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    I thought the QUAD sounded great. Only a couple of songs have lead vocal in the rears and it didn't sound bad to me at all. This is definitely a great underrated Tull album.

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    A 9 from me.

    This never was, nor will it be, my favourite Tullbum, but the music sounds fresher than I remembered. The new stereo mix is nice, but I totally dig the 5.1 mix of the TV special.
    Shame more of the original tapes weren't available, but SW did another great job on this.

    The quad mix doesn't rock my boat, but is nice as an extra.

    Good job, solid release with fantastic packaging. Bring on Aqualung!
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    I never heard this release back in the day but I'm glad to have finally got a chance to hear and appreciate it. The vibe of the whole album is consistent with what one might expect from a rock musical with a retro theme. The new mixes improve considerably on the decidedly lo-fi sound of the original stereo and quad masters. The TV video is enjoyable for the first one or two viewings but not much more. The filming is well done and the performances are believeable despite being mimed. I particularly enjoyed the split screen device on Dead Beat to an Old Greaser.

    Initially I thought I liked the audio program better on the re-recorded TV special. After the prelude it kicks off with a particularly punchy version of Quiz Kid. However, after awhile I found the TV audio to be a bit fatiguing to the ears, even after dialing back greatly the bass in the mostly bass-heavy sound.

    The studio recordings, of which there are 9 mixed to surround, 5 from the original album along with 4 others, are much easier on my ears. Unfortunately, the bass is quite faint and ill defined on these but otherwise the studio surround mixes are very natural sounding. I like all the associated surround recordings just as well as those on the original album, particularly Small Cigar (acoustic) - written and sung in the style of a show tune - and Strip Cartoon. It's also nice to hear Maddy Prior's voice on Salamander' Rag Time. (I think she appears at one point off to the side in the TV special. She also sings on the studio title track but her distinctive voice is hard to make out.) I wonder whether time considerations were the reason this was not on the original album rather than the diminutive Salamander. I also think Commercial Traveler is as good as a number of the songs that were on the album but it doesn't really serve the story line. Anyway, it's great to hear these 4 extras in there full glory.

    Altogether, I rate it a 9. I felt I could brush aside any concerns I might have over audio fidelity because I was rather taken by the unique quality of the material and the abundance of the surround sound offerings done by Steven Wilson.

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    While not the strongest album in the Tull catalog, it, for me was still a great album, wasn't aware it was a weak album until the internet came along LOL, well for me it still rates a 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Which_One_Is_Pink View Post
    While not the strongest album in the Tull catalog, it, for me was still a great album, wasn't aware it was a weak album until the internet came along LOL, well for me it still rates a 9.
    have to agree its one of my favourite JT albums and the 5.1 presentation of the TV version superb.
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    I just got this last week and again it isn't one of my fav. Tull albums, BUT despite I enjoyed it immensely, both on screen and from all of the speakers. The quad mix and the TV special recording alone were for me a no-brainer buy it now and I was not disappointed, not at all.

    Ten points!

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