What does it sound like?:
The next in the series of Tull releases harks back to the 40th anniversary rerelease of Aqualung, originally issued a few years ago now.
The album has been put into the now familiar book type presentation to fit in with the other releases.
This package is described as the 40th anniversary adapted edition remixed and mastered by Steven Wilson, and as those who have seen his Facebook page will know, the mixes are now exactly as they left his studio,
This may well be the band’s strongest album as a whole, and disc one presents Wilson’s stereo remix of the original album. The second cd gives us the Life’s A Long Song ep, issued around the same time, in addition to Wilson’s remix of ten other associated recordings from that extraordinarily prolific period of creativity.
On to the DVDs: The first has the usual 5.1 surround mixes of the album and associated pieces, while the second interestingly includes, among other things, the original 1974 quad mix of the album and the promo film for Life’s A Long Song.
Throw in a very detailed and well researched eighty page book, and you have a superb package, as befits a classic album such as this.
What does it all *mean*?
Some things just improve with age!
Goes well with…
Other albums in this excellent series of reissues, classic prog from the 70’s.
Might suit people who like…
Tull fans will devour this of course, but fans of prog from its most fertile era will also want to investigate in depth – and watch out for the Stand Up album being given the same treatment, hopefully arriving towards the end of the year.