1. "Locomotive Breath" 4:16 2. "Thick as a Brick" 4:24 3. "Elegy" 3:41 4. "Bourée" 3:10 5. "Fly By Night" 4:12 6. "Aqualung" 6:22 7. "Too Old To Rock ’n’ Roll; Too Young To Die" 3:27 8. "Teacher / Bungle In The Jungle / Rainbow Blues / Locomotive Breath" 3:58 9. "Living In The Past" 3:29 10. "War Child" 4:56
Studio album by London Symphony Orchestra Released 15 February 1985 (1985-02-15) Recorded 1984 Genre Symphonic rock Length 41:58 Label RCA Producer David Palmer London Symphony Orchestra
A Classic Case (1985) is the 16th album by Jethro Tull, playing with the London Symphony Orchestra, released in 1985. The music was arranged and conducted by David Palmer. The album features band members Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Dave Pegg and Peter-John Vettese.
The album was recorded during the summer of 1984 at the CBS Studios in London. It was released 31 December 1985, in the United States, where it reached number ninety-three in the charts.
A "must have" if only for the orchestral version of War Child. An absolute essential Jethro Tull related track imho
There is a fine line sometimes between the treatment of modern rock/pop music by a orchestra which boarders on musak - music for lifts - which "A Classic Case" avoids.
It would be a rather fine thing for someone like Dee to produce an album of Ian's songs that (a) have no band member involvement with the performance and (b) are not usually associated with an orchestral score.
Wind Up, Mother Goose, Rocks On The Road, Heavy Horses for example but done in a way that doesn't cheapen the music and is sympathetic to the music so it doesn't end up being played as background music in the nearest Sainsburys.
Oh yes TT, agree about Fly By Night although War Child remains my own favourite.
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"A Classic Case" is one of my favorite Tull (or "Tullish") albums. In particular, what David "Dee" Palmer does for "Fly By Night" and "War Child" is utterly fantastic. And I don't think Ian Anderson ever did a better flute solo than on this album's version of "Locomotive Breath". For the symphony's part, doesn't it seem like the LSO is having a damn good time?
Another great one in the symphonic series that D. Palmer released is "We Know What We Like" (the music of Genesis). Steve Hackett and Ian guest on the album, and songs like "Can-Utility and the Coastliners", "Undertow/Supper's Ready" and a Medley of "Los Endos" (here listed as "Los Jigos"), "Duke's Travels", "Fountain of Salamacis", "The Knife" and "Unquiet Slumbers" are revelatory. Pick it up if you haven't heard it.
ash: Merry Christmas. Hey Santa pass me that bottle
Dec 24, 2019 18:02:32 GMT
steelmonkey: Merry Christmas to one and all and a very Tull filled new year.
Dec 25, 2019 2:50:35 GMT
joemer: In Heaven dere aint no beer dats why we drink it here !!!!!! theme song of the Philly pa. new years day Mummers parade !!!! Another round of Hats off & Kudos to ian & the boys xmas church concerts Bruce should do that over here !!!!!.....
Dec 25, 2019 19:11:59 GMT
joemer: next Tull album cover one foot firmly planted in CONUS other foot across the ocean in D-Land and his "package" hovering over Blighty !!!!lol hahahah
Dec 25, 2019 19:14:01 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT