The Very Best Of

The Very Best Of

by Jethro Tull


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The Very Best Of

How does one evaluate a best-of compilation by a legendary band who's released several such collections already? Frankly, most, if not all, of these selections have appeared on Jethro Tull hits collections and, in many cases, multiple times. And after decades of being critical of record companies capitalizing off artists by releasing one greatest-hits album after another, frontman Ian Anderson decided to choose the actual tracks for this album. The ironic thing is, this Tull collection is no different than those that preceded it, except that perhaps maximum disc space was utilized here, as it's comprised of 20 tracks and 78 minutes of music. There's nothing new here for avid Jethro Tull fans, and curious potential fans have at least a dozen other retrospectives to choose from.

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Release Date: 07/03/2001
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0724353261429
catalogNumber: 326143
Rank: 6096

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The Very Best of Jethro Tull 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good album, but it is missing some very big hits--"Teacher," "Skating away on the thin ice of a new day," and "Nothing is easy." These three hits could have easily replaced songs like "Steel Monkey," "Broadsword," and "Cheerio." Still, their are quite a few good and great songs on here to make it a good album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are just too many big hits that are missing: "Inside," "Nothing is Easy," "My Sunday Feeling," "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day," "For Michael Collins, Jeffery, and Me," "Back to the Family," "Look into the Sun" and "My God." Jethro Tull would have a lot more fans if they had a two disc set. Theye're kind of like the Rolling Stones: Jethro Tull's songs from the late 60's and early 70's are their best songs. I can't stand anything they've done since the 80's. And they are losing fans when they add their recent songs instead of their older songs. Jethro Tull is the only band who puts out a "Very Best of" CD and leaves off a lot of their biggest hits for songs like "Steel Monkey."
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best greatest hits album . It spans the bands incredible carrer . The songs are incredible and anybody will like it .
Guest More than 1 year ago
They could have added another disk with some more of their better songs (Budapest, Seal Driver, Uniform, wicked windows, etc.) And to all those who dont like tulls 80-now work, please give it a chance. It is the greatest of their work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago