The 40th Anniversary edition of Jethro Tull‘s 1971 classic Aqualung is being repackaged and repriced, four and a half years after the original reissue.
The new version is a 2CD+2DVD ‘bookset’ consistent with all the recent Tull reissues. The first disc contains the album mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson (the original 40th anniversary edition was not mastered by SW) and CD 2 features additional 1970 and 1971 recordings (also mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson).
The DVDs include Steven Wilson 5.1 surround mixes, hi-res stereo mixes, the 1974 quad mix and flat transfers of both Aqualung and the Life Is A Long Song EP (two of the EP’s tracks haven’t been available in this form previously).
You don’t get the vinyl, blu-ray and large-format packaging with this version, but it does include a comprehensive 80-page booklet (presumably the old book reformatted) and will look dandy on your shelf next to the other reissues (except Benefit!). Best of all, this can be pre-ordered for for less than £20!
This new version of the 40th anniversary Aqualung will be released on 22 April 2016.
CD 1 – Aqualung (mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson):
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
1. Lick Your Fingers Clean
2. Just Trying To Be
3. My God (early version)
4. Wond’ring Aloud (13th December 1970)
5. Wind-Up (early version)
6. Slipstream (Take 2)
7. Up The ‘Pool (early version)
8. Wondâ€™ring Aloud, Again
9. Life Is A Long Song
10. Up The ‘Pool
The original Life Is A Long Song EP
11. Life Is A Long Song
12. Up The ‘Pool
13. Dr Bogenbroom
14. From Later
16. Reprise Radio Advert
DVD 1 (Audio only)
Aqualung remixed in 5.1 surround and presented in DTS 96/24 and AC3 Dolby Digital and 96/24 LPCM stereo, including associated 1970 & 1971 Recordings. Seven tracks remixed in 5.1 surround and presented in DTS 96/24 and AC3 Dolby Digital, and all ten remixed in 96/24 LPCM stereo.
DVD 2 (Audio & Video)
A flat transfer from the original stereo master of the album in 96/24 LPCM stereo.
The original 1974 quad mix as 4.1 presented in DTS 96/24 and AC3 Dolby Digital surround
A flat transfer from the original stereo master of the EP â€˜Life Is A Long Songâ€™ in 96/24 LPCM stereo
The 1971 Life Is A Long Song promotional film with new remixed stereo soundtrack.