October 16th, 2007
This past spring, Jethro Tull released The Best of Acoustic Jethro Tull and a slightly modified version of the band set out on tour in support of it. Ian Anderson and Martin Barre were joined by David Goodier on bass, James Duncan on percussion, John O’Hara on keys & accordion, and Anna Phoebe on the violin.
The setlist that night featured standards such as “Aqualung” and “Bouree” but it also featured a couple new Jethro Tull songs which will hopefully appear on their next album due next year, last I heard. And so this is a mini-show featuring just those two songs:
The Donkey & The Drum
Birnham Wood to Dunsinane
This comes from a very mediocre audience recording but it’s the best I have at the moment. The concert was on 2 April and at Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK.
Again, this is just a teaser, of sorts and I’ll be posting a full show shortly. Well, fullish, anyway.
While I did manage to find a video of “The Donkey & The Drum” on YouTube, it could not be embedded. And so I chose this version of “Jack in the Green” for a trio of reasons. For one, it was played before “The Donkey & The Drum” on the tour. Secondly, it is autumn here in Wisconsin and Jack is hard at work readying the flora for the oncoming winter. Lastly, I have Jack’s face tattooed upon my arm. We have a special relationship, Jack and I, you see.