Berlin 1972 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany; January 18, 1972. Fairly to very good audience recording.
With Jethro Tull‘s 1972 opus ‘Thick as a Brick,’ band mastermind Ian Anderson aimed to subvert the bloated prog-rock excess of his peers while also paying tribute to their epic sweep. And he succeeded. With its absurd lyrical concept, inter-connected musical themes and instrumental bombast, ‘Brick’ celebrated the genre’s complexity while also lampooning its straight-faced one-upsmanship.
Released during the height of the prog boom, the album brought Tull an even broader fanbase, topping the American charts. But at what cost? Half-parody or not, ‘Brick’ was the band’s crowning achievement – and it left Anderson in a tough spot: figuring out how to top it.
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Thanks to JerryRocks for sharing the tracks at Lossless Legs.
Track 101. My God/Jam/My God – Part A 9:06
Track 102. My God/Jam/My God – Part B 9:35
Track 103. Thick As A Brick – Part A 8:49
Track 104. Thick As A Brick – Part B 8:54
Track 105. Aqualung 8:02
Track 201. To Cry You A Song 6:48
Track 202. A New Day Yesterday 8:58
Track 203. Cross-Eyed Mary/Drum Solo/Cross-Eyed Mary 13:09
Track 204. Tomorrow Was Today 3:27
Track 205. Hymn 2:24
Track 206. Nothing Is Easy 8:06
Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, harmonica, acoustic guitar
Martin Barre – guitars
John Evan – organ, piano
Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond – bass, vocals
Barriemore Barlow – drums, percussion
Click here for the tracks.
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