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DVD/DTS Poll Jethro Tull - STORMWATCH [DTS DVD]

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Rate the DTS DVD of Jethro Tull - STORMWATCH

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bossfan

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Gave it a 9. It's hard to mark a Tull set by Steven Wilson with al the extras any lower. I was not familiar with this material but after several listens it has certainly grown on me. Still favour most of the other sets I am more familiar with, but glad I purchased this one. Was seriously considering stopping at the last reissue.
 

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It's my first listen (of this version, and maybe, the second or third for the album in my whole life), but it's sonically pleasing (y)
 

skherbeck

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I love the fidelity of this surround mix and there’s plenty of discrete surround activity for my taste. The extra 5.1 tracks are excellent. I’m new to most of these Tull releases, but this one I really like musically (I also love Heavy Horses and Aqualung, and can’t stand A Passion Play... the others fall somewhere in the middle). I give this a 9.
 

antoine555

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I only managed to listen to Passion Play while doing tiles in my new kitchen some years ago ;)

Anyway, Stormwatch may be in my top 5 Tull (with Aqualung, Thick, Stand Up, and either Benefit/Minstrel).
 

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I love the fidelity of this surround mix and there’s plenty of discrete surround activity for my taste. The extra 5.1 tracks are excellent. I’m new to most of these Tull releases, but this one I really like musically (I also love Heavy Horses and Aqualung, and can’t stand A Passion Play... the others fall somewhere in the middle). I give this a 9.
Couldn’t agree with you more, Sean. Very surprised how much I liked Stormwatch and how much I disliked Passion Play. The Stormwatch bonus disc is superb.
 

James Jay

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I thought i was through with the Jethro Tull boxset series after Minstrel in the Gallery but i bought Heavy Horses and was surprised how much I liked it. So I took a chance and bought Stormwatch. I liked it also. The surround is a little tamer than I prefer (I like adventurous mixes like XTC Psurroundabout Ride). I like the material on dvd 1 and 2 equally. A strong 8 for me.
 

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I finally got around to this one after getting it under the tree this past Christmas. I’m just getting through track 7 and I like everything I’ve heard so far. This was unexpected as the reviewer on Allmusic only gave this album 2 stars. :eek: All I can figure is that he must have been in really lousy mood the day he did his review. This is really good stuff!
 

The56Kid

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I finally got around to this one after getting it under the tree this past Christmas. I’m just getting through track 7 and I like everything I’ve heard so far. This was unexpected as the reviewer on Allmusic only gave this album 2 stars. :eek: All I can figure is that he must have been in really lousy mood the day he did his review. This is really good stuff!
Make sure you listen to the ‘Associated Recordings’ disc as it too is fantastic!
 

keywhiz

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Hmmmm. This may be my least favorite of all the JT sets released. (“Too Old To Rock And Roll” is a contender) The album sounds great. It was obviously recorded very well in 1979. But this may be the weakest, least memorable set of songs in their catalog. And even the 5.1 mix is surprisingly lackluster.

While most wouldn't have fit on the album, nor do I think they make a great album on their own, I prefer most of the “associated recordings” to the proper album. And I don’t ever say that about bonus tracks.

As with all the other sets, the packaging is fantastic and the 96-page book is very nice. The live discs are a nice, but not particularly necessary bonus. As much as I hate to do it, I just can’t give this more than a “7”. Had the surround mix been more compelling, maybe it would have been an “8”? Having heard before that this was Wilson’s favorite Tull album, I expected more from the mix.

It’s clear the band was out of gas here. No surprise they essentially broke up after this.
 
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ar surround

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Hmmmm. This may be my least favorite of all the JT sets released. (“Too Old To Rock And Roll” is a contender) The album sounds great. It was obviously recorded very well in 1979. But this may be the weakest, least memorable set of songs in their catalog. And even the 5.1 mix is surprisingly lackluster.

While most wouldn't have fit on the album, nor do I think they make a great album on their own, I prefer most of the “associated recordings” to the proper album. And I don’t ever say that about bonus tracks.

As with all the other sets, the packaging is fantastic and the 96-page book is very nice. The live discs are a nice, but not particularly necessary bonus. As much as I hate to do it, I just can’t give this more than a “7”. Had the surround mix been more compelling, maybe it would have been an “8”? Having heard before that this was Wilson’s favorite Tull album, I expected more from the mix.

It’s clear the band was out of gas here. No surprise they essentially broke up after this.
Oh how I wish every act‘s “worst album” was as good as this one.
 
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