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Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull album for sale by Ian Anderson was released Aug 30, 2005 on the ZYX Music label. Ian Anderson chronicles both his past solo output and some Jethro Tull favorites on this orchestral outing, accompanied by the Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra and a quartet of non-Tull rock musicians. The perennial band favorite, "Bouree," originally a rock reworking of the Johann Sebastian Bach piece, is restored to something of its classical origins, while "Budapest," from 1987's CREST OF A KNAVE, benefits greatly from its beefed-up orchestral arrangement. Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull CD music is a 2-disc set with 20 songs. ...See Full Description
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||From a big fan|
A fabulous cd! The best Ian and orchestra album I've ever heard. A stunning version of "Aqualung" A 'must have" for any Ian or Tull fan.
By woodys (Fenelon Falls, Ont. Canada)
||the classical treatment fits well|
I saw the live concerts in Buenos Aires and Montevideo and all I can say is that the classical treatment fits the Jethro Tull songs nicely.
By Guillermo (Maldonado, Uruguay)
||Ian's Primed Up|
all you Tull fans out there, don't miss out on this one, terrific sound from Rubbing Elbows & Orchestral Tours! Tull stuff like you've never heard it before.
By km (PA, USA)
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Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6894775|
|Release Date||Aug 30, 2005|
|Recording Time||102 minutes|
|Personnel||Ian Anderson - vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, bamboo flute|
David Goodier - glockenspiel, bass guitar
Florian Opahle - acoustic guitar, electric guitar
John O'Hara - accordion, keyboards
James Duncan - drums, percussion
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Songs from the Wood CD (1977)
Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull songs In terms of rustic, tights-wearing, elf-loving, flute-heavy, British/Celtic folk-tinged '70s prog-rock, SONGS FROM THE WOOD is the most Tull of all Jethro Tull albums. By 1977 the band had ventured far enough from its heavy blues-rock beginnings to create a completely unique, idiosyncratic sound, filled with European folk mythology, rural imagery and an endearing combination of art-rock and British folk-rock. Elaborate synthesizer fanfares mix with delicate acoustic guitar tapestries, complex arrangements and odd time signatures. SONGS FROM THE WOOD strikes the perfect balance between the proggie ambition of THICK AS A BRICK, the storytelling style of AQUALUNG and the courtly, medieval air of MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY.
Digitally remastred reissue of 1977 album includes two bonus tracks 'Beltane' (taken from the album 20 Years of Jethro Tull - track done at end of sessions) & 'Velvet Green' (live) (taken from 20 years of Jethro Tull - BBC In Concert Recording 1977). 11 tracks & liner notes written by Ian Anderson. Chrysalis. 2003.
Liner Note Author: Ian Anderson .
Recording information: La Maison Rouge Mobile Studio; Morgan Studios.
Author: Ian Anderson .
Unknown Contributor Role: Keith Howard.
Arranger: Jethro Tull.
Jethro Tull: Ian Anderson (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, flute, whistles); Martin Barre (electric guitar, lute); John Evans, David Palmer (keyboards); Barriemore Barlow (marimba, glockenspiel, drums, bells, nakers, tabor); John Glascock (bass, background vocals).
Personnel: Ian Anderson (vocals, whistling, acoustic guitar, mandolin, flute); John Glascock (vocals, bass guitar); Martin Barre (electric guitar, lute); John Evan (piano, organ, synthesizer); David Palmer (piano, portative organ, synthesizer); Barriemore Barlow (marimba, glockenspiel, drums, nakers, tabor, bells).
Heavy Horses CD (1978) Top Seller
Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull CD music HEAVY HORSES brings together the best elements of Jethro Tull's sonic arsenal: heavy guitars, intricate, evolving song structures, folk tendencies, and Ian Anderson's inimitable growl. The album opens with the bouncy "And the Mouse Police Never Sleeps," a fairy tale-like song about the adventures of a group of forest animals. "Acres Wild" features a disco-esque groove held down by funky drums and bass.
The album's out-and-out highlight is the nearly eight-minute "No Lullaby," a song that undergoes the sort of musical metamorphoses present in Tull's best material. Another exceptional effort is the multi-textured title track, a song written as a tribute to the farm horses in England (which, at the time of the album's release, were declining in number). HEAVY HORSES is one of the band's most heartfelt efforts.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Recorded at Maison Rouge Studio, Fullham, London in January 1978.
Jethro Tull: Ian Anderson (vocals, guitar, mandolin, flute); Martin Barre (guitar); John Evan (piano, organ); David Palmer (portative pipe organ, keyboards); John Glascock (bass); Barriemore Barlow (drums).
Additional personnel: Darryl Way (violin).
Broadsword and the Beast CD (1982) Top Seller
Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull buy CD music In the '80s, Jethro Tull was no longer the dominant force on the rock scene they had been throughout much of the previous decade, but the indomitable Ian Anderson continued to make ambitious records based on themes of ages past, even in an era of skinny ties and drum machines. BROADSWORD AND THE BEAST has a marked swords-and-sorcery motif; Anderson is depicted as a winged elfin creature on the cover. Despite such leanings, producer Paul Samwell-Smith--original bassist for the Yardbirds--gives the record a modern gloss, weaving the synthesizer playing of Peter-John Vettesse and the out-sized guitars of Tull stalwart Martin Barre through BROADSWORD's vaguely medieval-sounding romps.
The record is divided into two sides, Beastie and Broadsword. On the songs named for each side, Anderson evokes the spirit of swordplay and dragons, but elsewhere, on songs such "Fallen on Hard Times" he sings of more modern concerns. "Pussy Willow" is perhaps the best distillation of the classic Tull formula, juxtaposing Anderson's gruff but expressive vocals and a strong, insistent melody bolstered by well-placed, crunchy guitar chords.
Another Tull remaster replete with original and restored sonic detail and featuring 8 brilliant bonus tracks recorded at the same time as the original album release, but left out due to the limitations of vinyl. The Broadsword tour in 1982 saw Tull out on a full production tour for the final time, although smaller tours have since taken place, they have not featured the elaborate stage set that went with this one! This album featured the usual Tull sounds of drums, bass, and guitar and of course flute, mandolin and other acoustic instruments complete with vocoder and sequencer on The Clasp, and others. Broadsword saw former Cat Stevens drummer Gerry Conway join Tull for a couple of years and Dave Pegg (ex-Fairport Convention) join them for a second time. Much of the songs were written using the new-fangled electronic instruments which gives an interesting twist to the woodsy and folksy elements in the songs.
Includes eight bonus tracks.
Jethro Tull: Dave Pegg (synthesizer); Gerry Conway, Ian Anderson , Martin Barre, Peter-John Vettese.
Personnel: Ian Anderson (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, flute); Dave Pegg (vocals, mandolin, bass guitar); Peter-John Vettese (vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Peter Vetesse (vocals, piano, synthesizer); Martin Barre (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Gerry Conway (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Ian Anderson .
Recording information: Maison Rouge Studios, Fulham, London, England.
Illustrator: Ian McCaig.
Bursting Out: Jethro Tull Live CDs (1978)
Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull album for sale Throughout the '70s, Jethro Tull was one of the world's premier live acts, regularly playing to sold-out audiences in huge arenas all over the world. With his inimitable theatrics and manic flute improvisations, Ian Anderson was always the consummate showman, and he peppers these performances with the relaxed, cheeky stage patter of a seasoned veteran.
BURSTING OUT is a live collection taken from a tour in 1978, by which time Tull had shifted from epic, side-long projects to a more accessible, pastoral folk/rock orientation. Thus, the set-list emphasizes songs from the lush, acoustic SONGS FROM THE WOOD (1977) as well as material from the upcoming HEAVY HORSES (the charming "One Brown Mouse" and the sprightly "Hunting Girl.") But there is still a large dose of classic crowd-pleasing material: "Minstrel in the Gallery," a lengthy excerpt of "Thick as a Brick," "Locomotive Breath" and of course, Tull's anthem celebrating rock's most celebrated "poor old sod, "Aqualung." This is really the last official document of an era, capturing Tull at the top of its game. In the next few years, several members left and Anderson retooled the band's sound and image for a new decade.
Additional Tracks; Live Recording
Recorded live in Europe in 1978.
Personnel: Ian Anderson (vocals, acoustic guitar, flute); John Glascock, Claude Nobs (vocals); Martin Barre (electric guitar, mandolin, marimba); John Evan (accordion, piano, organ, synthesizer); Barriemore Barlow (glockenspiel, drums).
Liner Note Author: Ian Anderson .
Photographers: Brian Cooke; Ruan O'Lochlainn.
Jethro Tull: Ian Anderson (vocals, guitar, flute); John Glascock (vocals, bass); Martin Barre (guitar, mandolin, marimba); John Evan (accordion, piano, organ, synthesizers); David Palmer (portative pipe organ, synthesizers); Barriemore Barlow (glockenspiel, drums).
Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 CD (2004)
Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull CD music There is an energetic raggedness to the playing here that seems strangely out of keeping with the meticulous, art-rock constructions usually associated with Tull. But the raw, churning energy works creates magic charm, with Martin Barre's crunching electric guitar and Clive Bunker's thunderous drumming surging to the fore. In fact, Tull are at their best in this performance on "Dharma for One," which merges blasts of hard-hitting rock noise with Anderson's incantatory vocals and lyrical ruminations on intellectual and spiritual themes. In addition to capturing Jethro Tull's contribution to the Isle of Wight festival for posterity, NOTHING IS EASY is a vivid snapshot of one of the '70s most revered prog-rock bands in their fiery youth.
The legendary 1970 Isle of Wight festival is sometimes thought of as England's Woodstock. Alongside such strange bedfellows as Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, and Tiny Tim, Jethro Tull put on a raucous, energetic stage performance captured here on NOTHING IS EASY. Even through their loudly amplified, festival-sized sound, the true Tull hallmarks are here, including Ian Anderson's haunting, minstrel-esque flute lines ("Bouree") and folky, acoustic guitar-driven compositions, which touch on weighty themes ("My God").
Jethro Tull: Ian Anderson (vocals, acoustic guitar, flute); Martin Barre (electric guitar); John Evan (keyboards); Glen Cornick (bass instrument); Clive Bunker (drums).
Live At Montreux 2003 CDs (2007) Top Seller
Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull buy CD music While the world may not need another live Jethro Tull disc recorded only two years after their last one, this sturdy, nearly two-hour 2003 gig, released simultaneously on DVD and CD (same tunes and order, but Ian Anderson's often clunky introductions are mercifully edited out of the audio-only version), finds the band in fine form. Anderson and guitarist Martin Barre, the two flagship members, effectively juggle the set to include a few new tracks and some rarities with the handful of hits ("Aqualung," "Locomotive Breath," "My God," "Living in the Past") that the fans demand out of every gig. The double disc is broken down by the band's two sets, the first being primarily acoustic-based, or at least softer material, and the second revving up the electricity and intensity. The other three members (bass, drums, and keys) are accomplished musicians who play with precision if maybe a shortage of personality. But it's really Anderson's and to a lesser extent Barre's show, and they jubilantly lead the ensemble through the blues, prog, jazz, and classical influences that have always distinguished Tull from their contemporaries. Highlights include an acoustic "Fat Man" with Barre playing flute along with Anderson, a stunning 11-minute "Budapest" from Crest of a Knave, and the exotic Middle Eastern worldbeat of "Dot Com." The sound is perfectly recorded and Anderson is in good spirits as he dips deep into the Tull catalog to dust off oldies such as "Some Day the Sun Won't Shine for You" (from the group's 1968 debut), Stand Up's "Nothing Is Easy," and Benefit's "With You There to Help Me." The band injects a twist into the hoary "Locomotive Breath" as it veers off into old British folk territory in its final two minutes, and even "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (from The Jethro Tull Christmas Album) gets a new lease on life, albeit in a slightly cheesy jazz-classical arrangement reminiscent of "Bourée." Still, this is an impressive document of a band embracing its past while pushing into fresh territory nearly four decades into its existence. Maintaining the old fan base while doing this is a tricky balancing act, but one that Anderson and Barre perform with grace and class. ~ Hal Horowitz
Jethro Tull: Masha (vocals); Martin Barre (guitar); Ian Anderson (flute); Andy Giddings (keyboards); Jonathan Noyce (bass guitar); Doane Perry (drums).
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