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The Who post a special version of 'Quadrophenia' single '5.15' online - audio
The Who have posted a special version of Quadrophenia single '5.15' online.

The track is being streamed in a 3D60 surround sound format to mark the 18th year anniversary of the seminal LP. Scroll down and click below to hear the new version of the track.

The song depicts a story of a young Mod called Jimmy, whose teenage disconnection with society is at its darkest hour.

Taking the 5.15 train to run away from reality, Jimmy hits the booze in anger, drowning his sorrows and problems on this journey alone. It featured on a special boxset of the album, which was released last month.

Guitarist Pete Townshend recently declared that 'Quadrophenia' was the band's "last great album" and that it "felt like the end" of the group after its release.

He said:

I would say we only made three landmark records. 'Tommy', 'Who's Next' and 'Quadrophenia'. I've always felt that 'Quadrophenia' was the last definitive Who album.


Townshend also revealed that Sex Pistols man Johnny Rotten was his first choice to play the lead role of Jimmy in the 1979 film version.


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