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Tull reached #8 with this 1977 LP, a remarkable return to the band's folk roots. Two bonus tracks: Beltane (a track done at the end of these sessions) and Velvet Green (live 1977 recording)!
Tull reached #8 with this 1977 LP, a remarkable return to the band's folk roots. Two bonus tracks: Beltane (a track done at the end of these sessions) and Velvet Green (live 1977 recording)!
724358157024
Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood

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Format: CD
Label: PRL
Catalog: 81570
Rel. Date: 04/14/2003
UPC: 724358157024

Songs from the Wood
Artist: Jethro Tull
Format: CD
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Tull reached #8 with this 1977 LP, a remarkable return to the band's folk roots. Two bonus tracks: Beltane (a track done at the end of these sessions) and Velvet Green (live 1977 recording)!

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''Songs from the Wood'' (1977) is the tenth studio album by Jethro Tull and is considered to be the first of a trio of folk rock albums (''Songs from the Wood'', ''Heavy Horses'' and ''Stormwatch'') despite the fact that folk music elements are present in the work of Jethro Tull both before and after this trilogy. ''Songs from the Wood'' was the first Tull album to receive unambiguously positive reviews since the time of ''Thick as a Brick''.

Filled with folk and fantasy imagery, and ornamental folk arrangement, the album is a departure from the hard rock of earlier Tull material, though it still retained some of the band's older sound. The album reached #8 on the ''Billboard'' album chart, making it the last top ten album for the band to date. The song "The Whistler" was the only song to chart as a single in the US, peaking at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1977.

This is the first Jethro Tull album to feature keyboardist David Palmer as an official band member.

The song "Jack-In-The-Green" features Ian Anderson on all the instruments.

The 2003 remastered edition includes a pair of bonus tracks, featuring a live rendition of "Velvet Green". - Wikipedia

        
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