Tagged Aqualung

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

War Child is the seventh studio album by Jethro Tull, released in October 1974. It was released almost a year and a half after the release of A Passion Play. The turmoil over criticism of the previous album surrounded the production of War Child, which obliged the band to do press conferences and explain their plans for the future.

1. “War Child” 4:35
2. “Queen and Country” 3:00
3. “Ladies” 3:17
4. “Back-Door Angels” 5:30
5. “Sealion” 3:37
6. “Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day” 4:09
7. “Bungle in the Jungle” 3:35
8. “Only Solitaire” 1:38
9. “The Third Hoorah” 4:49
10. “Two Fingers” 5:11

Aqualung is the fourth studio album by the rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1971. It is regarded, despite the band’s disagreement, as a concept album featuring a central theme of “the distinction between religion and God”. The album’s “dour musings on faith and religion” have marked it as “one of the most cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners”. Aqualung’s success signalled a turning point in the band’s career, which went on to become a major radio and touring act.

Recorded at Island Records’ studio in London, it was their first album with John Evan as a full-time member, their first with new bassist Jeffrey Hammond, and last album featuring Clive Bunker on drums. Something of a departure from the band’s previous work, the album features more acoustic material than previous releases; and—inspired by photographs of homeless people on the Thames Embankment taken by singer Ian Anderson’s wife Jennie—contains a number of recurring themes, addressing religion along with Anderson’s own personal experiences.

Aqualung has sold more than seven million units worldwide, and is thus Jethro Tull’s best-selling album. The album was generally well-received critically and has been included on several music magazine best-of lists. The album spawned two singles, “Hymn 43” and “Locomotive Breath”.

1. “Aqualung” 6:34
2. “Cross-Eyed Mary” 4:06
3. “Cheap Day Return” 1:21
4. “Mother Goose” 3:51
5. “Wond’ring Aloud” 1:53
6. “Up to Me” 3:15

1. “My God” 7:08
2. “Hymn 43” 3:14
3. “Slipstream” 1:13
4. “Locomotive Breath” 4:23
5. “Wind-Up” 6:01

Artist Countdown: Jethro Tull Top 40 Hits & Tracks 2pm ET @jethrotull @RadioMax

JethroTullJethro Tull are a British progressive rock group. Their music is characterised by the vocals, acoustic guitar, and flute playing of Ian Anderson, who has led the band since its founding, and the guitar work of Martin Barre, who has been with the band since 1969, after he replaced original guitarist Mick Abrahams.

Formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967, initially playing experimental blues rock, they later incorporated elements of classical music, folk music, jazz, hard rock and art rock into their music. During a career that has spanned more than forty years, Jethro Tull have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide (Source: Wikipedia)

 

1 Living in the Past
2 Teacher
3 Cup Of Wonder
4 Bourée
5 Life Is a Long Song 
6 Love Story 
7 Steel Monkey
8 Lap of Luxury
9 A Passion Play (edit 8) 
10 Kissing Willie
11 Farm on the Freeway
12 Part of the Machine
13 Cross-eyed Mary
14 Bungle in the Jungle
15 Jump Start
16 This Is Not Love
17 Fallen on Hard Times
18 Rocks on the Road
19 Beastie
20 Said She Was a Dancer 
21 The Whistler
22 Locomotive Breath
23 Hymn 43
24 Minstrel in the Gallery
25 Mother Goose
26 Bends Like a Willow
27 Sunshine Day
28 Aeroplane (as “Jethro Toe”)
29 The Witch’s Promise
30 Inside
31 Too Old to Rock And Roll, Too Young to Die
32 Rainbow Blues
33 Fat Man
34 Songs From The Wood
35 Aqualung
36 Quizz Kid
37 Baker Street Muse
38 Sweet Dream
39 Thick As A Brick
40 Taxi Grab