JETHRO TULL ON UHQR – CLARITY VINYL®

Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions proudly announces the next title in our premium Ultra High Quality Record (UHQR) series, Jethro Tull's Aqualung! This is a definitive reissue and is part of the continuing effort by Analogue Productions to reintroduce the revered UHQR originally introduced by JVC Japan in the 1980s. 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.

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.