Catfish Rising [Bonus Tracks]

Catfish Rising [Bonus Tracks]

by Jethro Tull
     
 

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Jethro Tull's best album of the 1990s, a surging, hard-rocking monster (at least, compared to anything immediately before or since) that doesn't lose sight of good tunes or the folk sources that have served this band well. The lineup this time out is Ian Anderson on acoustic and electric guitars, flute, and electric and acoustic mandolins

Overview

Jethro Tull's best album of the 1990s, a surging, hard-rocking monster (at least, compared to anything immediately before or since) that doesn't lose sight of good tunes or the folk sources that have served this band well. The lineup this time out is Ian Anderson on acoustic and electric guitars, flute, and electric and acoustic mandolins, Martin Barre on electric guitar, Doane Perry on drums, Dave Pegg on bass, and Andy Giddings on keyboards. The real difference between this and most of the group's output since the end of the '70s lies in the songs, all of which are approached with serious energy and enthusiasm -- the lyrics are completely forgettable, but for the first time since War Child, the band sounds like they're playing as though their lives depended on it. "Sparrow on the Schoolyard Wall" is at least as good a song as "Bungle in the Jungle" or "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day," and while that ain't exactly "My God," it's still better than most other recent Tull albums have been. "Still Loving You Tonight" and "Sleeping with the Dog" recall the group's blues roots, albeit not quite in bluesy enough fashion. There's still some dross, as there would almost have to be on an hour-long album, but overall this is the group's best album since the end of the '70s. [The 2006 reissue includes two bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2006
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
0094637097724
catalogNumber:
709778
Rank:
50315

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jethro Tull   Primary Artist
Ian Anderson   Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Harmonica,Mandolin,Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Dave Pegg   Mandolin,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Acoustic Bass
Martin Barre   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
John "Rabbit" Bundrick   Keyboards
Andy Giddings   Keyboards
Foster Paterson   Keyboards
Doane Perry   Drums
Matt Pegg   Bass Guitar
Scott Hunter   Drums
Scott Hunter   Drums

Technical Credits

Ian Anderson   Composer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Tim Matyear   Engineer
Geoff Halpin   Logo
Jim Gibson   Illustrations

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