7 comments on “Classic Quadrophenia – A Classical Classic?

  1. The rules are the rules. Stupid as they may be. The charts are outdated anyway. There are so many different forms of music and ways to listen to music that that are more or less irrelevant. The album is outselling everything in the classical chart, it has public and critical acclaim. Which I may add is a lot more than some artists get. I’d go so far as to say Alfie is probably the ONLY artist who could get away with doing this kind of album.. the only other is Ronnie James Dio and sadly he’s no longer with us. A masterpiece is a masterpiece and this is a masterpiece. They’ve stuck two fingers up at the Classical Chart.. leave it at that.

  2. Have to say that as the situation stands I am indignant on behalf of Pete Townshend and Alfie but(and this is where it gets interesting) – Alfie is still classed as a classical singer despite wanting to be thought of as just a singer (and some singer!). And he has also stated publicly that he wants to sing (and we know he does) music from all genres and he sees music as having no boundaries beyond what sounds good for his voice. So my question is – should we be pushing for Quadrophenia’s recognition as a classical album (which in my view it is) or should we be saying there are no boundaries and therefore there should be no classical, R & B, country or any other divisional charts but just the one big music chart.

    • interesting but that would probably mean no chart positions at all for the many fab artists that make up the “alternative” charts…food for thought

      • I know – that’s the problem of having music without boundaries – it doesn’t give lesser known artists chance to become known through being top of their individual charts because the likes of No Direction etc tend to dominate the overall chart.

  3. It seems mad to me. The music is orchestral, the lyrics are mainly sung by a classically trained tenor. What’s not classical about that?

    • would seem mad wouldn’t it but that’s not what classifies it as classical at the moment!

  4. I think music is evolving all the time and the classical world should move with the times, personally,I think it is an insult to everyone who has put their hearts and souls in to Classic Quadrophenia and it deserves to be recognised for what it is,A classical masterpiece!

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