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Jethro Tull - A New Day Yesterday - The 25th Anniversary Collection CD (album) cover


Jethro Tull


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3.04 | 51 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars ".Owl loved to rest quietly, whilst no one was watching. Sitting on a fence one day, he was surprised when suddenly a Kangaroo ran close by."

This 2003 release is a VIDEO DOCUMENTARY on the then (1994) 25 years from the Jethro Tull classic A New Day Yesterday. The epicentre of the scenes is settled in a London pub (Westmoreland Arms I think) and it's a reunion of many JT members during all that years with the important absences of (now) Dee (then David) Palmer, John Glascock (my favourite bass player, member also of the stunning flamenco-prog Carmen, died during heart surgery - requiescat in pace), Peter-John Vettese (the charismatic keyboard player during the firs half of the 80s), Eddie Jobson (never a JT member, but a marvellous special guest for the 1980 year!!), Gerry Conway (great drummer of the 80s) etc.

Interviews and members' recallings are wisely mixed with excerpts from the tons of live shows and also from the videos released during all that years: the interesting and (complete) nice video of The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles, with the main contribution from a mythic "devilish" Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond - now bonus track on the 2004 A Passion Play remastered edition; then excerprts from the famous 1980 Slipstream video with the appearance of Jerry Conway and of the great Eddie Jobson in all his virtuousity in playing 2 keyboards and electric violin - Slipstream is really a masterpiece-5 stars DVD, now findable in the 2005 A remastered edition. Hope to have it as an autonomous DVD/video on PA to review it!!!

There are also some complete video: the strong Kissing Willie (JT transported directly into the 18th century!!!!!), and the video of the beautiful Rocks On The Road.

As a JT DVD I'll give 3 stars (good) because the most part of the videos are not integral.

As a JT "rockumentary" (I quote the word from Hugues Chantraine, the previous reviewer) I would say it is a masterpiece of the genre!!!

And so.".bee wanted to help, and thinking he had the answer began."

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |


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