20 Years of Jethro Tull

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20 Years of Jethro Tull
Box set by Jethro Tull
Released 27 June 1988 (1988-06-27)
Recorded 1968–88
Genre Rock
Length 231:13
Label Chrysalis
Producer Ian Anderson
Jethro Tull chronology
Crest of a Knave
(1987)
20 Years of Jethro Tull
(1988)
20 Years of Jethro Tull: Highlights
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

20 Years of Jethro Tull is a 1988 boxed set which spans the first twenty years of Jethro Tull. It was issued as five LPs: Radio Archives, Rare Tracks, Flawed Gems, Other Sides of Tull, and The Essential Tull. It was simultaneously released as both a three CDs and a five-cassette set, titled 20 Years of Jethro Tull: The Definitive Collection.

All three versions were housed in a 12x12 inch cardboard-box, with 24-page booklet, the CD and cassette versions having a black plastic tray.

A single CD sampler and a double LP album were also created, titled 20 Years of Jethro Tull: Highlights.

Release details[edit]

  • (UK) 27 June 1988
  • (US) 26 July 1988

CD track listing[edit]

The track numbers shown below are for the three-CD Definitive Edition. All songs written by Ian Anderson unless noted.

Disc one[edit]

Radio Archives and Rare Tracks

No. Title Length
1. "Song for Jeffrey" (live at the BBC September 22nd, 1968) 2:51
2. "Love Story" (live at the BBC November 5th, 1968) 2:49
3. "Fat Man" (live at the BBC June 22nd, 1969) 2:58
4. "Bourée" (Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged by Ian Anderson) (live at the BBC June 22nd, 1969) 4:04
5. "Stormy Monday Blues" (Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine, Bob Crowder) (live at the BBC November 5th, 1968) 4:07
6. "A New Day Yesterday" (live at the BBC June 22nd, 1969) 4:19
7. "Cold Wind To Valhalla" (live at the BBC April 1975) 1:31
8. "Minstrel in the Gallery" (live at the BBC April 1975) 2:11
9. "Velvet Green" (live 10 February 1977) 5:54
10. "Grace"   0:42
11. "Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow"   3:21
12. "I'm Your Gun"   3:18
13. "Down at the End of Your Road"   3:32
14. "Coronach" (David Palmer) 3:51
15. "Summerday Sands"   3:44
16. "Too Many Too"   3:27
17. "March the Mad Scientist"   1:48
18. "Pan Dance"   3:26
19. "Strip Cartoon"   3:17
20. "King Henry's Madrigal" (Traditional, arranged by David Palmer) 3:00
21. "A Stitch in Time"   3:38
22. "17"   3:07
23. "One for John Gee" (Michael Abrahams) 2:05
24. "Aeroplane" (Ian Anderson, Glenn Barnard) 2:17
25. "Sunshine Day" (Michael Abrahams) 2:25

Disc two[edit]

Flawed Gems and Other Sides of Tull

No. Title Length
1. "Lick Your Fingers Clean"   2:46
2. "The Chateau D'Isaster Tapes: Scenario/Audition/No Rehearsal"   11:12
3. "Beltane"   5:20
4. "Crossword"   3:36
5. "Saturation"   4:20
6. "Jack-A-Lynn"   4:40
7. "Motoreyes"   3:38
8. "Blues Instrumental (Untitled)"   5:17
9. "Rhythm in Gold"   3:07
10. "Part of the Machine"   6:55
11. "Mayhem, Maybe"   3:05
12. "Overhang"   4:27
13. "Kelpie"   3:31
14. "Living in These Hard Times"   3:10
15. "Under Wraps 2"   2:15
16. "Only Solitaire"   1:30
17. "Salamander"   2:51
18. "Moths"   3:26
19. "Nursie"   1:34

Disc three[edit]

The Essential Tull

No. Title Length
1. "Witch's Promise"   3:49
2. "Bungle in the Jungle"   3:36
3. "Farm on the Freeway" (live 25 November 1987) 6:48
4. "Thick as a Brick" (live 29 October 1987) 6:39
5. "Sweet Dream" (live 8 April 1982) 4:35
6. "The Clasp" (live 8 April 1982) 3:31
7. "Pibroch (Pee Break)/Black Satin Dancer" (live 8 April 1982) 4:02
8. "Fallen on Hard Times" (live 8 April 1982) 4:00
9. "Cheap Day Return"   1:22
10. "Wond'ring Aloud" (live 29 October 1987) 1:54
11. "Dun Ringill" (live 29 October 1987) 3:05
12. "Life's a Long Song"   3:18
13. "One White Duck / 010 = Nothing at All"   4:36
14. "Songs from the Wood" (live 29 October 1987) 4:30
15. "Living in the Past" (live 25 November 1987) 4:07
16. "Teacher" (original single mix) 4:48
17. "Aqualung" (Ian Anderson, Jennie Anderson) (live 8 April 1982) 7:44
18. "Locomotive Breath" (live 8 April 1982) 6:00

LP Track listing[edit]

The track numbers shown below are for the five LP set. Each LP having sides A & B.

Record 1[edit]

The Radio Archives

  • A
    1. "Song For Jeffrey"
    2. "Love Story"
    3. "Fat Man"
    4. "Bourée"
    5. "Stormy Monday Blues"
    6. "A New Day Yesterday"
  • B
    1. "Cold Wind to Valhalla"
    2. "Minstrel in the Gallery"
    3. "Velvet Green"
    4. "Grace"
    5. "The Clasp"
    6. "Pibroch (Pee Break) / Black Satin Dancer (Instrumental)"
    7. "Fallen on Hard Times"

Record 2[edit]

TheRare Tracks (Released But Only Just)

  • A
    1. "Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow"
    2. "I'm Your Gun"
    3. "Down at the End of Your Road"
    4. "Coronach"
    5. "Summerday Sands"
    6. "Too Many Too"
    7. "March the Mad Scientist
  • B
    1. "Pan Dance"
    2. "Strip Cartoon"
    3. "King Henry's Madrigal"
    4. "A Stitch in Time"
    5. "17"
    6. "One for John Gee"
    7. "Aeroplane"
    8. "Sunshine Day"

Record 3[edit]

Flawed Gems (Dusted Down)

  • A
    1. "Lick Your Fingers Clean"
    2. "The Chateau D'Isaster Tapes"
      • a) "Scenario"
      • b) "Audition"
      • c) "No Rehearsal"
    3. "Beltane"
    4. "Crossword"
  • B
    1. "Saturation"
    2. "Jack-A-Lynn"
    3. "Motoreyes"
    4. "Blues Instrumental (Untitled)"
    5. "Rhythm in Gold"

Record 4[edit]

The Other Sides of Tull

  • A
    1. "Part of the Machine"
    2. "Mayhem, Maybe"
    3. "Overhang"
    4. "Kelpie"
    5. "Living in These Hard Times"
    6. "Under Wraps 2"
  • B
    1. "Only Solitaire"
    2. "Cheap Day Return"
    3. "Wond'ring Aloud"
    4. "Dun Ringill"
    5. "Salamander"
    6. "Moths"
    7. "Nursie"
    8. "Life's a Long Song"
    9. "One White Duck / 010 = Nothing at All"

Record 5[edit]

The Essential Tull

  • A
    1. "Songs from the Wood"
    2. "Living in the Past"
    3. "Teacher"
    4. "Aqualung"
    5. "Locomotive Breath"
  • B
    1. "Witch's Promise"
    2. "Bungle in the Jungle"
    3. "Farm on the Freeway"
    4. "Thick as a Brick"
    5. "Sweet Dream"

Notes[edit]

  • "Sunshine Day" was the first single released by Tull, on 16 February 1968.
  • "The Chateau D'Isaster Tapes" comprises three sections: "Scenario", "Audition" and "No Rehearsal". These later appeared as separate tracks on Nightcap.
  • Many of these tracks are currently available on the remastered editions of Jethro Tull's studio albums.
  • "17" and "A Stitch in Time" are shortened compared to the original 7" version (6:07 and 4:20 respectively). The original version of "17" was released on the Collector's Edition of Stand Up, released October 2010. To date, the original version of "A Stitch in Time" is unavailable.

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