Jethro Tull – Living In The Past

A short while back, Jethro Tull announced their 50th anniversary tour. I’m bummed that I won’t be able to make it to the show that’s nearby me tomorrow. I saw Tull back in 1980 and they were incredible. Ian Anderson is simply amazing on the flute.

Released in 1972, Living In The Past was a double album collection of past material by Tull, but not a greatest hits album by any stretch. It contained B sides, album outtakes, a few songs from previous albums (but not the big hits from them) and was rounded out with all five songs from a previously released EP.  The album’s packaging was quite elaborate, with both records inside a 20 page full color book.

Like a lot of albums from this era, the song selection is slightly different between the US and UK versions. I’m listening to the former.