Ian Anderson Plays Orchestral Jethro Tull to get vinyl release for very first time

Ian Anderson
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Ian Anderson's 2005 live album, Ian Anderson Plays Orchestral Jethro Tull, is to be be reissued on vinyl for the very time, through Warners on November 18. 

The album was originally released on CD and DVD in 2005, and recorded at Mannheim's Rosengarten during Anderson's  tour of the same name which he undertook between 2004 and 2006.

“The core band who play with me on these concerts are chosen for their skills in varied musical disciplines," Anderson told the press at the time of the original concerts. "They have to cover, not only the different styles and nuances of any of my and Jethro Tull’s music over the many years, but also need to have a good understanding of the complete workings of the orchestral settings we employ.  

"The various orchestras with whom I have played since 2001 all have their separate personalities. Some have worked in the whacky world of 'crossover' classics with people like me before. Some have not and thus face a musical interrogation at rehearsal as we discovery our mutual strengths and failings. 

"But the whole point is to revel in the little tensions, to explore and exploit the skills and excellence of playing and try ultimately not to get too picky about phrasing and timing when the performance depends on heart, soul and mutual support."

You can view the new album artwork and tracklisting below.

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Ian Anderson

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Ian Anderson: Ian Anderson Plays Orchestral Jethro Tull

Record One

Side One: 
1. Eurology
2. Calliandra Shade
3. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
4. Up The Pool
5. We Five (Three) Kings
6. Life Is A Long Song
7. In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff

Side Two:
1. Wond’ring Aloud
2. Griminelli’s Lament
3. Cheap Day Return
4. Mother Goose
5. Bourée
6. Boris Dancing
7. Living In The Past

Record Two

Side One:
1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
2. My God
3. Aqualung

Side Two:
1. Pavane
2. Budapest
3. Locomotive Breath

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.