Complete List Of Jethro Tull Albums And Discography

Jethro Tull Albums

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This Complete List Of Jethro Tull Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Jethro Tull studio albums. The band Jethro Tull was first formed in 1967.  Jethro Tull hails from the area of  Luton, Bedfordshire, England  This complete Jethro Tull discography also includes every single Jethro Tull live album. All these classic legendary Jethro Tull albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Jethro Tull album as well as all original Jethro Tull album covers. Every Jethro Tull album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

JETHRO TULL STUDIO ALBUMS

This Was

This Was 

Released 1968

Jethro Tull’s debut album was released in 1968. It was a low-budget affair as the band was completely unknown at the time. The album stands as the only Jethro Tull album to feature Mick Abrahams on guitar. Additionally, it was the only Jethro Tull album to feature lead vocals on a track done by someone besides Ian Anderson. Mick Abrahams sang lead vocals on the track  “Move on Alone.” The album broke into the top 10 on the UK album charts although it stalled at number 62 on the US Billboard album charts.

CD Track Listings:

  1. My Sunday Feeling
  2. Some Day the Sun Won’t Shine for You
  3. Beggar’s Farm
  4. Move on Alone
  5. Serenade to a Cuckoo
  6. Dharma for One
  7. It’s Breaking Me Up
  8. Cat’s Squirrel
  9. A Song for Jeffrey
  10. Round

Stand Up

Stand Up 

Released 1969

Jethro Tull’s sophomore album is regarded as one of their best ever. It would also become the band’s breakthrough album as it soared all the way to the number one spot on the UK album charts. It would also become the first album to feature the band’s new guitarist Martin Barre who had replaced Mick Abrahams. Martin Barre would become an essential art of the Jethro Tull sound all throughout the band’s glory days of the 1970s turning them into one of the most loved bands of the classic rock era. The band’s lineup on their second album consisted of Ian Anderson on vocals and flute, and other various instruments,  Martin Barre on guitar,  Glenn Cornick on bass, and Clive Bunker on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. A New Day Yesterday
  2. Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square
  3. Bourée
  4. Back to the Family
  5. Look into the Sun
  6. Nothing Is Easy
  7. Fat Man
  8. We Used to Know
  9. Reasons for Waiting
  10. For a Thousand Mothers

Benefit

Benefit 

Released 1970

CD Track Listings:

  1. With You There to Help Me
  2. Nothing to Say
  3. Alive and Well and Living In
  4. Son
  5. For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me
  6. To Cry You a Song
  7. A Time for Everything?
  8. Inside
  9. Play in Time
  10. Sossity; You’re a Woman

Aqualung

Aqualung 

Released 1971

Aqualung, released in 1971, is often considered Jethro Tull’s seminal work, marking a significant point in their transition towards a more complex and sophisticated rock sound. This album blends elements of folk music with hard rock, creating a unique and enduring style. Aqualung was recorded at Island Records’ studio in London, with sessions spanning December 1970 to February 1971. The album’s production was handled by Ian Anderson, the band’s frontman, and Terry Ellis, co-founder of Chrysalis Records.

The musicians on Aqualung included Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, Clive Bunker on drums and percussion, Jeffrey Hammond (credited as Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond) on bass guitar, and John Evan on piano and organ. This line-up brought a diverse range of musical skills, contributing to the album’s rich and varied sound.

Critically, Aqualung was a triumph, receiving widespread acclaim for its bold conceptual themes and musical complexity. The album’s title track, “Aqualung,” became one of the band’s most iconic songs, with its heavy guitar riff and vivid lyrical imagery. Other notable tracks include the acoustically driven “Mother Goose,” the hard-rocking “Cross-Eyed Mary,” and the contemplative “Locomotive Breath.” These songs demonstrate the album’s range, from hard rock to more reflective, folk-influenced tracks.

The album achieved great commercial success, reaching number 4 on the UK Albums Chart and number 7 on the US Billboard 200. It has since been regarded as a classic of the progressive rock genre, influencing many bands that followed.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Aqualung
  2. Cross-Eyed Mary
  3. Cheap Day Return
  4. Mother Goose
  5. Wond’ring Aloud
  6. Up to Me
  7. My God
  8. Hymn 43
  9. Slipstream
  10. Locomotive Breath
  11. Wind-Up

Thick as a Brick

Thick as a Brick

Released 1972

Thick as a Brick, released in 1972, is renowned for being one of the most ambitious and iconic progressive rock albums of its time. Jethro Tull took a daring approach with this album, crafting it as a continuous piece of music that spans both sides of the vinyl, a stark contrast to their previous albums which contained distinct, individual songs. This bold conceptual design was a response to the contemporary trend of progressive rock bands producing concept albums.

The recording of Thick as a Brick took place at Morgan Studios, London, in late 1971 and early 1972. The album’s production was led by Ian Anderson, the band’s multifaceted frontman. Anderson’s creative vision was instrumental in shaping the album’s unique narrative and musical style.

The line-up for Thick as a Brick featured Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, violin, and saxophone, Martin Barre on electric guitar and lute, John Evan on piano and organ, Jeffrey Hammond (credited as Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond) on bass guitar, and Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion. This ensemble of musicians brought together a diverse array of talents and instruments, contributing to the album’s rich and intricate soundscapes.

Critically, Thick as a Brick was both celebrated and debated. It was seen as a parody of the concept album genre, yet it was also admired for its musical complexity and lyrical depth. The album’s lyrics were credited to a fictitious child prodigy, Gerald Bostock, adding an element of satire to the project. Despite its unconventional structure, the album was a commercial success, reaching number 1 on the US Billboard 200 and number 5 on the UK Albums Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Thick as a Brick, Part I
  2. Thick as a Brick, Part II

A Passion Play

Released 1973

A Passion Play, released in 1973, is another ambitious and complex album by Jethro Tull, following the conceptual and musical footsteps of their previous work, Thick as a Brick. This album is structured as a continuous piece of music, divided into two parts, each occupying one side of the original vinyl release. The format of A Passion Play was a bold artistic choice, showcasing the band’s continued exploration and mastery of the progressive rock genre.

The recording sessions for A Passion Play took place at Château d’Hérouville in France and Morgan Studios in London during early 1973. Ian Anderson, who played a pivotal role in Jethro Tull’s creative direction, led the album’s production, ensuring a coherent and immersive narrative experience.

The line-up for this album included Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, saxophone, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, John Evan on piano and organ, Jeffrey Hammond (credited as Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond) on bass guitar, and Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion. The musicians’ versatility is evident in the album’s diverse sound, which ranges from intricate flute passages to powerful guitar riffs.

Critically, A Passion Play received mixed reviews upon its release. While some praised its ambitious nature and the technical proficiency of the band, others found it overly complex and challenging to engage with. However, despite these mixed critiques, the album achieved significant commercial success, reaching number 1 on the US Billboard 200 and number 13 on the UK Albums Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1.  A Passion Play, part I
    Act 1: Ronnie Pilgrim’s Funeral
    • Lifebeats
    • Prelude
    • The Silver Cor
    • Re-Assuring TuneAct 2: The Memory Bank
    • Memory Bank
    • Best Friends
    • Critique Oblique
    • Forest Dance #1Interlude: The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles
    • The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles
  2. A Passion Play, part II
    Interlude: The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles
    • The Story of the Hare Who Lost His SpectaclesAct 3: The Business Office of G. Oddie & Son (two days later)
    • Forest Dance #2
    • The Foot of Our Stairs
    • Overseer OvertureAct 4: Magus Perdé’s Drawing Room at Midnight
    • Flight from Lucifer
    • 10:08 to Paddington
    • Magus Perdé
    • Epilogue

War Child

Released 1974

War Child, released in 1974, marked a return to a more traditional song structure for Jethro Tull, following their experiments with continuous music in Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play. This album features a collection of individual tracks, each with its own distinct character, diverging from the band’s previous approach of creating a unified, album-length composition. War Child was initially conceived as a soundtrack for a film project, which was eventually abandoned, leading the band to adapt the material into a standalone album.

The recording sessions for War Child were conducted in the summer of 1974 at Morgan Studios in London. Ian Anderson, who was instrumental in shaping Jethro Tull’s artistic direction, produced the album, ensuring a cohesive sound despite the varied nature of the tracks.

The lineup on War Child included Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and saxophone, Martin Barre on electric guitar, John Evan on piano and organ, Jeffrey Hammond (credited as Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond) on bass guitar, and Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion. This group of musicians adeptly navigated the diverse styles and moods present across the album’s tracks.

Critically, War Child was well-received, noted for its eclectic mix of styles, ranging from orchestral arrangements to hard rock. The album’s most famous track, “Bungle in the Jungle,” stands out for its catchy melody and vivid lyrics, becoming one of the band’s most popular singles. Other notable songs include the haunting “Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day” and the intricately arranged title track, “War Child.”

War Child achieved commercial success, reaching number 2 on the US Billboard 200 and number 14 on the UK Albums Chart, showcasing Jethro Tull’s continued popularity and ability to evolve musically.

CD Track Listings:

  1. War Child
  2. Queen and Country
  3. Ladies
  4. Back-Door Angels
  5. Sealion
  6. Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day
  7. Bungle in the Jungle
  8. Only Solitaire
  9. The Third Hoorah
  10. Two Fingers

Minstrel in the Gallery

Minstrel in the Gallery

Released 1975

Minstrel in the Gallery, released in 1975, is a significant album in Jethro Tull’s catalog.  This album, the band’s eighth studio release, is characterized by its intricate musicianship and complex compositions, reflecting a mature and refined approach to their music.

Recording of Minstrel in the Gallery took place in the spring of 1975, primarily at the Maison Rouge Mobile Studio in Monte Carlo. The album’s production was managed by Ian Anderson and featured the creative input of the band members, ensuring a cohesive and dynamic sound.

The lineup on Minstrel in the Gallery featured Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, John Evan on piano and organ, Jeffrey Hammond (credited as Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond) on bass guitar, and Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion. This ensemble of musicians delivered a performance that skillfully combined the intensity of rock with the delicacy of folk music.

Critically, Minstrel in the Gallery was well-received, with particular praise for its sophisticated musical arrangements and lyrical depth. The title track, “Minstrel in the Gallery,” stands out for its striking acoustic intro, which transitions into a powerful electric guitar-driven segment. Other noteworthy tracks include the epic “Baker St. Muse” and the introspective “Cold Wind to Valhalla.”

The album achieved considerable success, reaching number 7 on the UK Albums Chart and number 16 on the US Billboard 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Minstrel in the Gallery
  2. Cold Wind to Valhalla
  3. Black Satin Dancer
  4. Requiem
  5. One White Duck / 010 = Nothing at All
  6. Baker St. Muse
    Pig-Me and the Whore
    Nice Little Tune
    Crash-Barrier Waltzer
    Mother England Reverie
  7. Grace

Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die!

Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!

Released 1976

Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die!, released in 1976, is a distinctive album in Jethro Tull’s discography, offering a conceptually cohesive narrative that explores themes of aging, changing cultural trends, and the persistence of rock music. This album, the ninth studio release by the band, is known for its more accessible rock sound, contrasting with their earlier, more complex progressive rock compositions.

The recording for Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die! took place in late 1975 at Radio Monte Carlo studios, with additional sessions at Maison Rouge Studio in London. Ian Anderson, who consistently played a significant role in the band’s artistic direction, produced the album. His vision was crucial in weaving together the album’s thematic and musical elements.

The lineup for this album featured Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, John Glascock on bass guitar, John Evan on piano and organ, and Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion. This group of musicians adeptly captured the album’s rock-oriented sound, infusing it with elements of folk and blues.

Critically, Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die! received a mix of reviews. Some praised its conceptual coherence and more straightforward rock style, while others missed the complexity of the band’s previous works. Notable tracks include the catchy and titular “Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die,” the melancholic “Salamander,” and the introspective “The Chequered Flag (Dead or Alive).”

The album saw commercial success, reaching number 15 on the UK Albums Chart and number 14 on the US Billboard 200. Its title track was also released as a single, gaining significant airplay and further contributing to the album’s popularity.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Quizz Kid
  2. Crazed Institution
  3. Salamander
  4. Taxi Grab
  5. From a Dead Beat to an Old Greaser
  6. Bad-Eyed and Loveless
  7. Big Dipper
  8. Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die
  9. Pied Piper
  10. The Chequered Flag (Dead or Alive)

Songs From The Wood

Songs From The Wood

Released 1977

Songs from the Wood, released in 1977, is a seminal album by Jethro Tull that marked a significant shift towards a more folk-influenced sound. This album, often considered a high point in the band’s career, beautifully blends elements of British folk music with the progressive rock style that the band was known for. The album’s thematic focus on rural and pastoral imagery, combined with mythological and fantastical elements, creates a rich and enchanting listening experience.

Recording for Songs from the Wood took place between September and December 1976 at several locations, including Morgan Studios and Basing Street Studios in London. Ian Anderson, the band’s frontman, produced the album, bringing his unique vision and diverse musical influences to the forefront.

The lineup on Songs from the Wood featured Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, John Glascock on bass guitar, John Evan on piano and organ, and Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion. This group of musicians excelled in capturing the album’s fusion of folk and rock, with intricate instrumental work and harmonious vocal arrangements.

Critically, Songs from the Wood was highly praised for its inventive approach to merging different musical genres. Tracks like the title song “Songs from the Wood,” “The Whistler,” and “Ring Out, Solstice Bells” showcase the album’s blend of traditional folk melodies with progressive rock complexity. The album is also noted for its lyrical depth, exploring themes of nature, folklore, and rural life.

Commercially, the album was successful, reaching number 13 on the UK Albums Chart and number 8 on the US Billboard 200. The fusion of accessible folk elements with the band’s established progressive rock sound helped to broaden their audience.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Songs from the Wood
  2. Jack-in-the-Green
  3. Cup of Wonder
  4. Hunting Girl
  5. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
  6. Velvet Green
  7. The Whistler
  8. Pibroch (Cap in Hand)
  9. Fire at Midnight

Heavy Horses

Heavy Horses

Released 1978

Heavy Horses, released in 1978, is an exceptional album by Jethro Tull that continues the folk-rock trajectory established by its predecessor, Songs from the Wood. This album delves deeper into the celebration of the British countryside, rural life, and traditional values, with a particular emphasis on the majesty and symbolism of the heavy horse breeds once common in English agriculture. The album seamlessly blends elements of acoustic folk music with the more robust sounds of progressive rock, creating a distinct and evocative listening experience.

The recording of Heavy Horses took place at Maison Rouge Studio in London, from late 1977 to early 1978. Ian Anderson, the band’s lead vocalist, flutist, and primary songwriter, produced the album. His creative vision is evident in the album’s cohesive theme and intricate musical arrangements.

The lineup for this album featured Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, John Glascock on bass guitar, John Evan on keyboards, and Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion. Additionally, David Palmer’s orchestral arrangements add depth and texture to the album’s sound.

Critically, Heavy Horses was well-received, praised for its lush instrumentation, profound lyrics, and Anderson’s poignant storytelling. The title track, “Heavy Horses,” is a standout, both for its musical complexity and its heartfelt tribute to the working horses of Britain. Other notable songs include “Acres Wild,” “Moths,” and “One Brown Mouse,” each showcasing the band’s skill in fusing folk traditions with progressive rock elements.

The album achieved significant commercial success, reaching number 19 on the UK Albums Chart and number 20 on the US Billboard 200. Its release further solidified Jethro Tull’s reputation as a band capable of evolving and experimenting with different musical styles while staying true to their unique sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. …And the Mouse Police Never Sleeps
  2. Acres Wild
  3. No Lullaby
  4. “Moths” 3:24 5.
  5. Journeyman
  6. Rover
  7. One Brown Mouse
  8. Heavy Horses
  9. Weathercock

Stormwatch

Stormwatch

Released 1979

Stormwatch, released in 1979, represents a pivotal moment in Jethro Tull’s discography, marking the end of their folk-rock trilogy that included Songs from the Wood and Heavy Horses. This album introduces a darker, more somber tone compared to its predecessors, reflecting themes of environmental issues, the perils of the sea, and socio-political commentary. While retaining elements of their folk-inspired sound, Stormwatch also ventures into more progressive and hard rock territories, showcasing the band’s versatility and willingness to explore new musical landscapes.

The recording of Stormwatch took place at Maison Rouge Studio in London, during the early months of 1979. Ian Anderson, as the band’s frontman and principal songwriter, spearheaded the album’s production, infusing it with a sense of urgency and introspection that matched the album’s thematic concerns.

The lineup for Stormwatch featured Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, John Glascock on bass guitar, John Evan on keyboards, and Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion. This album also saw contributions from David Palmer, who provided orchestral arrangements, and guest musician Francis Monkman, who played the portative pipe organ on “Orion.”

Critically, Stormwatch received mixed reviews upon its release. Some praised the album for its bold thematic content and musical experimentation, while others felt it lacked the cohesiveness and charm of the earlier folk-oriented albums. Notable tracks include “North Sea Oil,” “Orion,” and “Flying Dutchman,” each characterized by intricate musical arrangements and thought-provoking lyrics.

Commercially, the album performed well, reaching number 22 on the UK Albums Chart and number 30 on the US Billboard 200. Despite being the last album to feature the classic late-1970s lineup of Jethro Tull, Stormwatch is often regarded as an underrated gem in the band’s catalog.

CD Track Listings:

  1. North Sea Oil
  2. Orion
  3. Home
  4. Dark Ages
  5. Warm Sporran
  6. Something’s on the Move
  7. Old Ghosts
  8. Dun Ringill
  9. Flying Dutchman
  10. Elegy

A

Released 1980

A, released in 1980, marks a notable shift in Jethro Tull’s musical direction, moving away from their folk-rock roots towards a more electronic and synthesizer-driven sound. Originally intended as a solo project by Ian Anderson, the album was eventually released under the Jethro Tull name, leading to a significant stylistic change for the band. This transition reflected the broader musical trends of the early 1980s, with an increased focus on electronic instrumentation and a more modern rock sound.

The recording of A took place at Maison Rouge Studio and Trident Studios in London during the spring of 1980. Ian Anderson produced the album, bringing a fresh approach and integrating more electronic elements into the band’s sound. This shift represented a departure from the traditional acoustic textures that had defined much of Jethro Tull’s earlier work.

The lineup for A featured a mix of familiar and new faces. Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, and new members Dave Pegg on bass guitar and Mark Craney on drums. Additionally, the album featured Eddie Jobson, formerly of Roxy Music and U.K., on keyboards and electric violin, bringing a distinct new sound to the band.

Critically, A received mixed reactions. While some appreciated the innovative approach and the incorporation of contemporary musical trends, others missed the band’s earlier folk and progressive rock sound. Notable tracks from the album include “Crossfire,” “Fylingdale Flyer,” and “Black Sunday,” which showcase the band’s successful integration of synthesizers and electronic elements with rock music.

Commercially, the album achieved moderate success, reaching number 25 on the UK Albums Chart and number 30 on the US Billboard 200. The tour following the album’s release was well-received, with the band’s live performances incorporating an elaborate light show and theatrics.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Crossfire
  2. Fylingdale Flyer
  3. Working John, Working Joe
  4. Black Sunday
  5. Protect and Survive
  6. Batteries Not Included
  7. Uniform
  8. 4.W.D. (Low Ratio)
  9. The Pine Marten’s Jig
  10. And Further On

The Broadsword And The Beast

Released 1982

The Broadsword and the Beast, released in 1982, represents Jethro Tull’s return to a sound that blends their traditional folk elements with the harder, more electronic rock style that characterized their previous album, A. This album strikes a balance between the synthesizer-driven approach of the early 1980s and the more acoustic, folk-influenced sound of their 1970s work. The thematic content of The Broadsword and the Beast combines medieval and fantasy imagery with contemporary concerns, creating a rich tapestry of storytelling.

The recording of the album took place in the latter part of 1981 at Maison Rouge Studios in London. Ian Anderson, continuing his role as the primary creative force behind the band, produced the album, infusing it with a mix of modern and traditional musical styles.

The lineup for The Broadsword and the Beast included Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, Dave Pegg on bass guitar and mandolin, and Gerry Conway on drums, replacing Mark Craney from the A album. This lineup adeptly navigated the diverse styles present in the album, from the electronic-infused rock tracks to the more folk-oriented songs.

Critically, the album was well-received, praised for its synthesis of electronic and folk elements and its imaginative lyrical content. Notable tracks include “Broadsword,” which features a robust, anthemic chorus, and “Pussy Willow,” a track that melds synthesizer sounds with a more traditional rock structure. The album’s overall theme and aesthetic draw heavily on medieval and fantasy motifs, as reflected in the album’s artwork and song titles.

Commercially, The Broadsword and the Beast performed well, reaching number 19 on the UK Albums Chart and number 27 on the US Billboard 200. The album helped to maintain Jethro Tull’s popularity in the early 1980s, appealing to both long-time fans and newer audiences attracted to the evolving rock sounds of the era.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Beastie
  2. Clasp
  3. Fallen On Hard Times
  4. Flying Colours
  5. Slow Marching Band
  6. Broadsword
  7. Pussy Willow
  8. Watching Me, Watching You
  9. Seal Driver
  10. Cheerio

Under Wraps

Under Wraps

Released 1984

Under Wraps, released in 1984, marks a further foray by Jethro Tull into the realm of electronic and synthesizer-driven music, representing one of the band’s most experimental albums. This shift reflects the musical trends of the 1980s, with a prominent use of synthesizers and drum machines, diverging significantly from the folk and progressive rock elements that characterized much of their earlier work. Under Wraps is notable for its exploration of themes around espionage and modern warfare, lending a cold war era atmosphere to the album.

The recording of Under Wraps took place in the spring of 1984, with sessions held at Ian Anderson’s home studio. Anderson, who had always been at the creative helm of the band, produced the album, embracing the technological advancements in music production of the time.

The lineup for this album saw a departure from traditional rock instrumentation, with a significant focus on electronic sounds. Ian Anderson handled vocals, flute, and synthesizers, Martin Barre on electric guitar, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, and Peter-John Vettese on keyboards and synthesizers. Notably, the album features no drummer, with drum machines used instead, underscoring the band’s embrace of electronic music.

Critically, Under Wraps received mixed reviews. While some appreciated the band’s willingness to experiment with new sounds and technologies, others longed for the return of their classic folk-rock style. Standout tracks include “Lap of Luxury” and the title track “Under Wraps #1,” which showcase the album’s synth-heavy approach and complex, layered arrangements.

Commercially, the album had moderate success, charting at number 76 on the UK Albums Chart and number 18 on the US Billboard 200. However, it was less successful than some of their previous albums, reflecting the divisive response from fans and critics alike.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Lap of Luxury
  2. Under Wraps #1
  3. European Legacy
  4. Later, That Same Evening
  5. Saboteur
  6. Radio Free Moscow
  7. Nobody’s Car
  8. Heat
  9. Under Wraps #2
  10. Paparazzi
  11. Apogee

Crest Of A Knave

Crest Of A Knave

Released 1987

Crest of a Knave, released in 1987, marked a significant comeback for Jethro Tull, blending elements of their classic rock sound with the more modern influences that had characterized their 1980s work. This album saw the band returning to a more guitar-oriented sound, moving away from the heavy use of synthesizers and electronic elements that had defined their previous albums like Under Wraps. Crest of a Knave is often celebrated for its successful fusion of traditional rock with contemporary production techniques.

The recording of Crest of a Knave took place primarily at Ian Anderson’s personal studio, with additional work done at other locations. Anderson, who had always been a key creative force in the band, produced the album, steering its artistic direction towards a synthesis of classic and modern rock elements.

The lineup for this album included Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, and Dave Pegg on bass guitar. Notably, due to health issues, Anderson was unable to play the flute extensively on this album, leading to a greater emphasis on the guitar. Drum parts were programmed by Anderson and Barre, as the band did not have a permanent drummer at the time.

Critically, Crest of a Knave was well-received, lauded for its strong compositions and rejuvenated sound. The album is perhaps most famous for the track “Farm on the Freeway,” which showcases the band’s return to storytelling through music, and “Steel Monkey,” known for its hard-rocking sound. The album’s blend of traditional and contemporary styles was both a nod to their past and a look forward to the future.

Commercial success followed, with Crest of a Knave reaching number 32 on the UK Albums Chart and number 32 on the US Billboard 200. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental in 1989, a controversial but notable achievement given the band’s predominantly non-metal history.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Steel Monkey
  2. Farm on the Freeway
  3. Jump Start
  4. She Said She Was a Dancer
  5. Budapest
  6. Mountain Men
  7. Raising Steam

Rock Island

Rock Island

Released 1989

Rock Island, released in 1989, further solidifies Jethro Tull’s exploration into a blend of hard rock and progressive elements, following the successful path laid out by Crest of a Knave. This album continues the trend of integrating traditional rock motifs with contemporary production techniques, showcasing the band’s adaptability and continued relevance in the changing musical landscape of the late 1980s.

The recording of Rock Island took place at Ian Anderson’s personal studio, with Anderson also taking on the role of producer. His vision was instrumental in shaping the album’s sound, which combined gritty guitar riffs with the more sophisticated, melodic elements that Jethro Tull had become known for.

The lineup for this album featured Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, Dave Pegg on bass guitar and mandolin, and Doane Perry on drums. This core group was adept at balancing the raw energy of rock with the intricate musicality that characterized much of Jethro Tull’s earlier work.

Critically, Rock Island received mixed reviews. While some tracks were praised for their robust sound and compelling lyrics, others were viewed as less impactful compared to the band’s previous work. Notable tracks include “Kissing Willie,” featuring a hard-edged guitar sound, and the title track “Rock Island,” which showcases the band’s classic blend of rock and flute-led melodies.

Commercially, the album achieved moderate success. It reached number 18 on the UK Albums Chart and number 56 on the US Billboard 200, indicating a solid following but not reaching the heights of some of the band’s earlier releases.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Kissing Willie
  2. The Rattlesnake Trail
  3. Ears of Tin
  4. Undressed to Kill
  5. Rock Island
  6. Heavy Water
  7. Another Christmas Song
  8. . The Whaler’s Dues
  9. Big Riff and Mando
  10. Strange Avenues

Catfish Rising

Catfish Rising

Released 1991

Catfish Rising, released in 1991, is an album by Jethro Tull that signifies a partial return to the band’s roots in blues and folk, while still incorporating the hard rock elements that characterized their late 80s releases. This album reflects a blend of diverse musical styles, showcasing the band’s versatility and their ability to integrate different genres into a cohesive sound.

The recording of Catfish Rising took place primarily at Ian Anderson’s personal studio, with Anderson also serving as the album’s producer. His influence is evident in the album’s eclectic mix of songs, which range from bluesy rock to folk-inspired tunes, all imbued with the band’s signature progressive touch.

The lineup for this album featured Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, Dave Pegg on bass guitar and mandolin, and Doane Perry on drums. Their collective musicianship facilitated a dynamic exploration of various musical terrains, from the upbeat and hard-hitting to the lyrical and introspective.

Critically, Catfish Rising was well-received for its return to a more traditional sound, with critics noting the strong musicianship and Anderson’s witty, often playful lyrics. Standout tracks include “This Is Not Love,” which combines a catchy rock rhythm with Anderson’s distinctive flute playing, and “Rocks on the Road,” a blues-infused track with a gritty edge.

Commercially, the album performed modestly, reflecting the changing musical tastes of the early 1990s. It reached number 27 on the UK Albums Chart and did not chart as highly in the US as some of the band’s previous albums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. This Is Not Love
  2. Occasional Demons
  3. Rocks on the Road
  4. Thinking Round Corners
  5. Still Loving You Tonight
  6. Doctor to My Disease
  7. Like a Tall Thin Girl
  8. Sparrow on the Schoolyard Wall
  9. Roll Yer Own
  10. Gold-Tipped Boots, Black Jacket and Tie

Roots to Branches

Roots to Branches

Released 1995

Roots to Branches, released in 1995, is a Jethro Tull album that marks a return to a more progressive and world music-influenced sound, blending the traditional with the contemporary. This album reflects the band’s continuous evolution, integrating exotic instruments and rhythms into their established progressive rock style, resulting in a richly layered and textured musical experience.

The recording of Roots to Branches took place at Ian Anderson’s personal studio. Anderson, serving as the album’s producer, steered its direction towards a fusion of Western rock with Eastern musical influences, showcasing his and the band’s adventurous and exploratory spirit.

The lineup for this album featured Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar, Martin Barre on electric guitar, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, and Doane Perry on drums. Additionally, Andrew Giddings played keyboards, adding depth to the album’s sound with his versatile playing.

Critically, Roots to Branches was praised for its intricate musical compositions and the successful integration of diverse musical influences. The album’s title track, “Roots to Branches,” is noted for its complex rhythm and sophisticated use of flute, while “Rare and Precious Chain” showcases the blend of Eastern and Western musical styles that characterizes much of the album.

Commercially, the album achieved moderate success, indicative of the band’s solid fanbase and their willingness to embrace the band’s musical experiments. It reached number 20 on the UK Albums Chart, reflecting a positive reception among fans and critics.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Roots to Branches
  2. Rare and Precious Chain
  3. Out of the Noise
  4. This Free Will
  5. Valley
  6. Dangerous Veils
  7. Beside Myself
  8. Wounded, Old and Treacherous
  9. At Last, Forever
  10. Stuck in the August Rain
  11. Another Harry’s Bar

J-Tull Dot Com

J-Tull Dot Com

Released 1999

Jethro Tull’s J-Tull Dot Com! Released in 1999, this album marked a new chapter for the band, venturing further into the world music influences hinted at in their previous release, Roots to Branches. While it wasn’t their last album (they actually surprised everyone with The Zealot Gene in 2022!), it was the last to feature entirely new material for 23 years.

Musically, J-Tull Dot Com is a vibrant tapestry. The band’s signature hard rock sound is still there, with Ian Anderson’s iconic flute soaring over Martin Barre’s crunchy guitar riffs. But this time, they’re joined by exotic elements like tablas, sitars, and even didgeridoos, creating a truly global sonic experience. Tracks like “Spiral” and “Dot Com” showcase this fusion perfectly. The former blends driving rock with swirling Middle Eastern melodies, while the latter incorporates electronic beats and samples alongside traditional instrumentation. It’s a testament to Jethro Tull’s ability to constantly evolve and experiment while staying true to their core sound.

Lyrically, the album explores a range of themes. The title track itself is a playful nod to the band’s newfound embrace of the internet, while others like “El Niño” and “Black Mamba” tackle environmental concerns and social issues. There are also moments of introspective beauty, such as the acoustic ballad “A Gift of Roses.J-Tull Dot Com received mixed reviews upon release. Some critics praised its adventurous spirit and global influences, while others found it lacking the focus and cohesion of earlier works. However, it has gained a dedicated following over the years, appreciated for its unique sound and willingness to take risks.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Spiral
  2. Dot Com
  3. AWOL
  4. Nothing @ All
  5. Wicked Windows
  6. Hunt by Numbers
  7. Hot Mango Flush
  8. El Niño
  9. Black Mamba
  10. Mango Surprise
  11. Bends Like a Willow
  12. Far Alaska
  13. The Dog-Ear Years
  14. A Gift of Roses

The Jethro Tull Christmas Album

Released 2003

Jethro Tull’s Christmas Album. It’s a festive treasure trove that reimagines traditional holiday cheer with the band’s signature blend of folk-rock, progressive rock, and playful jazz. The album features a unique mix of original compositions and re-imagined Christmas classics. Tracks like “Living in the Past” offer introspective moments alongside the joyous bounce of “Ring-Bell Rock.” Anderson’s iconic flute weaves through festive melodies in “Christmas Song,” while “Jack-in-the-Green” takes a whimsical leap into Celtic folk.

Musically, the album is a delightful surprise. Expect intricate instrumental passages, jazzy improvisations, and moments of pure rock energy. Jethro Tull doesn’t shy away from experimenting, transforming familiar carols into something fresh and unexpected. Critical reception was generally positive, with praise for the album’s originality and inventive interpretations. Some found the blend of styles a bit jarring, but most agreed it was a welcome departure from typical Christmas fare.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Birthday Card at Christmas
  2. Holly Herald
  3. A Christmas Song
  4. Another Christmas Song
  5. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  6. Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow
  7. Last Man at the Party
  8. Weathercock
  9. Pavane
  10. First Snow on Brooklyn
  11. Greensleeved
  12. Fire at Midnight
  13. We Five Kings
  14. Ring Out Solstice Bells
  15. Bourée
  16. A Winter Snowscape

The Zealot Gene

The Zealot Gene

Released 2022

Released in 2022, Jethro Tull’s The Zealot Gene marked a triumphant return for the veteran progressive rock band after a 22-year hiatus from releasing new studio albums. This critically acclaimed record is not just a collection of songs; it’s a pilgrimage through the tumultuous terrain of faith, doubt, and the very essence of humanity.

The album boasts a revamped lineup featuring guitarist Florian Opahle (who later left the band), bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John O’Hara, and drummer Scott Hammond, alongside the ever-present Ian Anderson on vocals, flute, and acoustic guitar. While the musicians are new, Anderson’s signature songwriting style remains, weaving tales of introspection and social commentary with his trademark wit and lyrical prowess.

The Zealot Gene is a tapestry woven from Jethro Tull’s rich history. The band’s progressive rock roots are evident in the complex song structures and intricate instrumentation, while the folk influences that defined their earlier works like Aqualung and Songs from the Wood shine through in acoustic flourishes and Anderson’s emotive flute solos.

Thematically, the album delves into the complexities of faith and religion, exploring both their potential for solace and their capacity for division and conflict. Tracks like “Mrs. Jumbo” and “The Zealot Gene” grapple with the blind zealotry that can fuel violence and oppression, while “Saturday Night” offers a poignant reflection on the fleeting nature of faith and the challenges of maintaining belief in a world increasingly shrouded in doubt.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Mrs. Tibbets
  2. Jacob’s Tales
  3. Mine Is the Mountain
  4. The Zealot Gene
  5. Shoshana Sleeping
  6. Sad City Sisters
  7. Barren Beth, Wild Desert John
  8. The Betrayal of Joshua Kynde
  9. Where Did Saturday Go?
  10. Three Loves, Three
  11. In Brief Visitation
  12. The Fisherman of Ephesus

RökFlöte

RökFlöte

Released 2023

RökFlöte is the 23rd studio album by British progressive rock band Jethro Tull, released on April 21, 2023. It is a follow-up to The Zealot Gene (2022). This is the shortest gap between Jethro Tull studio albums since 1980.

The album mostly revolves around the characters, roles, and principal gods in Norse Paganism, as well as “Rock Flute.” The name of the album comes from “Rock Flute,” as the original idea was to make an album of mostly instrumental flute music. But eventually, Ian Anderson stated that he was drawn to the phrase Ragnarök with “rök,” which means destiny, course, or direction. Ian Anderson would then change “Flute” to “Flöte” to “keep with the spelling.” The album was released as a double LP, CD, and Blu-ray as well as a deluxe edition featuring bonus demos, an interview with Ian Anderson, and a bonus track.

CD Track Listings:

  1. Voluspo
  2. Ginnungagap
  3. Allfather
  4. The Feathered Consort
  5. Hammer On Hammer
  6. Wolf Unchained
  7. The Perfect One
  8. Trickster (And The Mistletoe)
  9. Cornucopia
  10. The Navigators
  11. Guardian’s Watch
  12. Ithavoll

LIVE ALBUMS

Live – Bursting Out

Live – Bursting Out

Released 1978

CD Track Listings:

CD 1
1. (introduction by Claude Nobs) (0:50)
2. No Lullaby (4:47)
3. Sweet Dream (6:30)
4. Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day (4:30)
5. Jack in the Green (3:12)
6. One Brown Mouse (3:53)
7. A New Day Yesterday (2:27)
8. Flute Solo Improvisation / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Bourée (6:08)
9. Songs from the Wood (2:40)
10. Thick as a Brick (12:26)

CD 2
1. (introduction by Ian Anderson) (0:42)
2. Hunting Girl (5:44)
3. Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die (3:56)
4. Conundrum (6:57)
5. Minstrel in the Gallery (5:41)
6. Cross-Eyed Mary (3:58)
7. Quatrain (1:33)
8. Aqualung (8:37)
9. Locomotive Breath (5:34)
10. The Dambusters March (3:26)

Live at Hammersmith ’84

Live at Hammersmith '84

Released 1990

CD Track Listings:

1. Locomotive Breath (instr.) (2:36)
2. Hunting Girl (4:56)
3. Under Wraps (4:30)
4. Later, That Same Evening (4:03)
5. Pussy Willow (4:44)
6. Living In The Past (4:29)
7. Locomotive Breath (7:43)
8. Too Old To Rock’N’Roll: Too Young To Die (9:08)

A Little Light Music

Released 1992

CD Track Listings:

1. Someday the Sun Won’t Shine for You (3:59)
2. Living in the Past (5:08)
3. Life Is a Long Song (3:37)
4. Under Wraps (2:30)
5. Rocks on the Road (7:05)
6. Nursie (2:27)
7. Too Old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die (4:44)
8. One White Duck (3:15)
9. A New Day Yesterday (7:34)
10. John Barleycorn (6:34)
11. Look into the Sun (3:46)
12. A Christmas Song (3:46)
13. From a Dead Beat to an Old Greaser (3:51)
14. This Is Not Love (3:53)
15. Bourée (6:06)
16. Pussy Willow (3:32)
17. Locomotive Breath (5:52)

In Concert

Released 1995

CD Track Listings:

1. Minstrel In The Gallery / Cross Eyed Mary (4:00)
2. This Is Not Love (4:00)
3. Rocks On The Road (6:30)
4. Heavy Horses (7:33)
5. Tall Thin Girl (3:28)
6. Still Loving You (4:40)
7. Thick As A Brick (7:48)
8. A New Day Yesterday (5:45)
9. Blues Jam (3:00)
10. Jump Start (6:30)

Living With The Past

Released 2002

CD Track Listings:

1. Intro (0:22)
2. My Sunday Feeling (4:00)
3. Roots To Branches (5:34)
4. Jack-In-The-Green (2:40)
5. The Habanero Reel (4:03)
6. Sweet Dream (4:54)
7. In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (2:57)
8. Aqualung (8:20)
9. Locomotive Breath (5:26)
10. Living In The Past (3:27)
11. Protect And Survive (1:01)
12. Nothing Is Easy (5:16)
13. Wond’Ring Aloud (1:54)
14. Life Is A Long Song (3:32)
15. A Christmas Song (3:05)
16. Cheap Day Return (1:12)
17. Mother Goose (1:57)
18. Dot Com (4:28)
19. Fat Man (5:06)
20. Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine For You (4:13)
21. Cheerio (1:36)

Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970

Released 2004

CD Track Listings:

1. My Sunday Feeling (5:20)
2. My God (7:30)
3. With You There To Help Me (9:58)
4. To Cry You A Song (5:40)
5. Bourée (4:34)
6. Dharma For One (10:10)
7. Nothing Is Easy (5:36)
8. Medley: We Used To Know/For A Thousand Mothers (10:37)

Aqualung Live

Released 2005

CD Track Listings:

1. Aqualung (7:56)
2. Cross-Eyed Mary (4:34)
3. Cheap Day Return (1:43)
4. Mother Goose (5:39)
5. Wond’ring Aloud (2:00)
6. Up To Me (3:35)
7. My God (8:27)
8. Hymn 43 (4:22)
9. Slipstream (0:59)
10. Locomotive Breath (5:19)
11. Wind-Up (6:40)
12. Riffs – another monkey (1:27)
13. Recording the original (2:05)
14. Choosing my words with care (1:17)
15. Hummmmmm 43 (0:35)
16. A different kettle of very different fish (1:02)
17. But is it any good? (1:42)

Live at Montreux 2003

Released 2007

CD Track Listings:

Disc One

  1. “Some Day the Sun Won’t Shine for You”
  2. “Life Is a Long Song”
  3. “Bourée” (Instrumental) (Version de Noël)
  4. “With You There to Help Me”
  5. “Pavane” (Instrumental)
  6. “Empty Café” (Instrumental)
  7. “Hunting Girl”
  8. “Eurology” (Instrumental)
  9. “Dot Com”
  10. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
  11. “Fat Man”

Disc Two:

  1. “Living in the Past”
  2. “Nothing Is Easy”
  3. “Beside Myself”
  4. “My God”
  5. “Budapest”
  6. “New Jig” (Instrumental)
  7. “Aqualung”
  8.  “Locomotive Breath”

Live at Madison Square Garden 1978

Released 2009

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Sweet Dream” – 6:52
  2. “One Brown Mouse” – 3:24
  3. “Heavy Horses” – 7:22
  4. “Thick as a Brick” – 11:23
  5. “No Lullaby (incl. Flute Solo)” – 9:00
  6. “Songs from the Wood” – 4:53
  7. “Quatrain” (instrumental) (Martin Barre) – 0:41
  8. “Aqualung” (Ian Anderson, Jennie Anderson) – 8:04
  9. “Locomotive Breath (incl. Dambusters March)” (Ian Anderson, Eric Coates) – 15:40
  10. “Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die” – 4:17
  11. “My God/Cross-Eyed Mary” – 6:59

Live at Carnegie Hall 1970

Released 2015

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Nothing Is Easy” – 5:34
  2. “My God” – 12:45
  3. “With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of” – 13:34
  4. “A Song for Jeffrey” – 5:25
  5. “To Cry You A Song” – 6:03
  6. “Sossity, You’re A Woman”/”Reasons For Waiting”/”Sossity, You’re A Woman” – 5:28
  7. “Dharma For One” (Ian Anderson/Clive Bunker) – 13:37
  8. “We Used To Know” – 3:41
  9. “Guitar Solo” – 8:25
  10. “For A Thousand Mothers” – 4:43

JETHRO TULL COMPILATION ALBUMS

Living In The Past

Living In The Past

Released  June 23, 1972

CD Track Listings:

1. Song For Jeffrey (3:24)
2. Love Story (3:07)
3. Christmas Song (3:09)
4. Living In The Past (3:23)
5. Driving Song (2:44)
6. Bourée (3:47)
7. Sweet Dream (4:06)
8. Singing All Day (3:07)
9. Teacher (3:59)
10. Witch’s Promise (3:49)
11. Alive And Well And Living In (2:48)
12. Just Trying To Be (1:36)
13. By Kind Permission Of (live) (10:10)
14. Dharma For One (live) (9:58)
15. Wond’ring Again (4:16)
16. Hymn 43 (3:19)
17. Life Is A Long Song (3:22)
18. Up The ‘Pool (3:15)
19. Dr. Bogenbroom (3:01)
20. For Later (2:08)
21. Nursie (1:36)

M.U. – The Best of Jethro Tull

Released  January 1976

CD Track Listings:

1. Teacher (4:07)
2. Aqualung (alternative mix) (6:34)
3. Thick as a Brick (edit #1) (3:01)
4. Bungle in the Jungle (3:34)
5. Locomotive Breath (alternate mix) (4:23)
6. Fat Man (2:50)
7. Living in the Past (3:18)
8. A Passion Play  (3:28)
9. Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day (4:02)
10. Rainbow Blues (3:37)
11. Nothing Is Easy (4:23)

Repeat – The Best of Jethro Tull – Vol II

Repeat – The Best of Jethro Tull – Vol II

Released September 9, 1977

CD Track Listings:

1. Minstrel In The Gallery (4:16)
2. Cross-Eyed Mary (4:11)
3. A New Day Yesterday (4:10)
4. Bourée (3:45)
5. Thick As A Brick Edit #4 (3:27)
6. War Child (4:36)
7. A Passion Play Edit #9 (3:32)
8. To Cry You A Song (6:13)
9. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die (5:41)
10. Glory Row (3:32)

Original Masters

Released November 1985

CD Track Listings:

1. Living in the Past (3:18)
2. Aqualung (6:34)
3. Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die (5:39)
4. Locomotive Breath (4:23)
5. Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day (3:27)
6. Bungle in the Jungle (3:36)
7. Sweet Dream (4:01)
8. Songs from the Wood (4:52)
9. Witches Promise (3:48)
10. Thick as a Brick (3:00)
11. Minstrel in the Gallery (7:48)
12. Life’s a Long Song (3:19)

20 Years of Jethro Tull: Box Set

Released June 27, 1988

CD Track Listings:

Disc 1:
1 Song For Jeffrey 2:51
2 Love Story 2:49
3 Fat Man 2:58
4 Bourée 4:04
5 Stormy Monday Blues 4:07
6 A New Day Yesterday 4:19
7 Cold Wind To Valhalla 1:31
8 Minstrel In The Gallery 2:11
9 Velvet Green 5:54
10 Grace 0:42
11 Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow 3:21
12 I’m Your Gun 3:18
13 Down At The End Of Your Road 3:32
14 Coronach 3:51
15 Summerday Sands 3:44
16 Too Many Too 3:27
17 March The Mad Scientist 1:48
18 Pan Dance 3:26
19 Strip Cartoon 3:17
20 King Henry’s Madrigal 3:00
21 A Stitch In Time 3:38
22 17 3:07
23 One For John Gee 2:05
24 Aeroplane 2:17
25 Sunshine Day 2:25

Disc 2:
1 Lick Your Fingers Clean 2:46
2 The Chateau D’Isaster Tapes 11:12
3 Beltane 5:20
4 Crossword 3:36
5 Saturation 4:20
6 Jack-A-Lynn 4:40
7 Motoreyes 3:38
8 Blues Instrumental (Untitled) 5:17
9 Rhythm In Gold 3:07
10 Part Of The Machine 6:55
11 Mayhem, Maybe 3:05
12 Overhang 4:27
13 Kelpie 3:31
14 Living In These Hard Times 3:10
15 Under Wraps #2 2:15
16 Only Solitaire 1:30
17 Salamander 2:51
18 Moths 3:26
19 Nursie 1:34

Disc 3:
1 Witch’s Promise 3:49
2 Bungle In The Jungle 3:36
3 Farm On The Freeway (live) 6:48
4 Thick As A Brick (live) 6:39
5 Sweet Dream (live) 4:35
6 The Clasp (live) 3:31
7 Pibroch (Pee Break)/Black Satin Dancer (Instrumental) (live) 4:02
8 Fallen On Hard Times (live) 4:00
9 Cheap Day Return 1:22
10 Wond’ring Aloud (live) 1:54
11 Dun Ringill (live) 3:05
12 Life’s A Long Song 3:18
13 One White Duck/0^10 = Nothing At All 4:36
14 Songs From The Wood (live) 4:30
15 Living In The Past (live) 4:07
16 Teacher 4:48
17 Aqualung (live) 7:44
18 Locomotive Breath (live) 6:00

20 Years of Jethro Tull: Highlights

20 Years of Jethro Tull: Highlights

Released October 10, 1988

CD Track Listings:

1. Stormy Monday Blues (4:07)
2. Love Story (2:49)
3. A New Day Yesterday (4:19)
4. Summerday Sands (3:44)
5. March The Mad Scientist (1:48)
6. Witch’s Promise (3:49)
7. Living In The Past (live) (4:07)
8. Aqualung (live) (7:44)
9. Locomotive Breath (live) (6:00)
10. Lick Your Fingers Clean (2:46)
11. Overhang (4:27)
12. Crossword (3:36)
13. Jack-A-Lynn (4:40)
14. Kelpie (3:31)
15. Part Of The Machine (6:55)
16. Mayhem, Maybe (3:05)
17. Wond’Ring Aloud (1:54)
18. Dun Ringill (3:05)
19. Life’s A Long Song (3:18)
20. Nursie (1:34)
21. Grace (0:42)

25th Anniversary Box Set

25th Anniversary Box Set

Released  April 1993

CD Track Listings:

Disc One:
1. My Sunday Feeling (3:42)
2. A Song For Jeffrey (3:22)
3. Living In The Past (3:25)
4. Teacher (4:09)
5. Sweet Dream (3:59)
6. Cross-Eyed Mary (4:09)
7. The Witch’s Promise (3:51)
8. Life Is A Long Song (3:18)
9. Bungle In The Jungle (3:40)
10. Minstrel In The Gallery (8:13)
11. Cold Wind To Valhalla (4:14)
12. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die (5:30)
13. Songs From The Wood (4:54)
14. Heavy Horses (9:04)
15. Black Sunday (6:42)
16. Broadsword (4:54)

Disc Two:
1. Nothing Is Easy (6:06)
2. My God (11:11)
3. With You There To Help Me (6:46)
4. A Song For Jeffrey (5:46)
5. To Cry You A Song (7:59)
6. Sossity, You’re A Woman (2:16)
7. Reasons For Waiting (3:55)
8. We Used To Know (3:18)
9. Guitar Solo (8:24)
10. For A Thousand Mothers (4:48)

Disc Three:
1. So Much Trouble (2:30)
2. My Sunday Feeling (3:56)
3. Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine For You (2:02)
4. Living In The Past (3:26)
5. Bourée (3:32)
6. With You There To Help Me (6:13)
7. Thick As A Brick (9:01)
8. Cheerio (3:58)
9. A New Day Yesterday (8:01)
10. Protect And Survive (3:06)
11. Jack-A-Lynn (4:57)
12. The Whistler (2:52)
13. My God (10:02)
14. Aqualung (7:31)

Disc Four
1. To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be (3:57)
2. Back To The Family (3:36)
3. Passion Play Extract (3:20)
4. Wind-Up/Locomotive Breath/Land Of Hope And Glory-Medley (11:48)
5. Seal Driver (5:38)
6. Nobody’s Car (5:02)
7. Pussy Willow (4:59)
8. Budapest (10:52)
9. Nothing Is Easy (5:18)
10. Kissing Willie (3:40)
11. Still Loving You Tonight (5:03)
12. Beggar’s Farm (5:21)
13. Passion Jig (2:01)
14. A Song For Jeffrey (3:26)
15. Living In The Past (3:42)

Nightcap

Nightcap

Released November 22, 1993

CD Track Listings:

Disc One:
1. First Post (1:54)
2. Animelée (1:41)
3. Tiger Toon (1:36)
4. Look At The Animals (5:09)
5. Law Of The Bungle (2:32)
6. Law Of The Bungle Part II (5:26)
7. Left Right (5:01)
8. Solitaire (1:25)
9. Critique Oblique (9:03)
10. Post Last (5:35)
11. Scenario (3:26)
12. Audition (2:34)
13. No Rehearsal (5:12)

Disc Two:
1. Paradise Steakhouse (4:01)
2. Sealion II (3:21)
3. Piece Of Cake (3:40)
4. Quartet (2:45)
5. Silver River Turning (4:52)
6. Crew Nights (4:33)
7. The Curse (3:39)
8. Rosa On The Factory Floor (4:38)
9. A Small Cigar (3:39)
10. Man Of Principle (3:57)
11. Commons Brawl (3:24)
12. No Step (3:38)
13. Drive On The Young Side Of Life (4:13)
14. I Don’t Want To Be Me (3:29)
15. Broadford Bazaar (3:38)
16. Lights Out (5:16)
17. Truck Stop Runner (3:47)
18. Hard Liner (3:47)

The Best of Jethro Tull – The Anniversary Collection

The Best of Jethro Tull – The Anniversary Collection

Released May 24, 1993

CD Track Listings:

Disc One:
1. A Song For Jeffrey (3:19)
2. Beggar’s Farm (4:19)
3. A Christmas Song (3:07)
4. A New Day Yesterday (4:09)
5. Bourée (3:46)
6. Nothing Is Easy (4:23)
7. Living In The Past (3:21)
8. To Cry You A Song (6:15)
9. Teacher (4:01)
10. Sweet Dream (4:02)
11. Cross-Eyed Mary (4:09)
12. Mother Goose (3:53)
13. Aqualung (6:36)
14. Locomotive Breath (4:25)
15. Life Is A Long Song (3:19)
16. Thick As A Brick (extract) (3:02)
17. A Passion Play (extract) (3:47)
18. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (3:52)
19. Bungle In The Jungle (3:39)

Disc Two:
1. Minstrel In The Gallery (6:10)
2. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die (5:40)
3. Songs From The Wood (4:54)
4. Jack-In-The-Green (2:30)
5. The Whistler (3:32)
6. Heavy Horses (8:57)
7. Dun Ringill (2:41)
8. Fylingdale Flyer (4:32)
9. Jack-A-Lynn (4:42)
10. Pussy Willow (3:53)
11. Broadsword (4:59)
12. Under Wraps II (2:14)
13. Steel Monkey (3:34)
14. Farm On The Freeway (6:28)
15. Jump Start (4:53)
16. Kissing Willie (3:31)
17. This Is Not Love (3:54)

Through the Years

Through the Years

Released June 30, 1998

CD Track Listings:

1. Living In The Past (5:03)
2. Wind Up (6:06)
3. War Child (4:31)
4. Dharma For One (4:13)
5. Acres Wild (3:23)
6. Budapest (10:02)
7. The Whistler (3:32)
8. We Used To Know (4:01)
9. Beastie (3:59)
10. Locomotive Breath (5:36)
11. Rare And Precious Chain (3:36)
12. Quizz Kid (5:07)
13. Still Loving You Tonight (4:30)

The Very Best of Jethro Tull

The Very Best of Jethro Tull

Released June 5, 2001

CD Track Listings:

1. Living In The Past (3:39)
2. Aqualung (6:35)
3. Sweet Dream (4:02)
4. The Whistler (3:28)
5. Bungle In The Jungle (3:35)
6. The Witch’s Promise (3:49)
7. Locomotive Breath (4:24)
8. Steel Monkey (3:36)
9. Thick As A Brick (3:00) (Extract)
10. Bour?e (3:44)
11. Too Old To Rock’N’Roll: Too Young To Die (Edited version) (3:54)
12. Life Is A Long Song (3:16)
13. Songs From The Wood (4:51)
14. A New Day Yesterday (4:08)
15. Heavy Horses (Edited version) (3:19)
16. Broadsword (4:59)
17. Roots To Branches (5:11)
18. A Song For Jeffrey (3:17)
19. Minstrel In The Gallery (Edited version) (3:49)
20. Cheerio (1:10)

The Essential Jethro Tull

Released June 3, 2003

CD Track Listings:

1. Teacher (1969) (3:48)
2. Aqualung (1971) (6:35)
3. Thick as a Brick (edit #1) (1972) (3:01)
4. Bungle in the Jungle (1974) (3:33)
5. Locomotive Breath (1971) (4:30)
6. Fat Man (1969) (2:49)
7. Living in the Past (1969) (3:19)
8. A Passion Play (edit #8) (1973) (3:27)
9. Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of the New Day) (1974) (3:55)
10. Rainbow Blues (1974) (3:37)
11. Nothing Is Easy (1969) (4:23)

The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull

The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull

Released March 12, 2007

CD Track Listings:

1. Fat Man (2:51)
2. Life Is A Long Song (3:17)
3. Cheap Day Return (1:22)
4. Mother Goose (3:52)
5. Wond’Ring Aloud (1:54)
6. Thick As A Brick (3:02)
7. Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of The New Day) (4:10)
8. Cold Wind To Valhalla (Intro) (1:29)
9. One White Duck / 010 = Nothing At All (4:37)
10. Salamander (2:51)
11. Jack In The Green (2:29)
12. Velvet Green (6:02)
13. Dun Ringill (2:41)
14. Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow (3:22)
15. Under Wraps 2 (2:14)
16. Jack A Lynn (4:56)
17. Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine For You (2:00)
18. Broadford Bazaar (3:38)
19. The Water Carrier (2:56)
20. Rupi’s Dance (3:00)
21. A Christmas Song (2:49)
22. Weathercock (4:20)
23. One Brown Mouse  (3:40)
24. Pastime With Good Company (4:13)

Jethro Tull Essential

Released September 12, 2011

CD Track Listings:

1. Living in the Past (3:21)
2. A New Day Yesterday (4:08)
3. Bouree (3:46)
4. Nothing Is Easy (4:24)
5. Fat Man (2:50)
6. Sweet Dream (4:01)
7. Witches Promise (3:51)
8. Teacher (3:49)
9. Aqualung (6:35)
10. Locomotive Breath (4:30)
11. Life Is a Long Song (3:18)
12. Thick as a Brick (edit no. 8) (3:02)
13. A Passion Play (edit no. 8) (3:02)
14. Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of a New Day) (3:56)
15. Bungle in the Jungle (3:37)
16. Rainbow Blues (3:36)

10 Great Songs

Released April 3, 2012

50 for 50

Released June 1, 2018

50th Anniversary Collection

Released June 1, 2018

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