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.”
Ian Anderson: Ian Anderson Plays Orchestral Jethro Tull
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
1. Wond’ring Aloud
2. Griminelli’s Lament
3. Cheap Day Return
4. Mother Goose
6. Boris Dancing
7. Living In The Past
1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
2. My God
3. Locomotive Breath
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- Jethro Tull - Catfish Rising + Bonus 12" - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $92.25, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 02-Dec-2022 15:07)on December 5, 2022 at 5:06 pm
JETHRO TULL Catfish Rising (1991 UK limited edition 10-track vinyl LP accompanied by the bonus 3-track vinyl 12" including When Jesus Came To Play, Sleeping With The Dog and White Innocence. The hype-stickered single-pocket sleeve showsa little shelfwear to the edges including a 2 inch split to the top but comes with the lyric inner and the two vinyl discs show minimal signs of play. An excellent copy of a rare limited piece of Tull - this one brought back the hard-rock! DCHR1886)
- Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.60, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2022 16:06)on December 5, 2022 at 5:06 pm
JETHRO TULL Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die! (1984 UK issue of the classic 1976 10-track LP on the blue Chrysalis label, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve,with vintage price sticker, shows minimal shelfwear and the vinyl remains in wonderful condition with few signs of play CHR1111)
- Jethro Tull - Benefit - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $61.50, €58.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 30-Nov-2022 09:09)on December 5, 2022 at 5:06 pm
JETHRO TULL Benefit (Rare 1971 UK third issue of the 1970 10-track LP on the pink rim Island palm tree label, picture sleeve. This was the only UK issue to be pressed on an Island label (the first two pressings were on the green Chrysalis label).The picture sleeve was never laminated and as such has a few light crease marks & faint ring wear to show for its age but remains a nice intact example with legible spine. The vinyl reveals just the a fewlightsurface scuffs and remains excellent. This is becoming as hard to find as top condition copies of earlier pressings, and is only the third copy we have ever had ILPS9123)
- Jethro Tull - A Passion Play - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.05, €40.95 (Back In Stock) (arrived 30-Nov-2022 09:09)on December 5, 2022 at 5:06 pm
JETHRO TULL A Passion Play (1973 UK first issue two-part vinyl LP on the green Chrysalis label, Tull's sixth studio album comprising two conceptual suites. The gatefold picture sleeve displays some light age discolouration to the edges but has the lyrics printed across the inner spread and comes with the eight page programme booklet while the vinyl remains in EX condition with just a few faint paper scuffs not affecting play CHR1040)
- Jethro Tull - Stand Up - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2022 15:41)on December 5, 2022 at 5:06 pm
JETHRO TULL Stand Up (1984 UK Fame issue of the 1969 10-track stereo LP, glossy barcoded picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light wear & the vinyl looks barely played FA4130861)