Song of the day: The Who- Overture From Tommy

The Who released their big rock opera Tommy in 1969.Tommy tells the story of a deaf, dumb and blind boy who has one talent: he can play pinball in an amazing way. The introduction of the rock opera is, as in classic opera’s often happens, an overture in which all the important musical themes can be heard. As such, the melodies of See Me, Feel Me, Pinball Wizard and Listening To You can already be heard. The song is largely instrumental, only at the end the disappearing of Tommy’s father is mentioned, which is a crucial element in the opera. The song didn’t chart, but is well known in the Netherlands as the opening tune of the Top 2000, the list with the 2000 best songs ever made, which is broadcasted in the last week of the year. That version can be heard here. Enjoy the original,

The Who- Overture from Tommy

 

Posted on November 23, 2017, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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