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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
While the world may not need another live Jethro Tull disc recorded only two years after their last one, this sturdy, nearly two-hour 2003 gig, released simultaneously on DVD and CD (same tunes and order, but Ian Anderson's often clunky introductions are mercifully edited out of the audio-only version), finds the band in fine form. Anderson and guitarist Martin Barre, the two flagship members, effectively juggle the set to include a few new tracks and some rarities with the handful of hits ("Aqualung," "Locomotive Breath," "My God," "Living in the Past") that the fans demand out of every gig. The double disc is broken down by the band's two sets, the first being primarily ...
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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
While the world may not need another live Jethro Tull disc recorded only two years after their last one, this sturdy, nearly two-hour 2003 gig, released simultaneously on DVD and CD (same tunes and order, but Ian Anderson's often clunky introductions are mercifully edited out of the audio-only version), finds the band in fine form. Anderson and guitarist Martin Barre, the two flagship members, effectively juggle the set to include a few new tracks and some rarities with the handful of hits ("Aqualung," "Locomotive Breath," "My God," "Living in the Past") that the fans demand out of every gig. The double disc is broken down by the band's two sets, the first being primarily acoustic-based, or at least softer material, and the second revving up the electricity and intensity. The other three members (bass, drums, and keys) are accomplished musicians who play with precision if maybe a shortage of personality. But it's really Anderson's and to a lesser extent Barre's show, and they jubilantly lead the ensemble through the blues, prog, jazz, and classical influences that have always distinguished Tull from their contemporaries. Highlights include an acoustic "Fat Man" with Barre playing flute along with Anderson, a stunning 11-minute "Budapest" from Crest of a Knave, and the exotic Middle Eastern worldbeat of "Dot Com." The sound is perfectly recorded and Anderson is in good spirits as he dips deep into the Tull catalog to dust off oldies such as "Some Day the Sun Won't Shine for You" (from the group's 1968 debut), Stand Up's "Nothing Is Easy," and Benefit's "With You There to Help Me." The band injects a twist into the hoary "Locomotive Breath" as it veers off into old British folk territory in its final two minutes, and even "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (from The Jethro Tull Christmas Album) gets a new lease on life, albeit in a slightly cheesy jazz-classical arrangement reminiscent of "Bourée." Still, this is an impressive document of a band embracing its past while pushing into fresh territory nearly four decades into its existence. Maintaining the old fan base while doing this is a tricky balancing act, but one that Anderson and Barre perform with grace and class.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2007
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992011622
  • Catalog Number: 20116

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Some Day the Sun Won't Shine for You (4:20)
  2. 2 Life Is a Long Song (3:31)
  3. 3 Bourée (4:57)
  4. 4 With You There to Help Me (6:33)
  5. 5 Pavane (4:28)
  6. 6 Empty Cafe (2:37)
  7. 7 Hunting Girl (5:30)
  8. 8 Eurology (3:39)
  9. 9 Dot Com (4:43)
  10. 10 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (5:00)
  11. 11 Fat Man (5:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Living in the Past (6:59)
  2. 2 Nothing Is Easy (5:09)
  3. 3 Beside Myself (6:38)
  4. 4 My God (8:30)
  5. 5 Budapest (11:28)
  6. 6 New Jig (1:27)
  7. 7 Aqualung (8:02)
  8. 8 Locomotive Breath (8:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jethro Tull Primary Artist
Ian Anderson Flute, Guitar, Vocals
Martin Barre Guitar
Andy Giddings Keyboards
Doane Perry Drums
Jonathan Noyce Bass
Technical Credits
Ian Anderson Composer, Liner Notes
Terry Shand Executive Producer
Claude Nobs Executive Producer
David Richards Engineer
Ray Staff Mastering
Geoff Kempin Executive Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Very Very, enjoyable Live Jethro Tull Show!

    In this live recording we find Ian and the boys in fine form as they perform in Switzerland at the montreux jazz and pop festival in 2003. The recording is very good and the performance is one of the best captured on a live Jethro Tull recording.. A noted exception being the Live XM recordings. Jethro Tull has been around over 40 plus years now (2009) and their musicianship has only gotten better with age. No, Ian no longer sounds like the kid he was back in the early years. But I realistically can¿t fault him for being older and not having the same range as he did when he was 20 years old. Much like Robert Plant and others of this generation, his voice has matured over the years but remains strong and clear. I highly recommend this live recording of Jethro Tull and the video of this show on DVD. Very Very, enjoyable !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Good

    Ian's voice sounds very strained. Also, some of the added guitar playing in some of the songs doesn't sound very artistic. You can hear it right away on "Living in the Past." Play a sample on the computer and see what I mean. The original versions are a lot better.

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