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A Thicker Brick
on 3 December 2012
Theres been enough said about this masterpiece of shaggy dogism, already, but this Special Edition has polished up the old dog until its better than new.
The remastering has given the album an almost 3D depth and clarity. The interplay between the keyboards and guitar is really showcased, now and you can even hear the odd interjection of violin and sax, which were only there, originally, in the liner notes as far as I could tell. The drumming is (as John Bonham described it) musical geometry and the whole thing is powered by manic energy and a pythonesque silliness that was obvious even in 1972, when those too dumb to get the jokes, wrote the whole thing off as pretentious.
Apparently there are some audio blips or glitches, somewhere, but Ill be buggered if I could hear them.
A magic album made magicker ...