Tag: Ian Anderson

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Jethro Tull – Minstrel in the Gallery (1975)

Minstrel in the Gallery is the eighth studio album by British band Jethro Tull, recorded in April and released September 5, 1975. The album goes in a different direction from their previous work War Child (1974), with the orchestration being replaced by a string quartet conducted by David Palmer. The band also returned to the blend of electric and acoustic pieces, in a manner closer to their early ’70s albums such as Benefit (1970), Aqualung (1971) and Thick as a Brick (1972), and for the first time since their two concept albums of Thick as a Brick (1972) and A Passion Play (1973), they recorded a song of more than ten minutes, which occupies almost all of the second side of the record.

It would be the last album to feature bassist Jeffrey Hammond, who was replaced by former Carmen bass player John Glascock.

1. “Minstrel in the Gallery” 8:13
2. “Cold Wind to Valhalla” 4:19
3. “Black Satin Dancer” 6:52
4. “Requiem” 3:45

1. “One White Duck / 010 = Nothing at All” 4:37
2. “Baker St. Muse”
a) “Pig-Me and the Whore”
b) “Nice Little Tune”
c) “Crash-Barrier Waltzer”
d) “Mother England Reverie” 16:39
3. “Grace” 0:37
4. “Summerday Sands” 3:32
5. ” March The Mad Scientist” 1:44
6. “Pan Dance” 3:11

Feature Artist: Jethro Tull (Singles Plus) 6pm ET

JethroTullJethro Tull are a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band’s sound soon incorporated elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature. The band was led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and have included other significant members such as guitarist Martin Barre, keyboardist John Evan, drummers Clive Bunker, Doane Perry, and Barriemore Barlow, and bassists Glenn Cornick, Jeffrey Hammond, and Dave Pegg.

The group achieved commercial success in 1969, with the folk-tinged blues album Stand Up, which reached No. 1 in the UK charts, and they toured regularly in the UK and the US. Their musical style shifted in the direction of progressive rock with the albums Aqualung, Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play, and shifted again to hard rock mixed with folk rock with Songs from the Wood and Heavy Horses. Jethro Tull have sold over 60 million albums worldwide, with 11 gold and five platinum albums among them. They have been described by Rolling Stone as “one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive rock bands”.

The last works released as a group were in 2003, though the band continued to tour until 2011. In April 2014, as he was concentrating on his solo career, Anderson said that Jethro Tull were finished – Wikipedia

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