October 9, 2013 – 10:04 am

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Caught in the Crossfire [Genschman Records GENSCH 1010, 1CD]

Tracks 01-08: Checkerdome, St Louis, MO; October 26, 1980. Tracks 09-10: LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA; November 12, 1980. Very good soundboard or FM broadcast.

Regarding the St Louis show, gsparaco of collectorsmusicreviews wrote:

The A LP (1980) was originally supposed to be Ian Anderson’s first solo effort after ending the band. After recruiting old friends Martin Barre and Dave Pegg along with prog-rock virtuoso Eddie Jobson, Chrysalis, the record company, released it as the new Jethro Tull LP much to Anderson’s dismay… Protect And Survive is the best of the new numbers played this evening along with the disco Crossfire… The real star of the recording is Jobson who plays an amazing violin solo in both Protect And Survive and the final Locomotive Breath/Black Sunday medley. It is a shame he is so underused by Tull…

Thanks to Pittylabelle for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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Track 01. Crossfire [4:01] (6.7MB)
Track 02. Songs From The Wood [3:55] (6.6MB)
Track 03. Heavy Horses [7:22] (12.4MB)
Track 04. Batteries Not Included [3:48] (6.4MB)
Track 05. Protect And Survive [5:58] (10.0MB)
Track 06. Bungle In The Jungle [4:11] (7.0MB)
Track 07. Guitar Solo/Aqualung [11:24] (19.2MB)
Track 08. Locomotive Breath [6:51] (11.5MB)
Track 09. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of A New Day/Solos (including Trio) [16:23] (27.5MB)
Track 10. Uniform [6:43] (11.3MB)
71 minutes

Guitar Solo and Solos (including Trio) are not listed on the cover.

Ian Anderson - vocals, flute, acoustic guitar
Martin Barre - electric guitar
Dave Pegg - bass
Eddie Jobson - keyboards, violin
Mark Craney (1952-2005) - drums

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  1. 13 Responses to “JETHRO TULL - ST LOUIS 1980”

  2. Very nice sound on these tracks. The different line-up for tracks 9 and 10 can be found on the intro to the band at the beginning of 9. Skating Away…

    By 5yrsnojob on Oct 9, 2013

  3. Oh, I also want to thank BigO for starting to include when available the length of each track and/or total time.

    By 5yrsnojob on Oct 9, 2013

  4. Barre, another great guitarist.
    Always sounds a bit muddy, but love his LP jr. from Aqualung recording. Must get the orig. UK pressing, MFSL etc are not the real deal, seems like the multitracks or master recordings are gone or something.
    Wonder what´s with Barre and Anderson - seem to be friendly with each other but playing alone.
    Bungle… good to hear again.
    Thank you!

    By Kint on Oct 9, 2013

  5. This one looks great.. Looking forward to listening to it today.. Thanks BigO!

    By Tom on Oct 9, 2013

  6. well isn’t that precious

    By candy says who cares on Oct 9, 2013

  7. Marvelous! Thank you Big O!

    By slot sleet on Oct 10, 2013

  8. Thanks Big O!

    By bluemoon on Oct 10, 2013

  9. this is from a 2ndary brdcst. the original brdcst of the st louis show was the entire show. i remember sitting home and recording it as it aired complete. later on they combined it with the other show and made a superstar concert series event out of it. in fact.. if one happened to catch another rebrdcst of this they might have caught a variation with a slightly different set list. most of the first portion would be the same but the latter section from la ca was a different selection of tracks. i dont recall recording that show in its entirety as its own brdcst. perhaps it wasnt brdcst all over the country like st louis was. i dont know. it is 33 yrs ago so i may have forgotten. i have seen this item offered here however as a 2 lp set with cue sheets. normally for around $35-50. sometimes slightly higher. a check in a magazine like goldmine or discoveries would find it for $75 or less for sure.
    my preference for tull is anything pre 83 but ultimately if its very high quality and its early im good. an audio of that 98 reunion would work for me.

    By darth on Oct 10, 2013

  10. I think the details of whatever you’re talking are so interesting, darth. I think you make such an important contribution to the comments, here. I don’t think you should shut the fuck up, not at all.

    By Nobody on Oct 10, 2013

  11. Great show!! Martin is so loud at these it!!!

    By DanC on Oct 11, 2013

  12. very kind of u nobody. its nice that u took the time to post that. u didnt have to and i appreciate that.

    By darth on Oct 11, 2013

  13. No problem, darth. To reiterate: nobody thinks the stuff you write here is interesting. Nobody thinks you make an important contribution here. And nobody thinks you shouldn’t fuck the shut up.

    By Nobody on Oct 11, 2013

  14. Hey Nobody: If you don’t like darth’s comments, don’t read ‘em. Ever think that all the anti-darth rants are just as annoying as your take on darth’s own rants? If the show fits…..

    By Rick on Oct 14, 2013

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