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viernes, 24 de julio de 2015

Jethro Tull - Living in the Past (1972)

Artista: Jethro Tull
Álbum: Living in the Past
Año: 1972
Género: Folk progresivo
Duración: 80:01
Nacionalidad: Inglaterra


Lista de Temas:
1. Song For Jeffrey
2. Love Story
3. Christmas Song
4. Living In The Past
5. Driving Song
6. Bourée
7. Sweet Dream
8. Singing All Day
9. Teacher
10. Witch's Promise
11. Alive And Well And Living In
12. Just Trying To Be
13. By Kind Permission Of (live)
14. Dharma For One (live)
15. Wond'ring Again
16. Hymn 43
17. Life Is A Long Song
18. Up The 'Pool
19. Dr. Bogenbroom
20. For Later
21. Nursie

Alineación:
- Ian Anderson / flute, balalaika, mandolin, Hammond organ, acoustic guitar, vocals
- Mick Abrahams / electric guitar (plays on tracks 1 - 3)
- Martin Barre / electric guitar (plays on tracks 4 - 21)
- Clive Bunker / drums, glockenspiel, percussion (plays on tracks 1 - 11 and 13 - 16)
- Glenn Cornick / bass, Hammond organ (plays on tracks 1 - 11 and 13 - 15)
- John Evans / celeste, piano (plays on tracks 9 - 21)
- Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond / bass, backing vocals (plays on tracks 16 - 21)
- Barriemore Barlow / drums (plays on tracks 17 - 21)
- David Palmer / orchestral arrangement and conducting (plays on track 7)


Otra vez un aporte tulliano de Carlos el Mendocino Tullero.
Pese a poder considerarlo como una compilación de temas aparecidos en singles y algún registro en vivo, "Living In The Past" es casi (ojo, casi) un álbum más de estudio. Es una muy interesante colección de temas que definen muy bien la primera etapa de la banda. Incluso yo diría que como disco de recopilación es uno de los mejores que se hayan grabado jamás, porque no hay rellenos, y encima es un álbum doble.

Living in the Past ("Viviendo en el pasado") es un álbum doble pseudo-recopilatorio que reúne una serie de singles, caras B y temas inéditos hasta esa fecha del grupo inglés de rock progresivo Jethro Tull.
El álbum tomó su nombre del single homónimo, Living in the Past, publicado en 1969 e incluido, a su vez, en esta recopilación.
El disco se presentaba en una elaborado estuche que contenía un gran cuadernillo con más de 50 fotos de la banda (las posteriores reediciones en CD sólo incluyeron una pequeña parte de las mismas) y cuya cubierta ha pasado a ser una de las más famosas de la banda (junto a las de Aqualung y Thick as a Brick.
Además de los singles recopilados, dos temas, "By Kind Permission of" y "Dharma for One", fueron grabados en vivo en el Carnegie Hall, en una actuación el 4 de noviembre de 1970. El resto de los temas de esta actuación serían recogidos, años después, en el disco dos del box set The 25th Anniversary Boxed Set (1993).
Las diferencias en la elección de los temas publicados entre la versión británica y la estadounidense del disco dieron origen a nuevas versiones en CD, dependiendo del sitio de origen. Una reedición en CD de 1994 omitió varias canciones ("Bourée" y "Teacher", por ejemplo), para reducir la duración total y poder editarlo en un solo disco. También hay diferencias según los países de publicación.
Una nueva edición en dos discos de Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab contiene todas y cada una de las canciones del disco original, incluidas aquellas que fueron añadidas más tarde en distintas ediciones nacionales.
El álbum llegó a alcanzar el tercer puesto en las listas de Billboard y fue disco de oro al poco de publicarse.
El tema que da nombre al disco fue el primer Top 40 de la historia de la banda en los Estados Unidos.
Por otra parte, el tema "Witch's Promise" había sido el primer single en estéreo de la historia, aunque el primer LP en estéreo había sido Sgt. Pepper's, de los Beatles, publicado antes.
Wikipedia

Y así empezamos el día... les dejo algunos comentarios y vamos el disco porque como es viernes tenemos varias cosas para traerles, para que se diviertan en el fin de semana. Ah! y la semana que viene estoy de vacaciones así que va a menguar la actividad del blog, pero no se preocupen que somos como el sol, siempre estaremos acá.

Listen to this collection, put together to capitalize on the explosive growth in the group's audience after Aqualung, and it's easy to understand just how fine a group Jethro Tull was in the early '70s. Most of the songs, apart from a few heavily played album tracks ("Song for Jeffrey," etc.) and a pair of live tracks from a 1970 Carnegie Hall show, came off of singles and EPs that, apart from the title song, were scarcely known in America, and it's all so solid that it needs no apology or explanation. Not only was Ian Anderson writing solid songs every time out, but the group's rhythm section was about the best in progressive rock's pop division. Along with any of the group's first five albums, this collection is seminal and essential to any Tull collection, and the only compilation by the group that is a must-own disc.
Bruce Eder

An earlier reviewer notes that this album is a "collection of previously released music.... Kind of like Tulls (sic) Physical Graffiti." (For the record, that excellent Led Zeppelin album was original, new material.) While this album is a compilation of sorts, it was cobbled together mostly from British-only singles, so most of the material (apart from the terrific "A Song for Jeffrey," "Inside," and "Hymn 43") won't be on any of your other Tull discs (not counting M.U. and Repeat). There is also a longer, re-worked and re-worded version of Aqualung's lovely "Wond'ring Aloud," (here called "Wond'ring Again") that I actually prefer to the original.
That being said, this is one of my favourite classic Tull albums. The disc has 19 tracks, and while I can't claim to love them all (the two live songs, "By Kind Permission of" and "Dharma for One" don't do much for me), I find the rest of them to be essential listening for this long-time fan, and thus give this release a four-star rating. My particular favourites include "Love Story," "Christmas Song," the indispensable title track, "Driving Song," "Witches Promise," "Life is a Long Song" and "Nursie." There, that's at least eight really good Jethro Tull songs that I wouldn't otherwise have!
A must-have for fans of the older Jethro Tull (the band, that is, not the 19th Century agriculturalist!)
Peter

How a band could make a single and still not sell-out. Although this is a compilation (of all the singles they put out in the early years , and believe they knew how to make a good sounding single) , this is an absolute must-have for all fans. The title track is a quirky 5/4 tune, Christmas Song is probably the best song on that album, etc..... The first disc is clearly the better one with Tull pumping/churning out superb hits with all the exciting enthusiasm the crazy mad flauter/Tramp could inject in his songs!
Side 3 is of some interest as it is live (there were no live Tull albums available until the much later Bursting Out, but this is with a totally different line-up) but too bad one of those two tracks is an excuse for a drum solo and the other for a lengthy piano solo.
The luxurious looking package was as delightful as ThickAAB was. There is also one track from each studio album up to Aqualung. I must say the stuff on side 4 is less captivating (the songwriting is maybe not as vibrant) but still very worthy.
Sean Trane

A collection of nonalbum B sides, A sides that differed from their elpee counterparts, live tracks and unreleased gems. Not odds and sods by any means, "Living In The Past" returned to what some felt were the band's glory days, before Ian started to lay things on a little Thick. Me, I could have lived without the live "By Kind Permission Of", but the remaining songs make this a more rewarding purchase than TULL's first three records (which were themselves no slouches). The only knock on this compilation is that the sense of discovery, which each new TULL album seemed to promise, is here replaced by a sense of rediscovery. With "Aqualung" and Thick As A Brick, Ian and the band had vaunted past the technical accomplishments present here, and a certain measure of recycling ("Wond'ring Again", "Up The 'Pool") tempers the wonder these songs might have originally inspired. I won't give you a song-by-song breakdown (where would the fun be in that?), but I will pull out a few diamonds for inspection. There are, first, the classics you might have missed: "Living In The Past", "Life Is A Long Song", "Witches Promise" and "Sweet Dream". Easier to obtain but always welcome are "Teacher" (one of two tracks deleted from the single CD reissue), "Hymn 43" and "Inside" (which didn't appear on the original Reprise double elpee, go figure). Next are what for many will be new discoveries: that sober antidote to the Christmas spirit, "Christmas Song", "Love Story" (the last single with Mick ABRAHAMS), and a radical live treatment of "Dharma For One" that now included lyrics. The remaining tracks are often pleasant acoustic throwaways, not unlike the little bits that Ian slipped into "Aqualung".
Although it fills in most of the gaps between "This Was" and "Aqualung", "Living In The Past" is rightfully a repast on its own. If you haven't heard it, I envy you the discoveries that lie ahead in this tome of wonder. (And speaking of discoveries, it seems that some people took Ian's joke about smoking fingernail clippings to heart. Trust me, you do not want to try this at home unless you've got an air freshener handy.)
Dave Connolly

Until a couple of months ago I had not listened to this album since 1972. Although I had good memories of the music on this double-LP, which was released a few months after "Thick As A Brick", I had forgotten just how good an album it is. Although technically a compilation of non-album singles and other recordings from 1968 to 1971, there are only four tracks from previous studio albums so it was effectively a new release.
I happened to see the CD going for a pittance in a sale and bought it. Unfortunately it's a single CD and the track list is slightly different to the double-LP release: the four tracks 'Bourée', 'Teacher', 'Alive And Well And Living In' and 'Hymn 43' are missing, and the two tracks 'Inside' and 'Locomotive Breath' have been added. That still leaves over 74 minutes of great music on the CD, though. And the two latter tracks are crackers.
It's much more accessible than "Thick As A Brick" but, hey, each song is damn good. 'By Kind Permission Of' and 'Dharma For One' are live tracks from a 1970 concert at Carnegie Hall. As the name of the first of these might suggest, it's primarily a medley of classical pieces and jazz played by Evans on the piano (see if you can pick out the Debussy, Beethoven and Chopin), with flute accompaniment from Anderson. I suppose some might consider the track as filler (barroom piano), but I like this 10-minute track nevertheless.
I started writing this review thinking that I would rate this as a 4-star album (Excellent addition to any progressive music collection) but the music sounds so good to me that I just can't bring myself to give it anything less than 5 stars. When one has a TULL album with twenty-one excellent tracks (nineteen in the case of the CD) then how on Earth can I give it anything else? Glad I rediscovered this classic after all these years.
Fitzcarraldo

This double output was released in Brazil, in 1974, after the releasing of two great JT's epics ("Thick As A Brick" and "A Passion Play") and this chronology, different from other countries, resulted very interesting, maybe adequate - a relaxing bonanza time following the stormy and grandiose previous movements. Also "Living In The Past" listed a bunch of songs that weren't previously known by tupinikin* fans and so the Tull's aficionados treated this album as a recollection rather than a mere compilation. Good, but being double it doubled the price too and for teenager students the only way to get it was to make a consortium where every moment had to be enjoyed heavenly.
Being an album that contains works from different periods it's nice to observe that all principal band members form the line-up, all captained by the omnipresent Ian Anderson and all showing great skilful in a way that the listener is always feeling like gifted. "Living In The Past" could be more enjoyable if some weak tracks were replaced by others much more meaningful, although it's clear that this release was produced with the intention of not being a 'greatest hits' stuff. We didn't know at the time but this double album included mainly single releases (certainly in the UK).
'Song for Jeffrey', the opening track, is a typical JT's folky tune, proto-prog par excellence and also a great opener; flute playing is a registered mark. 'Love story' and 'Christmas song' do a good preparation for the title-track, a very catchy and pleasant one that got the dubious distinction of being a fairly radio broadcasted song, a real top-chart hit. 'Bouree', an adaptation of a Bach's theme is one of the highlights of the album - the jazzy mood is awesome and funny. 'Sweet dream' bears that mesmerizing Tull rhythm, splendid, probably the best song of this recollection.
Also great moments are: 'Teacher', a soft blues-rock, very agreeable; 'Alive and well and living in', with a great piano intro followed by a rarely heard smooth Anderson's voice; middle section of the song shows some interesting post-bossa-nova touches; 'Wond'ring again', a kind of ballad in accordance with JT's lexicon, also catchy and tasteful; 'Hymn 43', another highlight of the album; there's a perceptible pride in the way they play - yes, they're really proud of being progressive; 'Life's a long song', closes greatly the set of great tracks with a good smell of Donovan's stuff. Other songs are hearable but not necessarily unforgettable.
That's it: a great work, not a masterpiece but essential for any music collection.
Guigo

Tull's 'Living In The Past' is a semi-compilation album featuring a host of non-album tracks and singles, one track off each of the first 4 studio albums, and one side of Live material. It serves as a wonderful introduction to a really great band, and the selection of songs all display the versatility of the musicians involved. This covers their early years with their, somewhat 'simpler' approach to bluesy/folky rock music, although the Live tracks hint at what was to come....
'By Kind Permission Of' is composed by Keyboardist John Evan, and is mainly a fine performance on piano along with Anderson's virtuosic flute playing, demonstrating Evan's ability at tackling classical runs, with the rest of the band coming in at the end for a really exciting bash, albeit very brief. 'Dharma For One', originally a superb instrumental track of their debut 'This Was', is now twice as long, features vocals from Anderson and heavy- handed Hammond Organ playing from Evan, plus Clive Bunker's Drum solo, showing off 'double kick' with two bass drums, something that Cream's Ginger Baker revolutionised a couple of years earlier and wasn't heard too often at the time. The track 'Living In The Past' is a playful, jazzy tune in 5/4, showing Anderson's penchant for being clever AND catchy. The original double LP comes in a hard-cover Gatefold with a leather-like finish, and features a 20 page booklet full of colourful and amusing photo's of the band throughout their first few years of existence. An excellent addition for any music lover.
Tom

Let me start out by saying something that is a cornerstone, if not the whole damn stone, of my musicological philosophy. Compilations...suck. They are, in fact, for suck- ers, or people too lazy to actually research a band, and would rather stay with the safe radio hits (the same goes for people who just buy a band's "quintessential" album outright, but that's another review). Compilations rob the listener of the perhaps harder, but ultimately more rewarding experience of listening to REAL albums. No one ever actually needs to own any compilations whatsoever.
Now that that's out of the way, Living in the Past is a really, really, really good album. In fact, it's damn near essential. And not only is it a compilation, it's the king of all compilations. It contains everything a good compilation (since there are such things, despite my totalitarian attitude) should have: cuts off of concurrent albums, singles, A sides, B sides, outtakes and live numbers.
There are about twenty numbers, so it might be a bit difficult to go into all of them (oh, but don't let that stop me!). Suffice to say that Living has the most variety of almost any record in the Tull cannon (save for Thick, Stand Up and Horses perhaps); in fact, more variety than some bands are capable of producing in a lifetime (crappy bands of course, but crappy bands are people too!).
We start out with "Song For Jeffrey," one of my favorite songs off This Was. But it's all about the singles, man, the singles. "Love Story" is an innocent little blues rocker, the last number from the Abrahams days. "A Christmas Song" has its immortal final line, but the song itself is brilliant, sort of like a folksy version of some later bombastic symphonic progsters (Renaissance with a mandolin instead of a piano?).
"Living in the Past" is, for lack of a better candidate (in a good way, not a bad way), the best song of the album. It's a title track, right? Can't be that bad. It's got an infectious bassline, haunting flute, and cool lyrics.
Anyone who wants to really compare Tuller guitarists need only compare the relentless blues rocker "Driving Song" to its lighter predecessor "Love Story." Not that "Story" was a bad song, but Barre really leads the band with his fuzzy, aggressive riffage. "Sweet Dream" is an over the top orchestral rocker, with terrifying vocal delivery ala Ian; I love the descending coda.
"Singing All Day" is oftentimes miscalled by me "Swingin' All Day," since it out- grooves "Living," with its bloozy bass and mantra like, uh, singing. "Witch's Promise" is a gorgeous symphonic/folk song, the best early example of build that Ian hands us. "Inside" is the fast paced ballad off Benefit, so it's cool. "Just Trying to Be" is an almost lullaby like piece, much warmer than most the short, acoustic work Ian gives us.
So you're probably thinking to yourself, "Wow self. This Whistler chap really is a genius." Well, yes I am. But you might ALSO be thinking to yourself, "Wow self. This Living in the Past album appears to be immaculate. Can it do no wrong?" Well...of course it can. No album's one hundred percent perfect, and sadly, Living is about to do us wrong.
There are, as I alluded to earlier, two live tracks on the album, both recorded at Carnegie Hall. Wonder how Tull got in there...anyway, "By Kind Permission Of" is essentially an excuse for John Evan to show off. And he's good throughout, of course, and when the rest of the band joins in, it's great, they're a good live act. But it's just so LONG. "Dharma For One" wasn't that great of a number to begin with (This Was). The organ is a nice addition to the song, but I think I see why it was an instrumental to start with, and it's still just an excuse for Clive Bunker's boring drum solo...besides, I miss the claghorn.
The only real saving grace of the above live tracks is Ian's dialogue. Which is, for whatever reason, all over place (as in, confused, confusing, and seemingly pulled from two different shows). Still, the "This might contain contraband" speech at the start of "Permission" is classic. If only it were attached to better music...
The post Benefit stuff is a little colder. "Wond'ring Again" is a somewhat longer, more built up earlier version of Aqualung's "Wond'ring Aloud," with somewhat more political lyrics. Speaking of Aqualung, it's represented by "Locomotive Breath," which is an all time classic, of course.
"Life is a Long Song" is another build-over-time acoustic/symphonic piece, sort of like "Witch's Promise," only the flute overtones are traded for more orchestral heroics, so it loses the folksy edge. Still, the bridge towards the end of the song might be the nicest thing David Palmer ever composed.
"Up the 'Pool" is an enjoyable folksy, goofy pop rocker about Blackpool, Ian and the lads' ole stompin' ground. Nice choral section there. "Dr. Brogenbroom" is a forgotten classic, an organ opened psycho-rocker with sneering vocals, wah-wah guitar and manic, lyrical basslines from Jeffrey. "For Later" is a short instrumental of the loud and fast variety. Finally, the record closes with "Nurise," a beautiful, painful acoustic piece along the lines of "Cheap Day Return." No orchestra though.
So, Living in the Past is itself a beautiful, painful acoustic...and sometimes bloozy, sometimes folksy, sometimes rockin' album. The singles are all good, sometimes great. The album pieces are nothing you haven't heard before, but, oh darn, you just HAVE to listen to "Locomotive Breath" and "Song For Jeffrey" one more time, right? And, what the cheese, even the live stuff is...well, it's part of the album, damn it! You couldn't have Living in the Past without the crappy live tracks!
In the end, Living functions equally well as a compilation AND a "new material" album. It can also function as a kind of archive document, and I also consider it to be one of the best introductions to the band available. You know, aside from the fact that it's over an hour of music. Still, don't hesitate to pick it up! It's a compilation you can own absolutely guilt free.
(There is no remaster of Living in the Past, but there are some eighty different versions floating around, so what you hold in your hands might not be what I hold in mine. Other songs that may (or may not) find their way onto Living include: the "Bouree," the brilliant Bach-fusion off of Stand Up, "Teacher," a slow moving rocker with a nice chorus, "Alive and Well and Living In" a decent loud/soft rocker from Benefit, and "Hymn 43," a jumpin' piano rocker from Aqualung. All in all, whatever edition of Living in the Past you have will be good, even if it will still have those live tracks.)
The Whistler

A VERY ODD JETHRO TULL TREASURE
This is not a recording easy to review for diffeernt reasons:
1) The CD track list is not the same than on the original 2 LPS album. The LPs feature 21 tracks to the 19 you may find of the CD. Also, the LIVING IN THE PAST CD is the only one from the JETHRO TULL catalogue that has not been remastered. I thought, it would have been re-issued as a 2 CD set copying the original album. It hasn't happened yet!
2)there are NUMEROUS different versions of the original 2 LPs album; For example ,the tracklist from the PA review is different than mine. I do have LOCOMOTIVE BREATH on my version and the one here doesn't!
3) This was not considered a new original album when it came out,it was not a best-of or compilation either. You will find - almost all singles side 1 and 2 released back then -depending the different versions of the LPs - mostly absolute gems like the wonderful CHRISTMAS SONG, LOVE STORY or WITCH'S PROMISE. Also present are the hits SWEET DREAM and the title track, the sublime LIVING IN THE PAST and more. None of those songs were featured before on the original albums. - 2 live tracks BY KIND OF PERMISSION OF and DHARMA ONE taking a full LP side showing some kind of self indulgence well in the spirit of the time with a over-long JOHN EVAN piano solo on the first track and a good extended CLIVE BUNKER drums solo on DHARMA. I just hope you like extended drums solo!!! - 5 songs only released on an EP like the beautiful acoustic LIFE IS A LONG SONG , UP THE POOL or the hidden gem DR BROGENBROOM. - Some LPS hits to cover every angle of the JT production like BOURREE , LOCOMOTIVE BREATH and SONG FOR JEFFREY. -You even have a reworked version of WOND'RING ALOUD from AQUALUNG which become WOND'RING ALOUD on this album!
So i guess you find everything on LIVING IN THE PAST to please any TULL fan, especially early JETHRO TULL as the music covers the period 1968-1971 from TIME WAS to AQUALUNG. It gives you a perfect understanding of the multi-faceted sides of IAN ANDERSON and mates, and talent there is plenty of it galore!
Also it is worth adding that the original packaging of the 2 LPs set may have been one of the nicest ever made in the history of rock. It was more like a chic, very styled hard cover book than a simple LP cover, with its own gold lettering and a LP size very nice booklet inside: very classy indeed! People like to show off their coffee table books for decoration; LIVING IN THE PAST might be the first and only coffee table LPs i know.
With the releases of the new remastered JETHRO TULL , the importance of LIVING IN THE PAST is dwindling as most of tracks of this album, mostly the singles side A and B has been added to the original albums. Nevertheless, this is is great recording and wish it comes out one day in one of those japanese LPs reproduction CD!
Antoine

Greatest compilation in a history of rock.
Because it's not a compilation. At least I don't see it as one. Twenty-one track , and 15 of them previously unreleased (if I am right). Excuse me that looks like a more-or-less regular album to me. If we throw away the previously released tracks (for the sake of experiment), we got approximately one hour of previously unheard material!
Alright, I understand that all these songs were "compiled" from different JETHRO TULL periods. But what matters is: all those songs are great!!!!! And none of them is "jumping out" of the concept, content-wise or sound quality-wise. Indeed, this is great record that captured the best of that essential "Tullnes" and it stands tall among the other Tull's records of their golden era. I won't go into any details, because these songs need to be experienced. "Gorgeous" is the first word that springs to mind, I'm sure everyone will have lots of enjoyable moments while listening to these semi-acoustic, introspective gems.
Get it now. It's essential.
Moris Mateljan

This large compilation is made up of singles and songs that were left off the official albums of Jethro Tull's beginnings. Though it doesn't hold together as consistently as their official albums, it gives a nice run-through of the evolution in their first 4 years.
Though it is an entirely strong and enjoyable album, it shows a gradual slide from superb 1968 and 1969 singles towards more generic and less involved songwriting in the year 1971. For me it's another sign that their Aqualung period wasn't the peak of their beginnings but rather its nadir.
The best songs of this album feature on the 2001 re-issues of This Was, Stand Up and Benefit. This makes the 1971 songs the only remaining reason to purchase this album for. But as a collection of early Tull material this is still a sure 4 stars.
Karl Bonnek

When It was originally released Living In The Past was a great treat for JT fans. For the first time all their singles were compiled into a double album. it was very welcomed in places like Brazil, my homecountry, where JT singles were rarely available. Besides, most of the material were not included on their LPs and the addtion of two previous unreleased live tracks only made things even more atractive, to say the least! For some reason, however (maybe a teenager´s chronical lack of money in the 70´s) I didn´t hear that album until recently,. A good friend of ine gave me a bunch of Jethro Tull´s CDs that belonged originally to his brother some years before. I was more than happy to get them, even if those were not the new remasteres.
Living In The Past was among them, whch meant that this is the single CD version, that has four songs missing from the original collection: Boureé, Teacher, Alive And Well And Living In and Hymn 43. On the other hand tunes like Inside and Locomotive Breath that were not in the original package are included on the Cd, for reasons I do not know.
Is this colletion still worth? Well, since I don´t have the new remasters of the first albums (that now have much of these songs added as bonus tracks), it was a pleasure to have all those precious tunes in one single CD. The quality of the material is very high, proving that Ian Anderson was indeed one of the best songwriters to appear in the late 60´s. And Jethro Tull was also one hell of a great band, in its various incarnations. The live tracks are another story: incredibly they were the only official live recordings of a band famous for their stage perfomances. And even then they leave much to be desired: By Kind Permission Of is a solo piano piece done by John Evans, whcih is a meddley of several classical pieces put together, with the occasional flute intervention and the whole band appearing only in the final segment. Dharma For One is much better, with Ian Anderson writing lyrics for this original instrumental piece. But the perfomance is somewhat marred by a long drum solo. Still, until 1978´s Bursting Out, those were the only live samples the fans had from JT.
I still think that this CD is very well worth it´s price. If you don´t plan to buy every single remastered CD from their early days up to Aqualung, this is an excellent collection of JT´s singles up to that point. And they were many and very good. I was surprised by the high quality of the songs, even if the my CD edition has missing tracks, the booklet is poor, a joke compared to the original vinyl release, and the fact that those tunes were not yet remastered.
Conclusion: with all its faults, this record is still an excellent addition to any prog music collection.
Tarcisio Moura

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