Jethro Tull: Aqualung 1971 (SACD Hybrid) Analogue Productions 2023 Release Date: 4/7/2023
Analogue Productions presents another classic title on Hybrid Stereo SACD - Jethro Tull's multi-platinum-selling smash Aqualung. Originally released in March 1971, the album has sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide, achieving Top Ten chart status in both the U.K. and U.S..
Aqualung's success signaled a turning point in the band's career, making Jethro Tull a major radio and touring act.Recorded at Island Records' studio in London, it was their first album with John Evan as a full-time member, their first with new bassist Jeffrey Hammond, and last album featuring Clive Bunker on drums. Aqualung is regarded, despite the band's disagreement, as a concept album featuring a central theme of 'the distinction between religion and God.' Something of a departure from the band's previous work, the album features more acoustic material than previous releases; and-inspired by photographs of homeless people on the Thames Embankment taken by singer Ian Anderson's wife Jennie-contains a number of recurring themes, addressing religion along with Anderson's own personal experiences. Jethro Tull's multi-platinum-selling smash on Hybrid Stereo SACD! Remastered by Chris Bellman from the original master tapes