Was reminded today how great this album was. I discovered it as a double CD in '86 which still had some liner notes, but I can only imagine how great listening to a double record album would have been. This album had it all: Daltry's voice at its peak. Gritty and angry, melting into sad and sweet in the same sentence. He's the best rock singer ever - maybe second only to Freddie Mercury. Repeating themes from song to song Anthemic individual songs (5:15, Love Reign...) Instrumental songs (there's 2 on here!) 30 second long intros with nothing but the wind and breaking waves Stories about specific people and personalities that were deep and insightful w/o being preachy. It was a time. Whaling, stadium sized drums. Cockney accented rapping (Bell Boy). Really miss this. It's just music writing and concept album and rock opera and musicianship and passionate energy all rolled into one. Funny thing is this album is generally one of their lesser known. I love me some Tommy and Baba, but Q is where it was at.