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Classical Tull: "Aqualung," "Living in the Past" and "Bungle In The Jungle" reinterpreted with classical music arrangements on 2LP
A new Jethro Tull LP The String Quartets, reimagines 12 of the band's classic hits as classical music compositions.
"I felt that there were some songs rather special to me which featured the string quartet such as 'A Christmas Song,' 'Reasons For Waiting' and 'Wond'ring Aloud," Tull's Ian Anderson said in a statement. "These were my first experiences of working with a quartet. John [O'Hara] came up with a few suggestions of his own which presented challenges. All had an intimacy and presence which I looked forward to recapturing..."
For "Aqualung," titled "Aquafugue" on The String Quartets, the song "starts with the recognizable six note theme before continuing to follow the rules of a fugue. A subject, counter subject, and an accompanying counterpoint all alternate between the tonic and dominant keys."
|In the Past (Living in the Past)|
|Sossity Waiting (Sossity: You're a Woman / Reasons for Waiting)|
|Bungle (Bungle in the Jungle)|
|Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)|
|Farm, the Fourway (Farm on the Freeway)|
|We Used to Bach (We Used to Know / Bach Prelude C Major)|
|Velvet Gold (Velvet Green)|
|Pass the Bottle (A Christmas Song)|
|Loco (Locomotive Breath)|
|Only the Giving (Wond'ring Aloud)|
|Songs and Horses (Songs from the Wood / Heavy Horses)|
|Pictorial Printed Art|