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SUNSHINE DAY

Jethro Tull

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2.71 | 18 ratings | 2 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1968

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sunshine Day
2. Aeroplane

Line-up / Musicians

- Ian Anderson / flute, mouth organ, claghorn, piano, vocals
- Mick Abrahams / guitar, 9-string guitar, vocals
- Clive Bunker / drums, hooter and charm bracelet
- Glenn Cornick / bass

Releases information

Miscredited to Jethro Toe
Type: Single
Released: February 1968
Catalogue number: MGM 1384

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JETHRO TULL Sunshine Day ratings distribution


2.71
(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
22%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(11%)
11%
Good, but non-essential (39%)
39%
Collectors/fans only (17%)
17%
Poor. Only for completionists (11%)
11%

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Review by Guillermo
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars This first single by Jethro Tull was credited wrongly in the record label because it was credited to "Jethro Toe" instead. Anyway, it is a good single.

The Side " A", is a song titled "Sunshine Day", composed by Mick Abrahams, and sung by Ian Anderson with backing vocals maybe done by Abrahams. It is Rock song with some Blues influences and good guitars by Abrahams.

The Side" B", is a song titled "Aeroplane" and composed by Len Barnard and Ian Anderson. It is a song played predominantly with keyboards (piano, organ and harpischord) with good arrangements, and sounds more like a Pop Rock song.

Curiously, both songs don`t have the use of the flute, an instrument which became very characteristic of the band Jethro Tull in later years. But Ian Anderson`s vocals are very present and very characteristic of Jethro Tull.

Review by TCat
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars This is a very hard to get single, the debut single by the band. Unfortunately, this was accidentally credited to Jethro Toe and printed on the single as such. The A Side of the single was "Sunshine Day" which is a poppy song with Ian Anderson singing lead vocals and Mick Abrahams, who was Tull's original guitarist, singing background vocals. It was Abrahams that actually wrote the track. It's easy to tell that it is Ian's distinctive voice, but other than that, there isn't much semblance to the sound that Jethro Tull would later be famous for. No flute whatsoever. The same holds true for the B side called "Aeroplane". This is a slightly more interesting song, and it leans more towards a folksy-bluesy sound, but still remains on the pop side of things. Both songs are underwhelming and not memorable.

This is before JT had become well known and I don't believe the single did very well. Both songs are available on "20 Years of Jethro Tull" collection on Disc 1 as the last two tracks. Unless you are a collector, and probably want to spend a lot of money, you would be better off getting the collection which has many other rare gems on it. This single remains as only a curiosity or a collector's item, but the songs really aren't worth the time and expense unless you collect rare recordings and are willing to pay upwards to $900.00 for it. 2 stars....collector's only.

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