When I reviewed the album a few weeks ago, I said that I loved all the songs, there wasn't one that I wanted to skip. Having seen the show live, I stand by that; the music flowed effortlessly and the vocal harmonies were joyful to hear but the star of the show, musically, comes right at the end.
Never one to shy away from controversy himself, Alfie also waded into the row via twitter saying "Classic Quadrophenia apparently is not eligible for the Classical charts. It's moments like this that prove the classical industry is still run by narrow minded arseholes." Ever loyal, Alfie's legions of fans also tweeted their support and made their feelings known.
When I spoke to him a few weeks ago, Alfie mentioned that some parts of the role were "trickier than others, mainly due to the emotion behind the words." Alfie has also said that the role is "harder than opera, but thrilling to sing". Nothing controversial about that statement!
As a proud Lancastrian, tenor Alfie Boe, shortly to take to the Broadway stage as Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables, is committed