A Passion Play was Tull's most ambitious achievement & seemingly universally reviled, at least at the time; too bad, it over-reaches a bit, but it is mostly very great!
This is the Steven Wilson remix, done from the original multi-tracks!

This is the 1998 digital remaster with 6 bonus tracks. This was the album that totally broke the band to a huge audience. [Chrysalis]

“Jethro Tull’s 1970 classic Benefit will be celebrated in a brand-new 4CD/2DVD set, featuring remixes by Steven Wilson, an abundance of previously unreleased material, packaged within a deluxe hardback book, containing 100 pages of commentary from numerous contributors alongside hordes of images of the band creating and performing their first million-selling album.
Following the successes This Was (1968) and Stand Up (1969), Jethro Tull returned in 1970 with their third studio album in as many years...

This is the 2001 digital remaster with 4 bonus tracks and Ian Anderson's new liner notes at a great price. Piano and organ are added to good effect. [Chrysalis]

This is the 2004 digital remaster that contains the complete double album set (the previous version cut out a bunch of material to fit onto one CD) and Ian Anderson's liner notes.

"Released just as punk was taking hold on the public's imagination in America and making groups like Tull seem like dinosaurs on their way to extinction, Live -- Bursting Out became a seemingly perpetual denizen of the cutout bins for years afterward.
However, it happened to be a good album, a more-than-decent...

Great sounding (for its age) radio broadcast from the Benefit tour, and their first tour in the US as a five piece.

Ian Anderson - Flute, Guitar, Vocals
Martin Barre - Guitar
Clive Bunker - Drums
Glenn Cornick - Bass
John Evan - Keyboards

“Live from Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, August 16th 1970. Jethro Tull were flying in the summer of 1970, having recently added John Evan on keyboards and released their classic Benefit album. They ended their US tour with this...

When this (double vinyl album) was released in 1972, it was an amazing collection of non lp singles and studio outtakes plus an entire live side of the band in the very early 70's. Now, many of the rare tracks have ended up on the remastered Tull...

Five Jethro Tull albums for $5.00 each!
Under Wraps
Crest Of A Knave
Rock Island
Catfish Rising
Roots To Branches

Disc One : Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, 16th August, 1970 WLIR-FM Radio Broadcast.
Disc Two : The Jarhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, 21st February, 1970.

Ian Anderson - flute, vocals
David Goodier - bass
John O'Hara - piano, keyboard, Hammond organ
Scott Hammond – drums
Joe Parrish-James – guitar

"The legendary Jethro Tull return hot on the heels of 2022’s UK & German top 10 album ‘The Zealot Gene’, with their 23rd studio album ‘RökFlöte’. Twelve tracks reminding the world of the iconic sound that the legendary band brought to rock music.”

Bargain price on the PAL version of Tull's 1981 concert film. There's some great stuff on here and also some unbelievably dated and goofy effects, which either make this priceless or terrible, depending on your p.o.v.

This is the 2003 digital remaster with 2 bonus tracks and Ian Anderson's new liner notes. Their most folky album and a really good one too!

This is the 2001 digital remaster with 4 bonus tracks and Ian Anderson's new liner notes at a great price. Ian says that this is one of his favorite Tull albums, and it is certainly one of mine; it probably *is* my favorite of their work!

This set expands the legendary group's 1979 album with Steven Wilson's newly remixed version of the original, plus studio outtakes, an entire unreleased concert recorded in 1980, and more. Stormwatch is the twelfth studio album by the progressive rock group Jethro Tull, released September 1979. It is considered the last in the trilogy of folk-rock albums the band started with Songs from the Wood in 1977 and continued the following year with Heavy Horses.
It was the final album to feature the classic...

“The Broadsword And The Beast - The 40th Anniversary Monster Edition will be released as a 5CD + 3DVD set including a 164 page book with interviews with band members, a track by track annotation by Ian Anderson, an interview with sleeve illustrator Iain McCaig, an extensive interview with studio and live sound engineer Leigh Mantle, a recreation of the 1982 tour programme and touring schedule, and rare photos and memorabilia.
The set will include ‘The Broadsword And The Beast’ a Steven Wilson stereo..

Note: I couldn't find an image of this new cover they wrapped this in to pooch off the internet, so the image shown is the album's original image and is not what this looks like. Tough beans for us all. This album was one of the first of the "symphony...

“I am a longtime Jethro Tull fan, but Ian Anderson's voice has been on the decline for a few decades now. I was unhappy when he booted Martin Barre from the band. His solo records were lackluster at best and I found it nervy of him to tour under the heading of Ian Anderson Performs Jethro Tull. He wanted to move beyond Tull, but came back to it often in the form of tours, books, anniversary box set releases and so forth. He was nearly the Scottish Gene Simmons - making a cheap buck at every turn...

Thick As A Brick is one of the great classics of the progressive rock era, by one of the great early bands of the era. This comes in a beautiful and large package that reproduces the original lp's stunning (and quite funny) jacket with a 'new colour' supliment that includes rare photos, band reminiscences and more. It comes in a deluxe, 104 page 7.5" x 5.5" hardbound book.

“The 40th anniversary CD/DVD Special Collector's Edition has been out of print for nearly ten years and is available again...

Thick As A Brick is one of the great classics of the progressive rock era, by one of the great early bands of the era.
This is the Steven Wilson remix, done from the original multi-tracks!

This is the 2001 digital remaster with 3 bonus tracks at a great price. Their first and some great stuff here, even if much bluesier than what was to come. [Chrysalis]

Tull’s first and there is some great stuff here, even if much bluesier than what was to come. If you didn’t feel like springing for the big box, but you want to own the Steven Wilson remix, that’s what this is at 1/3rd the price of the box.
The Steven Wilson remix of this classic album. Jethro Tull is a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Recorded at a cost of £1200, it is the only Jethro Tull album with guitarist Mick Abrahams, who was a major influence for the...

Tull’s first and there is some great stuff here, even if much bluesier than what was to come.

“Digitally remastered edition of the legendary band's 1968 debut with the Steven Wilson remix of the original, plus rare recordings and new mixes.
Includes the original album and bonus tracks remixed in stereo by Steven Wilson plus: live BBC sessions recorded in 1968, original mono mix and original 1968 U.K. stereo mix and original album and bonus tracks remixed by Steven Wilson in 4.1 DTS and AC3..

A 40th anniversary (my, my, but I'm old) reissue of the band's excellent album which turned out to be hugely different in some ways from what would follow later. Disc one contains the original mix mono version of the album, which has never been...

VASIL HADZIMANOV - acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Mini Moog

"The inspired pairing of guitarist Dusan Jevtovic and pianist Vasil Hadzimanov, mobilized by the convincing playing of Asaf Sirkis on drum kit, has resulted in a sound that cross-pollinates the most forward thinking aspects of progressive music with the excitement of post-jazz. Think ECM record label vibe filtered through Radiohead played at an intimate after-hours jazz venue and...

"The spectacular international debut of Serbian guitarist, Dusan Jevtovic, is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride: full of twists and turns that you never see coming. Am I Walking Wrong? showcases moments of immense raw, explosive power, interspersed with...

Asger Nissen: Alto Saxophone
Julius Gawlik: Tenor Saxophone
Felix Henkelhausen: Acoustic Bass
Jim Black: Drums

“Drummer and bandleader Jim Black has been one of the most influential figures in progressive jazz since the nineties. In this new formation, Black brings together the young musicians Asger Nissen, Julius Gawlik, Felix Henkelhausen, who are among the most original and articulate voices of European jazz innovation, with the same basic instrumentation as two of the greatest...

Certainly the most anomalous release on the legendary, 70s audiophile Japanese jazz label Three Bind Mice. As far as the experts know, this is the only progressive rock album to be released on the label during its lifetime. The cover art looks straight...

new release by the leader of Napoli Centrale

Jody Grind was an early British progressive / proto-progressive quartet who recorded two excellent albums in 1969/1970 for Transatlantic. This is their 1st and it includes two bonus tracks.

"Formed in December 1968, by organist Tim Hinkley, Jody Grind was a powerful trio influenced by the dominance of such notable keyboard led bands as The Nice, Vincent Crane’s work with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Traffic. Hinkley formed the first version of the band with guitarist Ivan Zagni and drummer..

"Although post-Group Scene band Flowers were gaining increasing popularity in late '60s Tokyo, founder and guiding light Yuya Uchida was becoming increasingly frustrated that cult status was not translating into commercial success. Watching a rehearsal...

Suitably eerie music for synths, drones and electric guitars. I love this sort of modern day equivalent of Cluster II.

"JOHN 3:16 is Philippe Gerber, whose Heat From A DeadStar existed between 2004–09 and worked with Rick Harte/Ace Of Hearts Records in Boston.
As JOHN 3:16, Gerber has released numerous works via Alrealon Musique, Flood Records, 75orLess, White Label Music, Venus Aeon, Classwar Karaoke, and more. He has collaborated with artists such as Pas Musique, TheUse, Rasplyn, Anthony...

What does the band's name mean? I dunno, but they are Italian, so maybe it's just a translation issue. Anyway, this is a power trio with blues and psych overtones. Think 1970-1972 and Skid Row/Groundhogs/Zep/Humble Pie etc. As I get older, I find I...

"Glitterbeat's instrumental music imprint tak:til, is undertaking an exciting label partnership with VDSQ Records, the acclaimed US based label specializing in "21st Century Guitar"."

"I saw Chuck Johnson perform about a year and a half ago and he was really teriffic. He was doing the post John Fahey thing, except he was doing it on an electric guitar (not just an electric guitar, but a Fender Telecaster) and making it work and carefully also using pedals to give what he was doing it's own flavor..

“The follow-up to Chuck Johnson's acclaimed Balsams LP, The Cinder Grove delves further into the compositional possibilities of the pedal steel guitar. This halcyon collection of tracks draws on a wider palette of sounds, adding strings and piano, to dive deeper into the sound bath of Johnson's meditative music. The Cinder Grove is a profound, affecting statement on the nature of loss and irreplaceability as well as a major addition to the canon of Johnson's work. It's a suite of requiems for lost places...

Johnson is a percussionist who has appeared on some of Hammer's albums, including The First Seven Days, his best work, and this 1980 album, originally released on the CMP label, features lots of good percussion work and GOBS of fantastic work from Jan...

Hermione Johnson - solo prepared piano

“Auckland-based Hermione Johnson’s Tremble evokes the sound of a large Indonesian gamelan orchestra via the insertion of small chopstick-shaped rods at diverse angles, establishing different timbral zones, contraposed in imbricated, polyphonic textures. On “See My Permanent Face” she sets chime and gong tones against a cyclic pattern suggestive of a carillon of bells, later adding a fast moving harp sound and low muted strings. Many pieces employ like...

J.J. can very rightly be considered the father of modern trombone, taking the instrument out of dixieland and into the heat and speed of bebop, and even pointing ahead, just a touch, towards the avant-gardists of the 60s.
These are his early (great!) sessions for Savoy from 1946, 1949 and 1954 and include Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Billy Bauer, Kenny Clarke and others.

With Wynton Kelley, Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke. [Blue Note]

We got a tremendous buy on small-ish quantities of the famous Blue Note label. These import versions (which include the full liner notes in En...

Susan Alcorn pedal steel guitar
Kris Davis piano
Max Johnson double bass
Mike Pride drums

"Max Johnson may be the only musician to have worked with legendary improvisers Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Muhal Richard Abrams & William Parker, bluegrass royalty Sam Bush & David Grisman, in addition to rock pioneers Adrian Belew, Vernon Reid & the Butthole Surfers. That eclecticism is at work on his new album, “In the West”, featuring piano trio, augmented by pedal steel guitar. The album..

Anna Webber – Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Max Johnson – Bass

Michael Sarin – Drumset

“Described as “an intrepid composer, architect of sound and beast of the bass...” (Brad Cohan, NYC Jazz Record) composer, bassist, and improviser Max Johnson creates complex worlds of sound, challenging his listeners to engage deeply and be rewarded with an experience always crafted with love, care, and clarity.
With nine albums and over two thousand concerts internationally with artists like Anthony.

"Sub Rosa present a reissue of volume one (Mindanoo Mistiru) and two (Gold From Wax) of Ethiopian Urban And Tribal Music, both originally released as two distinct LPs on Lyrichord in 1972. Mindanoo Mistiru and Gold From Wax were recorded by Ragnar Johnson. Ethiopia contains many diverse peoples and many styles of music. It was still an empire in July and August of 1971 when these recordings were made. Over 70 languages and 200 dialects are spoken in Ethiopia. In much of the music, lyrics are more...

After way too long, I am happy to see RLJ return with a new album and a new instrument that has hugely inspired him. Warmly & strongly recommended; there's billions of great acoustic guitarists out there, but no one else sounds like Richard...

Richard Leo Johnson is one of the most innovative and inspired acoustic guitarists on the current American music scene. Johnsons style, characterized by complexity, exhilarating speed, and hauntingly unfamiliar harmonies created through found tunings, ...

"Be prepared...the extraordinary Richard Leo Johnson isn't quite like any...guitarist you've ever heard before".-Jazzwise. This one is very low key, very personal and very extraordinary. Best known for his blazing speed and unusual techniques on the ac...

Richard and Gregg work with "junk" percussion, cheap guitars purchased off eBay, field recordings and simple tape effects to make a kaleidoscopic, down-home, psychedelic experience.

Robert Johnson is THE pre-war bluesman, and represents to many the peak of that creative time before the post-WWII migration of African-Americans to Chicago and the electrification of blues. This contains all the masters of the 29 tunes written and recorded by Johnson before his death as well as the 12 alternate takes and is definitely a high-water mark of American music.
You can get these recordings in other packages for more money, but these 41 tracks is all the music that exists from this...

"A long awaited CD featuring a major new composition by one of America’s greatest and most elusive composers from the early days of postmodernism and postminimalism. A pioneering voice in the new relationship being forged between the classical...

I saw Scott Johnson do this piece at New Music America in DC in 1984 (?) and it was a pretty excellent work of its time, and I remember being amazed when it was released on Nonesuch a little later. "Scott Johnson is one of new music's great originals, ...

"Another masterwork by one of America’s true mavericks—Scott Johnson, a composer/performer who works slowly and meticulously crafts every detail. A new work from him is truly a cause for celebration and this sprawling, extended 74-minute eight movement suite marks the culmination of his pioneering work transcribing speech into musical melodies. Here recordings of philosopher Daniel C. Dennett are set in lush and colorful musical landscapes that brilliantly mix pop sensibilities with classical rigor....