Jethro Tull Concierto en Vivo 1972

Concierto en Vivo collects together live recordings by Jethro Tull from the early 1970s.

As you can see, the front cover says this is from the Essen 1972 and Chicago 1971 concerts but the download information on Amazon gives the dates as:

  • Essen 1972
  • Chicago 1970-02-16

It’s made available by the 2015 Imex Media label.

I’ve wanted to hear early 1970s live recordings of Jethro Tull for many years and I’ve been disappointed with the 40th anniversary re-releases of the classic albums and the lack of live concert recordings. Minstrel In The Gallery from 1975 was a start to putting that right.

Jethro Tull Concierto en Vivo

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Songs On Jethro Tull Concierto en Vivo

Thick As a Brick – 14:00
Aqualung – 4:56
To Cry You a Song – 5:07
With You There To Help Me – 12:47
Sossity, You’re a Woman – 5:23
Nothing Is Easy – 5:30

Songs 1 to 3 are from Essen, songs 4 to 6 are from Chicago. This adds up to a few seconds less than 48 minutes long so it was never going to be definitive live recording from this period.

The inconsistency in the dates suggests a sloppy release and this is confirmed when you listen to the album. Quality is poor and I’m not an audiophile. I accept that live recordings from 40 years ago can’t sound as good as modern studio recordings. I gave up on this one in the first track from Chicago when I lost hope that things would get better.

In situations like this, I think we all have our own acceptable thresholds so listen to the music samples before even thinking about buying.

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