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Jethro Tull – War Child – The 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition (1974/2014) [DVD to FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Jethro Tull – War Child – The 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:37:13 minutes | 3,04 GB | Genre: Rock
Source: DVD  | Artwork: Front cover | © Chrysalis Records  – Parlophone Records
Recorded: 1974 at Morgan Studios, London

OS ANGELES – In 1974, Jethro Tull announced plans for WarChild, a multi-faceted project that was to encompass a feature-length film, a soundtrack album, as well a new album from the band. In October of that year, Tull released a 10-song album that would climb to #2 in the U.S. and the top 15 in the U.K., but the film and accompanying soundtrack were shelved. To commemorate the 40-year anniversary of this ambitious experiment, Parlophone will revisit WarChild with several releases.

Highlights from the set include:
– Original album and bonus tracks (three previously unreleased), remixed in 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson.
– 10 orchestral pieces (nine previously unreleased) written for the film’s soundtrack, 4 of which are remixed in 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson.
– Flat transfers of the original LP mix at 96/24, and the quadrophonic version (with 2 bonus tracks) in 4.0.
– “The Third Hoorah” promo footage, and footage from a January 1974 photo session/press conference where the WarChild project was announced.
– An 80-page booklet featuring an extensive history of the project, a film script synopsis, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs.

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Jethro Tull – Live At Montreux 2003 (2008) Bluray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Jethro Tull is one of the most successful British acts of all time with a career reaching from the late sixties to the present day. In 2003 they made their first (and so far, only) visit to the Montreux Festival. Split into a semi-acoustic first half and a full on electric second half, the concert was a triumph combining newer songs such as “Dot Com”, “Pavane” and “Budapest” with classic favorites. As ever Ian Anderson leads from the front with his instantly recognizable voice and inimitable style of one-legged flute playing.

Tracklist:

01. Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine For You
02. Life Is A Long Song
03. Bouree (Version de Noel)
04. With You There To Help Me
05. Pavane
06. Empty Cafe
07. Hunting Girl
08. Eurology
09. Dot Com
10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
11. Fat Man
12. Living In The Past
13. Nothing Is Easy
14. Beside Myself
15. My God
16. Budapest
17. New Jig
18. Aqualung
19. Locomotive Breath

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Jethro Tull – Warchild (1974) [DVD-Audio ISO]

Jethro Tull – Warchild
Artist: Jethro Tull | Album: Warchild | Style: Progressive rock, Hard rock | Year: 1974 [2010 remastered] | Quality: DVD-Audio (LPCM 4.0 96kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 10 | Size: ~2.65 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Release: transfer of Quad Reel Chrysalis (CHRQ-1067-QF) by Bob Romano, 2010 | Note: Not Watermarked

Tracklist:
01. War Child
02. Queen and Country
03. Ladies
04. Back-Door Angels
05. Sealion
06. Skating Away On The Thin Ice of a New Day
07. Bungle In The Jungle
08. Only Solitaire
09. The Third Hoorah
10. Two Fingers

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Jethro Tull ‎- Songs From The Wood (1977) (US Pressing) (24-Bit/96Khz + 16-Bit/44.1Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Jethro Tull ‎– Songs From The Wood
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Chrysalis/CHR 1132 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
SONGS FROM THE WOOD, from 1977, is one of my favourite Jethro Tull discs, and represents a brilliant return to form, after the previous year’s disappointing TOO OLD TO ROCK AND ROLL. Singer/songwriter Ian Anderson, in keeping with the recording’s title, revels in his folkier side here, with terrific, spot-on accompaniment from his band (comprised of Martin Barre on guitar and lute, John Evans on keyboards, Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion, and John Glascock on bass and backing vocals). Additional keyboards and “portative organ” are provided by frequent collaborator David Palmer, who eschews his polished orchestral arrangements this time out, to further reinforce the session’s “rootsy” atmosphere.
The album gets off to a rollicking start with the title track — a cheery, multi-textured piece that features great harmony vocals with a pub-like, singalong feel, ringing acoustic guitars, tight bass and keys, and Anderson’s instantly-identifiable, joyous flute. Anderson’s clever lyrics serve as a sort of menu or traditional “calling on” song, telling the listener of the songwriter’s intent: “Let me bring you all things refined: Galliards and lute songs served in chilling ale. Greetings, well-met fellow, hail! I am the wind to fill your sail. I am the cross to take your nail: A singer of these ageless times — with kitchen prose, and gutter rhymes.”
The tracks that follow ably live up to the promise of the excellent opener: “Jack-in-the-Green,” concerns a diminutive woodland sprite who “drinks from the empty acorn cup” and tirelessly works to bring in the green of summer, even in “changing times” of “motorways (and) powerlines.” The multi-talented Anderson, somewhat of a Jack-in-the-Green himself, plays all instruments on this quaint little ditty, including guitar, bass, flute and percussion.
The following song, “Cup of Wonder” takes the form of a sort of extended toast, exhorting us to meet in good fellowship, and “pass the plate to all who hunger… pass the cup of crimson wonder.” Again, there are fine vocal harmonies and flute-work on this solid and satisfying slice of folk-prog (best served with some chilled brown ale!)
The next number, the harder-rocking “Hunting Girl,” is one of the spicier offerings on the menu, and is generously seasoned with delightful dollops of Barre’s chainsaw guitar. Fans of the heavier side of Tull will especially enjoy this musical entree, which wittily tells the risque tale of an impromtu amorous encounter between a “high-born hunting girl” and “a normal local so-and-so.” Very hot!
“Ring Out, Solstice Bells” is a celebratory song (it’s collected on the new Jethro Tull Christmas CD) that hails the arrival of the winter solstice, when the hours of daylight begin to wax, and the dark, chilly days of the season are on the wane. This would be an excellent choice to add extra cheer to your next festive gathering or compilation!
The sixth song, “Velvet Green,” is also quite tasty, with particularly good drumming from Barlow, and healthy leavenings of rhythmic organ and “singing” lead from Evans and Barre, respectively. This is another wonderfully diverse musical melange; at times quasi-medieval in flavour — at others herbacious and folky. The lyrics detail the myriad pleasures to be found in strolling — and rolling — in loving company “on the green.” A classic Tull cut!
Lucky number seven, “The Whistler,” is a very catchy tune, which, as the album’s single, garnered the band some well-deserved (and long overdue) airplay in the year of its release. The song masterfully combines Celtic and rock flavourings, via flute and guitar, in a tidy, three-and-a-half minute format. It’s a savoury aperitif which whets the appetite for the next course!
At nearly nine minutes, “Pibroch (Cap in Hand)” is the longest track on the album, and, for my tastes, the least satisfying. By no means a “bad” song, the relatively heavy “Pibroch” has some great guitar, but suffers somewhat from being just a tad over-extended and rambling, and risks leaving the (by now almost sated) listener with a “bloated” feel.
Any vague misgivings melt away, however, as the evening draws to a close, and we bask in the warm and hearty glow of the “Fire at Midnight.” By way of goodnight, Anderson bids us to his hearth to contemplate the “dying embers of another working day,” and informs his lady love that “it’s good to be back home with you.”
Before writing this review, I considered giving this CD only four stars, but upon revisiting it as I write, I can only conclude that SONGS FROM THE WOOD is one of Jethro Tull’s more noteworthy and successful efforts, and thus award it top marks. Highly recommended to all confirmed and would-be Tull fans! Please, don’t hesitate to take a walk in the WOOD! There’s nothing to fear, and the rewards are piquant and many-splendoured!

progarchives.com

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Jethro Tull ‎- Too Old To Rock N’ Roll: Too Young To Die (1976) (Original US) (24-Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Jethro Tull ‎– Too Old To Rock N’ Roll: Too Young To Die (1976)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks, Tech Log | Artwork | 890 Mb
Chrysalis ‎– CHR 1111 (Original US) (1976) | Rock

Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die! (1976) is the ninth studio album released by British band Jethro Tull. It is widely considered a concept album. This is the first Tull album to feature John Glascock on bass and backing vocals.
The original idea for the album was to be a rock musical, similar to the Kinks’ mid-1970s outputs e.g., Preservation Act 1 (1973), Preservation Act 2 (1974) and Schoolboys in Disgrace (1975). It would follow an ageing and retired rock star named Ray Lomas as he wins money on a decadent quiz show, but finds that society has changed so much that, with no one left like him any more, he has no way of enjoying his money the way he did in the 1950s. He then decides to commit suicide via motorcycle crash but fails and lands himself in a hospital in a coma for an undetermined amount of time.
When he awakes he discovers society has changed again, and his style of dress and music are now popular again. In addition, the advanced medicine he is treated with after disfiguring his face and damaging his body in the crash makes him twenty years younger. He has become an overnight sensation with the young kids who now try to dress and act like him.
However, much of this story is only explained in a cartoon strip included with the album.
Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson has always said this album was not meant to be autobiographical of him as an ageing songwriter, since he was young at the time. He says the point of the album was to illustrate how his style of music may go out of popularity with every other fashion and fad, but he is determined that if he sticks to it, everything comes back around and the style will rise again.

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Jethro Tull ‎- Thick As A Brick (1972) (SP Reissue) (24-Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


Jethro Tull ‎– Thick As A Brick (1972)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks | Tech Log | Artwork | 944 Mb
Chrysalis ‎– CHR 1003 (1980) (Spanish Reissue) | Prog Rock, Classic Rock

Thick as a Brick is the fifth studio album by the English progressive rock band Jethro Tull. Released in 1972, the album includes only one song, the title track, which spans the entire album. Thick as a Brick was deliberately crafted in the style of a concept album (and as a “bombastic” and “over the top” parody. The original packaging, designed like a newspaper, claims the album to be a musical adaptation of an epic poem by a (fictional) 8-year-old boy, though the lyrics were actually written by the band’s frontman, Ian Anderson.
Thick as a Brick was Jethro Tull’s first deep progressive rock offering, coming four years after the release of their first album. The epic album is notable for its many musical themes, time signature changes and tempo shifts—all of which were features of the progressive rock scene which was emerging at the time. In addition, the instrumentation includes harpsichord, xylophone, timpani, violin, lute, trumpet, saxophone, and a string section—all uncommon in blues-based rock.

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Jethro Tull ‎- Heavy Horses (1978/1980) (SP Reissue) (24-Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


Jethro Tull ‎– Heavy Horses (1978)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks | Tech Log | Artwork | 905 Mb
Chrysalis CHR-1175 (1980) (Spanish Reissue) | Rock

Heavy Horses is the eleventh studio album by Jethro Tull, released on 10 April 1978. It is considered the second album in a trilogy of folk-rock albums by Jethro Tull, although folk music’s influence is evident on a great number of Jethro Tull releases. The album abandons much of the folk lyrical content typical of the previous studio album, Songs from the Wood, in exchange for a more realist perspective on the changing world. Likewise, the band sound is harder and tighter. This album was the last studio album to feature John Glascock playing bass on all tracks.

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Jethro Tull – Benefit (1970) (24-Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


Jethro Tull – Benefit (1970) + bonus
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 1062mb
Progressive-Rock | 1970 UK LP |Chrysalis ILPS 9123

Benefit was the album on which the Jethro Tull sound solidified around folk music, abandoning blues entirely. Beginning with the opening number, “With You There to Help Me,” Anderson adopts his now-familiar, slightly mournful folksinger/sage persona, with a rather sardonic outlook on life and the world; his acoustic guitar carries the melody, joined by Martin Barre’s electric instrument for the crescendos. This would be the model for much of the material on Aqualung and especially Thick as a Brick, although the acoustic/electric pairing would be executed more effectively on those albums. Here the acoustic and electric instruments are merged somewhat better than they were on Stand Up, and as needed, the electric guitars carry the melodies better than on previous albums. Most of the songs on Benefit display pleasant, delectably folk-like melodies attached to downbeat, slightly gloomy, but dazzlingly complex lyrics, with Barre’s guitar adding enough wattage to keep the hard rock listeners very interested. “To Cry You a Song,” “Son,” and “For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me” all defined Tull’s future sound: Barre’s amp cranked up to ten (especially on “Son”), coming in above Anderson’s acoustic strumming, a few unexpected changes in tempo, and Anderson spouting lyrics filled with dense, seemingly profound imagery and statements. As on Stand Up, the group was still officially a quartet, with future member John Evan (whose John Evan Band had become the nucleus of Jethro Tull two years before) appearing as a guest on keyboards; his classical training proved essential to the expanding of the group’s sound on the three albums to come. Bruce Eder, allmusic.

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Jethro Tull ‎- Aqualung (1971/1980) (SP Reissue) (24-Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)


Jethro Tull ‎– Aqualung (1971)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks | Tech Log | Artwork | 925 Mb
Chrysalis – CHR 1044 (1980) (Spanish Reissue} | Rock

Aqualung is the fourth studio album by the rock band Jethro Tull. Released in 1971, Aqualung, despite the band’s disapproval, is regarded as a concept album featuring a central theme of “the distinction between religion and God”. The album’s “dour musings on faith and religion” have marked it as “one of the most cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners”. Aqualung’s success marked a turning point in the band’s career, with their going on to become a major radio and touring act. (Wiki)

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