Jethro Tull

Note: A couple of English 45s to start the festivities...

Sunshine Day / Aeroplane
Abrahams (2:20) / Anderson-Barnard (2:13)
MGM MGM-1384 [UK], 2/68

as by Jethro Toe, listed here due to wrong name on label
Love Story / A Christmas Song
Anderson (2:49) / Anderson (3:05)
Island WIP-6048 [UK], 11/68 UK

Any other Christmas rock 'n' roll records ??

Mick Abrahams to Blodwyn Pig

Martin Barre from Gethsemane (yet another British Blues Band®)

Rock 'N' Roll Circus: never aired (filmed 12/11/68)
Band (with Tommy Iommi miming Mick's guitar) joins The Stones & Friends to record TV special—never aired (now on DVD).
1/24-25/69: Fillmore East, New York
with Blood, Sweat & Tears

This Was
Reprise RS-6336
2/3/69 BB [UK: 10/68] T20
Back Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
My Sunday Feeling Anderson 3:42
Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You Anderson 2:49
Beggar's Farm Abrahams-Anderson 4:20
Move On Alone Abrahams 1:59
Serenade To A Cuckoo Kirk 6:11
Side Two
Dharma For One Anderson-Bunker 4:16
It's Breaking Me Up Anderson 5:05
Cat's Squirrel arr Abrahams 5:44
A Song For Jeffrey Abrahams-Anderson 3:23
Round Abrahams-Anderson-Bunker-Cornick :49
Ian Anderson-flute, mouth organ, claghorn, piano, vocals
Mick Abrahams-guitars, vocal (Move On Alone)
Glenn Cornick-bass
Clive Bunker-drums, hooter, charm bracelet
David Palmer-French horn, orchestral arrangements
§Cover Design-Terry Ellis
Produced by: Jethro Tull, Terry Ellis


Love Story / A Song For Jeffrey
Anderson (3:00) / Abrahams-Anderson (3:18)
Reprise 0815, 3/69

UK track with new B-side
Newport 69(5/21/69)
Newport Jazz Festival(7/4/69)
Laurel Pop Festival(7/11/69)
Living In The Past / Driving Song
Anderson (3:22) / Anderson (2:47)
Reprise 0845, 8/69 T20


Stand Up
Reprise RS-6360
9/29/69 T20 [UK: 7/69]  #1 
Back Cover

They "Stand Up"

Side One
A New Day Yesterday Anderson 4:10
Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square Anderson 2:12
Bourée Bach, arr Anderson 3:47
Back To The Family Anderson 3:48
Look Into The Sun Anderson 4:21
Side Two
Nothing Is Easy Anderson 4:26
Fat Man Anderson 2:52
We Used To Know Anderson 4:00
Reasons For Waiting Anderson 4:06
For A Thousand Mothers Anderson 4:13
Ian Anderson-flute, guitar, organ, piano, mandolin, balalaika, bouzouki, mouth organ, vocals
Martin Barre-guitar, flute (Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square, Reasons For Waiting)
Glenn Cornick-bass
Clive Bunker-drums, percussion
§Cover Art (woodcut)-Jimmy Grashow
Produced by: Terry Ellis

Note: The album received NME's award for best album atwork, 1969

Sweet Dream / Reasons For Waiting
Anderson (4:04) / Anderson (4:00)
Reprise 0886, 1/70 T20

B-side is actually Back To The Family—oops!
The Witches Promise / Teacher
Anderson (3:50) / Anderson (3:58)
Reprise 0899, 3/70 T20


Reprise RS-6400
4/20/70 T20 [UK: 4/70] T20
Back Cover

Side One
With You There To Help Me Anderson 6:17
Nothing To Say Anderson 5:12
Inside Anderson 3:49
Son Anderson 2:50
For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me Anderson 3:49
Side Two
To Cry You A Song Anderson 6:12
A Time For Everything Anderson 2:43
Teacher Anderson 3:59
Play In Time Anderson 3:48
Sossity, You're A Woman Anderson 4:30
Ian Anderson-flute, guitar, vocals
Martin Barre-electric guitar
Glenn Cornick-bass
Clive Bunker-drums, percussion
John Evans-piano, organ
§Cover Art-Ruan O'Lochlainn
Produced by: Ian Anderson

Note: The UK version has Alive And Well And Living In instead of Teacher, which is alternate take from a UK 45

Inside / A Time For Everything
Anderson (2:35) / Anderson (2:42)
Reprise 0927, 6/70

New York Pop(7/17/70)
Strawberry Fields Festival(8/7/70)
Goose Lake International Music Festival(8/9/70)
Isle of Wight Festival(8/30/70)

 ➜ Live: 11/4/70, Carnegie Hall; released 2015: Live At Carnegie Hall 1970 

Reprise MS-2035
5/3/71 T20 RS500 [UK: 3/71] T20
Back Cover

Inside Cover

Lyric Sheet Insert Front

Lyric Sheet Insert Back

Side One: Aqualung
Aqualung Anderson 6:31
Cross-Eyed Mary Anderson 4:06
Cheap Day Return Anderson 1:21
Mother Goose Anderson 3:51
Wond'ring Aloud Anderson 1:53
Side Two: My God
Up To Me Anderson 3:14
My God Anderson 7:08
Hymn 43 Anderson 3:15
Slipstream Anderson 1:12
Locomotive Breath Anderson 4:23
Wind Up Anderson 6:01
Ian Anderson-guitar, flute, vocals
Martin Barre-guitar, recorder
John Evan-organ, piano, mellotron
Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond-bass, recorder, odd voices
Clive Bunker-drums, percussion
David Palmer-synthesizer, sax
§Cover Painting-Burton Silverman
Produced by: Ian Anderson, Terry Ellis

Note: More about the cover artwork @ wiki .

Hymn #43 / Mother Goose
Anderson (3:15) / Anderson (3:51)
Reprise 1024, 7/71 BB

Locomotive Breath³ / Wind Up²
Anderson (3:05) / Anderson (2:36)
Reprise 1054, 11/71



Catching Up With The Past

Jethro Tull started out as a typical British blues band and made a dramatic change once Mick Abrahams quit. Ian Anderson's folk and artsy side took over and we were blessed with Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, and Passion Play.

The group had a bunch of 45s and an EP laying around and decided to gather them all up into an elaborate package, complete with 12-page booklet chock full of photos. The two-record set featured a trio of previously unreleased tracks and one side from their November 4, 1971 benefit concert for Phoenix House at Carnegie Hall. The UK-only EP Life Is A Long Song makes up most of side four.

Living In The Past
Chrysalis 2CH-1035
10/72 T20 [UK: 7/72] T20
Back Cover

Inside Cover

UK "Long Song..." EP

Side One
Song For Jeffrey Anderson 3:17
Love Story(non-lp 45) Anderson 3:03
Christmas Song(UK 45) Anderson 3:04
Living In The Past(non-lp 45) Anderson 3:18
Driving Song(non-lp 45) Anderson 2:37
Bouree Anderson 3:40
Side Two
Sweet Dream(non-lp 45) Anderson 4:02
Singing All Day(prev unr) Anderson 3:04
Teacher Anderson 4:07
Witch's Promise(non-lp 45) Anderson 3:50
Alive And Well And Living In(UK Benefit) Anderson 2:45
Just Trying To Be(prev unr) Anderson 1:35
Side Three: Recorded Live At Carnegie Hall
By Kind Permission Of Evan 8:43
Dharma For One Anderson-Bunker 9:11
Side Four
Wond'ring Again(prev unr) Anderson 4:11
Hymn 43 Anderson 3:16
Life Is A Long Song(UK EP) Anderson 3:18
Up The 'Pool(UK EP) Anderson 3:10
Dr Bogenbroom(UK EP) Anderson 2:59
From Later(UK EP) Anderson 2:06
Nursie(UK EP) Anderson 1:35
Ian Anderson-flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin, lead vocals
Mick Abrahams-guitar (first two tracks only)
Martin Barre-guitar
John Evan-piano, Hammond organ, celesta, mellotron, harpsichord (sides 2-4)
Glenn Cornick-bass
Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond-bass (Hymn 43 to end)
Clive Bunker-drums, glockenspiel, percussion
Barriemore Barlow-drums (Life Is A Long Song to end)
§Album Design-CCS
Produced by: Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull, Terry Ellis


Ian continued the Tull band for years, finally winning their elusive Grammy in 1989 for Best Hard Rock/Metal. Ha-Ha
His band went thru many stages: blues, prog roc, folk, heavy rock. Jethro Tull (the band) finally stopped in 2011.


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