Thursday, March 30, 2023

Jethro Tull - Gift of Roses, Underrated Jethro Tull (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3 REPOST


Jethro Tull - Gift of Roses, Underrated Jethro Tull (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3       REPOST

Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, in 1967. Initially playing blues rock and jazz fusion, the band later developed their sound to incorporate elements of hard rock and folk to forge a progressive rock signature. The band is led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and has featured a revolving door of lineups through the years including significant members such as guitarists Mick Abrahams and Martin Barre, keyboardists John Evan and Dee Palmer, drummers Clive Bunker, Barriemore Barlow, and Doane Perry, and bassists Glenn Cornick, Jeffrey Hammond, John Glascock, and Dave Pegg.

The group first achieved commercial success in 1969, with the folk-tinged electric blues album Stand Up, which reached No. 1 in the UK, and they toured regularly in the UK and the US. Their musical style shifted in the direction of progressive rock with the albums Aqualung (1971), Thick as a Brick (1972) and A Passion Play (1973), and shifted again to hard rock mixed with folk rock with Songs from the Wood (1977) and Heavy Horses (1978). After an excursion into electronic rock in the early-to-mid 1980s, the band won its sole Grammy Award with the 1987 album Crest of a Knave. Jethro Tull have sold an estimated 60 million albums worldwide, with 11 gold and five platinum albums among them. They have been described by Rolling Stone as "one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive rock bands".

Jethro Tull have always been an interesting and complex band. The classic Tull music is progressive rock, flute, rapid changes of cadence, acoustic guitar, rock guitar and vocals, at once loud and happy and mischievous, then soft with a threatening undercurrent. The unique and rewarding music of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull have been recording and performing (with varying degrees of success!) over the past almost 40 years. Ian Anderson's songs and arrangements were always irreverent, iconoclastic, and innovative . I especially like the way he uses the combination of classical instruments, and juxtaposes them with rip-roaring rock instruments like drums, basses, and virtuoso electric guitar work. I love this band and never seem to get tired of listening to them. One of the most unique and individual styles in rock history. They've played in so many genres that they completely defy categorization.  (Wikipedia)

I love the sound of Jethro Tull and always find their music rewarding. You can pick up any of their albums and find something great to listen to. Here are 76 Tracks that  I consider underrated tracks. Enjoy!


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Track lists


01    Sunshine Day (J. Tull's Debut 7inch 16 Feb 68)    2:24
02    Beggar's Farm    4:19
03    Sweet Dream    4:05
04    Up to Me    3:10
05    17    3:44
06    A New Day Yesterday    4:09
07    Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square    2:09
08    Look Into the Sun    4:20
09    Reasons for Waiting    4:05
10    Teacher (UK Single Version 1969)    4:56
11    We Used to Know    4:03
12    A Time for Everything    2:42
13    Alive and Well and Living In    2:43
14    For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me    3:46
15    Inside    3:49
16    Nothing to Say    5:20
17    To Cry You a Song    6:13
18    With You There to Help Me    6:18
19    Cheap Day Return    1:22
20    Hymn 43    3:16
21    Nursie    1:34
22    Up the Pool    3:12
23    Dr. Bogenbroom    3:01
24    For Later    2:08
25    A Passion Play Edit #8    3:30


26    A Passion Play, Part 1    21:34
27    A Passion Play, Part 2    23:28
28    Wondring Again    4:13
29    Love Story    3:03
30    Glory Row    3:34
31    Rainbow Blues    3:37
32    Saturation    4:20
33    Back-Door Angels    5:27
34    Cold Wind to Valhalla    4:17
35    March the Mad Scientist    1:47
36    One White Duck    4:37
37    Requiem    3:43
38    Summerday Sands    3:42
39    Chequered Flag    5:27
40    Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll- Too Young to Die    5:40
41    Hunting Girl    5:10
42    Pibroch (Cap in Hand)    8:35
43    Ring Out Solstice Bells    3:34
44    The Whistler    3:30
45    Velvet Green    6:02
46    Wind-Up    4:54
47    Heavy Horses    8:56
48    Moths    3:24
49    Rover    4:16
50    Crossword    3:34


51    Dun Ringill    2:41
52    Flying Dutchman    7:45
53    Orion    3:58
54    Fylingdale Flyer    4:33
55    Uniform    3:31
56    Flying Colours    4:39
57    European Legacy    3:22
58    Under Wraps 2    2:14
59    War Child    5:02
60    Budapest    10:01
61    Part of the Machine    6:53
62    She Said She Was a Dancer    3:41
63    The Waking Edge    4:45
64    Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow    3:22
65    Strange Venues    4:10
66    The Whaler's Dues    7:53
67    Roll Yer Own    4:25
68    This is Not Love    3:52
69    Man of Principle    3:55
70    At Last, Forever    7:55
71    Beside Myself    5:50
72    Dangerous Veils    5:33
73    Valley    6:08
74    Wounded Old and Treacherous    7:51
75    Bends Like a Willow    4:52
76    Gift of Roses    9:34



  1. Heres a good one....A girlfriend of mine (many years ago!) was given a flute by Ian Anderson...she was a wonderful Flautists and had some very nice flutes...she said the one he gave her was rubbish!!!!!


    1. Oh! Stephen.
      She'd been diddled. Gheorghe Zamfir would never do that. I hope he cleaned the spit out first.

  2. Right with you on this one BB, one of my favourite bands. I've been collecting the 'Anniversary' sets, which make great listening and the associated liner 'books' give an excellent insight into the various band line-ups and how the albums came together.

    1. Hi LeKermitage.
      Glad this set appeals to you. You have good taste.

  3. Too Old to Rock n' Roll underrated!?! Not in MY house :)

    1. Hi Sheldon T.
      JT has some amazing music and I am always of hearing it too.