Song number three is last year’s number one, Love Reign O’er Me from Classic Quadrophenia (CQ):
This song, perhaps more than any other from Classic Quadrophenia, shows off Alfie’s vocal strength and versatility. The high notes are just majestic, there’s no other word for it, whilst the quieter moments have such warmth and restraint. Anyone who has been lucky enough to see Alfie sing this live will attest to the power of his voice. Hearing it at the premiere of Classic Quad at the Royal Albert Hall was one of the best musical experiences of my life. Quite simply took my breath away.
The song was originally performed by Roger Daltrey but here is Pete Townshend at Symfunny 2 last month:
Anyone who gets the chance to hear Alfie sing CQ in its entirety should grab it with both hands – he is absolutely sublime in the role. As and when those chances become available, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Classic Quadrophenia is available here:
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