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.
"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.
jackinthegreen: Cream without Eric??? Santana without Carlos?? and not even with a stand-in player.....you're easily pleased, I reckon most people would not be happy to say the least...
Apr 30, 2022 23:45:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: If it was Scott that got Covid would they have played the gigs without a drummer?
May 1, 2022 0:01:38 GMT
ash: It's Tull not Cream and my answer stands. Now it there was no flute player...No flute no Tull . I've seen Ian play with just an ipod backing track it was great
May 3, 2022 16:04:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: "No flute, no Tull".......hmmmm tell that to MB when he's doing all the Tull stuff..
May 3, 2022 20:18:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: and I've seen Ian doing his one man thing with just the backing track too, but that's not billed as a Jethro Tull concert.....
May 3, 2022 20:19:44 GMT
jackinthegreen: I do agree he's brilliant at playing to his own backing tracks though
May 3, 2022 20:20:48 GMT
ash: My first answer stands in stone
May 4, 2022 10:00:23 GMT
goodwolfman38: Just around the corner from what i understand will be the 40th anniversary edition of Broadsword & The Beast due in July, as i noticed a few weeks ago with an interview with Ian this one will be large box set, hopefully no delays
May 12, 2022 13:45:20 GMT
rredmond: Well the radio.net plug in at the bottom of the site shocked me a bit!
May 12, 2022 14:39:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Yes it's a great addition to the Forum and I'm hoping radio.net will provide this service for years to come
May 14, 2022 15:58:55 GMT
jackinthegreen: Where is the link to this radio.net.......I don't see it folks
May 15, 2022 1:11:08 GMT
maddogfagin: Immediately below this shout box and above the visitor numbers/flags.
May 15, 2022 8:39:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: Cheers MD, I can only see the link from the "Home" page, but disappears when looking at threads etc, so find if I open it up in a new window it then plays constantly
May 15, 2022 13:29:06 GMT
jackinthegreen: So I have it bookmarked to open at any time....nice in the background if reading on t'internet
May 15, 2022 13:31:36 GMT
jackinthegreen: Did anyone on the forum see Tull at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester in September.....
May 19, 2022 1:10:39 GMT
smint100: Good Lord, why did no one tell me about the radio.net! I've spent a joyful afternoon in the garden watching the strawberries ripen - I mean, editing a book - and listening to unadulterated Tull. Heaven!
May 21, 2022 14:56:50 GMT