Nightcap (album)

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Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1973–1991
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Compilation album of outtakes by
Released22 November 1993 (UK)
11 January 2000 (US)
Recorded1972 – 1991 at various locations
GenreProgressive rock, hard rock
Length120:39
LabelChrysalis
ProducerIan Anderson
Jethro Tull chronology
The Best of Jethro Tull - The Anniversary Collection
(1993)
Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1973–1991
(1993)
Roots to Branches
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1973–1991 (1993) is a double compilation album by Jethro Tull released on 22 November 1993. It contains much of the band's previously unreleased material.[2]

The first disc contains material recorded in August 1972, much of which was re-recorded and re-arranged for the band's sixth album, A Passion Play (the lyrics of "Critique Oblique" and "Scenario" actually refer to the "passion play" in question). The songs "Scenario", "Audition" and "No Rehearsal" initially appeared on the 20 Years of Jethro Tull box set as a single track entitled "The Chateau d'Isaster Tapes". This humourous title is also used on Nightcap as the title of the entire first disc. The material on the first disc was mixed and arranged as the aforementioned three tracks were on the 20 Years box set with numerous flute overdubs by Ian Anderson, but excludes the songs "Big Top" and "Sailor". All "Chateau d'Isaster" material was included as part of the 2014 re-release of A Passion Play, without any overdubs.

The second disc contains unreleased material recorded between 1974 and 1991, in particular extra songs from the sessions for The Broadsword and the Beast. Most, but not all, of these songs also appear as bonus tracks on remastered versions of Jethro Tull's 1970's albums.

The album was produced in limited quantities with proceeds going to charity.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

My Round: Chateau d'Isaster Tapes
  1. "First Post" – 1:54
  2. "Animelée" – 1:41
  3. "Tiger Toon" – 1:36
  4. "Look at the Animals" – 5:09
  5. "Law of the Bungle" – 2:32
  6. "Law of the Bungle Part II" – 5:26
  7. "Left Right" – 5:01
  8. "Solitaire" – 1:25
  9. "Critique Oblique" – 9:03
  10. "Post Last" – 5:35
  11. "Scenario" – 3:26
  12. "Audition" – 2:34
  13. "No Rehearsal" – 5:12

Disc two[edit]

Your Round: Unreleased and Rare Tracks
  1. "Paradise Steakhouse" (recorded 1974) – 4:01
  2. "Sealion II" (recorded 1974) – 3:21
  3. "Piece of Cake" (recorded 1990) – 3:40
  4. "Quartet" (recorded 1974) – 2:45
  5. "Silver River Turning" (recorded 1990) – 4:52
  6. "Crew Nights" (recorded 1981) – 4:33
  7. "The Curse" (recorded 1981) – 3:39
  8. "Rosa on the Factory Floor" (recorded 1990) – 4:38
  9. "A Small Cigar" (recorded 1975) – 3:39
  10. "Man of Principle" (recorded 1988) – 3:57
  11. "Commons Brawl" (recorded 1981) – 3:24
  12. "No Step" (recorded 1981) – 3:38
  13. "Drive on the Young Side of Life" (recorded 1981) – 4:13
  14. "I Don't Want to Be Me" (recorded 1990) – 3:29
  15. "Broadford Bazaar" (recorded 1978) – 3:38
  16. "Lights Out" (recorded 1981) – 5:16
  17. "Truck Stop Runner" (recorded 1991) – 3:47
  18. "Hard Liner" (recorded 1989) – 3:47

Recording locations and information[edit]

  • Disc 1:
  • Disc 2:
    • Ian Anderson - vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, fife, keyboards (on "No Step", "Lights Out, Hard Liner")
    • Tracks 1, 2 and 4 recorded 1974 at Morgan Studios, Fulham London
      • Martin Barre - electric guitar
      • Barriemore Barlow - drums, percussion
      • John Evan - Hammond organ, synthesizer, piano, accordion (on "Quartet")
      • Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond - acoustic string bass (on "Quartet"), vocals on ("Sealion II")
      • David Palmer - keyboards, orchestra conductor (on track 4)
    • Track 9 recorded 1975 at Maison Rouge Mobile Studio
      • David Palmer - keyboards, orchestra conductor
    • Track 15 recorded 1978 at Maison Rouge Mobile Studio, Fulham, London
    • Tracks 6, 7, 11 – 13 and 16 recorded 1981 at Maison Rouge Studios, Fulham, London
    • Track 10 recorded 1988 at Ian Anderson's home studio
      • Martin Barre - electric guitar
      • Dave Pegg - backing vocals, bass guitar
      • Gerry Conway - drums, percussion
    • Track 18 recorded 1989 at Ian Anderson's home studio
      • Martin Barre - electric guitar
      • Dave Pegg - backing vocals, bass guitar
    • Tracks 3, 5, 8 and 14 recorded 1990 at Ian Anderson's home studio
    • Track 17 recorded 1991 at Ian Anderson's home studio and Woodworm Studios.
      • Martin Barre - electric guitar
      • Matthew Pegg - bass guitar
      • Scott Hunter - drums, percussion (Doane Perry is mistakenly credited on this track in the CD booklet?)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. Nightcap at AllMusic
  2. ^ Nightcap, Collecting Tull
  3. ^ sourse?