Anyone who owned a radio in the 1970s knows most of these songs by heart. A comprehensive retrospective of the career of Jethro Tull, this collection gathers the group's big hits and fan favorites, while also including early chestnuts that may not be familiar to listeners who weren't there the first time around. Showcasing an eight-year period during which the group rose to international prominence, ORIGINAL MASTERS includes at least one song from nearly every year of Tull's steady rise, from 1969's "Living in the Past" to the title track of 1977's SONGS FROM THE WOOD.
This is an ideal set for people who want to skim the cream off the top of the Tull songbook. All the essential songs are here--"Aqualung," "Locomotive Breath," "Bungle in the Jungle" "Skating Away," etc., but some of the other choices provide valuable historical perspective. Early songs such as the impassioned "Witch's Promise" from 1970's BENEFIT show off the unique sound Tull possessed before 1971's AQUALUNG transformed them into a monster rock band.