Jethro Tull - Bursting Out - Live

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Chrysalis/Capitol
Catalog Number: 93396
Format: CD
Total Time: 67:31:00

After playing this album for literally months, I have finally sat my skinny arse down to lend some ink to the wonderful Jethro Tull recording Bursting Out - Live (1978). It is now remastered -- thank you very much Chrysalis/Capital records for doing so, and Ian Anderson, of course, for being there to supervise and lend your personal touch with colorful liner notes.

This was Jethro Tull at their peak; I have no question in my mind regarding that, particularly after some of their strongest releases prior to this, War Child, Minstrel In The Gallery, Songs From The Wood and Heavy Horses. It certainly was a vintage musical renaissance for the band and progressive rock. In this wonderfully productive period, arguably the best JT lineup emerged. I am sure there are many JT fans that will disagree with my assessments for favorites, but that is the beauty of being a Tull fan, there are so many great albums and lineups to choose. Well, I have added another album to my ever-growing favorites list.

This is the band in top-flight form and the remastering certainly gave this recording a newfound crispness and clarity. Ian is in splendid voice and the band is as tight as it was going to get on that particular tour. For those of us who wish we were there (yours truly) and those that were, this double CD set is a must have acquisition. You cannot say you are a true JT fan if this album is not in your collection. This collection of live tracks epitomizes the JT sound of that era.

First released in 1978 by Chrysalis (UK: CJT 4; US: V2X 41201 and CH2-1201)

[* EMI and Capitol/Chrysalis both released this in 2004, UK and US; this version is said to be 15 minutes longer than the original release (and any subsequent reissues), though the added content, marked with a *, doesn't make up that difference (and I've seen different timings, too? -ed.

Disc One: Introduction by Claude Nobs* (2:27) / No Lullaby (5:34) / Sweet Dream (4:47) / Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (5:02) / Jack In The Green (3:36) / One Brown Mouse (4:07) / A New Day Yesterday (3:07) / Flute Solo Improvisation/God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman/Bouree (5:41) / Songs From The Wood (2:31)/ Thick As A Brick (12:30)

Disc Two: Introduction By Ian Anderson* (3:28) / Hunting Girl (6:00) / Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young to Die (4:19) / Conundrum (6:54) / Minstrel In The Gallery (5:47) / Cross-Eyed Mary (3:39) / Quatrain (1:50) / Aqualung (8:34) / Locomotive Breath (5:31) / The Dambusters March (3:27)

Ian Anderson - vocals, flute, guitar
Martin Barre - electric guitar, mandolin, marimba
John Evan - piano, organ, accordion, synthesizers
Barriemore Barlow - drums, glockenspiel
David Palmer - portative pipe organ, synthesizers
John Glascock - bass, vocals

This Was (1968)
Stand Up (1969)
Benefit (1970)
Aqualung (1971)
Thick As A Brick (1972)
Living In The Past (1972)
A Passion Play (1973)
War Child (1974)
Minstrel In The Gallery (1975)
M.U. The Best Of (1976)
Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die (1976)
Songs From The Wood (1977)
Repeat - The Best Of Jethro Tull Vol 2 (1977)
Heavy Horses (1978)
Bursting Out - Live (1978)
Stormwatch (1979/2004)
'A' (1980)
The Broadsword And The Beast (1982/2005)
Under Wraps (1984)
Original Masters (1985)
Crest Of A Knave (1987/2005)
20 Years Of Jethro Tull (1988)
Rock Island (1988)
Catfish Rising (1991)
A Little Light Music (1992)
The Anniversary Collection (1993)
25th Anniversary Box Set (1993)
Nightcap (1995)
Roots To Branches (1995)
J-Tull Dot Com (1999)
The Very Best Of (2001)
Living With The Past (2002)
The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003)
Classic Masters (2003)
Stand Up/This Was (2003)
Essential (2003)
Nothing Is Easy: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2004)
Aqualung Live (2005)
Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson (2005)
Extended Versions (2006)
Live At Montreux 2003 (2007)
The Best Of Acoustic Jethro Tull (2007)
Living With The Past/Nothing Is Easy (2008)
This Was (expanded) (2008)
Nothing Is Easy - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2004/2008)
The Anniversary Collection/A New Day Yesterday (2008)
Live At Montreux 2003 (2008)
Live At Madison Square Garden (2009)
Christmas Album (2009)
Live In Switzerland 2003 (LP) (2014)
A Passion Play - An Extended Performance (2014)
War Child - 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition (2014)
Minstrel In The Gallery - 40th Anniversary La Grande Edition (2015)

Living With The Past (DVD) (2002)
A New Day Yesterday: 1969-1994 - The 25th Anniversary Collection (VID/DVD) (1994/2003/4)
Nothing Is Easy - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (DVD) (2005) Live At Montreux 2003 (DVD) (2008)
Jack In The Green - Live In Germany (DVD) (2008)
Live In Bethlehem, PA, 2003 (DVD) (2008)
Their Full Authorized Story (DVD) (2009)
Live At AVO Session 2008 (DVD) (2009)
Live At Madison Square Garden (DVD) (rec 1978, rel 2009)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: November 7th 2004
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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