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    Dear Analogue Productions Series Subscriber:

    Thanks again for your business and loyalty for choosing Analogue Productions and Acoustic Sounds to supply you with treasured titles to grow your album collection. We have a reward for your continued business as we announce the next title in our premium Ultra High Quality Record (UHQR) series, Jethro Tull’s Aqualung!
    We'd like to offer Series Subscribers — among our most valued customers — the chance to secure the best-available serial-numbered edition of Aqualung. Please note, however, that we will not be able to issue you a specific serial number the way that we do with our series subscriptions.

    This will be a definitive, handmade, limited-run reissue and is part of the continuing effort of Analogue Productions to reintroduce the revered UHQR originally introduced by JVC Japan in the 1980s.

    This UHQR is remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the original analog master tapes. Each UHQR will be pressed at Acoustic Sounds' industry-leading pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings (QRP), using a specially-formulated, proprietary Clarity Vinyl on a manual Finebilt press with attention paid to every single detail of every single record. The 200-gram records will feature the same flat profile that helped to make the original UHQR so desirable. From the lead-in groove to the run-out groove, there is no pitch to the profile, allowing the customer's stylus to play truly perpendicular to the grooves from edge to center. Clarity Vinyl allows for the purest possible pressing and the most visually stunning presentation. Every UHQR will be hand inspected upon pressing completion, and only the truly flawless will be allowed to go to market. Each UHQR will be packaged in a deluxe box and will include a booklet detailing the entire process of making a UHQR along with a hand-signed certificate of inspection. This will be a truly deluxe, collectible product.
    Originally released in March 1971, Aqualung has sold more than 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.
    Preorders for subscribers begin immediately. We plan to ship the title starting October 16.

    The release will be limited to 5,000 copies. The deluxe boxes will be gold foil numbered. Each copy will retail for $125. These conditions also apply:

    ● The limit on purchases is two per customer per address. Subscribers who desire a second copy may only request one preferred serial number edition.

    ● Subscribers must have their orders created before the release date in order to be allocated a preferred low serial number

    As a Series Subscriber, we invite you to secure a preferred serial number for these first UHQR titles. We cannot guarantee you which number you'll receive nor will we be able to tell you your specific number when you place your preorder. Unfortunately, there are a number of logistical factors that make this impossible. What we can tell you is that you'll be on our preferred list to be assigned one of our best serial numbers available. In order to take advantage of this offer, you must contact our Customer Service department by calling 800-716-3553 or by emailing [email protected]. If you place your order online or call but do not identify yourself as a Series Subscriber, you will not be on the list for a preferred serial number.

    Thank you again for your ongoing business. We hope that you are enjoying your records from Analogue Productions and that you'll also enjoy these very special UHQR editions of Jethro Tull’s Aqualung.

    All the best,

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  • #2
    Thanks Myles...I got my email at 7:54 last night. Of course I ordered it. This will have to be compared to the Classic Records Red Box 45RPM reissue. It should be interesting.

    Ed
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    • timztunz
      timztunz commented
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      I said the same thing!

    • Joe Pittman
      Joe Pittman commented
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      The Classic Records box goes for over $300 on discogs at the moment, so $125 for the UHQR is a bargain?

    • EdAInWestOC
      EdAInWestOC commented
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      It remains to be seen. The Red Box was mastered from Ian Anderson's copy of Aqualung's master tape. It depends on where the master tape came from and what kind of processing has been done. If the UHQR has processing similar to the 2011 S Wilson reissue of Aqualung then we may be in for a treat. That could be impossible because I believe that the Wilson reissue magic was done in the digital domain. I have many copies of Aqualung and I hope the UHQR is a real gem!

  • #3
    Who has this and played it? I just received mine SN 361 my system is down for a bit on renovation... any comments welcome.

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    • Dre_J
      Dre_J commented
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      https://www.audionirvana.org/forum/m...744#post144744

    • kcin
      kcin commented
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      Saw that Andre, thank you. Looking for any further expansion for thoughts on this album for those that have take the time. I will post my thoughts once I am up and running again.

    • Dre_J
      Dre_J commented
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      OK Nick. Hopefully, someone will chime in with more comments.

  • #4
    My feeling is that it’s the best this album will ever sound. The pressing was one of the best I’ve heard - totally silent running. The more acoustic bits sound absolutely stunning - acoustic guitars are very natural, and Ian’s voice and flute sound fabulous on those tracks. Heavier electric songs like Hymn 43 sound merely very good. It isn’t the first album I would grab to show off my system...unless to a Tull fan 🤪 But as such a fan, very glad to have it.
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    • #5
      Originally posted by Skylab View Post
      My feeling is that it’s the best this album will ever sound. The pressing was one of the best I’ve heard - totally silent running. The more acoustic bits sound absolutely stunning - acoustic guitars are very natural, and Ian’s voice and flute sound fabulous on those tracks. Heavier electric songs like Hymn 43 sound merely very good. It isn’t the first album I would grab to show off my system...unless to a Tull fan 🤪 But as such a fan, very glad to have it.
      Great comments thank you!
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      • #6
        Originally posted by Skylab View Post
        My feeling is that it’s the best this album will ever sound. The pressing was one of the best I’ve heard - totally silent running. The more acoustic bits sound absolutely stunning - acoustic guitars are very natural, and Ian’s voice and flute sound fabulous on those tracks. Heavier electric songs like Hymn 43 sound merely very good. It isn’t the first album I would grab to show off my system...unless to a Tull fan 🤪 But as such a fan, very glad to have it.
        I have this as well and completely agree with Rob's comments. They did a great job with this release.
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        • #7
          I still haven't received my copy, starting to get worried. Anyone else?
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