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Aqualung Reissue Details Revealed

Tuesday, September 27th 2011 01:00

Jethro Tull's 1971 classic to be expanded next month

Released on 31 October, the album will be available in a couple of formats. As well as a 2CD special edition, which contains a full disc of previously unreleased material including alternate takes and mixes, there is a spectacular looking deluxe limited collectors edition which contains:

- 180g heavyweight LP, 2CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray including various unreleased materials, a new stereo mix, the original Quad mix, and 5.1 DTS and Dolby Digital Surround.

- 12"x12" 48-page hardback book featuring liner notes and an interview with Ian, Q&A with engineer John Burns, Don Lawson (initially written for Classic RockPresents Prog in March 2011), memoirs from band members (Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond (bass guitar), Martin Barre (guitar), Clive Bunker (drums), Barrie Barlow (drummer following Clive Bunker's departure), Glenn Cornick (original bassist on early recordings), Terry Ellis (Manager) and Jennie Franks (Ian's first wife who wrote the lyrics for the title track), rare photos, notes on the new mixes by producer Steven Wilson, and Billie Ritchie (from '60s rock band and label mate CLOUDS), rare photos, album lyrics, and more.

"Well - it's finally here!" says Tull's Ian Anderson. "The superb remixes by Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson in both stereo and 5.1 Surround. Plus the re-mastered original mixes, bonus tracks, alternative versions and takes of the classic Aqualung material from 40 years ago. When I wrote and recorded these songs and slaved over a hot audio-mixer in Island Records' Basing Street Studios, I never thought we we would be celebrating this 40th Anniversary release, soon to be released in October. But you can't keep a good song down. Many of these are still favourites on stage today in our concerts throughout the world. I hope you enjoy this splendid EMI release and, if there's someone out there you really love, then why not treat them to the Collector's Edition in all its glory. Or, come to think of it, if there's someone out there you really dislike, then the same might apply. Each to his own. Me - I kinda like it..... For those of you easily confused about such things, a 'remix' is not the same as a 're-master.' Remixing involves going back to the original studio multi-track masters and balancing and perfecting the sound on all the individual instrumental and vocal tracks and creating from them a new stereo or 5.1 surround master.

"Remastering' is just the cleaning up and making a new copy of the original stereo master - which usually results in a clearer and more sparkling listening experience than the original, when CDs were usually just the vinyl master copied straight to the then new CD medium. These days, with digital audio, we can afford to get more dynamic range and frequency response compared to the vinyl album and (God forbid) cassette versions of old.

"Many thanks to Tim Chacksfield and Steve Davis at EMI for all their hard work and initiative in making this happen. And to the enthusiastic and respectful Steven Wilson, who has just sent me the remixes of another album to listen to, which he has been working on. But, another year, another story."

Here's the tracklist:

Tracklistings:

Vinyl

Side 1
Aqualung (New Stereo Mix)
Cross-Eyed Mary (New Stereo Mix)
Cheap Day Return (New Stereo Mix)
Mother Goose (New Stereo Mix)
Wondring Aloud (New Stereo Mix)
Up To Me (New Stereo Mix)

Side 2
My God (New Stereo Mix)
Hymn 43 (New Stereo Mix)
Slipstream (New Stereo Mix)
Locomotive Breath (New Stereo Mix)
Wind-Up (New Stereo Mix)


CD 1 - New Aqualung Stereo Mix (Previously Unreleased)
Aqualung (New Stereo Mix)
Cross-Eyed Mary (New Stereo Mix)
Cheap Day Return (New Stereo Mix)
Mother Goose (New Stereo Mix)
Wondring Aloud (New Stereo Mix)
Up To Me (New Stereo Mix)
My God (New Stereo Mix)
Hymn 43 (New Stereo Mix)
Slipstream (New Stereo Mix)
Locomotive Breath (New Stereo Mix)
Wind-Up (New Stereo Mix)

CD 2 - Additional 1970 & 1971 Recordings include some Previously Unreleased New Stereo Mixes.
Lick Your Fingers Clean (New Mix)
Just Trying To Be (New Mix)
My God (Early Version)
Wondring Aloud (13th December 1970)
Wind-Up (Early Version - New Mix)
Slipstream (Take 2)
Up The Pool (Early Version)
Wondring Aloud, Again (Full Morgan Version)
Life Is A Long Song (New Mix)
Up The Pool (New Mix)
Dr Bogenbroom (2011 - Remaster)
From Later (2011 - Remaster)
Nursie (2011 - Remaster)
US Radio Spot


DVD
Aqualung (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Cross-Eyed Mary (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Cheap Day Return (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Mother Goose (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Wondring Aloud (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Up To Me (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
My God (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Hymn 43 (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Slipstream (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Locomotive Breath (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Wind-Up (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Lick Your Fingers Clean (New Mix) (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
My God (Early Version) (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Up The Pool (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Life Is A Long Song (New Mix) (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Aqualung (New Stereo Mix)
Cross Eyed Mary (New Stereo Mix)
Cheap Day Return (New Stereo Mix)
Mother Goose (New Stereo Mix)
Wondring Aloud (New Stereo Mix)
Up To Me (New Stereo Mix)
My God (New Stereo Mix)
Hymn 43 (New Stereo Mix)
Slipstream (New Stereo Mix)
Locomotive Breath (New Stereo Mix)
Wind-Up (New Stereo Mix)
Lick Your Fingers Clean (New Mix)
Just Trying To Be (New Mix)
My God (Early Version)
Wondring Aloud (13th December 1970)
Wind-Up (Early Version - New Mix)
Slipstream (Take 2)
Up The Pool (Early Version)
Wondring Aloud, Again (Full Morgan Version)
Life Is A Long Song (New Mix)
Up The Pool (New Mix)
Dr Bogenbroom (2011 - Remaster)
From Later (2011 - Remaster)
Nursie (2011 - Remaster)
Aqualung (Quad Mix)
Cross-Eyed Mary (Quad Mix)
Cheap Day Return (Quad Mix)
Mother Goose (Quad Mix)
Wondring Aloud (Quad Mix)
Up To Me (Quad Mix)
My God (Quad Mix)
Hymn 43 (Quad Mix)
Slipstream (Quad Mix)
Locomotive Breath (Quad Mix)
Wind-Up (Quad Mix)


Blu Ray
Aqualung (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Cross-Eyed Mary (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Cheap Day Return (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Mother Goose (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Wondring Aloud (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Up To Me (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
My God (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Hymn 43 (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Slipstream (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Locomotive Breath (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Wind-Up (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Lick Your Fingers Clean (New Mix) (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
My God (Early Version) (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Up The Pool (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Life Is A Long Song (New Mix) (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Aqualung (New Stereo Mix)
Cross-Eyed Mary (New Stereo Mix)
Cheap Day Return (New Stereo Mix)
Mother Goose (New Stereo Mix)
Wondring Aloud (New Stereo Mix)
Up To Me (New Stereo Mix)
My God (New Stereo Mix)
Hymn 43 (New Stereo Mix)
Slipstream (New Stereo Mix)
Locomotive Breath (New Stereo Mix)
Wind-Up (New Stereo Mix)
Lick Your Fingers Clean (New Mix)
Just Trying To Be (New Mix)
My God (Early Version)
Wondring Aloud (13th December 1970)
Wind-Up (Early Version - New Mix)
Slipstream (Take 2)
Up The Pool (Early Version)
Wondring Aloud, Again (Full Morgan Version)
Life Is A Long Song (New Mix)
Up The Pool (New Mix)
Dr Bogenbroom (2011 - Remaster)
From Later (2011 - Remaster)
Nursie (2011 - Remaster)
Aqualung
Cross-Eyed Mary
Cheap Day Return
Mother Goose
WondRing Aloud
Up To Me
My God
Hymn 43
Slipstream
Locomotive Breath
Wind-Up
Aqualung (Quad Mix)
Cross-Eyed Mary (Quad Mix)
Cheap Day Return (Quad Mix)
Mother Goose (Quad Mix)
Wondring Aloud (Quad Mix)
Up To Me (Quad Mix)
My God (Quad Mix)
Hymn 43 (Quad Mix)
Slipstream (Quad Mix)
Locomotive Breath (Quad Mix)
Wind-Up (Quad Mix)

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