|Artist: Jethro Tull|
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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.
With sales of around 60 million albums and more than 2500 concerts in 40 countries, the band continue to tour and record, typically performing 100 concerts per year. In early 2002, Jethro Tull completed their first DVD of live concert and performance material. Also released is the new associated live CD. Both are entitled, Living With The Past.
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|Originally released in 1978, Bursting Out was recorded the previous year during Jethro Tull's European tour. The reissue of Bursting Out contains over 90 minutes of classic Jethro Tull live tracks that have been digitally remastered and includes additional liner notes and bonus photos.|
Recorded during the European "Heavy Horses" tour, this was Tull's first exclusively live album and serves as a solid 10th anniversary greatest hits collection as well featuring standards such as "Aqualung," "Locomotive Breath," "Songs from the Wood," and "Skating Away," among others. This release returns songs cut from previous CD releases (especially in the USA) such as "Bouree" and "Quatrain".
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|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).|
|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.|
|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.|
Producer: Ian Anderson
Engineer: Christopher Amson; Robin Black
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Associated Artists and Works
|London Symphony Orchestra|
|Palmer, David (Jethro Tull)|
|Release Date : 02/09/2004|
|Original Release Date : 1978|
|Catalog ID : 5933962|
|Label : Capitol/Chrysalis|
|Number of Discs : 2|
|Studio/Live : Live|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00724359339627|
- 3 stars out of 5 - "[With] undeniable appeal....1978's double live BURSTING OUT is the one to investigate..."