Released on August 1, 1969 ~ The second album from Jethro Tull. It’s the debut album for guitarist Martin Barre who joins Tull after Mick Abrahams leaves the group due to creative differences with Ian Anderson. Mick wanted to stick with the bluesy stuff — Ian wanted to broaden the sound to include folk rock, classical and chamber.
Fire up your Bunsen burners and break out those test tubes because we’re about to embark on another rock ‘n’ roll thought experiment. Seth Kaufman, author of “Metaphysical Graffiti: Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Meaning of Life,” joins WPR’s “BETA” to investigate the concept album.
Released on September 14, 1979, it’s the last Tull album with the “classic” lineup as Barriemore Barlow, John Evan and David Palmer all left shortly after the album’s release. Stormwatch is also the last of their “folk-rock” trilogy. It’s also a very “environmental” record, highlighting the problems with oil and money. Thankfully, a few more people are paying attention (The Orange One not included.)