Original Masters

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Original Masters
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 13, 1985[1]
GenreProgressive rock
Jethro Tull chronology
A Classic Case
Original Masters
Crest of a Knave
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

Original Masters is a greatest hits album by Jethro Tull released under Chrysalis Records in 1985. It was the band's third such effort, the first two being M.U. - The Best of Jethro Tull (1969–75, released 1976) and Repeat - The Best of Jethro Tull - Vol II (1969–75, released 1977). Although the compilation was released in 1985, it does not include material released after 1977.

The first two compilations had already covered material released exclusively up to 1977 and Original Masters rehashes much of their material.

The CD's back insert, as well as the back cover of the LP's sleeve, mislabels the song "The Witch's Promise" as "Witches Promise".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Living in the Past" – 3:18 (released as a single, 1969)
  2. "Aqualung" (M.U. remix) – 6:34 (original version released on Aqualung, 1971 - this mix first released on M.U. - The Best of Jethro Tull, 1975)
  3. "Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll, Too Young to Die" – 5:38 (released on Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!, 1976)
  4. "Locomotive Breath" – 4:23 (released on Aqualung, 1971)
  5. "Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day" (intro edit) – 3:28 (released on War Child, 1974)
  6. "Bungle in the Jungle" – 3:34 (released on War Child, 1974)
  7. "Sweet Dream" – 4:01 (released as a single, 1969)
  8. "Songs from the Wood" – 4:52 (released on Songs from the Wood, 1977)
  9. "The Witch's Promise" – 3:47 (released as a single, 1970)
  10. "Thick as a Brick" (Edit #1) – 3:00 (released as a single, in conjunction with Thick as a Brick, 1972 - this edit first released on M.U. - The Best of Jethro Tull, 1975)
  11. "Minstrel in the Gallery" – 7:47 (released on Minstrel in the Gallery, 1975)
  12. "Life's a Long Song" – 3:16 (released on Life Is a Long Song EP, 1971)


  1. ^ "Chrysalis to Release Two Special greatest Hits Collections Featuring Classic cuts from Jethro Tull" (Jpeg). S.pixogs.com. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  2. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia. "Original Masters - Jethro Tull | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-01.