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Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
When Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson was offered the chance to re-record the album by US radio station XM he and the band took to the task with relish. This recording, which includes the Tull signature tune "Locomotive Bre... more »
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When Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson was offered the chance to re-record the album by US radio station XM he and the band took to the task with relish. This recording, which includes the Tull signature tune "Locomotive Breath," also features exclusive insights into this and the original recording from Ian and Martin Barre, the guitarist who played on the original also. This is a must have for all Tull fans. The band will be donating all their royalties from this release to help a number of charities for the homeless.
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An Update version of the original
Michael Wheeler | Las Vegas, Nevada United States | 03/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Aqualung is one of the all-time Rock Classics. Ian Anderson now 35 years later has decided to do a live version.
This recording will never replace the original. Andersons' voice has aged. Anderson continues to fight the battle with his voice. But the vocals all considered are not bad.
This is not a note for note live copy of the original, this is a close imitation with a few updated arrangements.
The most noticeable would be his version of Mother Goose with an accordian. He adds a solo in the middle of the song, that gives it a whole new flavor. Up To Me is another song where he plays with the arrangement. They both are arranged as he says, the way they should have been in the first place.
The acoustic songs such as, Cheap Day Return, Wondering Aloud, and My God have a very chrisp sound. His acoustic guitar is among the finest of Tulls' career.
At the end Ian Anderson does a nice interview and recalls the recording of the original album.
Martin Barre as usual is playing very good electric guitar and Ian Andersons' flute sounds fantastic as always.
This is not some throw away album, it is a very good album with alternate versions and arrangements of the original.
If you are a Tull collector you need to have this........"
Interesting new live recording of a classic.
Valnastar | Deep 13, USA | 10/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was lucky enough to see Jethro Tull live again recently in Washington, D.C. and received a copy of this disc free at the concert. It is an interesting live take of all the material on Aqualung, which, according to Ian Anderson, was recorded earlier in 2005 at the XM Radio studio in D.C. As any long-time fan will know, most of the players on this album are different than the band members one hears on the original studio recording. That, combined with the passage of time and slightly different arrangements on some songs, gives this album a slightly different feel than the original, but it's pleasant enough and skillfully done. Although it's no replacement for the original, fans should find this CD interesting and fun. Some of the comments and discussion recorded during the session appear on this CD, thankfully placed together at the end so as not to interrupt the music (unlike the Jethro Tull Live At Isle of Wight DVD). Proceeds from this CD go to charity. Any Tull fan looking for some "new" Tull material will enjoy this. Recommended."
17 twice, this CD is nice!
AnimeJaz | Burbank, CA | 11/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My mom took me to see Tull tonight at the Kodak. I am 17, a senior in CA. My mom saw Tull when she was 17, in Ohio in 1977. It's kinda trippy that we both saw them at this age! Jethro Tull's music is one of my favorites & this was a special night for both of us, thank you Ian and band! Please come back again & again! We listen to this music every day, have every album or CD. There is no other band that covers this much ground. All of you who want to be critical about Ian's singing are wrong - he makes it work and these guys did it all tonight in Hollywood - take it from a 45-year old fan & a 17-year old fan, both who have already cracked open this CD before bed at 2 am! :-D"