Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!

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Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!
Studio album by Jethro Tull
Released 23 April 1976 (UK)
17 May 1976 (US)
Recorded December 1975 at Radio Monte Carlo by the Maison Rouge Mobile Studio
Genre Progressive rock, folk rock, hard rock, blues rock
Length 42:26
Label Chrysalis
Producer Ian Anderson
Jethro Tull chronology
M.U. - The Best of Jethro Tull
(1976)
Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!
(1976)
Songs from the Wood
(1977)
Singles from
Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!
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    Released: 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[2]

Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! (1976) is the ninth studio album released by British band Jethro Tull. It is the first album to include bassist John Glascock who also contributes with backing vocals.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!, as an album, had lower sales than the preceding album Minstrel in the Gallery and following album Songs from the Wood. It reached No. 14 in the United States, No. 25 in Britain, No. 10 in Austria, No. 10 in Norway, and No. 27 in Sweden. It was Jethro Tull's only album of the 1970s not to achieve Gold certification.

Rolling Stone complained about the "muddled story" of the album, saying that "Ian Anderson should stick to music, because he most definitely is not a storyteller." The same review praised Anderson's skill at musical composition, and the guitar solos of Martin Barre.[4]

AllMusic's review called the album "one of the minor efforts in the [Jethro Tull] catalogue".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ian Anderson

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Quizz Kid"   5:09
2. "Crazed Institution"   4:48
3. "Salamander"   2:51
4. "Taxi Grab"   3:54
5. "From a Dead Beat to an Old Greaser"   4:09
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Bad-Eyed and Loveless"   2:12
2. "Big Dipper"   3:35
3. "Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die"   5:44
4. "Pied Piper"   4:32
5. "The Chequered Flag (Dead or Alive)"   5:32

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Orchestrations by David Palmer. Orchestra conducted by David Palmer.

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