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Aqualung (25th Anniversary Special Edition)
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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An excellent album finally gets the remastering it deserved.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This limited edition disc boasts an improved sound quality usually found only on remastered "gold disc" reissues. "Aqualung" and "My God" benefited the most, as both tracks sound terrific. The slight "fade" in the recording during the early part of the title track - quite noticeable in the Chrysalis CD - has been corrected. "Aqualung" includes several bonus tracks, some of which were originally part of the now deleted "20 Years of Jethro Tull" collection. Among them are a few gems recorded for BBC radio circa 1968, as well as the magnificent "Lick Your Fingers Clean," an "Aqualung" leftover. This CD also has a rather lenghty interview with Ian Anderson. It's still available on record and bookstores despite no longer being made, so grab it while you can!"
R.J.N. | Illinois United States | 07/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I still can not believe the review I just read by "Rufus" I understand we all have differant ideas of what is good and what isn't but to call "Aqualung" one of the most overrated albums of all time is just plain stupid, it is one of the great rock albums of all time, in my opinion underrated,every song is great , musicly and lyricly, I think that it is "Tull's" best album hands down, and I am a huge fan of this band who likes just about everything they have done immensely, I can see people liking some of the albums better than Aqualung, like Benefit, Thick as a Brick, but This Was? Come on man give me a break. This 25th Aniversary release was remastered beautifly, what a shame that it is no longer available, it is so much better than the new remaster, and I like the extra songs, but I do agree with the reviewer that stated that the interview with Ian really should have been at the end.If anybody has a chance to get this version do it fast because it will be gone forever soon, I see where there is a seller asking only 17.99 for it, what a steal, grab it before it's gone."
Great album, but the sound...
John B. Buchanan | Booragoon, WA Australia | 04/05/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The album was remastered from a copy of the British stereo master tape and is the worst example of NoNoise abuse I have ever heard. Try the Gold CD version on DCC to hear what the album really sounded like when it was first released on Island/Chrysalis in the early 70s (that was remastered without NoNoise and from the original master) The bonus tracks sounded better on the 20th anniversary box set."