Jethro Tull - the Steven Wilson remixes

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by street legal, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Daniel Falaschi

    Daniel Falaschi Live detective

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    How would you rate the JT reissues so far in terms of a) sound upgrade/remix/5.1 mixes etc. b) book content/package c) extras?

    This was: not done
    Stand Up: next release, I forecast a 10-10-8
    Benefit: 10-7-6
    Aqualung: new SW master : 9-8-10
    TAAB: not quantifiable-10-4
    APP: 9-10-8
    Warchild: 9-10-10
    MITG: 9-10-10
    TOTRR: 10-10-10
    SFTW: next after Stand Up, I forecast a 9-10-10
    HH: not done
    Stormwatch: not done
     
  2. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Location:
    Toulouse, France
    As I'm sure you know, This Was was reissued with a stereo remix and the rare mono mix, as well as assorted singles, in 2008. But it was not remixed by Steven Wilson. I don't think there are plans to re-do it again.
     
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  3. PROGGER

    PROGGER Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    As a band they rate more highly per album year now that we have the remixes. So many more great tracks now. Tull could have given us 10 classic prog related albums in the 70s judging by the stuff they left off every album. They tended to want to be more commercial in the mid 70s. I would have much preferred stuff like Good Godmother, Glory row, Strip cartoon, Commercial traveller etc to have been on their respective albums back then. It's the stuff I expect from this great band :D. Trying different songs from each remix to make a 40 minute album or 80 minute double album, I could rate them as follows, compared to original album ratings in brackets.

    benefit 8(7)
    aqualung 9(7.5)-double
    taab 9
    app 8.5(8)-double
    warchild 8.5(7)-double
    minstrel 7.5(7)
    too old 8(6.5)

    Looking forward to the next remixes
     
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  4. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

    Location:
    Odense Denmark.
    And the 2008 remix is pretty good. Guess who did it. The much maligned mr. Mew.
     
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  5. ultron9

    ultron9 Senior Member

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    USA
    Mew did a good job with the remix and I think his treatment there was quite different than his remastering efforts.
     
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  6. JAG

    JAG Forum Professor with Tenure

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    you rate the original aqualung a 7.5? our opinions are very different. aqualung is a 10 if ever there was a 10, up there with sgt pepper and dark side
     
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  7. PROGGER

    PROGGER Forum Resident

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    Australia
    I'd give it 7.5-8/10. Don't like side 2 much. Bit straight forward rock and the vocals are annoying. The quad versions of these side 2 songs are better though. If side 2 was the quad version I'd give the album a fairly good 8/10 or almost a very good 8.5/10. Hymn 43 quad is a big winner. Don't forget the 9 unrepeated studio songs on disc 2 which may be even better than the above. I don't really like 3 songs on Dark side. I'd give it a 7
     
  8. jerrygene

    jerrygene Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    Are the quad mixes on the DVD's made specifically for surround / more than 2 speaker set up?
     
  9. tootull

    tootull Well now, how about some heavy rolling?

    Location:
    Canada
    Yes. 4.0, with Aqualung mixed to 4.1.
     
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  10. Daniel Falaschi

    Daniel Falaschi Live detective

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    News from Steven

    Also a reminder that my remix of Jethro Tull's "Stand Up" will be released on 18th November.

    I'm very much focussing on my own music these days, but will certainly keep slotting in the remix projects whenever I can. The other already completed mixes, Roxy Music's debut and Tears for Fears "Seeds of Love", remain in a holding pattern. I hope both will come out next year, but then the Roxy album has been "next year" every year since I did it in 2012! In the meantime another set of XTC tapes from the Virgin era have been found, and I certainly plan to continue with the Tull series (This Was, Songs From the Wood...etc), so look out for these in 2017.
     
  11. mongo

    mongo Forum Resident

    Certainly the newsiest chunk of news there.
    Would be nice if he said which ones for Godssake!
    Black Sea? English Settlement?
    Is the secrecy really necessary?
    Perhaps Andy will tweet something soon.
    Sheesh.
     
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  12. Catbirdman

    Catbirdman Forum Resident

    This Was!!!
     
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  13. Daniel Falaschi

    Daniel Falaschi Live detective

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Can we have a full Bursting Out box set instead of This Was?
     
  14. Catbirdman

    Catbirdman Forum Resident

    Can we have both? :D
     
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  15. SirMarc

    SirMarc Forum Resident

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    Cranford, NJ
    This Was too eh? Cool
     
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  16. teag

    teag Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado
    Any word on when the vinyl version of this remix/remaster of Stand Up will come out?
     
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  17. SirMarc

    SirMarc Forum Resident

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    Cranford, NJ
    +1
     
  18. jerrygene

    jerrygene Forum Resident

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    New York
    Guess the SW Benefit will remain as is. No complaints.
    Looking forward to This Was. Should be some fine early nuggets and art floating around. I like the prior 2 cd mono and the remaster set.
     
  19. tootull

    tootull Well now, how about some heavy rolling?

    Location:
    Canada
    This Was, really? :yikes: Just when I was expecting Heavy Horses.
     
  20. Daniel Falaschi

    Daniel Falaschi Live detective

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I would definetively wait for any more official confirmation. It is weird that SW would want to remix This Was: not a prog album, no chance of mixing 5.1., a good remix already in existance...
     
  21. Daniel Falaschi

    Daniel Falaschi Live detective

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Maybe they do invent somethin weird with This Was, in order to wait for 2018 and make HH a tru 40th ann. edition.
     
  22. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Location:
    Toulouse, France
    Oh, it is definitely feasible to mix a 4 tracks recording in "true" 5.1. It's just that the mix won't be as solid or beautiful as a 8+ tracks one. And depending on the tracks, the gain could not be as interesting.
     
  23. Daniel Falaschi

    Daniel Falaschi Live detective

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Thank you very much for the correction.
     
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  24. tootull

    tootull Well now, how about some heavy rolling?

    Location:
    Canada
    :cool:
    Been working on any Jethro Tull lately? :angel: :)
     
  25. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Location:
    Toulouse, France
    Well, Steven mentionning This Was was a total surprise!
     
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