Aqualung [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Released at a time when a lot of bands were embracing pop-Christianity ? la Jesus Christ Superstar, Aqualung was a bold statement for a rock group, a pro-God antichurch tract that probably got lots of teenagers wrestling with these ideas for the first time in their lives. This was the album that made Jethro Tull a fixture on FM radio, with riff-heavy songs like "My God," "Hymn 43," "Locomotive Breath," "Cross-Eyed Mary," "Wind Up," and the title track. And from there, they became a major arena act, and a fixture at the top of the record charts for most of the 1970s. Mixing hard rock and folk melodies with Ian Anderson's dour musings on faith and religion mostly how organized...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Released at a time when a lot of bands were embracing pop-Christianity à la Jesus Christ Superstar, Aqualung was a bold statement for a rock group, a pro-God antichurch tract that probably got lots of teenagers wrestling with these ideas for the first time in their lives. This was the album that made Jethro Tull a fixture on FM radio, with riff-heavy songs like "My God," "Hymn 43," "Locomotive Breath," "Cross-Eyed Mary," "Wind Up," and the title track. And from there, they became a major arena act, and a fixture at the top of the record charts for most of the 1970s. Mixing hard rock and folk melodies with Ian Anderson's dour musings on faith and religion mostly how organized religion had restricted man's relationship with God, the record was extremely profound for a number seven chart hit, one of the most cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners. Indeed, from this point on, Anderson and company were compelled to stretch the lyrical envelope right to the breaking point. [In the digital age, Aqualung has gone through numerous editions, mostly owing to problems finding an original master tape when the CD boom began. When the album was issued by Chrysalis through Columbia Records in the mid-'80s, the source tape was an LP production master, and the first release was criticized for thin, tinny sound; Columbia remastered it sometime around 1987 or 1988, in a version with better sound. Chrysalis later switched distribution to Capitol-EMI, and they released a decent sounding CD, as well as a 25th anniversary edition in 1996. Fifteen years later, the 40th anniversary was marked with varying editions, most of them including a previously unreleased stereo mix of the album plus additional recordings from 1970-71.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/9/1999
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 724349540125
  • Catalog Number: 954019
  • Sales rank: 3,156

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Aqualung (6:37)
  2. 2 Cross-Eyed Mary (4:09)
  3. 3 Cheap Day Return (1:23)
  4. 4 Mother Goose (3:53)
  5. 5 Wond'ring Aloud (1:55)
  6. 6 Up to Me (3:14)
  7. 7 My God (7:12)
  8. 8 Hymn 43 (3:19)
  9. 9 Slipstream (1:13)
  10. 10 Locomotive Breath (4:26)
  11. 11 Wind-Up (6:07)
  12. 12 Lick Your Fingers Clean (2:46)
  13. 13 Wind-Up (5:23)
  14. 14 Excerpts from the Ian Anderson Interview - John Bungey (13:58)
  15. 15 Songs for Jeffrey (2:51)
  16. 16 Fat Man (2:56)
  17. 17 Bouree (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jethro Tull Primary Artist
Ian Anderson Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Vocals, Voices
Martin Barre Guitar, Electric Guitar, Recorder, Descant
Clive Bunker Percussion, Drums
John Evan Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Multi Instruments, Mellotron
David Palmer Synthesizer, Conductor, Keyboards, Saxophone
Jeffrey Hammond Bass Guitar, Background Vocals, Voices, Alto Recorder
Technical Credits
Ian Anderson Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
John Burns Engineer
David Palmer Arranger
John Walters Producer, Audio Production
Tony Wilson Engineer
Allen Harris Engineer
Bernie Andrews Producer, Audio Production
John Bungey Interviewer
Bob Conduct Engineer
Burton Silverman Painting Concept
Jennie Anderson Composer
Terry Ellis Producer, Audio Production
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of The Best Rock Recordings Ever

    Ian Anderson's best work. His songs are mini stories and one can actually
    understand the words.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Jethro Tull's Classic among classics

    The thing about Jethro Tull's Aqualung album is that it always seems to meet you wherever you are in life. Although the original album was subtitled "Aqualung" for side A (the first 6 songs) and "My God" for side B (the next 5 songs - not counting the bonus tracks), the attempt to see a theme anywhere in this album eludes examination, yet this is somehow a united collection of songs which make up an album that is best heard here and not in any greatest hits package. This is THE Jethro Tull album that has to be a part of any Rock collection worthy of the claim.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Essential Album!!!

    Doesn't EVERYONE already own at least one copy of the album? Well, if you don¿t , what are you waiting for? This is a killer album and should be in everyone¿s collection. Every song on the original album is awesome including Aqualung, Cross-eyed Mary , Locomotive Breath, and Wind Up just to mention four and so are the bonus tracks including Bouree, Fat Man and Song for Jeffery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Progressive Rock Classic

    Ian Anderson's brilliance is clearly demonstrated not only through the creative sound, but also the religious implications of his lyrics. Although this not Jethro Tull's greatest work, it still remains one of the best progressive rock albums of all time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    I finding out that a person is better off with this CD, Stand up, and Benefit than "The Very Best of Jethro Tull". There are so many hits on this album, which you won't find on "The Very Best of Jethro Tull." Every song is great, artistic, and Ian's voice is at its best. The remastering was done very well also. My favorite song is My God. What a song. All the bonus tracks are also hits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album

    This album is a favorite of mine because of the lyrical content in the music. Ian Anderson tells a story in each of his songs on this album, and the whole album is a story book. I favor the songs: Aqualung, Cross-Eyed Mary, Cheap Day Return, Mother Goose, Wondrin' Aloud, and of course, Locomotive Breath. Aqualung is an outstanding choice to add to anyone's Jethro Tull collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Rock Collection Favourite

    Without question, this album belongs in any basic rock collection. It encompasses many of the features that have become the shortfalls of today's 'brief-term' music: quality, intelligent writing, strong instrumental skills and creativity. It also demonstrates that some of the best rock songs can actually exceed three minutes and still intrigue the listener. Although the title song suffered the same fate of the incessant overplaying of hits like Smoke on the Water and Stairway to Heaven, it's amazing how enjoyable it remains today. You could do worse than simply owning Aqualung and Thick As A Brick as your Tull portfolio. One last point: we need more TRUE classic rock stations that would play this CD in its entirety.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Locomotive Breath

    Aqualung is an excellent album and although I have not heard this version with the bonus tracks I do own the originale version on Vinyl and it is a must have for any Tull fan and classic rock lover and I have heard a Song for Jeffree and it is an excellent song I fell in love with it immediatley a must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    1,2,3,4 THREE CHEERS FOR JETHRO!!!!

    Aqualung is one of the most cleverly written albums to date. Ian Anderson's assault on the non-christian aroma that was becoming stench around the globe was very well executed. Ian's array of voice tones are still remarkable to this day. The title track is a surreal portrait of a very henious crime about to happen. The cerebral contents of this classic still amazes me to this day. A great buy for any music lover.

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    Posted April 17, 2009

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