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Live, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1 (52:55)
1. Eurology (3:30)
2. Calliandra Shade (5:42)
3. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (4:03)
4. Up The Pool (3:22)
5. We Five Kings (3:32)
6. Life Is A Long Song (3:34)
7. In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (3:02)
8. Wond'ring Aloud (2:11)
9. Griminelli's Lament (3:10)
10. Cheap Day Return (1:27)
11. Mother Goose (5:46)
12. Bouree (5:17)
13. Boris Dancing (3:31)
14. Living In The Past (4:48)

CD 2 (49:37)
15. Pavane (4:37)
16. Aqualung (10:24)
17. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (4:58)
18. My God (8:52)
19. Budapest (14:04)
20. Locomotive Breath (6:42)

Total Time: 102:32


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Line-up / Musicians

- Ian Anderson / flute, bamboo flute, acoustic guitar, vocals
- James Duncan / drums, percussion
- David Goodier / bass, glockenspiel
- John O'Hara / keyboards, accordian
- Florian Opahle / acoustic and electric guitar

Various Members of the Frankfurt Neue Philharmonic Orchestra

Releases information

2XCD released by ZYX Music #20723

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(57 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(35%)
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4 stars A great live album and a must have for Jethro Tull fans. Lovers of folk, classical music and a bit of lounge jazz should enjoy the fusions here too. It's generally quite laid back with the orchestral backing, the arrangements are often subtle but add some depth to create nice versions of a few ... (read more)

Report this review (#565296) | Posted by Frankie Flowers | Thursday, November 10, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This beautiful two disc live output stretches from material as old as Bourée from '69, to something as recent as Ian Anderson's last solo release, Rupin's Dance, only two years earlier. The set list varies from acoustic tracks with vocals, with only mere orchestral touches, to the full band pieces ... (read more)

Report this review (#130412) | Posted by Shakespeare | Friday, July 27, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars (please forgive my very approximate english, i would have express my appreciation in french) Ian Anderson is back at his very best. At my opinion, this is a perfect live-anthology of the gold age of Jethro Tull, with such appropriate arrangements, highly brillant prestations of the omnipresent ... (read more)

Report this review (#56723) | Posted by | Thursday, November 17, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I am listening to this album as I write, and I can say that this should be on every Tull fan's wish list. Many of Anderson's works lend themselves to orchestral interpretation, and this album is among the best of that genre. Ian Anderson never fails to impress me with his continuing creative en ... (read more)

Report this review (#55933) | Posted by | Friday, November 11, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A highly recommended album for all who like all latest works by Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson. I would not say the versions of the songs on this double live record are very original and new but they are consistent. Don't be fooled by the name of the record - it's not another "Grand Orcherstra P ... (read more)

Report this review (#38465) | Posted by Yurkspb2 | Monday, July 04, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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