Minstrel In The Gallery (40th Anniversary: La Grande Edition)
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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, 14 Oct 2002
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Limited four disc (two CDs + two DVDs) edition includes a new stereo mix of the album and bonus tracks on CD One; a 1975 live show on CD Two; a 5.1 surround mix of the album, flat transfer of the original album and a flat transfer of the quad mix on DVD One; and 5.1 and stereo mixes of live tracks plus an eight-minute film of the band performing Minstrel In The Gallery in Paris from July 1975 and more on DVD Two. Presented in a case-bound DVD book that includes an 80-page booklet featuring an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, recollections, plus lyrics, tour itinerary, and rare and unseen photographs. Digitally re-mastered and remixed edition of the Prog band's 1975 album. Jethro Tull notched it's sixth gold record in 1975 with it's eighth studio album, Minstrel In The Gallery. It's elaborate production is reminiscent of the band's 1972 classic Thick As a Brick and it's songs rock as hard as anything in the band's vast and storied catalog.
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‘Minstrel in the Gallery’ has a richness of aural gifts to bestow on the listener. I love the mixture of orchestral arrangements, acoustic guitar and crunching off-kilter rock riffs. The lyrics also seem to have a personal dimension that make them easier to digest and appreciate. Like many Prog albums some tracks tend to meander or are a little too intricate for their own good. However there is no denying the power of the title track and ‘Black Satin Dancer’ and much else besides on the album. The bonus tracks are for the most part worthwhile. ‘Summerday Sands’ is a bit of a lost gem and surely was good enough to be on a place on an album and ‘Pan Dance‘ is a pretty little instrumental. The two live offerings are negligible snippets.
The remastering is superb and brings out the wealth of music detail that the band brought to the album. Altogether a rather wonderful album which sounds as fresh and interesting as it was on first release.
Superb quality remaster - all the instruments shine through. Bonus tracks don't add anything in my view- live tracks are only part tracks.
Definitely worth upgrading your old vinyl to this CD. Includes intro notes by Ian A and full lyrics.
I wish they could find the rest of the live footage on the bonus disc - the one song we get is incredible, it would be so good to see the rest.
Still, overall this is highly recommended, as are all the recent 40th Anniversary reissues.