Analogue Productions presents another classic title on Hybrid Stereo SACD — Jethro Tull’s multi-platinum-selling smash Aqualung.
Originally released in March 1971, the album has sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide, achieving Top Ten chart status in both the U.K. and U.S.
Aqualung’s success signalled 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.
Jethro Aqualung is regarded, despite the band’s disagreement, as a concept album featuring a central theme of “the distinction between religion and God.”
Something of a departure from the band’s previous work, the album features more acoustic material than previous releases; and-inspired by photographs of homeless people on the Thames Embankment taken by singer Ian Anderson’s wife Jennie-contains a number of recurring themes, addressing religion along with Anderson’s own personal experiences.
Track List: Jethro Aqualung
2. Cross-Eyed Mary
3. Cheap Day Return
4. Mother Goose
5. Wond’ring Aloud
6. Up To Me
7. My God
8. Hymn 43
10. Locomotive Breath