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Warchild
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on 25 November 2014
Another smashing release from Jethro Tull.
Warchild was never at the time of original release one of my Favorite Tull albums but listening
to it again now sounds great.
Ok the 5.1mixes i could live without but with some Video content and plenty of Bonus tracks this makes
a nice item to add to your Tull collection
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on 6 April 2016
Great album this. Good to see a bit of film footage, but not nearly enough . There must be loads out there from this period.
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on 17 April 2016
Brilliant package.not much point in the 3D & 4th discs though as far as I can tell.
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on 31 December 2014
After the disaster (the Chateau D'Isaster if you will), Jethro Tull returned to blighty to do their next album, a cut down version of the epic work they attempted that was eventually to become "A Passion Play". With that done, Anderson and company turned to the next project and what would be yet another case of rescuing an album from the ashes of an incomplete work, this time a movie. The project was known as "War Child" which was supposed to become a movie and two albums; one being a film soundtrack, the other being a more normal work. Well, normal for Tull, anyway.

The eventual outcome was that the movie never happened, the OST was only partially completed but the rock album did surface to some success. It featured two songs lifted from the Chateau tapes, namely Skating Away (On The Thin Ice of a New Day) and Only Solitaire and a whole bunch of memorable songs including Bungle in the Jungle which became quite popular in America.

What we have with this collection are two DVDs and two CDs which include audio and video versions of the album, both as originally intended and as a remix as well as various bits and pieces from the era, a fair amount of the OST that was recorded, extra tracks including some unreleased tracks and video footage from Tull's brief return to Switzerland. The whole thing comes in a book sized case which also includes a lengthy commentary of how the album came to pass, what became of the movie, a script synopsis and much more.

The quality is pretty good, even the Steven Wilson remixes (I prefer to keep the mix as it is but these remixes aren't too bad) and the whole thing is good value. As the various Tull brothers drift into retirement, obscurity and, in a couple of case unfortunately, demise, it's good to have something like this to remind us of what Tull were like in their heyday.
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on 20 March 2014
This is a welcome departure from the previous 2 albums in that the songs are much shorter and the subject matter is less tiring on the poor old brain cells!!. However, with the odd exception, this is not a particularly strong collection. 'Back-Door Angels' stands out as an excellent piece of hard rock with a fabulous guitar solo from Martin Barre and 'Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day' and 'Bungle In The Jungle' are both lovely whimsical Tull singles; indeed there is a light-hearted feel throughout the 40 minutes. As with all the Tull remasters, there are plenty of bonus tracks here (7 of them - over 20 minutes of extra material) and so a 4th Star is awarded. For me, the follow-up album 'Minstrel In The Gallery' is a far better album and I would invest here before getting 'War Child'.
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on 6 April 2016
Good: underrated album
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on 21 August 2016
A good one
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on 15 February 2016
This was a Christmas present for my Dad and he loved it :)
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on 18 June 2016
Excellent.
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on 11 May 2015
One of Tull's finest albums. After the darkness of Passion Play this was a return to what they did best; that unique combination of hard rock and whimsy. The stage show for this album was superb - very theatrical but not at the expense of the music. It brings back some great memories. Who can forget their reaction to first hearing, " And as you join the good ship earth, and you mingle with the dust, you'd better leave your underpants with someone you can trust." They don't write 'em like that anymore!
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