my gosh but it's been quiet round these parts. guess i can't complain, as I've been no help myself. well, anyhow, here's a little something that just turned 40:
My parents used to play this record and "Thick as a Brick" round the house when I was a toddler. Back in high school I listened to them again and found most of their 70s output to my liking (and for good or ill, i'm not a fan of prog or the 70s in general). And now, fifteen years from then, Auqualung has an anniversary and gets, not remastered, but remixed- for clarity, not for any kind of re-imagining or anything. it's the same record, but it's an order of magnitude sonically superior to any previous release.
anyway, if you like Tull, this is a real treat. And if you don't know if you like Tull, this is probably the album that it's best to start with. And if you only know the tracks played these past 40 years on radio (the title track and "Locomotive Breath" most likely) the rest of the album ought to be something of a revelation for you.
3 links 'cause it's a 2 disc set with a bunch of tracks from singles and eps released the same year (as well as a sparse selection of alternate versions). And it's in ALAC (from which it can easily be converted into any other lossless or lossy formats you desire)
back with more soon- mayhaps even something not old enough to be a favorite of your grandfather's.