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The String Quartets

Jethro Tull

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1
In the Past (Living in the Past)
Jethro Tull
4:07
2
Sossity Waiting (Sossity: You're a Woman / Reasons for Waiting)
Jethro Tull
4:44
3
Bungle (Bungle in the Jungle)
Jethro Tull
3:48
4
We Used to Bach (We Used to Know / Bach Prelude C Major)
Jethro Tull
4:54
5
Farm, the Fourway (Farm on the Freeway)
Jethro Tull
3:44
6
Songs and Horses (Songs from the Wood / Heavy Horses)
Jethro Tull
3:53
7
Only the Giving (Wond'ring Aloud)
Jethro Tull
1:58
8
Loco (Locomotive Breath)
Jethro Tull
4:33
9
Pass the Bottle (A Christmas Song)
Jethro Tull
3:01
10
Velvet Gold (Velvet Green)
Jethro Tull
4:06
11
Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)
Jethro Tull
3:57
12
Aquafugue (Aqualung)
Jethro Tull
5:10
Total Playing Time    47:55
The String Quartets is an album of classic Jethro Tull repertoire, imaginatively arranged by John O’Hara for the Carducci string quartet with the flute, guitar and vocals of songwriter and producer Ian Anderson.

Ian and John O’Hara – keyboard player with Tull and Ian Anderson – had discussed for some time the prospect of a dedicated string quartet album specially conceived and orchestrated to celebrate some of the best-known repertoire of Jethro Tull in a new and very different setting. They had first heard of the Carducci Quartet through violinist Matthew’s brother Chris, also a musician. After seeing the quartet in concert in London at LSO St Luke’s, Ian invited them to take part in the recording of this project.

Ian and John then pored over the entire Tull catalogue and decided on this selection of songs which includes two O’Hara-arranged Tull pieces already performed with quartets in various concerts over the years. With judicious additions of flute, acoustic guitar and mandolin along with a few vocal sections, this album offers Tull fans the opportunity to enjoy familiar melodies and songs within the styling and traditions of Classical Music.
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Tracks 1-12 – contains material which utilizes a limited amount of the available bandwidth

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