JETHRO TULL – ” Live In Sweden 69 “

Posted: June 2, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Incredible performance live from Stockholm, Sweden Includes the entire SVR2 radio broadcast Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality, This is a good example of what Jethro Tull sounded like in the late ’60s.

This show was after guitarist Mick Abraham left the band to be replaced by Martin Barre. Unfortunately the sound could be better. Both Ian Anderson and Glenn Cornick are too high in the mix. The bass especially is too boomy and up front though most of this show–and I’ve been a fan of Cornick’s playing since the “Stand Up “ album. And Barre’s guitar is mixed way too low on some tracks. Anderson is just a bit too high in the mix but is still okay as is the drums.

But overall–sound not withstanding–this is what Tull sounded like way back then, including Anderson’s comments between songs, which give this album an authentic period feel. There’s some good flute from Anderson plus harmonica, and even a kazoo. Barre gets a chance to show his guitar skills on “Martin’s Tune”, but he could be higher in the mix. Plus there’s a drum solo from Clive Bunker on “Dharma For One” which doesn’t get too monotonous because of his time changes during the tune.

Setlist: 1. My Sunday Feeling 2. Martin s Tune 3. To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be 4. Back To The Family 5. Dharma For One 6. Nothing Is Easy 7. Song For Jeffrey

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