Please forward this error screen to 83. 2018 marks 50 years since progressive A New Day Yesterday – Jethro Tull – 20 Years Of Jethro Tull-rock band Jethro Tull jumped onto the British music scene. 2DVD boxset released by Parlophone Records.
Heavy Horses was the second of a trilogy of folk rock albums from Jethro Tull. As a child, my big passion was to get off the leash and explore the local wooded and leafy suburbs. So it didn’t suddenly become new in 1977, it was just that the subject matter fitted what I wanted to write about at the time. Upon release, Heavy Horses was a top 20 album on both sides of the Atlantic. Commercial success was met equally with critical praise for its melodies, instrumentation and Anderson’s signature flute playing. This anniversary edition features the original album with nine additional bonus tracks, seven of which are previously unreleased. New Shoes Edition’ also contains a live concert from May 1978, and two DVDs which feature the original, bonus and live tracks all mixed to surround sound by Steven Wilson and Jakko Jakszyk.
A 96-page booklet covers a history of the album and corresponding tour, complete lyrics, rare photos and exclusive interviews. Jethro Tull recorded live to 24 track at The Festhalle, Berne, Switzerland by The Maison Rouge Mobile mixed to 5. 2018 – Ian Anderson Group of Companies and others. The entire content of this site is protected by applicable copyright law.
Disclaimer: this page is not written by from the point of view of a Jethro Tull fanatic and is not generally intended for narrow-perspective Jethro Tull fanatics. If you are deeply offended by criticism, non-worshipping approach to your favourite artist, or opinions that do not match your own, do not read any further. If you are not, please consult the guidelines for sending your comments before doing so. For reading convenience, please open the reader comments section in a parallel browser window. Jethro Tull were once an amazingly good British band that used to suffer from just one single terrible problem – overproductivity. God – hear that ye rabid fans?
As much as I despise hardcore Tull fans – my experience has led me to the sad conviction that Jethro Tull tends to attract the kind of people that were rabid Hitler lovers in their previous incarnation – I have to admit one thing: Jethro Tull are really like no-one else. God he doesn’t know about the existence of this site! The sales gradually declined, too, and the number of fans gradually decreased. Although, truthfully, their latest release is surprisingly good. Unless I was just too tired of endlessly bashing late period Tull albums, of course.
It’s very hard to get a good line-up going here, ‘cos Ian kept hiring and firing people at his own will, until this became just some sorta maniac thing in the eighties. Benefit sessions, and officially joined the group next year. A fantastic keyboard player: his Bach-like piano was a wonderful acquisition for the band. In 1971 Cornick quit, replaced on base by Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond – the “ultimate” base player, in my opinion, sometimes sounds better than John Entwistle! So the line-up of 1971 was the most professional one – maybe that’s why Aqualung sounds so great. In 1972 Bunker quit, replaced on drums by Barriemore Barlow. This line-up was the longest, still, it lasted only till 1975.
Hammond-Hammond quit and was replaced by David Glascock. In 1979 disaster struck – Glascock died of an infection, there were other problems, and the band dissolved. Conway was replaced by Doane Perry in 1984. Marred by frequent slumps into self-indulgent melody-less fantasy. No, that’s not just because of the most original use of the flute in history.