I know there are some very mixed reviews on this-and justifiably so. Of all the Steven Wilson remixes I own (the previous Tull release, Aqualung which he did a SUPERB job on, material from King Crimson and ELP), this is the first time I can honestly say I was disappointed...if not downright perplexed.
On the majority of his remix projects, Wilson seemed to go for a somewhat deeper, more spread out sound-and, of course, a lot of "cleaning up" resulting in considerably less clutter (especially in the case of Crimson).
I'm not so sure what Wilson's objective was in his treatment of TAAB. What he has basically done here is reduce the low end, add a LOT of high end and, overall, made for a relatively harsh sounding end product.
I offer these opinions with much consideration to the mix of the original release...not even the MFSL...just the original record on good old regular vinyl...it was quite a well balanced sounding record to begin with. Hence, when I found out that there was a remix in process, I got quite excited in thinking, what's Wilson going to do to improve on an already very good sounding record??
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