Alfred Music Publishes First-Ever Guitar TAB Songbook for Quadrophenia

Alfred Music Publishes First-Ever Guitar TAB Songbook for Quadrophenia

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, September 09, 2013
Alfred Music releases the first-ever guitar TAB songbook for The Who’s landmark rock opera, Quadrophenia.

The songs within Quadrophenia have been transcribed for Authentic Guitar TAB. Titles include “The Real Me,” “5:15,” “I’m One,” and “Love, Reign O’er Me.” Thirteen additional titles complete this songbook. As an added bonus, classic early photos from this iconic band are included in a beautiful art collection.

Quadrophenia, released in 1973, was The Who’s sixth studio album and second rock opera album. The title is a play on schizophrenia (implying multiple personalities) and quadraphonic, the newest innovation in sound at the time that provided four separate tracks of audio coming at the listener. Pete Townshend took these ideas and wrote the story of Jimmy, a “mod” boy in 1965 with four different personalities—each based on one of the four members of The Who. He presented the story as a long-form work with four distinct themes that would be interwoven throughout. Townshend has expressed that Quadrophenia is the best work he produced during his career.

“This is a really exciting and timely release,” said Aaron Stang, Alfred Music editor of Quadrophenia. “The Who has been touring and promoting this album all year, demonstrating that it has stood the test of time.” He adds, “The gorgeous satin-finish cover and interior art and photos of this book are stunning.”

Quadrophenia is now available for $24.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com.