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    Posted: December 10 2006 at 20:22
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 22:33
Originally posted by Fassbinder Fassbinder wrote:

...meanwhile back to the initial question...
 
Personally, I would suggest to start with Bursting Out, Heavy Horses, and Aqualung (it worked beautifully for me, so why not for anyone else?).
 
But, in fact, it does not really matter what to start from. Just start, with anything, and you, probably, will be caught. Forever...
 
The gap between TAAB and most of the other albums has really narrowed down since all of the remasters include great bonus tracks. There is not a weak Tull remaster from the periods 1968-1982 and 1990-2000 and the year 1987. Plenty of great stuff. This page will be very helpful for you
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 19:08
...meanwhile back to the initial question...
 
Personally, I would suggest to start with Bursting Out, Heavy Horses, and Aqualung (it worked beautifully for me, so why not for anyone else?).
 
But, in fact, it does not really matter what to start from. Just start, with anything, and you, probably, will be caught. Forever...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 16:51
LIVING IN THE PAST, BURSTING OUT and THICK AS A BRICK are the first Tull cd's to get for sure. But after those you have alot of great remasters to get. There is enough quality songs on the following remasters:
HEAVY HORSES
STORMWATCH
WARCHILD
SONGS FROM THE WOOD
BENEFIT
STAND UP
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AQUALUNG
BROADSWORD
A PASSION PLAY
DOTCOM
ROOTS TO BRANCHES
CATFISH RISING
CREST OF A KNAVE
NIGHTCAP
A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC
 
So much great music. I'd leave Minstrel, Too old to RnR, This Was to last. They are pretty good, but the other remasters above have more cool stuff. I'm amazed how many people rate Minstrel so highly. It can drag on a bit and I think Ian was a bit flat with the song writing
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:35
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

No that wouldn't be right, not fair to VdGG-- just walk away, Whist, just walk away...
 
But I finally had my dream thread!
 
...Oh, alright. Just for you. But I'm saving some of those pictures!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:27
    

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:26
No that wouldn't be right, not fair to VdGG-- just walk away, Whist, just walk away...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:20
YES! THIS (and maybe the Noobies) EQUALS THE NEW VR!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:15
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Love those pics

    Can't see those pics.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:12
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:09


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Stand up
Aqualung
Living in the past
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:04
Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

Originally posted by The Whistler The Whistler wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I would say Brick but since you're gonna get it anyway, get 'Heavy Horses' while you're at it. If you like those two, it's a candy store of greats: Benefit, Passion Play, Minstrel in the Gallery, and the rest mentioned here. I like Whistler's suggestion of 'Living in the Past', it is a great starter (and you can't beat that faux leather cover on the original LP).

 

Yes, truly the Whistler is a god-like Tull-related genius.

    No, no, you got it all wrong. He is a Genius-related Tull god.
 
YES! NOT DESCRIBING MYSELF RIGHT!
 
Ian would be so proud, if only he were here...I think I'll email him again!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:04
HAHA NOT SCARING OFF POTENTIAL POSTERS LIKE ME!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:03
YES! NOT QUOTING THE POST!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:03
YES! MOMENTS!
 
...YES! POINTLESSLY DRAGGING THIS OUT, THUS SCARING OFF POTENTIAL POSTERS!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:02
Originally posted by The Whistler The Whistler wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I would say Brick but since you're gonna get it anyway, get 'Heavy Horses' while you're at it. If you like those two, it's a candy store of greats: Benefit, Passion Play, Minstrel in the Gallery, and the rest mentioned here. I like Whistler's suggestion of 'Living in the Past', it is a great starter (and you can't beat that faux leather cover on the original LP).

 

Yes, truly the Whistler is a god-like Tull-related genius.

    No, no, you got it all wrong. He is a Genius-related Tull god.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:01
Originally posted by The Whistler The Whistler wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I would say Brick but since you're gonna get it anyway, get 'Heavy Horses' while you're at it. If you like those two, it's a candy store of greats: Benefit, Passion Play, Minstrel in the Gallery, and the rest mentioned here. I like Whistler's suggestion of 'Living in the Past', it is a great starter (and you can't beat that faux leather cover on the original LP).

 

Yes, truly the Whistler is a god-like Tull-related genius.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 03:55
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I would say Brick but since you're gonna get it anyway, get 'Heavy Horses' while you're at it. If you like those two, it's a candy store of greats: Benefit, Passion Play, Minstrel in the Gallery, and the rest mentioned here.

I like Whistler's suggestion of 'Living in the Past', it is a great starter (and you can't beat that faux leather cover on the original LP).
 
Yes, truly the Whistler is a god-like Tull-related genius.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 03:52
Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

I got The Best Of Jethro Tull, a 2001 release I think. It was a really good compilation of songs but Ian cut some songs like Heavy Horses down.
 
I once thought as you did... Based on this album, I thought that:
 
1) Broadsword was a bad song (it's really okay)
2) Heavy Horses was a boring song (it's really FREAKIN' AWESOME)
3) Minstrel was nothing to write home about (it's the best Tull song ever)
4) Too Olde was decent but slow (...not gonna disagree)
5) Thick as a Brick was three minutes long (although that made hearing the full album all the sweeter).
 
IN SHORT: not really recommended. I hate compilations.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 03:51
I would say Brick but since you're gonna get it anyway, get 'Heavy Horses' while you're at it. If you like those two, it's a candy store of greats: Benefit, Passion Play, Minstrel in the Gallery, and the rest mentioned here.

I like Whistler's suggestion of 'Living in the Past', it is a great starter (and you can't beat that faux leather cover on the original LP).
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