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© Chrysalis Records
Year of Release: 1978
My Sunday Feeling
Some Day The Sun
Move On Alone
Serenade In A Cuckoo
Dharma For One
It's Breaking Me Up
A Song For Jeffrey
Jethro Tull related sites:
The debut album by Jethro Tull, released in 1969, This Was, is truly
a classic in its own right. Most people refer to Jethro Tull's most popular
album as Aqualung, and even if most of the popular songs contained on
Aqualung recieved huge (and overplayed) airplay, some of these songs
can get tiring....like Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven....oh sure,
they're great songs, but after a while... The fact is, that radio stations only
focus on the main songs that made a group or artist famous. This Was
features some songs that should get regular airplay, and to rediscover a
group's early material as a gem.
One song that should get the heavy airplay is the second song, "Some
Day The Sun Won't Shine For You", a typical blues song, which quite frankly,
a type of music that Jethro Tull really didn't record as much. It features the
common guitar and harmonica, as compared to popular Tull songs featuring lead
singer Ian Anderson's flute arrangements.
Songs such as "My Sunday Feeling" (featuring Anderson's flute),
"Beggar's Farm" (featuring rock blues, likewise the flute) have the
common Tull sound, categorizing them as classic rock. "Move On Alone"
is a slight different than the common Tull sound, where the instrumental
flute-inspired jazz-tinged "Serenade To A Cuckoo" is truly a classic.
"Round" is more of a 50-second sound bite, hardly considered a song.
Jethro Tull's This Was is a classic, despite many may not know any
of the songs. Giving this one a spin will get repeat spins. It's a runner-up
to other classic Tull albums, such as Stand Up, Aqualung, and Thick
As A Brick, to name a few. This Was was the debut album by Jethro
Tull, and it's always great to see and hear how every main act in popular music
get their start. This Was is a discovery for those who are just familiar
with Aqualung and such. Discover This Was, you won't be
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