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Excellent version - worth the investment,
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[Review of 2-CD version] Veteran Tull fans could be forgiven for approaching yet another cd issue of Aqualung with some scepticism. Can we really fork out more cash on an album we've owned since God was a boy? Fear not, I must say this remixed anniversary edition does indeed remove a sonic veil from previous CD issues. Everything is clearer, crisper and has more impact. And the CD of extras is well worthwhile too. Some nice alternative and remixed versions here. Nothing too radical or different really, although a driving version of Wind-Up and an early version of My God are stand-outs for me. And I've always loved Up The 'Pool. (In his review here, Mark Berry gives a detailed and spot-on assessment of individual tracks on each cd.)
The enclosed booklet is nicely presented and is a pretty interesting read. I was a little surprised that lyrics aren't included, but maybe I can't truly claim to need them after all this time. But it would have been nice, and really useful for anyone new to the album. And I'm afraid that £85 to get them with the deluxe box set is a bit too steep. Unless I can swap a few of my earlier, inferior Aqualung cds for it ;-)
In summary, whether or not you're already a fan then buy this and (re)discover a masterpiece as it was meant to be heard. The sound alone makes it a five-star purchase.