Album of the Day
Cut during the European leg of their HEAVY HORSES tour, BURSTING OUT is the definitive live Jethro Tull album. With deeper cuts peppered in among such favorites as “Aqualung,” “Thick as a Brick” and “Locomotive Breath,” the song selection touches on blues, folk and progressive rock, showcasing every facet of the U.K. group's music. The well-recorded Chrysalis collection was produced by frontman Ian Anderson, whose flute work - and between-song banter - is terrific throughout, as is Martin Barre's guitar playing and the powerful rhythm section of drummer Barriemore Barlow and bassist John Glascock (who died of congenital heart failure on this day in 1979). Anyone curious about what made Jethro Tull one of the most popular arena attractions of the 1970s need look no further than BURSTING OUT.