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Jethro Tull


British progressive rock band formed 1967. Named after agriculturalist Jethro Tull.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ian Anderson
10-Aug-1947   Frontman for Jethro Tull
Tony Iommi
19-Feb-1948   Guitar player for Black Sabbath
David Palmer
2-Jul-1937   Transsexual keyboardist, Jethro Tull


This Was (1968, Reprise)
1My Sunday Feeling
2Some Day the Sun Won't Shine for You
3Beggar's Farm
4Move on Along
5Serenade to a Cuckoo (Rahsaan Roland Kirk cover)
6Dharma for One
7It's Breaking Me Up
8Cat's Squirrel (traditional)
9A Song for Jeffrey

The CD reissue includes the songs "One For John Gee", "Love Story", and "Christmas Song".

Stand Up (1969, Reprise)
1A New Day Yesterday
2Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square
3Bourée (J. S. Bach cover)
4Back To The Family
5Look Into The Sun
6Nothing Is Easy
7Fat Man
8We Used To Know
9Reasons For Waiting
10For A Thousand Mothers

Benefit (1970, Reprise)
1With You There To Help Me
2Nothing To Say
5For Michael Collins, Jeffrey And Me
6To Cry You A Song
7A Time For Everything?
9Play In Time
10Sossity; You're A Woman

Aqualung (1971, Reprise)
2Cross-Eyed Mary
3Cheap Day Return
4Mother Goose
5Wond'ring Aloud
6Up To Me
7My God
8Hymn 43
10Locomotive Breath
11Wind Up

The 25th anniversary reissue included the songs "Lick Your Fingers Clean", "Wind Up (Quad Version)", "Excerpts From The Ian Anderson Interview", "Song For Jeffrey", "Fat Man", "Bourée".

Thick As A Brick (1972, Reprise)
1Thick As A Brick

A concept album with one 44 minute track purportedly based on a poem by a Gerald Bostock, a British youth, who is in fact fictitious. The CD reissue contains a live version of the song performed at Madison Square Garden.

Living In The Past (1972, Chrysalis)
Disc 1
1Song For Jeffrey
2Love Story
3Christmas Song
4Living In The Past
5Driving Song
6Bourée (Bach cover)
7Sweet Dream
8Singing All Day
10Witch's Promise
12Alive And Well And Living In
13Just Trying To Be
Disc 2
1By Kind Permission Of (live)
2Dharma For One (live)
3Wond'ring Again
4Hymn 43
5Locomotive Breath
6Life Is A Long Song
7Up The 'Pool
8Dr. Bogenbroom
9For Later

Compilation album, featuring several unreleased tracks.

A Passion Play (1973, Chrysalis)
1A Passion Play, Part One
2A Passion Play, Part Two

Jethro Tull's second consecutive concept album consisting of only one song, interrupted by the spoken word piece "The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles".

War Child (1974, Chrysalis)
2Queen And Country
4Back-Door Angels
6Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
7Bungle In The Jungle
8Only Solitare
9The Third Hoorah
10Two Fingers

The 2002 reissue includes the songs "Warchild Waltz", "Quartet", "Paradise Steakhouse", "Sealion 2", "Rainbow Blues", "Glory Row", and "Saturation".

Minstrel In The Gallery (1975, Chrysalis)
1Minstrel In The Gallery
2Cold Wind To Valhalla
3Black Satin Dancer
5One White Duck / 010 = Nothing At All
6Baker St. Muse

The 2002 reissue includes the songs "Summerday Sands", "March the Mad Scientist", "Pan Dance", "Minstrel in the Gallery", and "Cold Wind to Valhalla".

Too Old To Rock'N'Roll: Too Young To Die (1976, Chrysalis)
1Quizz Kid
2Crazed Institution
4Taxi Grab
5A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
6Bad-Eyed 'N' Loveless
7Big Dipper
8Too Old to Rock And Roll, Too Young to Die
9Pied Piper
10The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)

M.U.: The Best Of Jethro Tull (1976, Elite)
3Thick As A Brick Edit #1
4Bungle In The Jungle
5Locomotive Breath
6Fat Man
7Living In The Past
8A Passion Play Edit #8
9Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of The New Day)
10Rainbow Blues
11Nothing Is Easy

The second Jethro Tull compilation. M.U. stands for Musician's Union.

Song From The Wood (1977, Chrysalis)
1Song From The Wood
2Jack In The Green
3Cup Of Wonder
4Hunting Girl
5Ring Out, Solstice Bells
6Velvet Green
7The Whistler
8Pibroch (Cap In Hand)
9Fire At Midnight

Repeat: The Best Of Jethro Tull, Vol. II (1977, Chrysalis)
1Minstrel In The Gallery
2Cross-Eyed Mary
3A New Day Yesterday
4Bourée (Bach cover)
5Thick As A Brick (Edit #4)
6War Child
7A Passion Play (Edit #9)
8To Cry You A Song
9Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die
10Glory Row

Heavy Horses (1978, Chrysalis)
1...And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
2Acres Wild
3No Lullaby
7One Brown Mouse
8Heavy Horses

Bursting Out (1978, Chrysalis)
Disc 1
2No Lullaby
3Sweet Dream
4Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
5Jack In The Green
6One Brown Mouse
7A New Day Yesterday
8Flute Improvisation / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Bourée
9Songs From The Wood
10Thick As A Brick
Disc 2
2Hunting Girl
3Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die
5Minstrel In The Gallery
6Cross-eyed Mary
9Locomotive Breath
10The Dambusters March/Medley

Stormwatch (1979, Chrysalis)
1North Sea Oil
4Dark Ages
5Warm Sporran
6Something's On The Move
7Old Ghosts
8Dun Ringill
9Flying Dutchman

A (1980, Chrysalis)
2Fylingdale Flyer
3Working John, Working Joe
4Black Sunday
5Protect and Survive
6Batteries Not Included
84.W.D. (Low Ratio)
9The Pine Marten's Jig
10And Further On

The Broadsword And The Beast (1982, Chrysalis)
3Fallen On Hard Times
4Flying Colours
5Slow Marching Band
7Pussy Willow
8Watching Me Watching You
9Seal Driver

Under Wraps (1984, Chrysalis)
1Lap Of Luxury
2Under Wraps #1
3European Legacy
4Later, That Same Evening
6Radio Free Moscow
9Nobody's Car
11Under Wraps #2
14Automotive Engineering
15General Crossing

Original pressings of this album contain only the first 11 tracks.

Original Masters (1985, Chrysalis)
1Living In The Past
3Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die
4Locomotive Breath
5Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
6Bungle In The Jungle
7Sweet Dream
8Songs From The Wood
9Witches Promise
10Thick As A Brick
11Minstrel In The Gallery
12Life's A Long Song


Crest Of A Knave (1987, Chrysalis)
1Steel Monkey
2Farm On The Freeway
3Jump Start
4She Said She Was A Dancer
5Dogs In The Midwinter
7Montain Men
8The Waking Edge
9Raising Steam

20 Years of Jethro Tull (1988, Chrysalis)
Disc 1 - Radio Archives and Rare Tracks
1Song For Jeffrey
2Love Story
3Fat Man
4Bourée (Bach cover)
5Stormy Monday Blues
6A New Day Yesterday
7Cold Wind To Valhalla
8Minstrel In The Gallery
9Velvet Green
11Jack Frost and The Hooded Crow
12I'm Your Gun
13Down At The End Of Your Road
15Summerday Sands
16Too Many Too
17March The Mad Scientist
18Pan Dance
19Strip Cartoon
20King Henry's Madrigal
21A Stitch In Time
23One For John Gee
25Sunshine Day
Disc 2 - Flawed Gems and Other Sides Of Tull
1Lick Your Fingers Clean
2The Chateau D'Isaster Tapes
8Blues Instrumental (Untitled)
9Rhythm In Gold
10Part Of The Machine
11Mayhem, Maybe
14Living In These Hard Times
15Under Wraps 2
16Only Solitaire
Disc 3 - The Essential Tull
1Witch's Promise
2Bungle In The Jungle
3Farm on the Freeway
4Thick As A Brick
5Sweet Dream
6The Clasp
7Pibroch (Pee Break) / Black Satin Dancer
8Fallen on Hard Times
9Cheap Day Return
10Wond'ring Aloud
11Dun Ringill
12Life's a Long Song
13One White Duck / 010 = Nothing at All
14Songs from the Wood
15Living in the Past
18Locomotive Breath

Rock Island (1989, Chrysalis)
1Kissing Willie
2The Rattlesnake Trail
3Ears Of Tin
4Undressed To Kill
5Rock Island
6Heavy Water
7Another Christmas Song
8The Whaler's Dues
9Big Riff And Mando
10Strange Avenues

Live at Hammersmith (1990, Dutch East India)
1Locomotive Breath
2Hunting Girl
3Under Wraps
4Later, That Same Evening
5Pussy Willow
6Living In The Past
7Locomotive Breath
8Too Old To Rock'N'Roll: Too Young To Die

Recorded live in 1984

Catfish Rising (1991, Chrysalis)
1This Is Not Love
2Occasional Demons
3Roll Yer Own
4Rocks On The Road
5Sparrow On The Schoolyard Wall
6Thinking Round Corners
7Still Loving You Tonight
8Doctor To My Disease
9Like A Tall Thin Girl
10White Innocence
11Sleeping With The Dog
12Gold-Tipped Boots, Black Jacket And Tie
13When Jesus Came To Play

A Little Light Music (1992, Chrysalis)
1Someday the Sun Won't Shine for You
2Living in the Past
3Life Is a Long Song
4Under Wraps
5Rocks on the Road
7Too Old to Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young to Die
8One White Duck
9A New Day Yesterday
10John Barleycorn
11Look into the Sun
12The Christmas Song
13From a Dead Beat to an Old Greaser
14This Is Not Love
15Bourée (Bach cover)
16Pussy Willow
17Locomotive Breath

Recorded live in May 1992

The Beacon Bottoms Tapes (1993, Chrysalis)
1So Much Trouble
2My Sunday Feeling
3Someday the Sun Won't Shine for You
4Living in the Past
5Bourée (Bach cover)
6With You There to Help Me
7Thick as a Brick
9A New Day Yesterday
10Protect and Survive
12The Whistler
13My God

The Best Of Jethro Tull (1993, Chrysalis)
Disc 1
1A Song for Jeffrey
2Beggar's Farm
3A Christmas Song
4A New Day Yesterday
5Bourée (Bach cover)
6Nothing Is Easy
7Living in the Past
8To Cry You a Song
10Sweet Dream
11Cross Eyed Mary
12Mother Goose
14Locomotive Breath
15Life Is a Long Song
16Thick as a Brick (Extract)
17A Passion Play (Extract)
18Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day
19Bungle in the Jungle
Disc 2
1Minstrel in the Gallery (Edit)
2Too Old to Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young to Die
3Songs from the Wood
5The Whistler
6Heavy Horses
7Dun Ringill
8Fylingdale Flyer
10Pussy Willow
13Under Wraps, No. 2
14Steel Monkey
15Farm on the Freeway
16Jump Start
17Kissing Willie
18This Is Not Love

Nightcap (1993, Chrysalis)
Disc 1
1First Post
3Tiger Toon
4Look At The Animals
5Law Of The Bungle
6Law Of The Bungle Part II
7Left Right
9Critique Oblique
10Post Last
13No Rehearsal
Disc 2
1Paradise Steakhouse
2Sealion II
3Piece Of Cake
5Silver River Turning
6Crew Nights
7The Curse
8Rosa On The Factory Floor
9A Small Cigar
10Man Of Principle
11Commons Brawl
12No Step
13Drive On The Young Side Of Life
14I Don't Want To Be Me
15Broadford Bazaar
16Lights Out
17Truck Stop Runner
18Hard Liner

Roots To Branches (1995, Chrysalis)
1Roots To Branches
2Rare And Precious Chain
3Out Of The Noise
4This Free Will
6Dangerous Veils
7Beside Myself
8Wounded, Old And Treacherous
9At Last, Forever
10Stuck In The August Rain
11Another Harry's Bar

J-Tull Dot Com (1999, Varèse Sarabande)
2Dot Com
4Nothing At All
5Wicked Windows
6Hunt By Numbers
7Hot Mango Flush
8El Niño
9Black Mamba
10Mango Surprise
11Bends Like A Willow
12Far Alaska
13The Dog-Ear Years
14A Gift Of Roses

The Very Best of Jethro Tull (2001, Chrysalis)
1Living in the Past
3Sweet Dream
4The Whistler
5Bungle in the Jungle
6The Witch's Promise
7Locomotive Breath
8Steel Monkey
9Thick as a Brick
10Bourée (Bach cover)
11Too Old to Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young to Die (Edit)
12Life Is a Long Song
13Songs from the Wood
14A New Day Yesterday
15Heavy Horses (Edit)
17Roots to Branches
18A Song for Jeffrey
19Minstrel in the Gallery (Edit)

Living With The Past (2001, Fuel 2000)
2My Sunday Feeling
3Roots To Branches
4Jack In The Green
5The Habanero Reel
6Sweet Dream
7In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff
9Locomotive Breath
10Living In The Past
11Protect And Survive
12Nothing Is Easy
13Wond'ring Aloud
14Life Is A Long Song
15A Christmas Song
16Cheap Day Return
17Mother Goose
18Dot Com
19Fat Man
20Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You

The bulk of this album was recorded live at the Hammersmith in November 2001.

The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003, Fuel 2000)
1Birthday Card at Christmas
2Holly Herald
3A Christmas Song
4Another Christmas Song
5God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
6Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow
7Last Man at the Party
10First Snow on Brooklyn
12Fire at Midnight
13We Five Kings
14Ring Out Solstice Bells
15Bourée (Bach cover)
16A Winter Snowscape

Nothing Is Easy: Live At The Isle Of Wight '70 (2004, Eagle)
1My Sunday Feeling
2My God
3With You There to Help Me
4To Cry You a Song
5Bourée (Bach cover)
6Dharma for One
7Nothing Is Easy
8We Used to Know / For a Thousand Mothers

Recorded at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.

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