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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 03:32
Only get remastered albums. You will find almost 2 albums worth of material on the Warchild remaster. It has the original album of commercial songs from the Warchild movie soundtrack and almost an album worth of bonus tracks. The bonus tracks are the real Tull songs which are typically heavy prog folk songs. Try listening to the remaster starting from the last song in reverse order. I listen to it in this order because I consider most of the original songs to be the actual album rejects. I think this would have been the case if the band weren't recording this album as a soundtrack. Some of those original songs may not have even been written or recorded either. But there are some pretty cool original songs like Warchild, Queen and country, Only solitaire and Skating away. These 4 songs and the 7 bonus tracks make a great album worth of prog

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 03:40
Well, so far, the best suggestion I've heard is "Bursting Out." But no one has mentioned (I believe) LIVING IN THE PAST! I am convinced it is THE place to start. I'm gonna test that theory...one of these days...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 03:47
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.
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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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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 03:55
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 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 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 04:03
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 04:03
YES! NOT QUOTING THE POST!
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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 04:04
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 04:09


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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 04:12
Love those pics
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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 04:20
YES! THIS (and maybe the Noobies) EQUALS THE NEW VR!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2006 at 04:26
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 04:27
    

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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 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
A
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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