The Very Best Of (Jethro Tull album)

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The Very Best Of
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMay 14, 2001 (UK)
Recorded1968 - 2001
GenreProgressive rock, progressive folk, hard rock
ProducerIan Anderson
Jethro Tull chronology
Live at the House of Blues
The Very Best Of
Living with the Past
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

The Very Best Of (2001) is a greatest hits album by Jethro Tull. It includes some of the band's biggest hits from 1969 to the present day. Ian Anderson selected the tracks himself, approving edits necessary for timing purposes, e.g. "Heavy Horses".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ian Anderson, except where noted.

1."Living in the Past" (Anderson, Terry Ellis; Non-album single, later from the album of the same name)3:39
2."Aqualung" (Anderson, Jennie Anderson; from Aqualung)6:35
3."Sweet Dream" (Non-album single, later from Living in the Past)4:02
4."The Whistler" (from Songs from the Wood)3:28
5."Bungle in the Jungle" (from War Child)3:35
6."The Witch's Promise" (Non-album single, later from Living in the Past)3:49
7."Locomotive Breath" (from Aqualung)4:24
8."Steel Monkey" (from Crest of a Knave)3:36
9."Thick as a Brick (Edit #1)" (edit of the first 3 minutes of the song; from the album of the same name)3:00
10."Bourée" (Anderson, Johann Sebastian Bach; instrumental; from Stand Up)3:44
11."Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die" (single edit; from the album of the same name)3:54
12."Life is a Long Song" (from the EP of the same name; later from Living in the Past)3:16
13."Songs from the Wood" (from the album of the same name)4:51
14."A New Day Yesterday" (from Stand Up)4:08
15."Heavy Horses" (edit; from the album of the same name)3:19
16."Broadsword" (from The Broadsword and the Beast)4:59
17."Roots to Branches" (the CD pressings had mistaken the name of the song as "Root to Branches"; from the album of the same name)5:11
18."A Song for Jeffrey" (from This Was)3:17
19."Minstrel in the Gallery" (single edit; Anderson, Martin Barre; from the album of the same name)3:49
20."Cheerio" (from The Broadsword and the Beast)1:10


  1. ^ Sleger, Dave. The Very Best Of at AllMusic

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