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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

I will always say that Stand Up, Benefit, and Aqualung are overall the best things Tull ever did...

I risk to be in the minority here, but for me mentioned albums had 2-3 great songs ("Bouree", "To Cry You A Song", "Aqualung", "Locomotive Breath"... add some your favs) and a number of decent, but weaker songs, while "Songs From The Wood" is breathtaking from start to finish - all killer, no filler. 
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Originally posted by NotAProghead NotAProghead wrote:

Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

I will always say that Stand Up, Benefit, and Aqualung are overall the best things Tull ever did...

I risk to be in the minority here, but for me mentioned albums had 2-3 great songs ("Bouree", "To Cry You A Song", "Aqualung", "Locomotive Breath"... add some your favs) and a number of decent, but weaker songs, while "Songs From The Wood" is breathtaking from start to finish - all killer, no filler. 

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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

I like it quite a bit but these days prefer Heavy Horses.† With "songs" they were going where the Fairports and Steeleyes of the world had already gone and I would argue those groups did it better.† Well, other than Pilbroch that does little for me.† With "Heavy Horses" they were setting a new agenda that more serious Celtic rock groups like THE MORRIGAN and OYESTERBAND would adopt and extend in the future
Still, to this day, 'Horses leaves me cold. I guess I'd have to be restrained, Clockwork Orange-style, for a intensely close listen to it to possibly find something redeeming. As for SFTW, festive and winning - I always discover some small part of it in each listen that enhances the experience even further.
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Originally posted by dr prog dr prog wrote:

Get the remix book versions. SFTW sounds great. A couple of cool extra tracks too. Horses is probably even better. Similar great sound but with more bonus tracks. Probably a double album worth of tracks. Stormwatch is my fave of these 3. The sound isnít quite as great as the other two but the double album worth of tracks is awesome. Aqualung another great double album worth. Passion is similar. Great sound and the full Chateau tapes with excellent sound. Warchild is a triple album. Hopefully the remix sets get released again. Most of them are 5 stars. Even Too old is cool now. An ep of cool extras. I think I like Tulls non album collection more than their album collection. They have 10 albums worth of extras between 68 and 84


Is there any way to get these Wilson remixes without breaking the bank? Last time I checked most of them were unavailable sadly!
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Some of them are on Spotify, or you could look here.

https://burningshed.com/store/headphonedust/remixes/jethro-tull-sw-remixes

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Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

I will always say that Stand Up, Benefit, and Aqualung are overall the best things Tull ever did...not that some of the later ones aren't excellent  also. Anderson's forte was always the 3.5-4 min clever/witty rock song...not the so-called 'prog epics' he and the band did later.
You left out TAAB.
Oh my..I left out TAAB...  shame on me Wink  
Well...I like TAAB...for the most part, though it's one musical idea stretched over two sides.
But this thread is about 'Songs' and it's a more interesting outing for me so even though the plebes missed my appreciation of SFTW....let me say it is one of my favorite Tull platters .a few 'songs' notwithstanding.

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Originally posted by thief thief wrote:

Originally posted by dr prog dr prog wrote:

Get the remix book versions. SFTW sounds great. A couple of cool extra tracks too. Horses is probably even better. Similar great sound but with more bonus tracks. Probably a double album worth of tracks. Stormwatch is my fave of these 3. The sound isnít quite as great as the other two but the double album worth of tracks is awesome. Aqualung another great double album worth. Passion is similar. Great sound and the full Chateau tapes with excellent sound. Warchild is a triple album. Hopefully the remix sets get released again. Most of them are 5 stars. Even Too old is cool now. An ep of cool extras. I think I like Tulls non album collection more than their album collection. They have 10 albums worth of extras between 68 and 84


Is there any way to get these Wilson remixes without breaking the bank? Last time I checked most of them were unavailable sadly!


No reason we wonít 50th anniversary versions. Iím hoping for a Too old 50th and missing tapes are found. Double album of studio
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I like SFTW and Wilson's remix really is very good. However I prefer HH and Stormwatch. However I'm probably in a minority there.
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