Martin Barre – 50 Years of Jethro Tull (2020)

Posted by Green on October 6, 2020
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As the lead guitarist for Jethro Tull, Martin Barre has been joined at the hip to Ian Anderson since 1969, when he replaced Mick Abrahams in the group’s lineup. His playing has provided much of the energy that allows the band to soar on record and in concert amid the beauty of Anderson’s melodies and the complexity of his lyrics, and played no small part in helping the veteran band (some would say “dinosaur”) win the 1988 Grammy for Best Hard Rock Album for Crest of a Knave. Anderson himself has been quoted as saying, “Without Martin Barre, Jethro Tull could not exist.”

Barre’s solo work was confined to his home studio until he assembled a band to play some charity gigs in the early 1990s. Since then, he has recorded a pair of albums that allow him to stretch out in directions that Tull normally doesn’t permit, and to put his instrument into new sounds, genres, and musical contexts. ~ Bruce Eder

Tracklist:

01. My Sunday Feeling
02. For a Thousand Mothers
03. Hymn 43
04. Love Story
05. Sealion
06. Song for Jeffrey
07. Back To the Family
08. Nothing to Say
09. Hunting Girl
10. Teacher
11. Steel Monkey
12. Nothing Is Easy
13. New Day Yesterday
14. Wond’Ring Aloud
15. Someday the Sun Won’T Shine
16. Life Is a Long Song
17. Cheap Day Return
18. Under Wraps
19. One White Duck
20. Still Loving You Tonight
21. The Waking Edge
22. Home
23. Locomotive Breath
24. Slow Marching Band
25. Warchild (Bonus) (Live)
26. Bungle in the Jungle (Bonus) (Live)
27. Heavy Horses (Bonus) (Live)
28. Songs from the Wood (Bonus) (Live)

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