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.
July 25, 1969 — and a couple weeks before Woodstock and on the closing night of the second-ever Summerfest, a “rival” festival hit State Fair Park in West Allis. A few up-and-comers showed up. (sarcasm mine)
Back in the golden era of progressive rock, Jethro Tull put out a trio of folk-progressive rock albums — Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horsesand Stormwatch. The second of the trilogy is released on April 10, 1978.
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.