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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 08:44
Originally posted by eddietrooper eddietrooper wrote:

Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Aqualung is also a good place to start.

Same opinion here.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 08:57
I'm surprised that no one's mentioned the live one from '78 "Bursting Out".  Serves as a very good best of to that time.  I'd recommend anyone start with this.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 13:01

  

 

  First I would recommend you to listen in this order.....

 

  •    Stand up
  •   Aqualung
  •     Benefit
  •   Thick as a Brick
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 13:54

Other recommended order:

     1) Stand Up         &nbs p;  1969

     2) Benefit          ;      1970

     3) Aqualung        &nbs p;   1971

     4) Thick as a Brick    1972

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      J-Tull.com

      Roots to Branches

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      Live albums

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 16:44

I was introduced with Aqualung myself about a year ago, but I can't say that it impressed me all that greatly... I then got Thick As A Brick and was pretty much immediately sold on the band! A while after that even Aqualung started to sound like a fine album in my ears... One just never knows what may take a person's fancy, but TAAB surely must be regarded as one of those must-have prog albums for somebody as into prog as you seem to be, VdGG! (Then again, who am I to preach about must-have albums, while still lacking 'In The Court' in my own collection, lol)

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 19:07

That's good that one of your liked bands is Gentle Giant.  I'd say that there are some similarities in sound between Gentle Giant and Tull around the Thick as a Brick / Passion Play / War Child years.

Thick as a Brick is of course great, but it might be hard to get into with it essentially being one LONG song.  My recommendation then is:

War Child, then Songs From the Wood, then Thick, then Passion Play, then the rest....

P.S.  Aqualung is very overrated IMHO.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 21:37

Alternately, any number of compilations are available.  I have the 2-disc "25th Anniversary Collection", which provides a pretty solid overview from "This Was" all the way through to "Rock Island".

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 21:38
Thick As A Brick was my first exposure to the band and I fell in love right away. It's one of my favourite albums of all time now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2006 at 22:08
my suggestion is:  Songs from the wood, Ministrel in the gallery and then with Thick as a brick and A passion play

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2006 at 10:29
All are great but the essential is maybe in Aqualung,Brick,Minstrel,Songs and Heavy Horses. You have to get too the live bootlegs to know one of the most original bands in music history.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2006 at 11:56

Since you have a lot of 70's prog album the safest thing (and most enjoyable too) is to:

 

Start chronologically << there is no way you will not like them , and soon or later you will have lots of their albums, >> so you are in the enviable position where you can discover them as they evolved. I wish I had that opportunity when I first approched them

Start chronologically from This Was until Passion Play

Once you get to War Child >> find the Chateau D'Ysater album aznd listento both. Do listen to Living In The past>>> integral part of Tull >> never has a compilation album has been so essential

Skip the awful TOTRNR:TYTD but keep tto the other albums until the very average Stormwatch.

The next albums (early 80's) are a diffferent group >> only Anderson and Barre remains from the 70's Tull and it sure sounds like it!!! I would say avoid the whole period but especially Under Wraps

All three hard blues-rock albums between 87 and 91 are expandable also, but not bad either. RtB is a fine return to form

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2006 at 15:31

Try to get the live "Bursting Out", specifically the single cd version as the double priced/double cd contains only a couple more tracks and no extras not included on the lp.

Else try buying the lp, but don't pay an extravagant price for it like some do on EBAY resulting such records being bought for profit, to sell on EBAY because certain suckers will pay such prices.

Avoid Too Old to rock and roll (bad songwriting) and Under Wraps (Miami Vice synth production) Broadsword is not bad - it is much like King Crimson's Islands in varied tunes.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2006 at 01:18
Your idea sounds like a good one Mr. Trane, and I happen to be in strong belief as well that chronologically is the way to go whenever possible, but the only Tull albums I've ever even seen in my music-deprived city of Winnipeg (I know you know where that is...) are TAAB and the Too old to rock and roll one
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2006 at 02:38
I am just amazed you have never heard Tull, have you ever turned on the radio up there in canada? Tull gets played three times a day where I am now. Anyway Thick as a Brick!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2006 at 10:38
Thick as a brick! Thats how i started in not only jethro tull, but in Prog in general
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2006 at 11:24

Honestly, everything they released in the 70's was great.  My favorites are Thick as a Brick, A Passion Play, Minstrel in the Gallery and Songs from the Wood.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2006 at 18:59

Go out and buy yourself the following remastered albums.

Aqualung(1971)-also download the super remix version of Life is a long song from my site from 1971. If you pick up Living in the past(1972), you will find even more Aqualung bonus songs. I'll provide the cooler version of Locomotive breath on my site soon

Living in the past(1972)

Thick as a brick(1972)

Warchild(1974)-many strong bonus tracks

Songs from the wood(1977)

Heavy horses(1978)-several strong bonus tracks. Also download Blues instrumental from my site from 1978

Bursting out(1978)-live

Stormwatch(1979)-several strong bonus tracks

A(1980)

Broadsword(1982)-several strong bonus tracks. Also download the much better version of Jackalynn from my site as well as Motoreyes from 1981. If you pick up Nightcap(1992), you will find even more Broadsword bonus songs.

Roots to branches(1995)-hopefully the future remaster includes the 5 unreleased bonus tracks

Dotcom(1999)-also download It all trickles down from my site from 1999

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2006 at 19:20

Originally posted by Jools Jools wrote:

I'm surprised that no one's mentioned the live one from '78 "Bursting Out".  Serves as a very good best of to that time.  I'd recommend anyone start with this.

I totally agree. Bursting Out is a great sampler for Jethro Tull's music. It's a great album.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2006 at 19:27
Originally posted by KeysToAscension KeysToAscension wrote:

Other recommended order:

     1) Stand Up            1969

     2) Benefit          ;      1970

     3) Aqualung            1971

     4) Thick as a Brick    1972

     



those are the 4 I'd recommend... in that order...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2006 at 16:16
You should start with Aqualung and then e.g. Heavy Horses (my favourite), or you should try excellent live double album Bursting Out.
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