JETHRO TULL - AQUALUNG * CLASSIC RECORDS 200 GRAM PRESS * NM 9/10
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Released at a time when a lot of bands were embracing pop-Christianity (à la Jesus Christ Superstar), Aqualung was a bold statement for a rock group, a pro-God antichurch tract that probably got lots of teenagers wrestling with these ideas for the first time in their lives. This was the album that made Jethro Tull a fixture on FM radio, with riff-heavy songs like "My God," "Hymn 43," "Locomotive Breath," "Cross-Eyed Mary," "Wind Up," and the title track. And from there, they became a major arena act, and a fixture at the top of the record charts for most of the 1970s. Mixing hard rock and folk melodies with Ian Anderson's dour musings on faith and religion (mostly how organized religion had restricted man's relationship with God), the record was extremely profound for a number seven chart hit, one of the most cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners. Indeed, from this point on, Anderson and company were compelled to stretch the lyrical envelope right to the breaking point. [In the digital age, Aqualung has gone through numerous editions, mostly owing to problems finding an original master tape when the CD boom began. When the album was issued by Chrysalis through Columbia Records in the mid-'80s, the source tape was an LP production master, and the first release was criticized for thin, tinny sound; Columbia remastered it sometime around 1987 or 1988, in a version with better sound. Chrysalis later switched distribution to Capitol-EMI, and they released a decent sounding CD, as well as a 25th anniversary edition in 1996. Fifteen years later, the 40th anniversary was marked with varying editions, most of them including a previously unreleased stereo mix of the album plus additional recordings from 1970-71.] (AMG)
A Note on Classic Records: Acclaimed reissue label specializing in audiophile LP reissues of classic albums; employs its own custom-built tube-based mastering equipment on all of its releases; masters its releases from original master tapes (or the best sources available). Earliest releases were a box set of RCA Living Stereo classical titles and Verve jazz titles (subsequently sold individually).
Classic used 180 gram vinyl until 2001. That year they switched to 180 gram "SV" (Super Vinyl) and added a sticker specifying the type of vinyl to all their LPs. They introduced 200 gram "Quiex SV-P" in July 2002. That was followed by "SV-P II" and, in 2008, "Clarity Vinyl." In the 2000s, they also introduced lower priced versions of many of their LPs, pressed from the same masters but on regular 150, 140, or 120 gram vinyl. Represses were always done on the latest vinyl formulation and can be dated by the sticker.
Classic also produced a line of gold CDs in the 1990s and then 24/96 HDAD digital disks. Mastering was typically done at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Grundman himself or Chris Bellman. Classic's assets were purchased by Acoustic Sounds in 2010. (DSC)
Jethro Tull – Aqualung
Label: Classic Records – ILPS 9145-200G
Format: 200 Gram Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold Sleeve
Country: US Released: 2007
A1 Aqualung Lyrics By [Words] – Jennie Anderson 6:34
A2 Cross-Eyed Mary 4:06
A3 Cheap Day Return 1:21
A4 Mother Goose 3:51
A5 Wond'ring Aloud 1:53
A6 Up To Me 3:14
B1 My God 7:08
B2 Hymn 43 3:15
B3 Slipstream 1:12
B4 Locomotive Breath 4:23
B5 Wind-Up 6:01
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – David Palmer (2)
Artwork By [Layout] – CCS
Artwork By [Paintings] – Burton Silverman
Bass Guitar, Recorder [Alto], Voice [Odd Voices] – Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond
Drums, Percussion – Clive Bunker
Electric Guitar, Recorder [Descant] – Martin Barre
Engineer – John Burns
Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Voice – Ian Anderson
Piano, Organ, Mellotron – John Evan
Producer – Ian Anderson, Terry Ellis
Written-By – Ian Anderson
200 gram Quiex Super Vinyl Profile Hand Made
A product of Chrysalis Records Ltd. Manufactured and distributed by Classic Records, inc.
Matrix / Runout (Side 1): ILPS-9145-A CB
Matrix / Runout (Side 2): ILPS-9145-B CB
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