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  • The String Quartets

    Says Anderson: "I felt that there were some songs rather special to me which featured the string quartet such as "A Christmas Song," "Reasons For Waiting" and "Wond'ring Aloud." These were my first experiences of working with a quartet. John [O'Hara] came up with a few suggestions of his own which presented challenges. All had an intimacy and presence which I looked forward to recapturing...."

    About his approach to the orchestration, O'Hara explains: “There seemed little point in transcribing the band parts and distributing them to the players. I felt a responsibility to delve deeper and offer a new imagining of each piece. An orchestrator’s job is to arrange and compose a new version of an existing work. However, I also felt a responsibility to the Jethro Tull listeners who cherish this material and may not welcome a radical rendition of a beloved song. My ambition was to create a thought-provoking album that remains true to Ian's compositions.”

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  • Tracklist

    01. In the Past (Living in the Past) - 04:07
    02. Sossity Waiting (Sossity: You're a Woman / Reasons for Waiting) - 04:44
    03. Bungle (Bungle in the Jungle) - 03:48
    04. We Used to Bach (We Used to Know / Bach Prelude C Major) - 04:54
    05. Farm, the Fourway (Farm on the Freeway) - 03:44
    06. Songs and Horses (Songs from the Wood / Heavy Horses) - 03:53
    07. Only the Giving (Wond'ring Aloud) - 01:58
    08. Loco (Locomotive Breath) - 04:33
    09. Pass the Bottle (A Christmas Song) - 03:01
    10. Velvet Gold (Velvet Green) - 04:06
    11. Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) - 03:57
    12. Aquafugue (Aqualung) - 05:10

    Release date: Mar 24th, 2017