Category Archives: Jethro Tull

Tull Tuesday #4

Distributed as a solo effort by Ian Anderson, the 2000 release of The Secret Language of Birds, features mostly, then current members of Jethro Tull.  Go Figure. The song starts with Doane Perry and Jonathan Noyce channeling their inner birds. … Continue reading

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Tull Tuesday #3

Wondring Aloud is from the 1971,  “Aqualung” record. This video is taken from the 2002 “Living With The Past” DVD. I picked this video in part, because of the brief comments by the members of the band.  Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, … Continue reading

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Tull Tuesday #2

“Once again, it’s harking back to that sort of era of farm life. It’s more social realism. In this song, I’m talking about the time when American farming, in particular, was under a huge amount of pressure and threat due … Continue reading

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Tull Tuesday #1

A week or so ago, I was thinking about my blogging and how it’s changed over the last 13 years.  The stories that used to come to me in the night now evade me. One thing that has been a … Continue reading

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And Filling In Tonight On The Drums Is . . .

From The Prince’s Trust Gala,  July of 1982. Ian and the boys, with a 31 year old Phil Collins  (he looks about 16) guest appearing on the  drums. Here are the bands and setlists for July 7, 1982. Pussy Willow … Continue reading

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The Christmas Song That Isn’t

From the Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003). From Wikipedia: The Jethro Tull Christmas Album is the 21st studio album released by Jethro Tull, on 30 September 2003. This was the band’s last studio album for 19 years (until the release … Continue reading

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A Hot Night

In the mood for an “oldie” this evening. Jethro Tull has been around for over fifty years and the band’s catalog is all over the place with different genres.  This song, performed live in 2003 was released on the Crest … Continue reading

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Everyone Is from Somewhere

It has become a bit of a tradition for me, that like Alice’s Restaurant on Thanksgiving, I listen to “Another Christmas Song” on Christmas Day.  Often several times. Jethro Tull has never been known for sentimental, thought provoking lyrics,  but … Continue reading

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My Christmas Song

Maybe not a “real” Christmas song, but its my Christmas song. Originally found on the 1978,  Heavy Horses Album, with  a re-mastered version appearing on the 2003  Christmas Album.    (The re-mastered link is such a better version of the … Continue reading

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Everyone Is From Somewhere . . .

It was 1989 when the Rock Island Album was released and after hearing “Another Christmas Song” I said that someday, I would be the old man mentioned in the song. Thirty years later, with dad dying this year,  that prophecy … Continue reading

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