Select three Tull albums you think demonstrate the greatest audio engineering accomplishment from Tull and their studio recording teams over the years.
Some things to listen for: 1) clear overall definition and separation of instruments/vocals in the mix 2) rich tonal quality throughout 3) excellent balance of volume with instruments/vocals; everything's available to the ear, things aren't smothered out by instrument volume oversight in the mixing stage 4) use of reverb or sound effects handled expertly 5) no excess compression noticeable; sounds naturally spacious, all considered 6) disregard tape hiss on albums, as that was often a technological limit that Tull would have no control over.
Post by Budding Stately Hero on Oct 7, 2018 21:24:34 GMT
The overall sound of Crest of a Knave is triumphant compared to the previous three studio releases. Also, it sounds better than Roll With It, by Stevie Winwood (who won the grammy for Best Engineered Recording). I suspect it's because Winwood is much more appreciated and socially accepted than Tull. Instead of giving them the best heavy metal performance, they could have given the best engineered recording, instead.
So as you push off from the shore, Won't you turn your head once more And make your peace with everyone? For those who choose to stay, Will live just one more day To do the things they should have done. And as you cross the wilderness, Spinning in your emptiness: You feel you have to...pray.
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT