Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jethro Tull






















Artist:  Jethro Tul
Origin:  Blackpool and Luton, England
Genre:  Progressive Rock, Progressive Folk, Folk Rock, Art Rock

Original line-up:

Ian Anderson:  Vocals, Flute, Mouth Organ, Piano
Mick Abrahams:  Guitar
Glenn Cornick:  Bass
Clive Bunker:  Drums

Jethro Tull were a British Progressive Rock Group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in 1967, by Ian Anderson (Vocals, Flute), Mick Abrahams (Guitar), Glenn Cornick (Bass) and Clive Bunker (Drums).  Their music mixed of Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Folk, Jazz, and Classical.  The group achieved commercial success in 1969 with the album Stand Up which reached No. 1 in the UK Charts, and toured regularly in the UK and the US.  They have sold over 60 million albums worldwide, with 11 Gold and five Platinum.  They are one of the most commercially successful of Progressive Rock Band by Rolling Stone Magazine.















Title:  Jethro Tull - The String Quartets  (2017)
Genre:  Progressive Rock, Progressive Folk, Folk Rock, Art Rock, Classical Crossover
Label:  BMG
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  In The Past (Living In The Past)  (4:08)
 2.  Sossity Waiting (Sossity:  You're A Woman/ Reasons For Waiting)  (4:45)
 3.  Bungle (Bungle In The Jungle)  (3:49)
 4.  We Used To Bach (We Used To Know/Bach Prelude C Major)  (4:54)
 5.  Farm, The Fourway (Farm On The Freeway)  (3:44)
 6.  Songs And Horses (Songs From The Wood/Heavy Horses) (3:53)
 7.  Only The Giving (Wond' Ring Aloud)  (1:59)
 8.  Loco (Locomotive Breath)  (4:34)
 9.  Pass The Bottle (A Christmas Song)  (3:02)
10. Velvet Gold (Velvet Green)  (4:06)
11. Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)  (3:57)
12. Aquafugue (Aqualung)  (5:13)

Personnel:

Ian Anderson:  Vocals, Flute, Guitar, Mandolin

The Carducci Quartet:  Orcjestrated by John O'Hara

Matthew Denton:  Violin
Michelle Fleming:  Violin
Eoin Schmidt-Martin:  Viola
Emma Denton:  Cello

Additional Performers:

John O'Hara:  Celeste on Track 12, Piano on Tracks:  4, 12

Jethro Tull - The String Quartets is a classical alike by Jethro Tull, performed by The Carducci Quartet, orchestrated by John O'Hara, was released on Marc 24, 2017 by BMG.  Great Production Quality and Musicianship!.

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