Bursting Out

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Bursting Out
Live album by Jethro Tull
Released 22 September 1978
Recorded May – June 1978
Genre Progressive rock
Length 93:43
Label Chrysalis
Producer Ian Anderson
Jethro Tull chronology
Heavy Horses
Bursting Out
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed+)[2]

Bursting Out is a 1978 live album by the rock band Jethro Tull. It was recorded at various locations during the European Heavy Horses tour in May and June 1978. Though the specific recording dates and locations are not credited, the liner notes and stage introduction indicate that at least some tracks were recorded at the Bern Festhalle in Switzerland, on 25 May 1978.

A spelling error on the spine of the first US LP pressing listed the title as "Busting Out".

Though released as a double-disc CD in the United Kingdom and in the rest of Europe, the original CD release in the United States was only one disc, with three tracks ("Quatrain", "Sweet Dream" and "Conundrum") omitted to fit the 80 minutes CD length, while the double-disc 1990 CD version in the United Kingdom (and Europe) incorporated the first track for both discs (the Introductions) in the song that follows. In 2004, the complete album was released worldwide as a two-disc set with the Introductions as separate tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Unless noted otherwise, all songs by Ian Anderson.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Introduction by Claude Nobs" – 0:50
  2. "No Lullaby" – 5:35
  3. "Sweet Dream" – 4:52
  4. "Skating Away (On the Thin Ice of the New Day)" – 5:03
  5. "Jack in the Green" – 3:37
  6. "One Brown Mouse" – 4:08
  7. "A New Day Yesterday" – 3:08
  8. "Flute Solo Improvisation / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Bourée [Medley]" (Instrumental) – 6:08
  9. "Songs from the Wood" – 2:32
  10. "Thick as a Brick" – 12:32 (Anderson/Bostock)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Introduction by Ian Anderson" – 0:43
  2. "Hunting Girl" – 6:01
  3. "Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!"  – 4:19
  4. "Conundrum" (Instrumental)  – 6:55 (Martin Barre/Barriemore Barlow)
  5. "Minstrel in the Gallery" – 5:47
  6. "Cross-Eyed Mary" – 3:39
  7. "Quatrain" (Instrumental) – 1:32 (Martin Barre)
  8. "Aqualung" – 8:35 (Anderson, Jennie Franks)
  9. "Locomotive Breath" – 5:32
  10. "The Dambusters March" (Instrumental) – 3:27 (Eric Coates)



  1. ^ Horowitz, Hal. Bursting Out at AllMusic
  2. ^ Bloom, Michael (28 December 1978). Bursting Out, Rolling Stone

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