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  • bsmooth
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I've really been into Tull for ages, especially his earlier; Agualung, Benefit, but the albums just don't seem to be well recorded at all. I've been playing with the files in Audacity, and some just look terrible on the graphs shown bt frequency response, there just straight lines with no dynamics at all. I remeber seeing the same frequency response charts for albums, and even they look better.
What would be your advice for me to somehow improve these recordings? His later stuff is great as well, and I especially like Crest of a Knave, and A Little light night music(I think its called), which seem to be much better recodings. I did a search here and it would seem the recordings and studio shall we say weren't quite finished.
Anyway to get the recordings of the DCC Aqualung without spending an arm and a leg? Also I saw there were "Red Label" recordings under a remastered CD's thread, and wondered what those were and If they were available.
Matter of fact anyone who could be of assistance in the help of letting me know what the best recordings of Tull are ? maybe there still vailable somewhere.
Too bad I can't rent the better recordings , but I understand that would be a copyright infringement. When do copyrights run out anyways?

  • db1989
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the albums just don't seem to be well recorded at all. I've been playing with the files in Audacity, and some just look terrible on the graphs shown bt frequency response, there just straight lines with no dynamics at all. I remeber seeing the same frequency response charts for albums, and even they look better.
I notice you didn’t say anything about how they sound! Visual representations of audio are neither any indication of quality nor a reason to be concerned, as long as it pleases (and, for lossy audio, fools) your ears.

  • greynol
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I thought we already addressed this line of nonsense.

Oh by the way, which one's Pink?
Your eyes cannot hear.

  • bsmooth
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I didn't want to say anything about how they sound, because I think its rule #8.Its very difficult to say how they sound without actually just giving an opinion. But I don't think they sounded very good , but I didn't do any blind tests. I did however read that the recordings were not very good for the times. theres lots of good recordings of the early seventies.
I'm just trying to figure out how to make them sound better, but its difficult when you don't have much to start with in the first place.
I did ask you about albums "If I said I liked an album, because I liked the way it was recorded, would that also be against the rules?" this you said was ok.
The point being I'm trying to find out something and not feeling like I'm walking on eggshells. Just how to improve the sound of a recording, and no I don't think thats breaking any rules at all.
BTW its not a line of nonsense, its a simple question. Derogatory comments are what do cause problems, so please refrain from using them.
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  • greynol
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some just look terrible on the graphs shown bt frequency response, there just straight lines with no dynamics at all. I remeber seeing the same frequency response charts for albums, and even they look better.

If this is meant to be a determination of sound quality, it is nonsense, plain and simple.

I make no apologies for calling a spade a spade.
  • Last Edit: 30 June, 2011, 11:38:46 AM by greynol
Your eyes cannot hear.

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some just look terrible on the graphs shown bt frequency response, there just straight lines with no dynamics at all. I remeber seeing the same frequency response charts for albums, and even they look better.

If this is meant to be a determination of sound quality, it is nonsense, plain and simple.

I make no apologies for calling a spade a spade.


Agreed on that Greynol.

Now, back to the original question, bsmooth. I have been a Tull fan since 1973 when I saw them on the Passion Play tour at the Chicago Stadium. Been a fan ever since. Even did an award-winning radio documentary on them, but, naturally, had trouble fitting 12 years of musical brilliance into a 15-minute segment!

Not sure of what Aqualung looks like on any graphs, but the sound quality was not that good. There is some audible distortion. The same can be said about their older albums, all the way back to "This Was". Having said that, musically, EVERY one of them is superb! Passion Play, Too Old To Rock'n'Roll, Minstrel in The Gallery, War Child and Heavy Horses are all far superior in quality. Their music sort of took a dip after War Child, except for a flash of the old brilliance in A Little Light Music.
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  • Dukedudez
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Thick as a Brick is one of my favorite songs ever.  It seriously is amazing.