Jethro Tull‘s Ian Anderson has joined forces with legendary vocalist Terry Reid on a new version of Badfinger‘s Day After Day, The pair, with Reid on vocals and Anderson supplying flute, are backed by the Manchester String Quartet. You can listen to a stream of the new version below.
“Like many of my contemporaries, I remember ‘The New Beatles,’ as Badfinger were unfortunately dubbed by the UK press,” says Anderson. “Great songwriting and production by George Harrison. [This version is] brought to life here by the Manchester String Quartet, alumnis of the Northern Royal College Of Music. I tried to find a few harmonies and simple counterpoints to interject into their splendid performance. For me, an elegant and nostalgic experience.”
“It was great to go back and listen to this song again and get to play guitar on it as I’ve always loved the band and this song,” adds Reid. “I got to hang out with Joey back in the day and he’s a really great guy and a fine musician. Playing on this song brought back some great memories of a musical era that will never be forgotten by me and many others.”
Day After Day, written by the late Badfinger singer and guitarist Pete Ham, featured on the band’s 1972 album Straight Up, which was released on the Beatles’ Apple label and produced by George Harrison. As a single it reached number 10 in the UK charts.
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- Jethro Tull - 'A' - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €17.70 (Back In Stock) (arrived 19-May-2022 09:29)on May 21, 2022 at 1:36 pm
JETHRO TULL 'A' (1980 UK 10-track vinyl LP with a guest appearance from Eddie Jobson who joined the band for their subsequent world tour, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light sheflwear andthe vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play CDL1301)
- Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 03-May-2022 16:17)on May 21, 2022 at 1:36 pm
JETHRO TULL Songs From The Wood (1981 UK blue label issue of the 1977 9-track LP, a renowned Tull classic from their progressive-folk period, though this is folk like you've never heard, including 'Ring Out, Solstice Bells', picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition & looks barely played CHR1132)
- Jethro Tull - Benefit - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2022 17:36)on May 21, 2022 at 1:36 pm
JETHRO TULL Benefit (Rare 1970 UK second issue 10-track vinyl LP with smooth green Chrysalis labels, matt finish pinched spine picture sleeve. This was one of only two issues of this album to carry the Island catalogue number & the 'i' on thegreen label, released before the pink rim Island label press. The sleeve shows just light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and minor creasing, but remains free of any rips or tears & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a fewlight surface scuffs to show for nearly fifty years ILPS9123)
- Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick - EMI100 Series - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £85.00, $106.25, €100.30 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2022 14:58)on May 21, 2022 at 1:36 pm
JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick (Limited edition 1997 UK 'EMI 100' series audiophile issue of the 1972 two-part LP pressed on 180gm Virgin Vinyl, an analogue cutting direct from the original analogue tapes, housed in a high quality reproduction fold-out newspaper sleeve LPCENT31)
- Jethro Tull - Aqualung - 4th - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $93.75, €88.50 (New Item) (arrived 29-Apr-2022 16:57)on May 21, 2022 at 1:36 pm
JETHRO TULL Aqualung (1973 UK fourth issue of the 1971 11-track LP with gothic label print & 'All Rights' perimeter text, complete with bevel cornered lyric inner and textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows little evidence of any shelfwear or age and only one or two spots of light foxing to the inner, whilst the vinyl also remains in Excellent condition with very few signs of play CHR1044)