Remastered Disc Relayed through Five Muons and Two Reference 209 Subwoofers
Marlboro, N.J. – November 16, 2011 – The Who’s Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut received its official launch at an event staged at Bush Hall in Shepherd’s Bush, West London – with KEF loudspeakers providing the music. In a unique 5.2 configuration, five of KEF’s stunning Muon loudspeakers, backed-up by two KEF Reference Series 209 subwoofers gave an outstanding performance of musical clarity and power.
Around 250 special guests – including The Who’s Roger Daltrey – were treated to a playback through the KEF speakers of two tracks from Quadrophenia, ‘The Rock’ and ‘Love Reign O’er Me’. The tracks were remixed for the album by legendary sound engineer Bob Pridden and The Who’s Pete Townshend in glorious quadrophonic sound.
Following the demo, Townshend gave the audience a roller-coaster ride through the history of Quadrophenia and shared his thoughts and feelings about it, saying that it was, in his mind and heart, the last great Who album, after Tommy and Who’s Next.
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