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From being one of the hottest blues-rock bands of the late-60s to touring with Led Zep to holding the record for the number of consecutive nights at the LA Forum to the first live concert broadcast worldwide to nearly bringing down the GRAMMYs, the life and times of the legendary Jethro Tull is one of the greatest stories in rock! Featuring exclusive new interviews with Ian Anderson, John Evans, Mick Abrahams, Barrie Barlow, Martin Barre, Clive Bunker, Dee Palmer, Glenn Cornick, Dave Pegg, Doane Perry, and Peter-John Vettese -- Packed with unique and rare archive footage and photographs collected from dedicated fans, band members and their families! DVD Extras include: Swing In (a 1969 documentary with extremely rare footage), extended interviews, and 20-page color booklet.
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Jethro Tull definitely deserves a real, in-depth look at. This, as I said before, so far comes closest. Hard core fans will be disappointed that about half the documentary covers their first 5 years and they spend about a half an hour on the next 35 years. The summary in the end is excellent and best of all, all the former band members get plenty of screen time (in fact, Ian Anderson isn't really properly recognized as the true core until near the end - Dee (David) Palmer sums it up quite nicely saying how there was really no stopping Ian from being successful regardless of whoever he would end up in a band with. His determination, drive and focus are really why we ever had Jethro Tull.
As far as the music, it doesn't disappoint with lots of pieces getting their moment or two in the spotlight and in many ways the lack of the Songs from the Wood/Heavy Horses days on this is made up for with the MSG dvd that was released a few months back. In some ways that dvd along with this one and the Isle of Wight concert give us a good overview of Tull's glory days (1968-1979) and certainly my favorite period. I still wish we had a concert or two from the Aqualung or Thick as a Brick tours, but unfortunately they don't seem to exist (and it is my very personal suspicion that Mr.Read more ›
A very nice addition to your Tull collection and for anyone interested in progressive rock.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A Tull fan must. You don't burn the candle at both ends when you work as hard as they do.Published 5 months ago by Scott
This isn't for everyone, but diehard Tull fans, especially those of the classic years will appreciate it greatly. Read morePublished 6 months ago by TJH
I thought the interviews were great and the content held my attention from start to finish.I feel it told me things I did not know about the band plus there was some footage I had... Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by driverman
Excellent dealings. Item shipped promptly; as described. Recommend dealing with. Excellent dealings. Item shipped promptly; as described. Recommend dealing with.Published on March 16, 2013 by Mike Sargent
Ordered this for my husband who is a Jethro Tull fanatic. He loved hearing the stories of various past members. It was honest and enlightning.Published on January 13, 2013 by Darlene K Burger
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This appears to be both discs from the UK version combined onto one DVD. The main feature is 109 minutes, but the bonus features are listed as 91 minutes. The 1969 documentary (which is amazing) is included.
Jan 24, 2010 by Michael Dawson | See all 6 posts