Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick

Certainly, one of the most popular 40th anniversary editions from Jethro Tull is their 1972 classic Thick as a Brick album. The original run of this limited edition two disc set sold out years ago, and fans have been paying up for resold copies in the marketplace. The great news is now ten years on, and 50 years after its original release, Thick as a Brick deluxe edition is getting a reprint that was initially scheduled for release in July and now has been pushed back to October.

The CD + DVD-A set includes the original TAAB newspaper, an article by Classic Rock's Dom Lawson, rare photos by Didi Zill and Robert Ellis, recording/touring mementos and much more all in a 104 page hardback book. For hi-res enthusiasts, this reprint of the CD + DVD-A contains the 2012 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo mixes by Steven Wilson, along with flat transfers of the original mix. Otherwise, there is no new material, except what was contained in the 2012 corrected first pressing.

Just as reviewed back in 2012, fans will get a CD featuring the 2012 mix of the album by Steven Wilson, while the DVD-A contains his 5.1 DTS & Dolby Digital surround sound mix, plus a hi-res stereo 96kHz /24-bit of the 2012 mix, plus the original 1972 stereo mix flat transferred to 96kHz / 24-bit PCM directly from the Morgan Studios recording by Robin Black, plus a 1972 radio ad. Also, vinyl lovers can order a half speed mastered 50th anniversary edition featuring Steven Wilson’s 2012 remix edition that comes in the original format that includes the legendary 12-page newspaper package.

Absolutely recommended for fans of Jethro Tull, collectors of progressive rock, and surround sound enthusiast. Do not miss your chance to get a copy during this reprint! Please see my full review of the first pressing.

Origially scheduled for reissue October 7, 2022. and delayed until Jan 20, 2023 

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CD + DVD with 5.1 surround sound DTS and Dolby Digital, 2.0 stereo 96kHz / 24-bit PCM. Also available on half speed mastered  Vinyl plus through popular streaming services.   



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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.



1 year ago
Participants on the Steve Hoffman forum summarized the differences between the 2012 original TAAB bookset and the 2022 reissue:

2012 40th anniversary bookset:
CD: 2012 Steven Wilson stereo remix, mastered by Peter Mew
corrected DVD-V: 2012 Steven Wilson stereo remix in 96/24, mastered by Peter Mew
2012 Steven Wilson 5.1 surround mix, flat transfer

2022 50th anniversary bookset:
CD: 2012 Steven Wilson stereo remix, "flat transfer"
DVD-V: 2012 Steven Wilson stereo remix in 96/24, "flat transfer"
2012 Steven Wilson 5.1 surround mix is the same as on the corrected 2012 DVD-V

The assertion was that Peter Mew made the Steven Wilson mix bright and louder with his mastering. That was removed as Steven Wilson didn't like it. The 2015 single CD release of the Steven Wilson remix also does not have the Peter Mew mastering.
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