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Pop-up Tull - a Cracker!,
This review is from: Stand Up (Collectors Edition) (Audio CD)
I am like a Pavlov's dog where Jethro Tull are concerned and had to have this package when I saw it was out. The pop-up figures are worth the price of admission alone, having got rid of my vinyl copy when Cds took over and the package itself is well produced with Mr Anderson writing another intro to another re-issue. it consists of 2CDs and a DVD. the 1st CD is basically the remastered Stand Up from a few years back with some extra tracks from John Peel sessions (which must have been issued on other reissues already) plus a couple of very strange US radio plugs for the original album. How they got anybody to buy it is anybody's gues - they are wierd, but having heard the radio spots for Hot rats, they seem to be standard US adverts (V strange indeed).
The second CD consists of the live at Carnegie hall concert from just before the Benefit album came out, without intros etc, of which part was on Living in the past and the rest on various extra tracks. It is nice to hear it all together but as the DVD is mostly an audio repeat of this plus intro and a video interview, I would have thought the CD could have held the concert plis intros and the DVD could have had some of the period videos hanging around U-tube along with the interview.
That said I'm glad I bought it and am looking forward to a Collector's Benefit (my favourite album by Tull). I just hope it won't be as long a time before it arrives.
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Initial post: 10 Nov 2010 16:18:07 GMT
Hog of Steel says:
I think the benefit of the DVD-audio is that it provides a higher resolution sound.
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 22:09:51 GMT
Ca Marsh says:
It's good to come across someone else for whom 'Benefit' is the favourite JT album. I well remember the bitter disappointment I experienced when (having spent a year's worth of schoolboy savings) I heard 'Aqualung. They've made many good albums (and a few great ones) since but, for me, nothing to approach 'Benefit'.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2011 09:12:59 BDT
Philip C. Poulton says:
Wow ! my thoughts exactly especially about 'Aqualung' , War Child was perhaps my No.2, tied with Stand Up
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