Got an update from EMI Canada regarding all the comments that were sent in. The main excerpt is:
"...you've probably reached a saturation point. We've passed on that there is tremendous interest in a modified version of the product, and it's now in their hands."
Sweet! Nice to know that it is possible to make an impact; let's hope it also leads to something.
A little of what you fancy does you good. (Or so it should.)
Thanks to all for writing in about Aqualung. Very Cool
yeah, nice work but i think we shouldn't stop on this. more feedbacks and requests from
potential consumers most likely will do impact on the label's approach with future possible
releases. please keep going.
EMI has tonns of quad masters which only need to be converted to digital format and
put on the DVDA with no expensive remix work to be involved.
Aqualung Q&A with John Burns (Aqualung engineer)
Aqualung 40th - 11 bonus tracks (some alternative versions)
Read more: http://jethrotull.proboards.com/inde...9&page=1#20408here's part 1 of the interview with Johnnie Burns. Part 2 - 'recording Aqualung' (including the questions submitted by forum members) will appear after the new set has been released (EMI will be using some of it)
Hey Tootull: any word on a release date?
"You gotta always remember, the name of the game is 'What does it sound like?' That's always the end result - I don't care if you got 90 tracks. What does it sound like, baby?" - Ray Charles
so FINALLY, something new on the 40th anniversary front....pre-orders on amazon.com. Now it looks like these are import prices so I expect the prices to come down (hopefully), but it looks like this reissue could be a bigger deluxe set than we originally anticipated.
Last edited by rtbluray; 08-10-2011 at 07:09 PM.
Still not working for me. Instead I get an Amazon page that says:
404 Document Not Found
"Looking for something? We're sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site"
--- NEVER MIND. I was clicking on the links in the reply, not your original post with your fixed links. Sorry.
Aqualung 40th Anniversary (2CD+DVD+Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition) - Limited
by Jethro Tull
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Music Genre Rock
Available for Pre-order
12” vinyl in gatefold sleeve housing 2xCD+DVD+Blu ray / 12” x 12” Hardback 60 page book / housed in a slipcase.
Aqualung 40th Anniversary (Standard Edition) - Limited
by Jethro Tull
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6 panel gatefold (2xCD+booklet)
would buy it for the surround mix but at that price I'm out Just dont understad why its that price ?
That's a very high price, hopefully it will come down or that a stand alone BD will be relased.
The economy has tanked and everybody is bringing out high priced box sets in time for christmas. I'm out and look for them to show up as BB $30 sales a year from now.
I'm getting sick of having to get the "ultra-immersion-super-deluxe-limited-edition boxset with 800 page hardback book, 10cds, Vinyl, DVD (non DVD-A), scarf, fake tickets, marbles & the kitchen sink" just to get the hi-rez 5.1 version on blu-ray
I reallly hope this comes out on blu-ray single disc release (or a cd/blu-ray combo).
We might have to send some more feedback to EMI.
I am also out if that is only way to get a Hires.
That is just way to much money to spend on one title so I am also hoping this comes out as a Bluray only down the road.
Economy is Bad right now. Folks can't afford a bunch of of $150 box sets. These box sets are very nice and all, problem is they don't keep them in print for when you want to buy or can afford them, just as they do with regular CDs. That's too bad, because sometimes one enjoys all the extras. But some folks are only casual fans of an artist, but really like a title's music. So a Hi-Rez CD/DVD or CD/BR option should be here, otherwise they're going to lose sales that could have been there.
That being said, I am in favor of different price points with reissues, surround or not. Other bands have done it. There were ridiculous super-deluxe editions of the last U2 album out there, as well as more reasonably priced sets.
Steven Wilson replied on the SH forum
Seems quite allrightIn the case of Aqualung it will contain new Stereo mix 9624 PCM, Surround mix 9624 PCM and DTS-HD, original Stereo 9624 PCM, Quad 9624 PCM and Quad DTS-HD.
$175 seems like a real bargain compared to the upcoming Uber edition of U2's Achtung Baby re-release (a mere $650 and no surround mix) OUCH
I guess our email campaign back in June was so successful that we convinced EMI that there was enough interest to warrant a $150 release.