JETHRO TULL -- Aqualung 25th Anniversary Special Edition (Chrysalis)

Seems like everywhere you look these days, albums are being remastered, remixed and repackaged. Add Jethro Tull's Aqualung to the list. Chrysalis did a beautiful job on this one. They added six bonus tracks (some available on CD for the first time) and extensively reworked the packaging. The new CD comes in a slipcover that houses the metallic gray jewel box and the new 20-page booklet. Unfortunately, the sound quality is awful. Even the original vinyl sounds better. It says that the CD was digitally remastered, but I have to wonder what source tapes they used. The bottom line here - great packaging, terrible sound.

© 1996 Steve Marshall