Saturday, May 5, 2012
Jethro Tull (November 2, 1972) (FLAC)
Ian Anderson- flute and vocals
Martin Barre- guitar
John Evan- keyboards
Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond- bass
Barriemore Barlow- drums
Boston, Mass., U.S.A.
November (2, I think) 1972
performance quality: A (it's tull in Boston)
recording quality: B (pretty good for this era,
except some speed warbles in source recording.)
source: audience tape (maybe 2nd gen.)
disc 1 68:46
1: thick as a brick part I 45:46
2: news and weather (cuts, tape flip) :27
3: thick as a brick part II (with drum solo) 14:43
4: weirdness instrumental > the cat that crapped in a crypt 1:02
5: thick as a brick conclusion 6:46
disc 2 16:22
6: cross eyed Mary > 4:14
7: audition > 4:02
8: aqualung 8:04
this recording is all except the encore(s) and a little bit of news and weather.
there is some uncertainty with these 2 recordings (Nov. 1 and 2, 1972 in Boston.
This much I know: Jethro Tull did play both those nights at Boston Garden. I got
both of these in the early 1980's in trade, told they were recorded by a Boston area
taper at the Boston Garden. Both sound like they were recorded close up, not alot of
crowd noise. I did not label them as the 1st and 2nd, and thus do not know which is which.
There is some distinction between the shows. the phone call in what I think is the
Nov. 1st show is for Mike Nelson, in the 2nd it's for Lloyd Bridges. These are clearly
not duplicate recordings, or different recordings of the same concert, although both
were apparently recorded on the same equipment by the same taper and both came from the
same source at the same time. these are both incomplete recordings, but both include
full length, almost complete TAAB's, the beginning of both shows, and are missing the rest
from Cross eyed Mary on. (probably close to half the show.)
I have seen the Boston Nov. 71 show circulating on dime, but neither of these. The
TAAB versions in both of these are the full monty versions. (NOT the readers digest
version for rockers with ADD.) this was the last tour I did not see of Jethro Tull,
and clearly one of their very greatest. I wouldn't be much of a tullnut, without some
bricks to lay out. These are my two contributions to the brick pyramid on dime, and
I think both of them are worth your time. The Nov. 2nd (I think) one has less of the
speed variation problem but it is noticable in parts of both (not all of either).
the brick was adventurously played in these shows, not much like the album version,
with some improvisations. track 4 is somewhere between hare and babies wearing nylons
(a mix of both). the Boston tullnut society was already solid for these shows, the
enthusiasm is obvious but not overbearing in the recording. if not for the speed problems
these would both be among the best sounding brick shows I've heard. everything comes
through quite well, including Ian's always interesting banter.
I believe the Nov. 1st recording has just 1 tape flip cut in the brick, only missing
a few seconds. The Nov. 2nd one is missing some news and weather, but none of the brick.
Do not sell this recording.
Trade freely and losslessly.
Not even Buckingham Palace
is built with bricks THIS thick!