Jethro Tull - Bursting Out [Chrysalis Records CH2-1201] (22 September 1978)

Released: 22 September 1978
Country: US
Label: Chrysalis Records
Catalog: CH2-1201
Genre: Progressive Rock

Item# SR-CHCH21201
Ratings: C=VG+; LP=VG+

T R A C K L I S T:
01 No Lullabyv 02 Sweet Dream
03 Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
04 Jack In The Green
05 One Brown Mouse
06 A New Day Yesterday
07 Flue Solo Improvisation / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Bouree
08 Songs From The Woodv 09 Thick As A Brick
10 Hunting Girl
11 Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die
12 Conundrum
13 Minstrel In The Gallery
14 Cross-Eyed Mary
15 Quatrain
16 Aqualung
17 Locomotive Breath
18 The Dambusters March / Medley

Bursting Out
Jethro Tull

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Album Review

Bruce Eder []

Released just as punk was taking hold on the public's imagination in America and making groups like Jethro Tull seem like dinosaurs on their way to extinction, 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 capturing of a live Tull concert from Europe. The sound is remarkably good, given the group's arena rock status at the time, and the repertoire is a solid representation of the group's history, going all the way back to ''A New Day Yesterday'' from their second album and up through 1978's Heavy Horses, with stops along the way for ''Bouree,'' ''Aqualung,'' ''Locomotive Breath,'' ''Cross-Eyed Mary,'' and a compact reprise of Thick as a Brick. Some of these tracks work better than others -- the tendency here is to play loud and hard, and sometimes that just doesn't translate well on record; seeing ''Locomotive Breath'' probably worked better than hearing it.