Jethro Tull


Jethro Tull

I have been fond of Jethro Tull for over 40 years.  My initial interest trailed off around the time of their first ‘collection’ – “Living In The Past” – I never made it to “Passion Play” (at the time).  These days, I am good with most everything up to 1980 or so.

LP THIS WAS                                                                         ISLAND UK             ILPS 9085

1968 10 TRKS UK original issue

LP THIS WAS                                                                         REPRISE US         RS 6336

1969 10 TRKS

CDx2 THIS WAS (Deluxe edition)                                           CHRYSALIS US     206497.2

1968 35 TRKS (’08 issue) 40th annv. Edition

7″ LOVE STORY / A CHRISTMAS SONG                         ISLAND UK             WIP 6048

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

LP STAND UP                                                                        REPRISE US         RS 6360

1969 10 TRKS pop-up

LP STAND UP                                                                        ISLAND UK             ILPS 9103

1969 10 TRKS UK original issue, pop-up

CD STAND UP                                                                        TOSHIBA JPN        TOCP-65880

1969 14 TRKS (’01 issue) (kami sleeve) (4 x bonus tracks) pop-up

7″ SWEET DREAM / 17                                                       ISLAND/CHR UK   WIP 6070

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, long vers. of “17” – which still isn’t on CD that I am aware of!

LP BENEFIT                                                                           REPRISE US         RS 6400

1970 10 TRKS original US issue

LP BENEFIT                                                                           ISLAND/CHR UK   ILPS 9123

1970 10 TRKS UK original

CD BENEFIT                                                                           CHRYSALIS US     535457.2

1970 14 TRKS (’01 issue) (4 x bonus tracks)

7″ WITCH’S PROMISE, THE / TEACHER                        REPRISE US         899

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″ INSIDE / TIME FOR EVERYTHING, A                          REPRISE US         927

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

LP MY GOD! pirate                                                                ATHAPASCAN        20.5

1970? 8 TRKS pirate, blue vinyl; Live + studio

7″ LIVING IN THE PAST (Mono) / (Stereo) promo          CHRYSALIS US     CHS 2006

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

LP AQUALUNG                                                                      ISLAND/CHR UK   ILPS 9145

1971 11 TRKS original UK issue

LP AQUALUNG (QUAD remix LP) U.S. test pressing    CHRYSALIS US     CH4 1044

1971 11 TRKS Quad test pressing, remixed

CD AQUALUNG                                                                      CHRYSALIS US     95401.2

1971 17 TRKS (6 x bonus tracks) (’98 issue)

7″ LIFE IS A LONG SONG (EP)                                         ISLAND/CHR UK   WIP 6106

1971 5 TRK EP; with pic sleeve

LP THICK AS A BRICK                                                         CHRYSALIS UK     CHR 1003

1972 2 TRKS orig. UK issue w/ newspaper

CD THICK AS A BRICK                                                         TOSHIBA JPN        TOCP-65883

1972 4 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks) kami sleeve (’01 issue) w/ newspaper

LPx2 LIVING IN THE PAST (Collection)                                ISLAND/CHR UK   CJT 1/2

1972 21 TRK Collection, UK original; large booklet

CDx2 LIVING IN THE PAST (Collection)                                TOSHIBA JPN        TOCP-67369/70

1972 21 TRKS (’04 issue) kami sleeve; large booklet

I can really recommend anything on this list that appears before you today.  I have more Jethro Tull than is listed here; the first boxed set (20th Anniversary) is reasonably good (lots of live and BBC stuff, rare singles). I have also enjoyed some “Live 1970” CD’s that have emerged in the last few years.  I’d buy any singles that I don’t already own.

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