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Hard Times Of Old England [Wicker Man WKMCD021, 1CD]

Live at the Stadthalle, Freiburg, Germany; April 30, 1982. Very good FM broadcast.

Following the end of the Stormwatch tour in early 1980, Jethro Tull would undergo their largest lineup shuffle to date, resulting in Barriemore Barlow, John Evan and Dee Palmer all leaving the band. Jethro Tull were left with Anderson (the only original member), Martin Barre and Dave Pegg.

Tull’s first album of the 1980s was intended to be an Ian Anderson solo album. Anderson retained Barre on electric guitar and Pegg on bass, while adding Mark Craney on drums, and special guest keyboardist/violinist Eddie Jobson (ex–Roxy Music). Highlighted by the prominent use of synthesisers, it contrasted sharply with the established “Tull sound”. After pressure from Chrysalis Records, Anderson agreed to release it as a Jethro Tull album. Entitled A (taken from the labels on the master tapes for his scrapped solo record, marked simply “A”), it was released in mid-1980.

Jobson and Craney returned to their own work following the A tour and Jethro Tull entered a period of revolving drummers: Gerry Conway, who left after deciding he could not be the one to replace Barlow, Phil Collins (as a fill-in for the recently departed Gerry Conway, played with the band at the first Prince’s Trust concert in 1982), Paul Burgess (for the US leg of the Broadsword and the Beast tour) and permanent drummer Doane Perry.

1981 was the first year in their career that the band did not release an album; however, some recording sessions took place In 1982, Peter-John Vettese joined on keyboards, and the band returned to a somewhat folkier sound - albeit with synthesisers - for 1982’s The Broadsword and the Beast. The ensuing concert tour for the album was well attended and the shows featured what was to be one of the group’s last indulgences in full-dress theatricality. The stage was built to resemble a Viking longship and the band performed in faux-medieval regalia.

Among Jethro Tull’s very finest shows on this tour was their concert at the Stadthalle, Freiburg, Germany, on April 30, 1982, a performance also recorded for live FM radio broadcast.

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Track 01. Intro 0:50
Track 02. Clasp 4:19
Track 03. Hunting Girl 5:16
Track 04. Fallen on Hard Times 4:08
Track 05. Pussy Willow 4:55
Track 06. Broadsword 5:14
Track 07. One Brown Mouse 3:36
Track 08. Seal Driver 5:34
Track 09. Weathercock/Fire at Midnight 4:43
Track 10. Keyboard/Percussion 3:50
Track 11. Sweet Dream 4:29
Track 12. Watching Me, Watching You 3:40
Track 13. Band Introduction 1:39
Track 14. The Swirling Pit 2:26
Track 15. Pibroch/Black Satin Dancer 6:50
Track 16. Aqualung 7:36
Track 17. Minstrel in the Gallery 4:18
Track 18. Locomotive Breath/Black Sunday 4:49
Track 19. Cheerio 1:08
80 mins

Ian Anderson - vocals, flute, guitar
Martin Barre - guitar, mandolin
Gerry Conway - drums
Dave Pegg - bass
Peter-John Veltese - keyboards

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  1. 29 Responses to “JETHRO TULL - FREIBURG 1982”

  2. Rumor has it Jethro gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 6, 2021

  3. Jethro Tull is a band not a person you bleeping moron !!!

    By Tom on Sep 6, 2021

  4. Now I guess I’ll just have to go back to picking my spots then wiping the mirror down of all the puss!!!

    By HHH on Sep 6, 2021

  5. I ADORE big Uns!

    I wish I had one….. sob….. sob…..

    By U L E on Sep 6, 2021

  6. Mom’s working on Labor Day, she has a “two for the price of one” special!

    By DD on Sep 6, 2021

  7. My two idiot sons will be there soon DD! Make sure they pay in advance!

    By Donald J Trump on Sep 6, 2021

  8. THANKS.

    my fave Tull albums.

    By John on Sep 6, 2021

  9. Hey Tom, youre wrong… Jethro Tull (baptized 30 March 1674 – 21 February 1741, New Style) was an English agriculturist from Berkshire who helped to bring about the British Agricultural Revolution of the 18th century. He perfected a horse-drawn seed drill in 1700 that economically sowed the seeds in neat rows, and later developed a horse-drawn hoe. Tull’s methods were adopted by many landowners and helped to provide the basis for modern agriculture.

    By Derrick on Sep 7, 2021

  10. Thank You!

    By Paul on Sep 7, 2021

  11. I meant the band is Jethro Tull , there is no Jethro Tull person in this band . I don’t know about what occurred in the 15th century.

    By Tom on Sep 7, 2021

  12. That wasn’t me , and ain’t commented in some time . Another motherfuckin, Dic suckin, coon and hi Yeller lovin Jew bastard name hijacker . That’s why I ain’t been sayin much later . Sic of them faggots

    By Derrick on Sep 7, 2021

  13. They should all get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Sep 7, 2021

  14. Or what them poor fucks abandoned by that Dic suckin Biden is gettin in Afghanistan by isis and the Taliban

    By Derrick on Sep 7, 2021

  15. Heads bein cut off by knives and stuck on the tips of bayonets . Them motherfuckin animals

    By Derrick on Sep 7, 2021

  16. Hey DD , triple h , what ya guys think of this show ? Was never much of a Tull fan after Aqulung. Them first 4,albums was great , benifit was the best one in my opinion. Too many changes in the band after Aqulung. It became the Ian Anderson show . Same thing wit Alice Cooper . They started out as a kick ass rock band , and fell apart after glen buxom left as lead guitarist. It became the Vince Furiner freak show

    By Derrick on Sep 7, 2021

  17. DD , Ain’t gonna really watch the nfl this year , then motherfuckers lost me for good wit this woke shit and now playin the coon anthem before games . Shit the league is already nutin but ugly ass coons and hi Yellers actin like monkeys anyway , just like basketball. They just wanna rub the white mans noses in it

    By Derrick on Sep 7, 2021

  18. The nfl is 85 percent coons and hi Yellers , same wit the nba . Hardly any white players anymore football or basketball, coons own sports . Mostly wetback spicks , Hispanic motherfuckers in baseball. It ain’t hip hop enough for these modern day coon monkeys

    By Derrick on Sep 7, 2021

  19. If I wanna watch real football wit white gentlemen playin , and coons wit manners , I’ll watch old games from the seventies on YouTube . That was real football, not the sissy shit of today

    By Derrick on Sep 7, 2021

  20. I suck kok. Any size color or shape.

    By Derrick on Sep 7, 2021

  21. I’m a pussy who never put on the pads. I get blasted on lite beer and barf up my jerkoff opinions as if anyone cared. They don’t because I’m a fucking loser.

    By Derrick on Sep 8, 2021

  22. Your most insightful comment ever, Derrick.

    By DD on Sep 8, 2021

  23. I just pissed myself. Fuck it, I don’t even care enough to get up and go to the toilet.

    By Derrick on Sep 8, 2021

  24. I love to suck cоck .

    By Derrick on Sep 8, 2021

  25. I love a diсk in my asshole .

    By Derrick on Sep 8, 2021

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    By Derrick on Sep 8, 2021

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    By Derrick on Sep 8, 2021

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    By Derrick on Sep 8, 2021

  29. Hey DD , triple h , what ya guys think of a diсk in my asshole ? Hardly any white players ever stick a diсk in my asshole .

    By Derrick on Sep 8, 2021

  30. You are pathetic Derrick.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Sep 8, 2021

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