This Was (50th Anniversary Edition - Steven Wilson Remastered Mix) Jethro Tull
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- 1My Sunday Feeling03:42
- 2Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You02:49
- 3Beggar's Farm04:22
- 4Move On Alone01:59
- 5Serenade To A Cuckoo06:08
- 6Dharma For One04:15
- 7It's Breaking Me Up05:03
- 8Cat's Squirrel02:43
- 9A Song For Jeffrey03:21
- 11Love Story03:03
- 12A Christmas Song03:08
- 13Serenade To A Cuckoo (Take 1)05:46
- 14Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You (Faster Version)02:36
- 15Move On Alone (Flute Version)02:00
- 16Ultimate Confusion02:55
Info for This Was (50th Anniversary Edition - Steven Wilson Remastered Mix)
Die "50th Anniversary Edition" vom Jethro Tull-Debut "This was" erscheint erstmalig in HighResAudio. 1968 veröffentlichten Jethro Tull "This Was" – ihr Debüt und zugleich das einzige Album mit Mick Abrahams an der Gitarre, der die Band kurz nach der Veröffentlichung verließ, um Blodwyn Pig zu gründen. Zum 50. Geburtstag des Werkes erscheint "This Was" – dessen Titel sich auf die Tatsache bezieht, dass die Band sich mit dem Album von ihren anfänglichen Blues-Wurzeln wegbewegte
Der Klassiker punktet mit einem Stereo-Mix vom Sound-Guru Steven Wilson und dürfte Jeden Fan der legendären Truppe berauschen.
Ian Anderson, lead vocals (all except track 4), flute, mouth organ, "claghorn", piano
Mick Abrahams, lead vocals (track 4), backing vocals, electric guitar, nine-string guitar
Glenn Cornick, bass
Clive Bunker, drums, percussion hooter, charm bracelet
David Palmer, French horn and orchestral arrangements
Recorded 13 June 1968 – 23 August 1968 at Sound Techniques, Chelsea, London
Produced by Terry Ellis, Jethro Tull
formed in February 1968 from the ashes of two unsuccessful blues/rock bands of the era. Ian Anderson brought his unique and innovative style of flute playing to a public raised on the guitar based British bands who courted acceptance at London’s famous Marquee Club.
After their first tentative blues oriented album, titled “This Was,” the group moved through successive records towards a more progressive sound, and with “Aqualung” in 1971 achieved their first real international level of success.
A few hit singles, notably “Living in the Past,” livened up their early career although it was as an album band, with songs of real substance, that the group really took off, both on record and as a major live concert act.
So-called concept albums followed in the early 70’s (“Thick as a Brick” and “A Passion Play”) with the attendant platinum No. 1 album chart sales.
Tull survived the critical backlash of the return-to-basics later 70’s to produce some of their finest creative efforts which, although not quite matching the commercial success of the previous works, established the band as one of the truly creative exponents of progressive music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
They have continued to constantly reinvent themselves, albeit with several personnel changes along the way.
Ian Anderson (flute and vocals) and Martin Barre (guitar) provide to this day the musical and historical backbone of the group, joined by Doane Perry on drums, Andrew Giddings on keyboards, and Jonathan Noyce on bass.
This album contains no booklet.