Tommy is a British rock opera movie from 1975, based upon The Who's 1969 „Tommy“ album. It features a star-studded cast, including the band members themselves, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Arthur Brown and Jack Nicholson. Tina Turner plays the „Acid Queen,“ a prostitute dealing in LSD, who sends Tommy on a wild trip. In addition to the movie, Tina recorded also the song Acid Queen for the soundtrack album and released a re-recorded version as a single in 1976, taken from her Acid Queen solo album.

Director: Ken Russell
Producer: Ken Russell, Robert Stigwood
Release: March 1975 (movie) / 1982 (video) / 1994 (laserdisc) / 1999 (dvd) / 2010 (blu-ray)
Label: Columbia
Format: Album: Vinyl / Cassette / CD / Video: VHS / Beta / LaserDisc / DVD / Blu-ray

  1. Acid Queen (Soundtrack Version 3:49
  2. Acid Queen (Movie Version) 8:56
  3. Written by Pete Townsend / Produced by Robert Stigwood, Ken Russell
Billboard Review

March 22, 1975

The obvious first question upon seeing this LP is how many helpings of Pete Townshend's classic rock opera can the public take? Well, the answer in this case is certainly one more. Arrangements and production here are both quite different from the Who's original LP and the stage version that came out a bit over a year ago. With an exceptionally strong cast that includes Who lead singer Roger Daltrey as Tommy, the rest of the Who, Elton John, Ann-Margret, Tina Turner, Arthur Brown, Oliver Reed and Eric Clapton, this lavishly produced version of the opera (Townshend handled production) should do just as well as its predecessors. Musicians include the likes of Clapton, Townshend, parts of the Who and Faces, Elton John and his band members. An entirely new interpretation of the work and one deserving of special attention.


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