36 Songs, 2 Hours 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This collection gathers together the best-known tunes from the Jethro Tull catalog, but that's not what makes it the definitive Tull tally. It's the combination of Tull's biggest tunes and a generous supply of deeper cuts that give this anthology the edge. So while those who want the classic rock radio staples will be warmed by the glow of heavy-riffing hits like "Aqualung" and "Locomotive Breath" and such folk-inflected excursions as "Skating Away (On the Thin Ice of a New Day)," the band's blues-rock beginnings are unearthed on "Beggar's Farm," while frontman Ian Anderson's flute chops are spotlighted on the Bach adaptation "Bouree." Tull's progressive rock side is aired on the likes of "Heavy Horses" and an excerpt from the band's dazzlingly complex concept album A Passion Play. Released in 1993 to commemorate the band's 35th anniversary, the collection also debunks the misconception that Tull didn't make it out of the '80s alive; it includes tracks going all the way into the '90s.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This collection gathers together the best-known tunes from the Jethro Tull catalog, but that's not what makes it the definitive Tull tally. It's the combination of Tull's biggest tunes and a generous supply of deeper cuts that give this anthology the edge. So while those who want the classic rock radio staples will be warmed by the glow of heavy-riffing hits like "Aqualung" and "Locomotive Breath" and such folk-inflected excursions as "Skating Away (On the Thin Ice of a New Day)," the band's blues-rock beginnings are unearthed on "Beggar's Farm," while frontman Ian Anderson's flute chops are spotlighted on the Bach adaptation "Bouree." Tull's progressive rock side is aired on the likes of "Heavy Horses" and an excerpt from the band's dazzlingly complex concept album A Passion Play. Released in 1993 to commemorate the band's 35th anniversary, the collection also debunks the misconception that Tull didn't make it out of the '80s alive; it includes tracks going all the way into the '90s.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
OhioRocker1 ,

OhioRocker1

Great collection of the greatest flute playing rocker of all time!

Staabula ,

Decent collection, but not the best

This is an okay collection if you are just getting into Tull. However, there are some glaring omissions. Most notably, Witch's Promise and more stuff from Thick As A Brick

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