Jethro Tull: Jack in the Green - Live in Germany 1970-93
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TRACK LISTING Rockpop In Concert 1982 1) Hard Times 2) Pussy Willow 3) Heavy Horses 4) Jack In The Green 5) Keyboard Solo 6) Sweet Dreams 7) Aqualung 8) Locomotive Breath 9) Cheerio Rocksummer 1986 10) Hunting Girl Out In The Green 1986 11) Thick As A Brick 12) Black Sunday 13) Improvisation II 14) Too Old To Rock'n'Roll, Too Young To Die Live In Germany 1993 15) My Sunday Feeling 16) So Much Trouble Beat Club 1970/71 17) With You There To Help Me 18) Nothing Is Easy
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The first 1/2 or so is a show from the Broadsword & The Beast tour. Sadly, despite Ian's liner notes of the elaborate pirate ship stage show, this (and the rest of the disc) has no stage "show" to speak of save musicians playing instruments. The set list (although abbreviated - only about 7 proper songs) is a nice mix of then-new, classic early 70's, and (a treat for us fans who've missed this material in recent Tull performances) some gems from the late 70's. Ian's voice was still great. Martin's guitar is rather shreddingly metal. Gerry Conway's rather basic drumming on the new material is countered with some nice playing on the classic stuff - he adds his own percussive touch to Heavy Horses, not Barrie Barlow but fine drumming nonetheless. Peter Vettese gets a chance to show off his chops in an extended keyboard solo, which is welcome. Dave Pegg, of course, is there to provide his excellent bass skills and some backing vocals. A note - I'm pretty sure it's an abridged version of Heavy Horses, though! There is a nice instrumental jam of "Black sunday" at the end of the show.
The next batch of performances come from a few years later: 1986, where Gerry Conway has been replaced on drums by Doane Perry (who would go on, with a few breaks, to be Tull's longest-standing drummer). The real shock here is how much Ian's voice has deteriorated - unfortunately Tull's least popular album "Under Wraps" also strained Ian's voice (he's never been the same since, although sometimes better than others).Read more ›
And what a treat to see the "Broadsword and the Beast" era Tull on a concert video.And the sound..well, it's very clear and precise, and what more could a Tull fan ask for? In my opinion, the footage of the Broadsword tour is worth the price alone. Highly recommended to any Jethro Tull fan.
Jack in the Green is a pretty good Jethro Tull live DVD, but don't let the "recorded between 1970 - 1993" fool you. The overwhelming majority of this DVD is from the 1980s, you get exactly one song from 1970 and one song from 1971.
The largest part is the 1982 RockPop concert that has been available in bootleg and import versions for over 25 years. But it is a pretty good set list (Hard Time, Heavy Horses, Sweet Dream, Aqualung and Locomotive Breath) and you do get a pristine copy with excellent video and your choice of DTS or Dolby 5.1.
You also get `Hunting Girl' from 1986 and 4 songs from a different 1986 concert, including a Thick as a Brick medley that is slightly different from the usual 13 minute version that we usually get (Bursting Out, Essential, etc) and a version of `Black Sunday' that is superior to the one that opens the movie Slipstream.
So, in my opinion, this is probably the best Jethro Tull that is currently available on DVD, if you are looking for something a little more than 3-4 years old. (And I won't even mention the `New Day Yesterday' DVD.Read more ›
The audio and video quality is surprisingly good for the time period in which it was shot. Tull's front man, Ian Anderson, is full of energy and his voice is strong (something that later became a problem for him). He is a truly amazing performer, and is in rare form on this disc. Martin Barre, Tull's lead guitar player, is also featured and, once again, displays that he is one of the underrated guitarists of all time.
Jethro Tull has always been very popular in Germany, and the shows reflect their enthusiasm for playing there and the fans' appreciation for the band.
This is definitely worth a purchase, because you will want to watch it again and again.
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Any video with Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull performing is a no. 5 with me. The guy is exceptional from the rest of the Music World. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Bonnie Lou Bell
I've enjoyed Tull for a long time but didn't have any concert video. For $8.39...it was worth a try, and perhaps I'll watch it again but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Piper
Very good recording of the event with some good camera angles...... Good sound quality. A great track selection. Nice job!Published on January 5, 2014 by C. Rogers
The DVD was great because it looked back at the beginning and worked its way up to 1990's. The times were blended together. I've seen Jethro Tull 3 times in my life time. Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by Mary-Anne
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|where's the golden age Tull on DVD?||
The sad fact is there is no professional footage of their heyday in terms of full, or, most of concerts. In specific people seem to wonder where is the film of the Aqualung, specifically Thick as a Brick, A Passion Play, War Child tours. Sorry, does not exist save for highly dodgy film very... Read More
Jul 13, 2008 by ray brettman | See all 8 posts
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