Offered for sale is a limited edition half speed mastered pressing of Aqualung by Jethro Tull, issued by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
About this copy: This copy of Aqualung is a 1981 pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1971.
While this was a U.S. release, the records were pressed by JVC in Japan on their proprietary “Supervinyl.”
The cover is VG, with a 2″ (5 cm) split at the center of the top of the cover and a 3″ (7 cm) split at the center of the bottom.
The posterboard stiffener is included. The lyric insert is M-. The album also contains a Mobile Fidelity customer survey.
The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. A record store has rubber stamped their name and address on the side one label.
A nice, if imperfect, copy of a classic LP.
Background: Released in 1971, Aqualung was the fourth studio album by Jethro Tull. The album reached #4 on the UK charts and #7 in the U.S.
The leap from 1970’s Benefit to the following year’s Aqualung is one of the most astonishing progressions in rock history. In the space of one album, Tull went from relatively unassuming electrified folk-rock to larger-than-life conceptual rock full of sophisticated compositions and complex, intellectual, lyrical constructs. While the leap to full-blown prog rock wouldn’t be taken until a year later on Thick as a Brick, the degree to which Tull upped the ante here is remarkable…. Varied but cohesive, Aqualung is widely regarded as Tull’s finest hour.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Mobile Fidelity|
|Year of Release:||1981|