This Was is the debut studio album by the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1968. Recorded at a cost of £1200, it is the only Jethro Tull album with guitarist Mick Abrahams, who was a major influence for the sound and music style of the band's first songs. When the album was released the band was already performing at the Marquee Club in London, where other successful British groups, such as the Rolling Stones and The Who, had started their careers.
Jethro Tull was initially a strange kind of blues band. Their first line-up included Mick Abrahams, Glenn Cornick, Clive Bunker, and Ian Anderson. Shop this was on burning shed. In June 1968, just before this album was recorded, Jethro Tull began a residency at London’s famed Marquee Club (where the ‘Stones and The Who also launched their careers). Band advisers failed to get Ian to give up the flute and let Mick do all the singing. The album was recorded without any record company contract presuming, correctly, that a deal could be made afterwards. Tull began their first US tour in January 1969, immediately after securing the services of guitarist Martin Barre. The album had little commercial impact in the US charts ( but the . tour did earn the band a strong.
Original album and bonus tracks remixed by Steven Wilson in . DTS and AC3. – Dolby Digital surround and 96/24 LPCM stereo. Flat transfer of the 1968 stereo remix. Presented in a case-bound DVD book filled with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs.
Jethro Tull was very much a blues band on their debut album, vaguely reminiscent of the Graham Bond Organization only more cohesive, and with greater commercial sense. The revelations about the group's roots on This Was - which was recorded during the summer of 1968 - can be astonishing, even 30 years after the fact
Jethro Tull This was. Ken Vanderzanden. Повторите попытку позже. Опубликовано: 21 сент. 2013 г. full 1968 album. My Sunday Feeling (0:00) Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You (3:44) Beggar's Farm (7:41) Move On Alone (12:02) Serenade To A Cuckoo (14:04) Dharma For One (20:12) It's Breaking Me Up (24:26) Cat's Squirrel (29:30) A Song For Jeffrey (35:14) Round (38:40).
After several name changes, Jethro Tull played its first show as Jethro Tull in February 1968. Months later, Ian Anderson, Mick Abrahams, Glenn Cornick and Clive Bunker released the band’s debut – This Was. The album debuted at on the . album chart, but more important, it was the first step in a 50-year (and counting) journey that made Jethro Tull one of the world’s most successful progressive rock bands. The title of the album refers to the band moving away from its early blues-based sound, which was referenced in the original liner notes: This was how we were playing then – but things change – don’t they? The album includes songs that have been in and out of Jethro Tull’s live show for 50 years, like My Sunday Feeling and Beggar’s Farm. Also featured are several bonus tracks: Love Story, A Christmas Song. Sunshine Day and Aeroplane.
This is the discography of the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull who formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band's sound soon incorporated elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature. The band were led by itarist Ian Anderson, and have included other significant members such as guitarist Martin Barre, drummer Doane Perry, and bassist Dave Pegg.
Jethro Tull was formed in 1968 out of the remains of The John Evans Band. This Was is the name of the first record that Jethro Tull recorded in Chelsea, London in 1968. Back then Jethro Tull was pretty much a 12-bar blues band and also was the only record guitarist Mick Abrahams played on because he left the band that same year to be replaced by permanent guitarist Martin Barre.
|A1||My Sunday Feeling||3:38|
|A2||Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You||2:42|
|A4||Move On Alone||2:00|
|A5||Serenade To A Cuckoo||6:01|
|B1||Dharma For One||4:11|
|B2||It's Breaking Me Up||4:56|
|B4||A Song For Jeffrey||3:18|
- Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Productions Ltd.
- Recorded At – Sound Techniques, London
- Arranged By – David Palmer (tracks: A4), Abrahams* (tracks: B3)
- Bass Guitar – Glenn Cornick
- Design [Cover Concept] – Terry Ellis
- Drums, Wind [Hooter], Other [Charm Bracelet] – Clive Bunker
- Flute, Harmonica, Wind [Claghorn], Piano, Vocals, Design [Cover Concept] – Ian Anderson
- Guitar, Guitar [Nine-string], Vocals – Mick Abrahams
- Photography By – Brian Ward
- Producer – Jethro Tull, Terry Ellis
- Written-By – Clive Bunker (tracks: B1, B5), Cornick* (tracks: B5), Anderson* (tracks: A1 To A3, B1, B2, B4, B5), Abrahams* (tracks: A3, A4, B5), Kirk* (tracks: A5), Ellis* (tracks: B5), Traditional (tracks: B3)
Notes1st Canadian issue on "Steamboat" Tri-color: pink, gold and green Reprise label. Gatefold cover.
Front cover states Stereo above group name and has Reprise logos "W7" & ":r" Category 6336 in upper right corner. Back cover top-left has butterfly logo and says "A Chrysalis production", album title is on rear, and bottom right very small "Printed in U.S.A."
JETHRO TULL - THIS WAS /6336
Recorded Thursday 13th June to Friday 23rd August, 1968 at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, London.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A-Side Run-out, Stamped): RS 6336 A
- Matrix / Runout (B-Side Run-out, Stamped): RS 6336 B
|ILPS 9085||Jethro Tull||This Was (LP, Album)||Island Records||ILPS 9085||UK||1968|
|ILP 985||Jethro Tull||This Was (LP, Album, Mono, Ste)||Island Records||ILP 985||UK||1968|
|CHR 1041||Jethro Tull||This Was (LP, Album, RE, RP, Whi)||Chrysalis||CHR 1041||UK||1983|
|ILPS 9085||Jethro Tull||This Was (LP, Album, RP, Pal)||Island Records||ILPS 9085||UK||Unknown|
|JPCD9706370||Jethro Tull||This Was (CD, Album, Unofficial)||ООО "ДОРА"||JPCD9706370||Russia||1997|