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Mu: Best of [Import]

Jethro TullAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Early in 1968, a group of young British musicians, born from the ashes of various failed regional bands gathered together in hunger, destitution and modest optimism in Luton, North of London. With a common love of Blues and an appreciation, between them, of various other music forms, they started to win over a small but enthusiastic audience in the various pubs and clubs of Southern England. ... Read more in Amazon's Jethro Tull Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic
  • ASIN: B000003JAD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,422 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Teacher
2. Aqualung
3. Thick As A Brick (Edit #1)
4. Bungle In The Jungle
5. Locomotive Breath
6. Fat Man
7. Living In The Past
8. A Passion Play (Edit #8)
9. Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of The New Day)
10. Rainbow Blues
11. Nothing Is Easy

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
M.U. The Best of is the first Jethro Tull album I bought after reading that one of my favorite heavy metal bands was greatly influenced by them. As soon as I heard the first track "Teacher", I was hooked. I loved the overall sound of the record and Ian Anderson's voice was terrific during this time. Very smooth and lower than on later albums. "Rainbow Blues" is a wonderful number with an orchestra in the background. At the time, I did not realize that this was the first and only record to carry this track at that time (it is now available on the War Child re-mastered CD, which I also recommend highly). I also love the edited version of "A Passion Play." Later, I bought the album A Passion Play, and this edited version is definitely the best part of the album. M.U. The Best of Jethro Tull captured me and I knew I would not be disappointed in the rest of Tull's catalogue, and I was right. In fact, the next Tull purchase I made was for a CD box set, so I quickly made a commitment as a Jethro Tull fan.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Living in the past November 30, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I remember the spring of 1977. Riding my 10 speed to the mall with money I made doing yard work for neighbors, just to buy this album. At 16, my collection already consisted of a fair cross section of Rock 'n Roll including "Eat a Peach", "Brothers and Sisters", "Diamond Dogs", Joe Walsh's "Smoker you drink, Player you get" (plus "James Gang Rides Again"), Bad Company's self titled album, "Mott The Hoople Live","Pet Sounds", and all the requisite Zepplin, Stones, Dylan, and Beatles.
But there was something about Tull. I remember earlier on in 1972 hearing a friend's older brother's cassette of "Thick as a Brick" and saying, "what the hell is that"? Later on, rainy New Jersey Saturdays doing algebra homework, listening to War Child "Skating Away". Living too far outside of NYC to catch the regular shows at the "Garden", I could only listen to Tull and imagine, but the mysteries it suggested. . .
MU was a whole opera in overture form. I take away one star because I miss the cracks, spits, and scratches of my worn out vinyl copy.
Today, talking about Tull is like as if in 1973 someone was talking about Glenn Miller, but I don't care. . . it's only Rock 'n Roll . . . and you know the rest
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best "Best Of" Collection October 1, 2000
Format:Audio CD
In my opinion, this is the best "Best Of" collection of Jethro Tull that you can find (for the money)... unless you're willing to buy the box set or double album collections. This one is the most fulfilling collection for me. Why? Because, in addition to having JT's commonly available hits, like Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, and so forth, this album features lesser known cuts, like Fat Man, Rainbow Blues, and Nothing Is Easy. Fat Man has always been one of my favorite JT songs. I could have bought any other collection, but I chose this one for that reason. I think you will, too. It's definately the "best" of Jethro Tull.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Collection October 30, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
As with any collection of greatest hits, the intention is to give something to those fans who only like the hits and not the full LPs or to hook in those who may have only heard of one or two songs, but are unaware of all the other great tracks. As such, this is an excellent introduction to the Classic Tull tracks and should hook in any marginally interested listener. However, as with many of these things it also does that little underhanded trick of including an unreleased track just to tempt the already hooked fans into buying it. But it's still a great compilation record. And that bonus track is pretty darn good too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best of the bunch November 20, 2003
By Alex S
Format:Audio CD
This is it! If you are trying to get a glimpse of the greatness that Jethro Tull was/is/are..this is the place to start. It captures the best of all the pre-1979 albums and can turn you into a fan in just one listening. I personally love every track on the album and you will too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Album June 2, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is the first Tull album that I purchased, and I don't regret the investment. It is an above average album with many popular songs. It is the best album to purchase if you are just getting started on Jethro Tull.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Early collection, maybe too early. August 29, 2001
Format:Audio CD
With only 11 cuts, this collection of early Tull is really for fans of the radio friendly Tull of the 70's. It has the basics but a real fan will look elsewhere.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nowadays, only for collectors March 1, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is Jethro Tull's very first compliation album, released in 1976. For its time, it was a pretty good sampler, drawing from tracks ranging from 1970's "Benefit" to 1974's "WarChild", with a track that was then brand new, "Rainbow Blues". If you're strictly reviewing the music, no problems.

However, the sound quality on this 1990 CD is, at best, only average, probably taken straight from the LP master. Since then, "Rainbow Blues" has been released on the remastered 2001 "WarChild" CD, and you get the other songs on various compliations with much better, remastered sound. Really hardcore Tull fans will know that the version of "Aqualung" here is a remix, with the distortion removed from Ian Anderson's voice on the brief acoustic section. As far as I know, this mix has never been released elsewhere.

Unless you're a hopeless completist, you probably won't care about that. If you're introducing yourself to Tull, get a collection like 1993's "The Best of Jethro Tull" instead. Spend a little more and get most of these same tracks (and more) in much better sound. It'll be worth it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love it!
Carefree, progressive folk from Britain with lots of flutes. From the 70's. Wonderful lyrics. Top-notch. Give it a listen. Great for just chillin' out.
Published 2 months ago by Christine Myers
5.0 out of 5 stars Speedy delivery at a great price
An older album with the quality releases the newer compilations do not have. It was a surprise gift to someone who thought they lost the vinyl, and has wanted this recording for... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Keith Hopkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Band from another planet!
No filler here! I can imagine them playing late nite in some English woods. Best Tull collection I've seen Done.!
Published 10 months ago by Perry Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have "Best of" that lives up to it's title!
An amazing collection of brilliant music. Every track has reason and stands alone as an important example of how dynamic, talented, likeable and timeless Jethro Tull music is. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Stephen Bertino
5.0 out of 5 stars perfecto
una obra perfecta en calidad , sonido y presentacion, me llego muy rapido y en perfectas condiciones. volvere a comprar con este vendedor.
Published 15 months ago by HORACIO BENITEZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album,..Over the Top if You Will!!
I Bought this Album (Vinyl) At A Tiny Local Record Shop in Cleveland Hghts. Ohio in 1976,..I Was A Junior in High School and It Was the Middle of Winter,.. Read more
Published on December 27, 2011 by Paul Paul
4.0 out of 5 stars M.U. The Best of Jethro Tull
Sometimes it's difficult to rate "greatest hits" albums, especially when a band has as many different greatest hits albums as Jethro Tull. Read more
Published on September 8, 2009 by J. Lindner
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Assortment; Sound Quality Lacking on Aqualung Songs, However
M.U.:The Best of Jethro Tull is a compilation I purchased after obtaining the remastered version of Aqualung, as well as the 24K gold version of Original Masters. Read more
Published on May 26, 2009 by JON STRICKLAND
4.0 out of 5 stars A fairly good early Jethro Tull sampler
Considering that Jethro Tull's career spans several decades, this early collection from the 70s is necessarily incomplete. Read more
Published on February 27, 2008 by Michael Leake
5.0 out of 5 stars ...shuffeling madness...
this review is primarily meant for 'finulanu'...please, do not take this the wrong way, but...how old are you?.... Read more
Published on May 12, 2007 by rocky-o
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