Jethro Tull - Aqualung

Jethro Tull's multi-platinum-selling smash on Hybrid Stereo SACD!

Remastered by Chris Bellman from the original master tapes

Analogue Productions presents another classic title on Hybrid Stereo SACD — Jethro Tull's multi-platinum-selling smash Aqualung. Originally released in March 1971, the album has sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide, achieving Top Ten chart status in both the U.K. and U.S.. Aqualung's success signaled a turning point in the band's career, making Jethro Tull a major radio and touring act.

Recorded at Island Records' studio in London, it was their first album with John Evan as a full-time member, their first with new bassist Jeffrey Hammond, and last album featuring Clive Bunker on drums. Aqualung is regarded, despite the band's disagreement, as a concept album featuring a central theme of "the distinction between religion and God." Something of a departure from the band's previous work, the album features more acoustic material than previous releases; and-inspired by photographs of homeless people on the Thames Embankment taken by singer Ian Anderson's wife Jennie-contains a number of recurring themes, addressing religion along with Anderson's own personal experiences.

1. Aqualung
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
9. Slipstream
10. Locomotive Breath
11. Wind-Up

Customer Reviews (4.67 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 04/20/2023
4 Stars
Not to take anything away from Chris Bellman's job, maybe it was the source material he had to work with but I have seen Tull 50 times, every LP/CD in multiple remasters. Grays remaster of Stand Up in my opinion blows this out of the water. If a fan you should buy but if your a fan 100% need to be new SACD release of Stand Up


posted on 03/25/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
This SACD sounds quite a bit like the UHQR version of the album. I love it.

Many times during the album, Ian Anderson's voice is hyper focused, which is really cool. It seems like he is singing just to you.. Unlike with Jazz albums, the instruments aren't always represented realistically. By that I mean that certain recording and presentation tricks are presented. For example, it's not uncommon for some of the drums to appear in the right channel, and some on the left, with the cymbals in the middle. The guitars and flute are riveting.

During the Aqualung song, during the "sun streaked and cold..." part, Anderson's voice is ridiculously focused and it seems like maybe 1 in (2.54 cm) wide. It's penetrating and wonderful. During My God, the acoustic guitar plucks with viscerality, followed by the ominosity of the presentation. The drums smack forcefully hard and are precisely rendered. Then, there's the flute. That thing is all over the place as Ande

Review of Jethor Tull Aqualung

posted on 03/21/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tony
As I write this review I am listening to Aqualung I’ve had this sacd in every format love this lp.I’m playing it on a state of the art me when I say this.Bought this lp in about 1971 sounded good back then fast forward to today and it sounds amazing $35.00 dollars sounds like a lot of money for a sacd but it’s worth every penny buy it don’t hesitate just do it you will love it just like I do. Takes you back to when music was music not the crap going around today.

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