|Classic Tull imaginatively arranged for string quartet - flute, guitar and vocals with Ian Anderson
Format: CD / Cat No: 538257472 / Released: 24/03/2017
Track Listing: 1. In The Past (Living In The Past) / 2. Sossity Waiting (Sossity: You're a Woman/Reasons For Waiting) / 3. Bungle (Bungle In The Jungle) / 4. We Used To Bach (We Used to Know/Bach Prelude C Major) / 5. Farm, The Fourway (Farm On The Freeway) / 6. Songs and Horses (Songs From The Wood/Heavy Horses) / 7. Only The Giving (Wond'ring Aloud) / 8. Loco (Locomotive Breath) / 9. Pass The Bottle (A Christmas Song) / 10. Velvet Gold (Velvet Green) / 11. Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) / 12. Aquafugue (Aqualung)
More information: A massive treat for Jethro Tull fans and classical aficionados alike: Jethro Tull The String Quartets is an album of classic Jethro Tull repertoire, imaginatively arranged by John O'Hara for Classical string quartet with the flute, guitar and vocals of songwriter and producer IAN ANDERSON.
For some time, Ian (Jethro Tull frontman and virtuoso flautist) and John O'Hara (keyboard player with Tull and Anderson) had discussed the prospect of a specially conceived album of classic Jethro Tull repertoire orchestrated for a string quartet. Ian & John first saw the Carducci Quartet at the London Symphony Orchestra's LSO St Luke's and, mesmerised by the group's symbiotic relationship which results in their playing as one single musical organism, Ian invited them to take part in the recording.