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.
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stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT
steelmonkey: Double work shifts in surging hospital to allow 2 week vacation soon...miss my friends in the Tull treehouse but back soon. Breaks at work have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Jul 8, 2020 3:29:26 GMT
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Jul 10, 2020 20:52:34 GMT
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Jul 13, 2020 13:26:20 GMT
steelmonkey: I go on binges of long forgotten ( Jefferson Airplane, CSNY, Humble Pie), Overlooked releases ( Zappa, Prince, PIL) and just plain musical vitamins ( Traveling Wilburys, Pink Floyd) and then remember life is short and I should revert to all Tull all day.
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