Through the Years (Jethro Tull album)

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Through the Years
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Compilation album by Jethro Tull
Released 1998
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Label Disky Communications
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Through the Years is a compilation album by the progressive rock band Jethro Tull. It is something of a retrospective; with songs from many different periods in the band's history. It is not a greatest hits album; as it has many songs not on such albums (Such as "Quizz Kid", "Still Loving You Tonight" and "Beastie".) It has material spanning all over the band's existence, from their first album to Roots to Branches . The liner notes contain a short history of Jethro Tull, starting humorously with the question "Didn't Jethro Tull die of a drug overdose?"

Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s. Initially termed "progressive pop", the style was an outgrowth of psychedelic bands who abandoned standard pop traditions in favour of instrumentation and compositional techniques more frequently associated with jazz, folk, or classical music. Additional elements contributed to its "progressive" label: lyrics were more poetic, technology was harnessed for new sounds, music approached the condition of "art", and the studio, rather than the stage, became the focus of musical activity, which often involved creating music for listening, not dancing.

Jethro Tull (band) British rock band

Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, in 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band later developed their sound to incorporate elements of hard and folk rock 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, keyboardist John Evan, drummers Clive Bunker, Barriemore Barlow, and Doane Perry, and bassists Glenn Cornick, Jeffrey Hammond, John Glascock, and Dave Pegg.

<i>This Was</i> album

This Was is the debut studio album by the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1968. Recorded at a cost of £1200, it is the only Jethro Tull album with guitarist Mick Abrahams, who was a major influence for the sound and music style of the band's first songs. When the album was released the band was already performing at the Marquee Club in London, where other successful British groups, such as the Rolling Stones and The Who, had started their careers.

Track listing

  1. "Living in the Past (Live)" - 5:03
  2. "Wind Up" - 6:04
  3. "Warchild" - 4:33
  4. "Dharma for One" (Instrumental) - 4:11
  5. "Acres Wild" - 3:22
  6. "Budapest" - 10:00
  7. "The Whistler" - 3:30
  8. "We Used to Know" - 3:55
  9. "Beastie" - 3:57
  10. "Locomotive Breath (Live)" - 5:36
  11. "Rare and Precious Chain" - 3:34
  12. "Quizz Kid" - 5:08
  13. "Still Loving You Tonight" - 4:30

The track "Living in the Past" is not listed as live, but is in fact taken from the live album A Little Light Music (1992).

<i>A Little Light Music</i> 1992 live album by Jethro Tull

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