Classic Vinyl Playback presents, The Who : Tommy

The Gibraltar Garrison Library

Past Event

Description

Music plays a huge part of many of our lives and recorded music in particular has become a soundtrack to our busy daily routines. We run, we work, we drive, we party, recorded music is most commonly listened to within the context of another activity. It has become increasingly rare that we consume albums in their entirety in one sitting and do just that, just sit, listen and enjoy, the music being the central focus. 

Classic Vinyl Playback brings music and vinyl lovers in Gibraltar together to listen to a classic album on vinyl, through high quality equipment, in its entirety in a unique setting and as close as possible to the way in which the artist intended. Before we drop the needle,  there is also a presentation about the album by an invited guest speaker.

Tommy is the fourth studio album by The Who, a double album first released in May 1969. The album was mostly composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera that tells the story about a "deaf, dumb and blind" boy, including his experiences with life and his relationship with his family.

Townshend came up with the concept of Tommy after being introduced to the work of Meher Baba, and attempted to translate Baba's teachings into music. Recording on the album began in September 1968, but took six months to complete as material needed to be arranged and re-recorded in the studio. Tommy was acclaimed upon its release by critics, who hailed it as the Who's breakthrough. Several writers view it as an important and influential album in the history of rock music.

Details

Organiser(s):

Classic Vinyl Playback

Important:

Ticket price includes drinks and tapas.



Venue

The Gibraltar Garrison Library

2 Library Ramp
Gibraltar