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Jethro Tull Minstrel In The Gallery - 40th Anniversary: La Grande Edition album cover
4.64 | 67 ratings | 2 reviews | 82% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1 - Minstrel In The Gallery (2015 Steven Wilson Stereo Remix):
1. Minstrel In The Gallery (8:16)
2. Cold Wind To Valhalla (4:17)
3. Black Satin Dancer (6:53)
4. Requiem (3:43)
5. One White Duck / 0¹⁰ = Nothing At All (4:39)
6. Baker St. Muse (5:09)
7. Pig-Me And The Whore (1:30)
8. Nice Little Tune (1:09)
9. Crash-Barrier Waltzer (3:09)
10. Mother England Reverie (5:45)
11. Grace (0:36)
Bonus tracks:
12. Summerday Sands (3:42)
13. Requiem (Early Version) (3:42)*
14. One White Duck (Take 5) (2:26)*
15. Grace (Take 2) (0:40)*
16. Minstrel In The Gallery ('BBC' Version) (8:27)*
17. Cold Wind To Valhalla ('BBC' Version) (4:21)*
18. Aqualung ('BBC' Version) (8:01)*

Total time 76:25

* - previously unreleased

CD 2 - Live at The Palais Des Sports, Paris, July 5, 1975 (A Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Mix)
1. Introduction (The Beach Part II) (0:54)
2. Wind Up (3:01)
3. Critique Oblique (4:05)
4. Wond'ring Aloud (5:16)
5. My God (11:34)
a. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
b. Bourée
c. Quartet
d. Living In The Past
e. My God (Reprise)
6. Cross-Eyed Mary (4:05)
7. Minstrel In The Gallery (9:23)
8. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (4:39)
9. Bungle In The Jungle (3:17)
10. Aqualung (9:41)
11. Guitar Improvisation (3:29)
12. Back-Door Angels (6:06)
13. Locomotive Breath (With Improvisation) (11:50)
a. Hard Headed English General
b. Back-Door Angels (Reprise)

Total time 77:20

DVD 1 and DVD 2 (NTSC, Region 0) feature the DTS, DD 5.1 surround mixes and the 96/24 PCM stereo mixes of the album, additional tracks, The Palais Des Sports concert and an eight and a half minute film of the band recorded in Paris on 6th July 1975

Line-up / Musicians

- Ian Anderson / flute, acoustic guitar, vocals
- Martin Barre / electric guitars
- John Evan / piano and organ
- Jeffrey Hammond / bass guitar and string bass
- Barriemore Barlow / drums, percussion

Releases information

2CD+2DVD Chrysalis - 0825646157204 (May 4, 2015, UK & Europe)

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JETHRO TULL Minstrel In The Gallery - 40th Anniversary: La Grande Edition ratings distribution

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Review by Warthur
4 stars The La Grande Edition boxed set of Minstrel In the Gallery offers up a perfectly reasonable Steven Wilson sprucing-up of the original album, various odds and ends from the era, plus - perhaps best of all - Jakko Jakszyk's painstaking reconstruction of a July 1975 concert in Paris, in which he has skilfully covered over gaps in the existing tapes using recordings from the rehearsal in the venue that preceded the concert. Can you spot the gaps? Ian Anderson apparently couldn't and that's good enough for me.

This live show came in the window between much of the actual recording of the album being done and the final product being released, so it isn't as heavy on Minstrel-era material as you might think - though the title track does get an airing. In fact, the set list is quite heavy on material from Aqualung - 6 of its songs are offered up here. (By comparison, War Child - the then most-recently released album - only has 3 songs here).

The Paris show reveals just how ferocious a live unit Jethro Tull was in 1975, offering a firey interpretation of most of Aqualung plus selected other pieces here and there, and so is another apt choice for a show to include on this boxed set series.

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5 stars Much alike the "A Passion Play: an extended performance" this edition of "Minstrel in the Gallery" is almost superior to the original album. Besides the valuable information that the box contains (which, again, much alike the "A Passion Play..." we cannot even go further without spoilers), the track ... (read more)

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