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Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Review by Gary Hill
If you’ve only ever owned one album by Jethro Tull, the odds are this is it. It’s one of those all time classic discs.

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Jethro Tull - Aqualung - 40th Anniversary Special Edition
Review by G. W. Hill

This set is quite cool. It’s a double disc set of the classic Jethro Tull album.


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Jethro Tull - Aqualung Live
Review by Lorraine Kay
When Lee Abrams of Rock Radio approached lead vocalist of Ian Anderson recently about doing a live recording of "Aqualung" as part of an XM Radio series, he wasn't excited about doing the project "But the notion of re-recording the Aqualung album began to exert its charm," he said, "especially since some of the songs had never been performed since the days when they were recorded back in January 1971.
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Jethro Tull - Aqualung Live
Review by Lorraine Kay
When Lee Abrams of Rock Radio approached lead vocalist of Ian Anderson recently about doing a live recording of "Aqualung" as part of an XM Radio series, he wasn't excited about doing the project "But the notion of re-recording the Aqualung album began to exert its charm," he said, "especially since some of the songs had never been performed since the days when they were recorded back in January 1971.
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Jethro Tull - Benefit
Review by Gary Hill
This early Tull album is a good one.
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Jethro Tull - Broadsword and the Beast
Review by Gary Hill
This album is sort of a connecting piece in the Jethro Tull legacy.
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Jethro Tull - Catfish Rising
Review by G. W. Hill

This was the first album from Jethro Tull in the 1990s.


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Jethro Tull - Crest of A Knave (Reissue)
Review by Gary Hill
Part of a series of reissue released this year, this is a fine Tull album, although not really from their classic period. In fact, it was this disc that found the band taking “Best Metal Artist” Grammy in the first year of that award.
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Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses
Review by Scott Prinzing
Jethro Tull’s 1978 release, Heavy Horses, sits in the middle of what many Tull fans consider a folk-influenced trilogy, beginning with Songs from the Wood (1977) and ending with Stormwatch (1979). 
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Jethro Tull - J-Tull Dot Com
Review by Gary Hill
Arguably Jethro Tull's strongest album in quite some time, this one really captures the Tull sounds from every era and combines them into a smorgasbord of potent music. The band seems to add new elements to the mix and come out with an album that is certainly not tied to the sound of one period of the band, or one style of music.
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Jethro Tull - Jack In The Green - Live In Germany
Review by Greg Olma
I have been a fan of Jetro Tull since 11/8/84. I remember it vividly because that was the first time I saw them live and I have been hooked ever since.
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Jethro Tull - Live - Bursting Out
Review by Larry Toering

Recorded from various locations throughout Europe, on the 1978 Heavy Horses tour, Jethro Tull came up with a vibrant recording, and this 2004 remaster contains a vastly improved sound to bring it up to date. 


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Jethro Tull - Live at Hammersmith ’84
Review by Scott Prinzing

Originally recorded live on September 9 for broadcast on the BBC Radio One on December 27, 1984, this CD wasn’t released until 1990. 


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Jethro Tull - Live at Monteux 2003
Review by Gary Hill
There is Jethro Tull and there is Ian Anderson. Interestingly enough as the only founding member of the band to have remained with the group, the two have become rather synonymous over the years. In fact, there are those who believe that Anderson’s name is, in fact, Jethro Tull.
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Jethro Tull - Live at Montreux 2003 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
Jethro Tull is certainly a band that needs no introduction in progressive rock (and classic rock) circles. Their unique sound and reputation for quality precedes them.
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Jethro Tull - Live In Highland Park, IL, June2010
Review by Greg Olma
 I had not been to a Jethro Tull concert in a couple of years so I figured it was time that I make the effort to see on of my favorite bands.

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Jethro Tull - Live in Portland, Oregon, June 2011
Review by Mark Johnson

Jethro Tull were found out on the lawn in the “woods” showcasing one of their best albums, Aqualung, at one of Oregon’s best outdoor concert venues.


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Jethro Tull - Live in Rockford, IL, July 24th, 2001
Review by Mike Korn
It was certainly fitting that Jethro Tull would play a grand venue such as the refurbished Coronado Theater. This classic old movie palace is full of ornate and baroque imagery, easily lending itself to thoughts of a time gone by.
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Jethro Tull - Live in Waukegan, IL, October 2007
Review by Greg Olma
The great thing about seeing Jethro Tull live is that each time they come to town, they will fill the evening with crowd favorites but they include just as many surprises. Even the crowd favorites are often reworked to give them a new life and keep the players excited about performing them.


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Jethro Tull - Living With The Past
Review by Greg Olma
Jethro Tull have not released a lot of concert video material. Slipstream was their first but not much has come out since.
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Jethro Tull - Living With the Past CD and DVD Collector’s Edition
Review by Gary Hill
Let’s make things clear here – this is the same DVD Greg Olma reviewed before. The difference is, this set has a bonus CD added to the mix.
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Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery (Reissue)
Review by Gary Hill
This disc is another of the recent reissues by Jethro Tull. It is also one of the band’s finest works of all time.
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Jethro Tull - Nightcap
Review by Scott Prinzing

Proving that Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is one of the most prolific and consistently superior songwriters in rock, this double-disc collection compiles the entire abandoned album, dubbed the Chateau D’Isaster Tapes, recorded at the Chateau D’Herouville near Paris in 1973. 


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Jethro Tull - Nothing is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Review by Josh Turner
This DVD is about a historical band playing a historical venue during a historical era. It's both a concert and a documentary.
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Various Artists - Popoff Archive 2: Progressive Rock written by Martin Popoff
Review by Greg Olma
The music world has many characters who work behind the scenes, from producers to engineers to marketing people (and many more). 

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Jethro Tull - Roots to Branches
Review by G. W. Hill

I have to say that this is a Jethro Tull album that doesn’t get a lot of attention compared to some of the rest of their catalog.


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Jethro Tull - Songs From the Wood
Review by Gary Hill

This disc is perhaps more organic and less hard rocking than some of the Jethro Tull’s other albums. 


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Jethro Tull - Stand Up
Review by Dan Fredrickson

Unlike its predecessor, This Was, this album sounds like Jethro Tull.


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Jethro Tull - Stormwatch
Review by Gary Hill

This album seems to be one that gets reviews on two ends of the spectrum, but not really in the middle. I suppose mine should fall there, but I really like it.


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Jethro Tull - The Jethro Tull Christmas Album
Review by Gary Hill
For those hankering for a Jethro Tull album that fits nicely into a similar style as their late 1970's albums, this disc was just the ticket. Adding the holiday theme makes a bonus.
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Jethro Tull - The Very Best Of
Review by Gary Hill
Choosing what songs to include on a Jethro Tull compilation like this one must be a daunting task. Just think about the wealth of material available in their catalog and then try to imagine culling just enough material to fill one CD.
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Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
Review by Bill Knispel
By the time Jethro Tull released Thick as a Brick in 1972, the band had already seen radical shifts in membership and musical style.
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Jethro Tull - This Was
Review by Dan Fredrickson

According to Jethro Tull’s website, This Was got its name from Ian Anderson who wanted to make a statement that the record's blues sound reflected a temporary nature of the band's sound.  


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Jethro Tull - Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die!
Review by Scott Prinzing

Although this is one of the albums from Jethro Tull’s heyday, the title track is the only song that has remained in the band’s live set list.


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Jethro Tull - War Child
Review by Greg Olma

Jethro Tull really switched gears with this 1974 release.  


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