RK 50: Jethro Tull
8-25-08 RK50: Jethro Tull
A British rock band with a flute player! I first heard of Jethro Tull on a Warner Brothers sampler LP, with “My Sunday Feeling” being the cut I remember. It wasn’t hard to find their LP’s, so in no time at all – I had everything released in the
LP THIS WAS ISLAND
1968 10 TRKS
CD THIS WAS CHRYSALIS US 35459.2
1968 13 TRKS re-mastered, 3 x bonus tracks; will likely get the new 2CD 40th anniversary version…
LP STAND UP ISLAND
1969 10 TRKS
CD STAND UP CHRYSALIS US 35458.2
1969 14 TRKS ('01 re-issue) (4 x bonus tracks)
7" SWEET DREAM / 17 ISLAND/CHR
1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, long vers. of "17" – only available on this 45!~
LP BENEFIT ISLAND/CHR
1970 10 TRKS
CD BENEFIT CHRYSALIS US 35457.2
1970 14 TRKS ('01 issue) (4 x bonus tracks)
LP MY GOD! ATHAPASCAN 20.5
1970? 8 TRKS pirate LP, blue vinyl; Live + studio (rare singles, making their LP debut)
LP AQUALUNG ISLAND/CHR
1971 11 TRKS original
LP AQUALUNG (QUAD remix LP) CHRYSALIS US CH4 1044
1971 11 TRKS Quad test pressing, remixed !
CD AQUALUNG CHRYSALIS US 95401.2
1971 17 TRKS (6 x bonus tracks) ('98 issue)
7" LIFE IS A LONG SONG (EP) ISLAND/CHR
1971 5 TRK EP; with pic sleeve – I am rather fond of this EP
LP THICK AS A BRICK CHRYSALIS
1972 2 TRKS orig.
CD THICK AS A BRICK CHRYSALIS US 95400.2
1972 4 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks – one of which is an interview) ('98 issue)
LPx2 LIVING IN THE PAST (Collection) ISLAND/CHR
1972 21 TRK Collection,
CDx2 LIVING IN THE PAST (Collection) TOSHIBA JPN TOCP-67369/70
1972 21 TRKS ('04 issue) kami sleeve, exact replica of original 2LP package
This was as far as I got at the time. I was ‘pulled away’ from J.T. by the burgeoning European music scene; French artists, German artists, Italian artists – some of whom appear to have been greatly influenced by J.T. It took me a few years to hear:
CD PASSION PLAY, A CHRYSALIS
1973 1 TRK not the re-mastered vers.
LP PASSION PLAY, A CHRYSALIS
1973 2 TRKS booklet
LP WAR CHILD CHRYSALIS
1974 10 TRKS
CD WAR CHILD EMI
1974 17 TRKS (7 x bonus tracks) ('02 issue) – really like the bonus tracks!
LP MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY CHRYSALIS
1975 7 TRKS
CD MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY CHRYSALIS US 41572.2
1975 7 TRKS ('02 issue) (5 x bonus tracks)
LP TOO OLD TO ROCK 'N' ROLL… CHRYSALIS
1976 10 TRKS poster
CD TOO OLD TO ROCK 'N' ROLL… CAPITOL US 41573.2
1976 12 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks) ('02 issue)
And, really, after these titles, I am a bit iffy about continuing to follow J.T. – I own LP’s of some of the later albums…”Too Old” was the album that came out while I was at my first record store job – I all but ignored it at the time it came out.
I’ve seen them live in San Francisco; I saw them play an acoustic set on NBC TV a few years back (’96?), and it was excellent – it was the late 90’s, and they were playing songs from the “Life Is A Long Song” EP!
If Ian Anderson wrote an autobiography, I’d probably try and read it.
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