Recorded in 1978 when punk had probably reached its peak, “Bursting Out” shows Tull where completely oblivious to the change around them, much to the relief of the fans! “Bursting Out” is basically a live best of Jethro Tull, with the addition of a few songs from the then contemporary “Heavy Horses”. This album demonstrates that Tull were extremely professional in their approach to live music, maybe just a bit too much so for my liking. However there is not a weak track on the album and Ian and the boys are on top form. Martin Barres guitar work throughout is at worst faultless at worst and at best outstanding, none more so than on old favourites “Aqualung” and “Cross-eyed Mary”. “No Lullaby” seems like an unusual choice for an opener, but with a rocky intro tagged on at the start works very well. “Hunting Girl” and the condensed epic “Thick as a Brick” are excellent. Also worth a mention is the instrumental is the instrumental “Conundrum”, which features an amazing solo from Barrie Barlow, Tulls finest drummer. This album is superb and is a must for anyone with the slightest interest in Jethro Tull.