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Old hippy stuff?,
This review is from: Aqualung (Special Edition) (Audio CD)
Hands up, I've listened to this, on and off, since it was first released. But I'm amazed at your two-star reviewer's inability to bridge the 35-year gap between now and the original release.
Far from being happy hippy idealism, Anderson's songs (apart from the odd bit of whimsy) address his discomfort with the hypocrital aspects of organized religion, and the lot of those at the bottom end of the social scale ("Aqualung", "Cross-Eyed Mary").
Yes, the vehicle is rock music - but these subjects are still fuelling the best of (for instance) French rap today.
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Initial post: 22 Oct 2010 20:33:53 BDT
Stephen Price says:
You must be smoking some heavy crap.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2011 10:42:56 GMT
Sandro Clementi says:
Apologies that this isn't a response to anything above. I recently ordered Jacobs's recording of the Benjamin Dale Piano Sonata from a listed retailer, and was sent the Jethro Tull Aqualung album instead. Subsequent investigation turned up the fact that both discs have the same release code, though the letters stand for different CD companies both beginning with C. The Tull album comes up on the Amazon site when you search for Jacobs and it would be very easy for any dealer to repeat the mistake that's occurred. I advise anyone trying to buy either of these discs to exercise care and give the dealer as much info as possible. I waited for some time for the wrong album to arrive, only then to be told that the dealer had never had the right one in stock in any case, even though Amazon listed them as having it. Error about the release number seems to have kicked in at all levels, albeit in good faith.
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