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Jethro Tull – Benefit (1970/2013/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jethro Tull – Benefit (1970/2013/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:08:06 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | @ Parlophone UK

This 40th anniversary special edition was remixed and remastered by Steve Wilson.

Britain’s Jethro Tull sowed the seeds that would become its flowering brand of progressive rock three albums into their career. Their third album, 1969’s Benefit, is a welcome transition away from the blues-rock that characterized their earlier material. Despite a tumultuous line-up change that severed ties with the group’s bassist, the addition of organist John Evan would more than compensate for the loss. The RIAA would certify the record Gold nearly a year after its release, recognizing the sale of over 500,000 copies. Reaching #3 on the UK charts and #11 stateside on the Billboard Hot 200, Benefit gained attention for its notable use of advanced studio techniques. The unmistakable voice and musicianship of frontman and producer Ian Anderson still resonates on the album over forty years later. The record’s ambitious nature and signature sound served as a precursor to Jethro Tull’s revered album Aqualung, but should be regarded as an excellent display of sonic ingenuity nonetheless.

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Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971) [2007 US Reissue] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)
Vinyl Rip 24 bit/96 kHz | 990 Mb, 4% RAR Recovery | FLAC tracks | Full Artwork
Classic Records ‎– ILPS 9145-200G (US Reissue, 2007, 200 g.) | Rock

Released at a time when a lot of bands were embracing pop-Christianity (à la Jesus Christ Superstar), Aqualung was a bold statement for a rock group, a pro-God antichurch tract that probably got lots of teenagers wrestling with these ideas for the first time in their lives. This was the album that made Jethro Tull a fixture on FM radio, with riff-heavy songs like “My God,” “Hymn 43,” “Locomotive Breath,” “Cross-Eyed Mary,” “Wind Up,” and the title track. And from there, they became a major arena act, and a fixture at the top of the record charts for most of the 1970s. Mixing hard rock and folk melodies with Ian Anderson’s dour musings on faith and religion (mostly how organized religion had restricted man’s relationship with God), the record was extremely profound for a number seven chart hit, one of the most cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners. Indeed, from this point on, Anderson and company were compelled to stretch the lyrical envelope right to the breaking point. [In the digital age, Aqualung has gone through numerous editions, mostly owing to problems finding an original master tape when the CD boom began. When the album was issued by Chrysalis through Columbia Records in the mid-’80s, the source tape was an LP production master, and the first release was criticized for thin, tinny sound; Columbia remastered it sometime around 1987 or 1988, in a version with better sound. Chrysalis later switched distribution to Capitol-EMI, and they released a decent sounding CD, as well as a 25th anniversary edition in 1996. Fifteen years later, the 40th anniversary was marked with varying editions, most of them including a previously unreleased stereo mix of the album plus additional recordings from 1970-71.]

AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder

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Jethro Tull ‎– Too Old To Rock N’ Roll: Too Young To Die (1976) [Original US Pressing] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Jethro Tull ‎– Too Old To Rock N’ Roll: Too Young To Die (1976)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks | Artwork | 883 Mb, 3% RAR Recovery
Chrysalis ‎– CHR 1111 (Original US) (1976) | Rock

Jethro Tull’s Too Old to Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young to Die! remains one of the minor efforts in its catalog. Though the group was never a critical favorite, this 1976 album was particularly dismissed, and it didn’t find as much favor as usual from fans, either. At the time this reissue was released, 26 years after the original LP, it remained the group’s only release of the 1970s not to have at least gone gold in the U.S. In his liner notes to the reissue, bandleader Ian Anderson claims that the collection was intended to support a stage musical “based on a late-’50s motor cycle rocker and his living-in-the-past nostalgia for youthful years. Not me, guv, honest,” he added. “Why do people always think it has to be autobiographical?” Perhaps because the main character, Ray Lomas, bears a striking resemblance to Anderson in the cartoon strip included with the album and because the sentiments expressed in the songs revealed a curmudgeonly attitude familiar from past Jethro Tull efforts penned by Anderson. The songs don’t conform to the story line developed in the strip, nor do they tell a coherent story on their own, though they do have their own separate stories to tell. For example, “Crazed Institution,” in the strip, has something to do with Lomas’ revulsion at a department store called “Horrids” (i.e., Harrod’s), but the song sounds like a putdown of glam rockers who “live and die upon [their] cross of platinum.” The title track, which went on to become a classic rock and concert favorite, remains the most striking tune. This reissue adds two previously released outtakes, “Strip Cartoon,” which appeared as a non-LP B-side in 1977, and “A Small Cigar,” making its U.S. debut after a 1994 appearance on the U.K. compilation Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1973-1991.

AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

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Jethro Tull ‎- Thick As A Brick (1972) [Original US Pressing] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Jethro Tull ‎- Thick As A Brick
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz  | 1,92 GB
Label: Reprise Records/MS 2072 | Release: 1972 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

A pleasure that I have with many classic albums is to separate by tracks when it comes to LP (especially progressive genre). It is the case of some classics such example Rush and their “2112” or Rick Wakeman and “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. Today is turn to “Thick as a Brick”, that I have divided each face in 7 songs (perfect fit).
By the way, I also made the original version of 2 long tracks. I hope you enjoy this new version, and Mr. Anderson also hope forgive me.

Fran Solo, MMXV

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Jethro Tull – Stand Up (1969) [UK Reissue, 1973] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Jethro Tull – Stand Up (1969)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC | Artwork | 850 MB, 3% RAR Recovery
Chrysalis ‎– CHR 1042 (UK Reissue) (1973) | Progressive Rock

A1 A New Day Yesterday
A2 Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square
Flute – Martin Lancelot Barre
A3 Bouree
A4 Back To The Family
A5 Look Into The Sun
B1 Nothing Is Easy
B2 Fat Man
B3 We Used To Know
B4 Reasons For Waiting
Conductor [Strings], Arranged By [Strings] – David Palmer, Flute – Martin Lancelot Barre
B5 For A Thousand Mothers

Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, Hammond organ, piano, mandolin, balalaika, mouth organ
Martin Lancelot Barre – electric guitar, flute
Glenn Cornick – bass guitar
Clive Bunker – drums, percussion
Additional personnel
Strings arranged and conducted by David Palmer

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Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971) [UK Reissue, 1975] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)
24-bit/96 kHz |900 Mb | FLAC tracks | Full Artwork
Chrysalis ‎– CHR 1044 (Porky Prime CUT, UK Reissue) (1975) | Rock

Side One – Aqualung
1. “Aqualung” (Ian Anderson, Jennie Anderson) 6:34
2. “Cross-Eyed Mary” 4:06
3. “Cheap Day Return” 1:21
4. “Mother Goose” 3:51
5. “Wond’ring Aloud” 1:53
6. “Up to Me” 3:15
Side Two – My God
1. “My God” 7:08
2. “Hymn 43” 3:14
3. “Slipstream” 1:13
4. “Locomotive Breath” 4:23
5. “Wind Up”

Bass, Recorder [Alto], Voice [Odd Voices] – Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond
Drums, Percussion – Clive Bunker
Electric Guitar, Recorder [Descant] – Martin Barre
Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Voice – Ian Anderson
Painting [Paintings] – Burton Silverman
Piano, Organ, Mellotron – John Evan


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Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971) [MFSL US Repress, 1981] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)
Vinyl Rip 24 bit/96 kHz | 980 Mb, 3% RAR Recovery | FLAC tracks | Full Artwork
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– MFSL 1-061 (US Repress, 1981) | Rock

A1 Aqualung
A2 Cross-Eyed Mary
A3 Cheap Day Return
A4 Mother Goose
A5 Wond’ring Aloud
A6 Up To Me
My God
B1 My God
B2 Hymn 43
B3 Slipstream
B4 Locomotive Breath
B5 Wind-Up

– Ian Anderson / flute,acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
– Martin Barre / electric guitar, descant recorder
– Clive Bunker /drums, percussion
– John Evans / piano, organ, mellotron
– Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond / bass, alto recorder, backing vocals

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Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick (1972/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick (1972/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 43:43 minutes | 897 MB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | @ Chrysalis Records
Recorded: December 1971 at Morgan Studios, London.  Mixed & Mastered by Steven Wilson

Jethro Tull’s classic 1972 concept album, newly remixed and remastered by Steven Wilson.

While never as high-minded or technically facile as the likes of Yes or ELP, Tull began incorporating complex time changes, sophisticated harmonic structures and highly developed lyrical themes on „Thick As A Brick“, the realization of the artistic growth begun on „Aqualung“. It’s here that Tull finally bursts into full-blown prog-rock mode. While „Aqualung“ was a group of discrete compositions united by a theme, „Thick As A Brick“ consists of one extended piece that occupies the length of the album.

Lyrically, Anderson’s intentions are a bit more obscure here, but the sophisticated arrangements and virtuosic performances are enough to carry the show. John Evan’s piano and organ are at the heart of this complex piece, which moves through an endless succession of tempos, moods and modes in a manner similar to vintage Genesis or the aforementioned Yes, but with a grittier edge. Most importantly, the whole things flows in a cohesive manner. „Thick As A Brick“ demands close attention, but rewards the same handsomely.
‘…their music spins a delicate web of sensitive sounds: sometimes lilting, sometimes soaring to form a brilliant backdrop for the meaningful lyrics and improvisational techniques…’ –Rolling Stone

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Jethro Tull ‎– War Child (1974) [Original UK Pressing] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Jethro Tull ‎– War Child (1974)
Vinyl rip in 24 Bit/96 kHz | FLAC | Artwork HR | 821 Mb
Chrysalis ‎– CHR 1067 (Original UK, Porky cut, 1974) | Rock

A1 War Child 4:36
A2 Queen And Country 3:00
A3 Ladies 3:18
A4 Back-Door Angels 5:27
A5 Sea Lion 3:40

B1 Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day 4:12
B2 Bungle In The Jungle 3:37
B3 Only Solitaire 1:39
B4 The Third Hoorah 4:51
B5 Two Fingers 5:19

Bass – Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond
Drums, Marimba, Percussion – Barriemore Barlow
Electric Guitar, Guitar [Spanish] – Martin Barre
Leader [Members Of The Philamusica Of London] – Patrick Halling
Mastered By [Cutting] – George Peckham, Melvin Abrahams
Orchestrated By, Conductor – David Palmer
Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Accordion – John Evan
Vocals, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Ian Anderson

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Jethro Tull – Minstrel In The Gallery – 40th Anniversary La Grande Edition (1975/2015 [2.0 & 5.1] {2xDVD ISO + FLAC}

Artist: Jethro Tull
Title: Minstrel In The Gallery – 40th Anniversary La Grande Édition
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Chrysalis Records
Release Date: 1975/2015
Recorded: April 1975 in the Masion Rouge Mobile, Europe
Quality: DVD V/A
Duration: ~
Video: MPEG-2 NTSC / 5125 Kbps / 720*480p / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / [email protected]
Audio: DTS 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 48 kHz / 448 Kbps / 16-bit
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit

The 40th Anniversary edition of Jethro Tull’s Minstrel In The Gallery. The album has been expanded to include the b-side Summerday Sands, several studio outtakes, and alternate session material recorded for a BBC broadcast. The second disc features a live recording of Jethro Tull performing at the Olympia in Paris on July 5, 1975, a few months prior to the release of Minstrel In The Gallery. During the show, the band played songs from several of its albums, including War Child and Aqualung, as well as an early performance of Minstrel In The Gallery. It was mixed to 5.1 & stereo by by King Crimson guitarist Jakko Jakszyk.
Highlights from the set include:
* Original album plus seven bonus tracks (six previously unreleased), two mixed to 5.1 surround, and all to stereo by Steven Wilson
* Flat transfers of the original LP mix at 96/24 plus additional track Summerday Sands
* Flat transfer of the original quad mix of the LP plus additional track Summerday Sands
* An eight and a half minute film of the band performing Minstrel In The Gallery in Paris from 1975

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