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Topic: Favourite Jethro Tull song (no Thick as a brick)
Posted By: Mista-Gordie
Subject: Favourite Jethro Tull song (no Thick as a brick)
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 21:47
So, what's your favourite Tull song (THICK AS A BRICK NOT INCLUDED)

I'll go with Baker st. Muse



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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 21:52
Nothing Is Easy, Stand Up is the only JT album is can listen to. 
It's a good one though. 


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Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 21:59
European Legacy/Later that same evening
Teacher
Skating Away
North Sea Oil
Song for Jeffrey


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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 22:07
A Passion Play



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Posted By: RedNightmareKing
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 23:17
For some odd reason, Living In The Past. My all-time favorite JT track. 

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Posted By: prog4evr
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 23:19
Toss up between Minstrel in the Gallery and Hunting Girl.  Went for Hunting Girl, but Minstrel is such a fine tune...

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Posted By: Ajay
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 23:22
Aqualung - a six-and-a-half minute masterclass in how to write arrange a seriously interesting song.


Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 23:26
As the Baker Street train spills your pain all over your new dress,
And the symphony sounds underground put you under duress,
Well don't you squeal as the heel grinds you under the wheel.

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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 23:26
Aqualung is my fav song of my fav Tull album. I wouldn't have voted for TAAB even if in the list.

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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 23:33
Aqualung, followed by Minstrel in the Gallery.

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Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 23:52
Greetings, well met fellow, hail!  I am the wind to fill your sail.  I am the cross to take your nail.  A singer of these ageless times, with kitchen prose and gutter rhymes.  Now doesn't that make you feel much better?  Nothing like a good song from the wood to lift your spirits.  That, and a high-born hunting girl, but I didn't vote for that one.

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Posted By: b_olariu
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 00:15
all of them are great, I'm a fan of the band but I'll have to go with Hunting girl


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 00:15
Alive and Well and Living In

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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 00:56
A Passion Play, my favorite album of theirs

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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 01:25
Baker St. Muse

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 01:47
OK, OK, I'll vote Aqualung Thumbs Up

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 02:48
Baker St. Muse, with Hunting Girl as second.

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Posted By: snowsnow
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 03:16

My fav Tull album is APP - but won't vote for it being an album rather than just a song.

On this (excellent) list Baker street muse just edges Minstrel (from bursting out)
 
But most recently it's been Dark Ages (Toys are you ready...")


Posted By: dr prog
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 03:23
Not a great list imo. Only 5 or 6 of those songs make my top 100 tull songs lol
They are
Living in the past
Aqualung
Jeffrey goes to Leicester square
Mothr goose
Cup of wonder
Velvet green
Pibroch
 
 
Where is?
 
Teacher
Witches promise
Look into the sun
Up the pool
Life is a long song
Whistler
Mouse police
Acres wild
North sea oil
Fylingdale flyer
 
They are instant classics
 


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 04:24
Reasons For Waiting, I love that song.


Posted By: friso
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 05:30
The Flying Dutchmen


Posted By: dedokras
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 06:20
A Passion Play
Aqualung
Baker St. Muse
Songs From The Wood
Hunting Girl


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Posted By: snowsnow
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 06:21
Originally posted by dr prog

Not a great list imo. Only 5 or 6 of those songs make my top 100 tull songs lol
 
 
Where is?
 
Teacher
Witches promise
Look into the sun
Up the pool
Life is a long song
Whistler
Mouse police
Acres wild
North sea oil
Fylingdale flyer
 
They are instant classics
 
 
Surely it is down to personal tastes? Some great stuff in your list(Teacher/Life's a long song/Witches promise)
 
But North sea oil/ Mouse police/Flyingdale flyer - certainly not instant classics to me!


Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 06:40
Passion Play followed closely by Baker Street Muse.


Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 06:50
Right now, I hear "Heavy Horses" (but I was close to vote "Songs From The Wood").

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 06:57
Dharma For One, followed by Witch's Promise
 
 
Please note that it is the Promise made by a Witch, not the Promise of many Witches


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Posted By: Prog Sothoth
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 07:14
Other: "Teacher"


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 07:33
passion play


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Posted By: Mormegil
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 07:43
Reasons for Waiting. Wow, does that song take me places!

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Posted By: Melomaniac
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 07:51
Originally posted by Ajay

Aqualung - a six-and-a-half minute masterclass in how to write arrange a seriously interesting song.
What he said !

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Posted By: twosteves
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 08:05
Originally posted by Wanorak

Aqualung, followed by Minstrel in the Gallery.

this---Tull is too bluesy for me to love lot's of their songs.


Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 08:08
Too many great tunes to choose from, since Tull has a lot of great music on their catalog.
We Used to Know is my all time favorite song, for very personal reasons, so my vote goes to it. But the rest are all great pieces of music, from one of the greatest (if not the greatest) band of all time.




Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 08:56
voted Minstrel but I love so many Tull songs my answer could change tomorrow




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Posted By: Josef_K
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 09:05
Cross Eyed Mary for me, I love the original but surprisingly find myself listening to a bootleg recording of a live cover version made by "The Elves" in 1970 just a bit more ^^ I think I'd actually pick it over Thick as a Brick as well.

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 09:12
Back to the family from my fave Tull album Stand Up. 
Artistically, I'd probably say A Passion Play is the better record.


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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 13:03
Wow... so many incredible tunes. Gotta go with the hard rocking Minstrel.

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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 14:37
Minstrel In The Gallery, followed by A Passion Play.

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Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 15:17
Other - Moths. Same if TAAB was here.
 
From the list, Aqualung or Locomotive Breath.
 
 


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Posted By: HackettFan
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 17:20
Bourée

Nothing is Easy, Aqualung, Cross-Eyed Mary, Mother Goose, Living in the Past, Minstrel in the Gallery, Cold Wind to Valhalla - I could've voted for any of these, but I'm in the mood for Bourée right now.

Oh my God...That's the one I really should have voted for.


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 17:37
^ What did you vote for?

Me: other - "Wond'ring Aloud". Tha-a-a-at's right, you heard it.

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Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 17:53
Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day

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Posted By: otto pankrock
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 18:24
Other, Heavy Horses. There are alot of tough choices here.


Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 19:05
Passion Play, but you left out a lot of my favorites including but not limited to: Sossity; You're a Woman, One White Duck, Heavy Horses and Rainbow Blues

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Posted By: presdoug
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 19:08
Wind Up, especially for the lyrics

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Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 19:48
"To Cry You a Song"


Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 22:24
My God!

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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 22:43
I could list dozens. How about a baker's dozen not on the list to start:

Acres Wild
Solitaire
Salamander
Christmas Song
Dun Ringill
Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of a New Day)
Taxi Grab
Life is a Long Song
Look Into the Sun
Rainbow Blues
Sealion
Fat Man
One Brown Mouse




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Posted By: BarryGlibb
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 00:50
Here's this song definition thing again. Personally the best JT song is easily "We Used To Know"...fantastic melody, brilliant singing and it brings back so many great memories.

Now the best piece of JT music to me is Minstrel In The Gallery......that middle bit and the once in a life time flute/guitar riff makes this my favourite JT music track.

Sorry for being pedantic again!


Posted By: Ajay
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 01:12
^ Can you sing it, and is it shorter than an opera? If yes, then it's a song. The middle bit of Minstrel In The Gallery is a section.


Posted By: BarryGlibb
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 04:21
Originally posted by Ajay

^ Can you sing it, and is it shorter than an opera? If yes, then it's a song. The middle bit of Minstrel In The Gallery is a section.

I brought this up because there was a discussion topic In the proto-prog section of the forum asking what the first proto-prog song was.......and many were putting instrumentals forward.

As for Minstrel in The Gallery....that's why it is isn't my favourite song as is has too much instrumental in the middle bit (sorry, section) to make it my favourite JT song. MITG is my favourite piece of Tull music (because of the middle bit)......... MITG the song (lyrics, singing and especially melody) to me is very good but not their best.

Would you call A Passion Play a song? I wouldn't, but others might.


Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 12:12
Budapest and Back Door Angels are not listed  yet are JT classics! 

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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 14:10
I think Weathercock is one of the most wondrous songs ever written. Anderson at the absolute top of his game, and represents, to me, all that was great about Tull.

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Posted By: sorcerer kermes
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 14:55
so many great songs but if i am to choose one all time favourite which i can listen to it infernally Cold Wind To Valhalla


Posted By: Mr Greeen Genes
Date Posted: March 07 2013 at 00:26
1. Thick As A Brick
2. Baker St. Muse
3. A Passion Play


Posted By: The-time-is-now
Date Posted: March 07 2013 at 01:38
My God.

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Posted By: akaBona
Date Posted: March 07 2013 at 02:29
A Passion Play is their best album, but nothing can beat We Used To Know !


Posted By: Ian Stuart
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 18:08
As always - 'tis impossible to pick 1 "best" Tull tune ... but definitely in the top three"
Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of A New Day)



Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 18:46
Narrowed it down to 'A Passion Play' or 'Minstrel in the Gallery'.  While Minstrel is truly a great song, Passion Play is an epic composition.

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Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: April 21 2013 at 03:26
Real talk, Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play are the only Tull songs I actually like.


Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: April 21 2013 at 03:55
Originally posted by presdoug

Wind Up, especially for the lyrics
Like this , got my vote, Baker Street equally great


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Posted By: Varon
Date Posted: April 21 2013 at 06:55
Rover

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Posted By: 3almost46yea
Date Posted: April 29 2013 at 19:35
One White Duck, Rainbow blues, Saturation, Old Ghosts, Hunting Girl, Orion, Fylingdale Flyer, Heavy Horses, Black Sunday, Velvet Green, Something's On The Move.....actually Jethro Tull has lot's of favorite songs :-))))


Posted By: humor4u1959
Date Posted: May 02 2013 at 01:07
Given the choices offered, I had to choose 'Living In The Past.' The flute melody is excellent and I love the 5/4 time signature with the claves on percussion. As a drummer, I like that. To my knowledge, it's the only song they did in an odd meter. Correct me if I'm wrong. I might be. At any rate, it's a wonderful song! Always loved it.

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: May 03 2013 at 11:44
I chose aPP though I have a hard time with it being "a song". For songs in the strictest sense of the word I would have to say My Sunday Feeling. Oddly enough, that song did little for me until I watched the Isle of Wight disk and was just floored by the energy that opened with.

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Posted By: stegor
Date Posted: May 03 2013 at 22:20
Up the 'Pool. It somehow lodged itself in a special part of my brain. Whenever I hear it I'm 15 again.


Posted By: humor4u1959
Date Posted: May 04 2013 at 01:29
It should be stated that a piece of music that takes up an entire album is NOT a song. Therefore, I think Passion Play should also be exempt from the poll. It's an epic, I really like it, but it's more a group of songs. Just my opinion, folks.

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Posted By: Green Shield Stamp
Date Posted: May 05 2013 at 16:25
Orion from the 'Stormwatch' album

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Posted By: stegor
Date Posted: May 05 2013 at 23:29
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Alive and Well and Living In


I love that one too. So underappreciated. Woody. Evan's piano is so lovely.


Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 20:21
Benefit is by far my favorite Tull lp.....so I'll have to choose other and pick 'Nothing To Say' from that one.
IMHo some of Ian's  best lyrics.
 
"Climb a tower of freedom,
paint your own deceiving sign.
It's not my power
to criticize or to ask you to be blind
To your own pressing problem
and the hate you must unwind.
So ask of me no answer
there is none that I could give
you wouldn't find.
I went your way ten years ago
and I've got nothing to say.
Nothing to say."


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Posted By: Jethro Toe
Date Posted: August 29 2013 at 04:19
The one favourite Tull's song? It's impossible for me... May be 20...
Hug

  1. Bourée
  2. Sossity: You're a Woman
  3. Heavy Horses
  4. Songs From the Wood
  5. Aqualung
  6. A Passion Play
  7. To Cry You a Song
  8. Moths
  9. Fylingdale Flyer
  10. Broadsword
  11. Orion
  12. Said She Was a Dancer
  13. Budapest
  14. Reasons For Waiting
  15. Weathercock
  16. Still Loving You Tonight
  17. Cross-Eyed Mary
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  19. A Small Cigar



Posted By: The Pessimist
Date Posted: August 29 2013 at 06:42
It changes daily. Today it's Hunting Girl.

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Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: August 29 2013 at 06:57
Even with Brick included my award goes to Heavy Horses, a stunning piece of music.

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Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: August 29 2013 at 11:04
I can't seem to get Fylingdale Flyer out of my head these days, so that's the one for me.

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Posted By: Xonty
Date Posted: September 08 2013 at 05:30
So many great songs but in the end I had to go with We Used To Know. The whole Stand Up is so underrated!


Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: September 08 2013 at 10:07
Originally posted by Xonty

So many great songs but in the end I had to go with We Used To Know. The whole Stand Up is so underrated!

For very personal reasons, my favorite song of all time. And yes, Stand Up is highly underrated.


Posted By: Denys
Date Posted: October 18 2013 at 11:58
Has to be A Passion Play.......Can't wait for the Steve Wilson remaster !!!!!Smile
 
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Posted By: Michael678
Date Posted: October 18 2013 at 12:12
okay first of all, i cant believe u didnt put in Thick as a Brick, which is sick, although Aqualung was the one i chose because it was the first JT song ive ever heard and loved


Posted By: dr prog
Date Posted: October 18 2013 at 19:16
Tull have more cool songs than anyone.
You can go for some folky tracks:
Witches promise
Look into the sun
Up the pool
Thick as a brick edit 1
One white duck
Whistler
Acres wild
Mouse police
Moths
Dun ringill
Jackalynn home version(not that crappy version with horrible 80s drums)
Under wraps 2(not that horrible under wraps 1 lol)
and more
 
Or you can go for some heavy rockers:
Teacher
Aqualung
Cross eyed mary
Thick as a brick edit 6(the super man for president edit. I think that is edit 6)
A passion play edit 3(the memory bank edit. I think that is edit 3)
Warchild
Queen and country
Saturation
North sea oil
Crossword
Fylingdale flyer
Uniform
Seal driver
Awol
and more
 


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Posted By: charles_ryder
Date Posted: April 19 2014 at 05:43
Cross-eyed Mary

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Posted By: Kentucky_Hawkwindage
Date Posted: April 19 2014 at 07:17
By golly i'm voting for Locomotive Breath!

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Posted By: Polymorphia
Date Posted: April 19 2014 at 10:50
Originally posted by Man With Hat

A Passion Play



Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: April 19 2014 at 11:07
I voted for songs from the wood for making me feel much better than I ever could. Headbanger

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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: April 19 2014 at 11:43
I've always liked The Witches Promise, but that never seems to get mentioned much around here.

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Posted By: Olape
Date Posted: April 19 2014 at 13:14
A Passion Play, just before Minstrel in the gallery, Songs from the Wood and Cross-eyed Mary. 


Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: April 19 2014 at 13:17
Originally posted by chopper

I've always liked The Witches Promise, but that never seems to get mentioned much around here.
A tune with a magical quality, and one of my favorite acoustic songs.


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Posted By: Bitterblogger
Date Posted: April 22 2014 at 17:45
Songs From The Wood on the list.
Farm On The Freeway in "Other".


Posted By: proggman
Date Posted: April 22 2014 at 18:49

A Passion Play



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