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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 3 September 2015
'This Was' was the evergreen J Tull's debut album, from back in 1968, when the world was much different to today. It's unlike anything that the band would go on to record, it being more Bluesy in feel and content. No doubt some of this was down to the presence of guitarist Mick Abrahams, who was replaced by Martin Barre for 'Stand Up', the next album, and has been the band's guitar incumbent ever since. I'm reviewing the album from the reissued vinyl edition, and it must be said that Universal have done the record proud. It sounds refreshed, vivid and engaging, much as it did way back when. Ian Anderson is in great musical form, offering up a cool take on his hero Rahsaan Roland Kirk's 'Serenade To A Cuckoo', and Abrahams own 'Move On Alone', with his jangling nine-string guitar is an unexpected treat. He gets to stretch out on the mighty rave-up Cat's Squirrel, but it's Anderson who ultimately shines, with his breathy flute interludes and his jazzy vocal phrasing - 'My Sunday Feeling' fairly springs from the speakers, and in this newly-tooled / remixed mode sounds as gutsy as ever. As I said, it isn't like anything else they'd do, but it is a wonderful, unique record. And I Love it.
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on 9 December 2017
Tulls jazzrockblues non concept album phase with perhaps all but one track being superlative genius. Anderson's flute weaving, mesmerisingly, through many a track. Clive Bunker showing how it's done with Mick Abrahams heads above many a guitar player of the day... deeply influencing both lyrics and music. A great album. Arguabley, Tull died when Mick left and the band became a vehicle for Anderson's ego.
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on 5 May 2016
Fabulous album,the stereo version on vinyl, fabulous on my Pro-Ject Xperience turntable, crisp treble and full bass lines, very little not to love here.
Added bonus of the auto-rip, in-fact the collectors edition, a 35 track opus complete with mono version, sounds great via the Fire-Stick to my DAC and audio gear.
All in all a glorious package delivered next day with Prime. I'm very very happy.
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on 19 November 2015
mmmmmmmm.... just wonderful
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on 24 January 2018
Have always loved this album
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on 11 February 2015
Excellent pressing and sound quality
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on 18 December 2015
Order received. All perfectly. Thanks to all!
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on 3 January 2015
Good item, fast delivery.
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on 26 January 2015
I`M HAPPY.
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on 30 July 2014
Superb
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