We here at Proggnosis would be remiss if we didn't have a respectable review for Jethro Most successful album, imagine my surprise as I checked through the album releases here and saw that indeed we somehow have overlooked this. I am sure that many older proggressive rock fans have this album high on their list of favorites. And who could argue. This record remains the band most sought after release even after some 40 years! This record rocks, and I am reviewing the DCC Gold edition from 1997, which some consider one of the better sounding reissues of this legendary album.
You won't find any shortage of opinions of this albums as well as the band, but few who love Tull wouldn't include this album in their top 5 of Tull's impressive output. This record will always be a fine example of a golden era gone by, one where there were no limits on artist expression, and an acceptance of experimentation. Yes there were radio friendly songs on this record, yet those same songs are radical genre breakers by todays standards. This issue of Aqualung is quite pristine, I am listening on audiophile epuipment, and the sound is wonderful, especially the acoustical passages. Considering this is from 1971, it remains a friendly listen.
This lp won Tull a lot of recognition, and some awards as well, some curious ones at that, best "Heavy Metal" band at the grammies, we Tull fans have to "laugh a bit too fast" at that one.