Eagle Vision is proud to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of The Who’s ground-breaking album, Tommy. Released 23rd May 1969, the iconic rock opera changed the face of musical history with the era defining single Pinball Wizard. The LP has been inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame and has sold more than 20 million copies, as well as serving as the basis for the award-winning Tommy film.
The Who: Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall
On 1st April 2017, The Who took to the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall to deliver a blistering performance of their legendary rock opera, Tommy. Written by Pete Townshend almost 50 years ago, the full-length piece had, until then, never been performed live by the band. In a rare treat for fans, The Who decided to perform Tommy for the first time ever in its entirety for their participation in the annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit shows. These shows are produced every year by Roger Daltrey at the iconic Royal Albert Hall to raise essential funds for the specialist treatment of young people with cancer.
1 x 75' HD
The Who: Sensation - The Story Of Tommy
1968 was a time of soul searching for hit making British Rock band The Who. They needed a big new idea to put them back at the top and crucially to hold them together as a band. Tommy put them firmly back on the musical map and as gigs sold out it became clear that far from losing their magic this most iconic of bands had created a character and a redemptive narrative that struck a chord with fans and non-fans alike. They toured it to vast acclaim and even when the band thought it was a bad gig the audience loved it! Tommy wowed them at Woodstock and at the Isle of Wight Festival. It elevated Pete Townshend from a tunesmith into a composer and crystallised Roger Daltrey into one of the world’s leading front men and launched his acting career. Ultimately the story of Tommy has a happy ending both for the fictional character and the band who brought this extra-ordinary being to life.
This fascinating film, made with the total co-operation of the band, tells how The Who struggled to create the first Rock Opera – and how its success changed their lives.
1 x 60' / 1 x 80' HD