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MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY Limited 180gram Vinyl LP


Label: PLG
Release Date: 04 May 2015
Format: LP Vinyl

Out of Stock £14.99


Jethro Tull notched its sixth gold record in 1975 with its eighth studio album, Minstrel In The Gallery. Its elaborate production is reminiscent of the band’s 1972 classic Thick As a Brick and its songs rock as hard as anything in the band’s vast and storied catalog.

When it was originally released, Minstrel In The Gallery became the band’s fifth consecutive US Top 10 album, peaking at #7 and #20 in the UK. It was also the last to feature the longtime lineup of Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John Evan, Barriemore Barlow and Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond.

For this anniversary edition, the album has been expanded with the b-side “Summerday Sands,” several studio outtakes, as well as alternate session material done for a BBC broadcast, of the album’s title track, “Cold Wind To Valhalla,” and “Aqualung.” The second disc features a live recording of the band performing at the Olympia in Paris on July 5, 1975, a few months prior to the release of Minstrel In The Gallery. During the show, the band played songs from several of its albums, including War Child (1974) and Aqualung (1971), as well as an early performance of “Minstrel In The Gallery.” It was mixed to 5.1 & stereo by by King Crimson guitarist Jakko Jakszyk.

Featured Tracks:
Disc: 1
1. Minstrel In The Gallery
2. Cold Wind To Valhalla
3. Black Satin Dancer
4. Requiem

Disc: 2
1. One White Duck/010 = Nothing At All
2. Baker St. Muse - Baker St. Muse
3. Baker St. Muse - Pig-Me And The Whore
4. Baker St. Muse - Nice Little Tune
5. Baker St. Muse - Crash-Barrier Waltzer
6. Baker St. Muse - Mother England Reverie
7. Grace
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