The Minstrel Looks Back (1969-1977) 2DVD
Running Time: 4:35:49, Region Code: All(1-8), DVD-R
1 - Live in Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida USA - July 31, 1976.
01 - Thick as a Brick (excerpt)
02 - Wond'ring Aloud
03 - Crazed Institution
04 - Instrumental / drum solo
05 - To Cry You A Song
06 - A New Day Yesterday
07 - Flute solo
08 - Living in the Past / Brick instrumental / A New Day Yesterday reprise
09 - Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll Too Young to Die
10 - Mintrel in the Gallery
11 - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (excerpt)
2 - Beat Club, German TV, 1970
- With You There to Help Me / By Kind Permission of - jam
- Nothing is Easy
- Live at the Fillmore East, For at Thousand Mothers, 1970
3 - Swedish TV, 1969 Jan 9, 1969
- To Be Sad is a Mad Way to Be
- Back To The Family
- Bouree, promotional video 1969
- A Song For Jeffrey, Johnny Halliday Show, April 15, 1969
1 - Live at Golders Green Hippodrome in London, February 10, 1977
01 - Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day
02 - Jack In The Green
03 - Thick As A Brick (excerpt)
04 - Songs From The Wood
05 - Velvet Green
06 - Hunting Girl
07 - Aqualung
08 - Wind Up
09 - Locomotive Breath
10 - Ending credits
2 - Live at the Tanglewood Music Fair, July 2, 1970
01 - Nothing Is Easy
02 - My God
03 - With You There To Help Me - Ian announces the new guy, John Evan
04 - Dharma For One
05 - We Used To Know -
06 - Guitar solo
- Witch's Promise, BBC 1970
3 - The Minstrel Years 1971-1975 aka The Jeffrey Hammond - Hammond Era
Would you believe Jethro Tull NEVER professionally recorded a show from this period? This is their prime! This is the era of Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, A Passion Play, Warchild and NO professional video OR EVEN soundboard audio of these tours exists to this day
They did film about an hour's worth of footage in Paris in July of 1975 but except for the clip of Minstrel in the Gallery you'll see on this DVD, the rest of this footage has yet to surface.
This portion of the DVD set does include more 8mm footage (of the Brick and Passion Play tours) than I would've liked to have included but I felt I HAD to address this time in the band's history one way or another. I'm hoping that Tull fans will view those performances for what they are, as historical documents of a time of the band's history that otherwise would've been visually lost forever and only remembered by the souls who were there. We are very fortunate that some fans snuck in their 8mm home cameras.
- Life's A Long Song, promotional video from 1971
- Thick As A Brick 8mm highlights, 1972 - from Rochester, New York USA.
Only about 4 minutes worth but very intereting to
see the band enter the stage in rabbitt costumes and
Ian answering the phone in the middle of a performance. Is there a
Mike Nelson in the audience? There seems to be a fish on the line.
- A Passion Play 8mm highlights, 1973 - About 7 minutes of footage here.
The original live audio was so bad for this that the audio from
the remastered CD was edited i and synced up to the footage.
Much better viewing.
- The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles,
1973 - the original film that was shown at the concerts
the Passion Play tour. Excellent quality!
- The Minstrel in the Gallery,
Paris 1975 - about an hour and 10 minutes of footage was shot during
November 1975. This is all that has surfaced.
4 - A Little More Music...
Five promotional videos to Wind things Up.
- Witch's Promise
Both of the above are promotional videos made for French Television in 1970
- Too Old To Rock n Roll, Too Young To Die, 1980
- The Whistler - 1977
- Living in the Past, footage from 1976 mixed in with current footage
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