Monday, October 5, 2009

Jethro Tull's 1978 Madison Square Garden Concert To Be Released

On October 20, Virgin/EMI will release a classic Jethro Tull concert for the first time on DVD, CD and online. Filmed and recorded live in New York City on October 14, 1978, Jethro Tull: Live At Madison Square Garden 1978 features more than 90 minutes of music and video presented in 5.1 surround.

Documented during Tull's Heavy Horses tour, Jethro Tull: Live At Madison Square Garden 1978, includes stellar performances of many of the band's most popular songs, including “Aqualung,” “Locomotive Breath,” “Songs From The Wood,” “Thick As A Brick,” “Heavy Horses” and many more. This concert also marked the first time a rock act was beamed live from America on British television.

Over the course of over 40 years, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies since the band first performed at London's famous Marquee club. Tull's founder, the influential singer and flautist Ian Anderson, will tour to 20 U.S. cities in October and November, following a tour of the U.K.