180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram vinyl plus 24-page booklet
Stereo mix by Steven Wilson
Booklet cover is reproduction of the original gatefold cover
A 2015 vinyl version of Jethro Tull's 1971 classic, Aqualung. 180-gram vinyl includes a 24-page booklet in a reproduction of the original gatefold cover.
Mastered from Steven Wilson's 40th Anniversary stereo mix from 2011.
Early in 1968, a group of young British musicians, born from the ashes of various failed regional bands gathered together in hunger, destitution and modest optimism in Luton, North of London. With a common love of blues and an appreciation, between them, of various other music forms, they started to win over a small but enthusiastic audience in the various pubs and clubs of Southern England. The breakthrough came when they were offered the Thursday night residency at London's famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street, Soho.
The early Jethro Tull released their first Blues-oriented album, This Was, in the latter part of 1968 before moving on to more home-grown and eclectic efforts in 1969 with Stand Up and a flutter of single releases, including "Living In The Past," in the UK market.
Benefit, Aqualung, and Thick As A Brick followed and the band's success grew internationally. Various band members came and went, but the charismatic front man and composer, flautist and singer Ian Anderson continued, as he does to this day, to lead the group through its various musical incarnations.
|2. Cross-eyed Mary|
|3. Cheap Day Return|
|4. Mother Goose|
|5. Wond’ring Aloud|
|6. Up To Me|
|7. My God|
|8. Hymn 43|
|10. Locomotive Breath|
|11. Wind Up|
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