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.
sealion: Mmm, my Signature copy arrived yesterday and I've now got most of the way through it. It's certainly a lovely book but worth the £275?
Nov 21, 2019 12:52:45 GMT
sealion: Essentially we're paying £235 for a number, a 7" vinyl (which, let's be honest, isn't that great), 2 art prints, IA's autograph and a box. Oh yes, and my name listed in the back. A pair of tickets for the 2020 tour would've been a nice gesture....
Nov 21, 2019 13:03:40 GMT
sealion: Do I regret it? Not really, because it's Jethro Tull, but, perversely,I probably would've done if I'd only gone for the cheaper version! That said I'm not sure how the price difference between the two versions can be justified...
Nov 21, 2019 13:12:02 GMT
sealion: Jethro Tull the prog years? So it's Passion Play in it's entirety then!
Nov 21, 2019 13:34:00 GMT
maddogfagin: That would please Bernie
Nov 21, 2019 15:40:52 GMT
steelmonkey: As it is I may have to travel far to see this tour
Nov 23, 2019 4:02:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Got new job, starting Feb 3,2020, Tull book and Stormwatch, all just in time for Thanksgiving. Prsent and promise to self: Catch up on Tull forum this weekend. Fair warning: reviews and rants/raves/nonsense looming like the big bear cover of Stormwatch.
Nov 27, 2019 22:58:37 GMT