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    Jethro Tull - Aqualung (45 RPM 200 Gram Double LP on Clarity Vinyl)

    Label: Analogue Productions
    Genre: Pop/Rock
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    AUHQR 0003-45
    UPC: 753088034572
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    Category: UHQR Vinyl Record
    No. of Discs: 2
    Coming October 16, 2020

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    Looks kewl but I already have the SW 2011 vinyl which sounds wonderful. If I had bread to burn, I would definitely want this no doubt.
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    "This UHQR is remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the original analog master tapes."

    I have always understood that the original master for Aqualung is in shitty condition, having basically been stored in Ian Anderson's garage. I recall a story from Steven Hoffman--which may be a tall tale--about splicing in a segment of needle drop to replace a damaged portion on the master without Anderson's knowledge.
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    The SW remix sounds boatloads better than any other version including the SH master. Its a shit sounding album but a phenomenal record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    The SW remix sounds boatloads better than any other version including the SH master. Its a shit sounding album but a phenomenal record.
    So you’re telling me I should get the SW remix? I’m not into all this remix stuff but I agree like most people including Ian that this album does not sound good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    I agree like most people including Ian that this album does not sound good
    I rather like what I think of as the gray, cloudy sound of this album. Gives it a nicely bleak atmosphere.
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    I'll wait for the 78 rpm version
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    Quote Originally Posted by smcfee View Post
    I'll wait for the 78 rpm version
    You scamp

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    Quote Originally Posted by smcfee View Post
    I'll wait for the 78 rpm version
    How many record set would that be? I’ve got a bad back and probably wouldn’t be able to pick it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smcfee View Post
    I'll wait for the 78 rpm version
    Yes......but they are 200gm Discs! Thats 20 GRAMS BETTER than the SW mix that is 180gm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    I rather like what I think of as the gray, cloudy sound of this album. Gives it a nicely bleak atmosphere.
    I bought several versions on cd and didn’t like either of them. I downloaded a version someone ripped from LP online once and found it to sound like what I remembered it sounding years ago. So I just play that version which I wouldn’t say sounds great but it brings back the memories which is what I need when I want to play Aqualung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    How many record set would that be? I’ve got a bad back and probably wouldn’t be able to pick it up.
    This is the wrong attitude. If you are an audiophile you should welcome the suffering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    So you’re telling me I should get the SW remix? I’m not into all this remix stuff but I agree like most people including Ian that this album does not sound good
    Like you, I'm not a remix guy at all. But the SW remix of Aqualung is certainly the one exception that is definitely worth hearing. Maybe that one and Chicago II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    The SW remix sounds boatloads better than any other version including the SH master. Its a shit sounding album but a phenomenal record.


    It goes for several of his remix.
    Thick as Brick and especially Tales from Topographic oceans and also got much better.
    GG: The power and the Glory got a bit too analytical for my taste, but never the less, it revealed new and interesting details, especially with the drums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    So you’re telling me I should get the SW remix? I’m not into all this remix stuff but I agree like most people including Ian that this album does not sound good
    I am certified Tull fanatic and for the most part the SW mixes have become my go-to's. I still have the original Chrysalis CDs, remastered CDs, and a bunch of vinyl - so I can do whatver version I want at anytime, but on something like Aqualung, I will probabaly only listen to the SW version from now on. It finally has some depth, clarity, and weight to it. YMMV of course.



    Try this out, preferably with headphones so you can really hear the "weight".
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    I am certified Tull fanatic and for the most part the SW mixes have become my go-to's. I still have the original Chrysalis CDs, remastered CDs, and a bunch of vinyl - so I can do whatver version I want at anytime, but on something like Aqualung, I will probabaly only listen to the SW version from now on. It finally has some depth, clarity, and weight to it. YMMV of course.



    Try this out, preferably with headphones so you can really hear the "weight".
    Big Tull fan here too. However, could never figure out why there was so much difference in the sonic quality of recordings, that has given life to remastering and or remixing. Aqualung was released in 1971, the same year as AUDIENCE House on the Hill..listen to the sound of this killer album, and why?
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    Ian said Tull had the big room at Island studios, Basing St, London, a converted church with quote "a horrible, cold, echoey" feel. The entire sessions seemed like a nightmare sound-wise. Zep had the smaller, better sounding room for sessions on IV (album) recording simultaneously. IMO it never sounded remotely good until SW worked on it. Hoffman's was marginally better but it was just a remaster, not a remix/remaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Ian said Tull had the big room at Island studios, Basing St, London, a converted church with quote "a horrible, cold, echoey" feel. The entire sessions seemed like a nightmare sound-wise. Zep had the smaller, better sounding room for sessions on IV (album) recording simultaneously. IMO it never sounded remotely good until SW worked on it. Hoffman's was marginally better but it was just a remaster, not a remix/remaster.
    I always considered Led Zep IV to have a terrible mix. Very mid-rangy and no fullness in the bass. Page was notorious for that, to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    I am certified Tull fanatic and for the most part the SW mixes have become my go-to's. I still have the original Chrysalis CDs, remastered CDs, and a bunch of vinyl - so I can do whatver version I want at anytime, but on something like Aqualung, I will probabaly only listen to the SW version from now on. It finally has some depth, clarity, and weight to it. YMMV of course.


    Try this out, preferably with headphones so you can really hear the "weight".
    I bought several of the SW Tull Anniversary Remixes. They are great. And now I am done. Ian has more than enough money, and he needs no more from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I always considered Led Zep IV to have a terrible mix. Very mid-rangy and no fullness in the bass. Page was notorious for that, to me.
    Agreed. Even the recent remaster sounds marginally better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I always considered Led Zep IV to have a terrible mix. Very mid-rangy and no fullness in the bass. Page was notorious for that, to me.
    Right !
    Compare it to Zep II, recorded under strange conditions on 4-track records - and it sounds fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Right !
    Compare it to Zep II, recorded under strange conditions on 4-track records - and it sounds fantastic!
    The debut sounds even better.
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