are now only two. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. Two is all they need. The entire album was written over the past four years.
While the entire CD is not fantastic, there are several songs which I already regard as favorites. They include "Mike Post Theme," "It's Not Enough," "Sound Round," "Pick Up The Peace," "Mirror Door," and my very favorite, the title track, "Endless Wire."
The mini-opera, "Wire & Glass" is the foundation upon which the entire work is built. It seems to be an autobiographical piece about the early life of Townshend, but, I'm sure with further listening, it will yield many more insights and inspirations.
As a further bonus, the Limited Edition copy which I purchased also includes a 5-song CD of The Who live in concert in Lyon, Switzerland. This is a sampler of the complete concert DVD available through the record label, with all the proceeds going to The Who's favorite charities. Cheers!