Jethro Tull - This Was and Mr. Steven Wilson *

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dougb222, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    My copy arrived a moment ago. Not played it yet, but suffice to say it looks wonderful. I'm going to do some Richard Thompson first, but then I'll give it a spin. Can't thank all involved enough for this, of all the Tull titles, I'd of thought this was the least likely to get this treatment - yet here it is. Love the album, and expect to love this.
  2. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Forum Resident

    How's the flat transfer of the original stereo mix?
  3. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Oh man, Ultimate Confusion is such a great way to end CD 1. :)

    First play through, and it all sounds natural and flowing. There is some hard panned vocals, but that seems to have always been there in stereo.

    The previously unissued recordings are works in progress type stuff, and is much appreciated. Marvellous, and I'm only one disc in!
  4. jjjos

    jjjos Forum Resident

    Wow, my bootleg Stand Up set has the DVD. I was amazed at how light it was, and then I realized it had no book and was really cheaply put together. I was amazed anyone would bother to bootleg these sets.
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  5. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Forum Resident

    Cut out of work half a day early and picked up the This Was set at my local Bull Moose. I just unwrapped it and thumbed through some of the book. It looks like yet another winner. I had no idea that so many of these Tull box sets were already OOP. Some of them are commanding lots of money on Discogs now. The Bull Moose store in Keene, NH had two copies of Heavy Horses and one copy of Too Old to Rock N Roll.

    I'm sure this has been answered already and I apologize for asking I have any need to keep the 2 CD Peter Mew mastered version? I have to admit, I thought he did a pretty good job on that one.
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  6. Todd W.

    Todd W. It's a Puggle

    This is probably why I chose not to purchase this one. And it would be the first one I didn't. Maybe, someone can tell me why I should?

    By the way, love your avatar. He used to scare the crap out of me when I was a kid..........Dark Shadows of course.
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  7. electronicpaperboy

    electronicpaperboy Forum Resident

    Anyone looking for a good price for this set, Base are selling it at £29.99 with free UK delivery. It's out of stock but awaiting delivery from their supplies if you can wait?
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  8. I forgot to cancel my order and it shipped today so I'll have an extra copy to sell at cost.
  9. I was like you. I didn't want to get this because I thought how good can a 4.1 mix be from a 4 track recording? And I too had the 2 disk set. I broke down and ordered it because I want a complete set of these Tull box sets and there are a couple of songs added that were not included in the 2 disk set and the book I'm sure will be superior to what was included in the 2 disk set.
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  10. phil1db

    phil1db Forum Resident

    I ordered before that message popped up -my order is pending so unsure if I manged to get one
  11. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Surround sound. Couple unreleased tracks. A wonderful book. And if you change your mind in the future it'll probably cost you twice as much. :)
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  12. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Heavy Horses Operator

    Tampa, FL
    Just finished listened to surround. Man, did SW had fun or what? Lots of panning around...:goodie: And stereo is great, just great. I am not chart and measurement guy, but to my ears no clipping and compression is very natural..
  13. ChrisH

    ChrisH Well-Known Member

    United Kingdom
    Got mine today. Burning Shed UK. Better packaging than Amazon. Never any trouble. Great Box set. Best it's ever sounded. Tull have certainly raised the bar with this series. And I got a signed postcard.
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  14. tonewheeltom

    tonewheeltom Forum Resident

    Vineland, NJ
    I should have ordered this from Bullmoose, as my Amazon USA order was moved to next week. Oh well, I’ve got the surround mixes of Electric Ladyland and White Album to tide me over.
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  15. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

    NW USA
    Mine, too...picking this up at my local indie on the way home this evening!
  16. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Forum Resident

    I just finished it and I liked it too. I really like the sound of the kick drum during "Serenade to a Cuckoo". I kept turning it up. As you said, it's very natural sounding. Not like the ****show that appears to be on the Hendrix 50th anniversary set (which I haven't heard yet).
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  17. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

    Belfast, Ireland
    Any word on the vinyl ? Seems strange that a new pressing of Aqualung should be coming first.
  18. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Heavy Horses Operator

    Tampa, FL
    Because it is the same LP as in 2011, just repress...
  19. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

    Belfast, Ireland
    Yes, I realise that. It’s still odd, when it’s so easy to pick up anyway and yet there has been no mention of 'This Was' on vinyl.
  20. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    I did this as well! I planned on buying it from Bull Moose then got the email from yesterday. But didn't get down to Bull Moose so I don't have two copies.
  21. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Fonthill, Ontario
    Arrived this morning :edthumbs::cheers:
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  22. The book is, as usual, exceptional. Tull fans are a lucky bunch. Quite the contrast to the disappointment surrounding the Electric Ladyland deluxe box issued today.
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  23. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    The booklet is cool, because Ian hasn't exactly been forthcoming on this era. Even in the previous CD's things have been a little sketchy. I always got the impression that he'd rather be talking/writing about something else. So it's good to see the information in this booklet (feels like I'm downplaying it by calling it a "booklet", these really are "books".)

    I bloody LOVE this album!!
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  24. Really looking forward to this release. The basic recording always sounded like there was plenty of room for really excellent sound, unlike Benefit or Aqualung, which have been improved, but will never have really terrific sound.
  25. Old Fred

    Old Fred Forum Resident

    Mine came it today, but . . . the autographed postcard was damp! So bizarre. :confused:

    It was shink-wrapped and the box is fine. But the card? Damp. Crazy weird.
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