On July 6, 1973.

Passion Play

On July 6, 1973, “Chrysalis” label released “A Passion Play”, the sixth Jethro Tull studio album. It was recorded December 1972-January 1973,at “Château d’Hérouville”, in Val-d’Oise;  March 1973, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ian Anderson and Terry Ellis.

Personnel:

  • Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, soprano and sopranino saxophones
  • Martin Barre – electric guitars
  • John Evan – vocals, piano, organ, synthesisers
  • Jeffrey Hammond – narrator, bass guitar
  • Barriemore Barlow – drums, timpani, glockenspiel, marimba
  • David Palmer– orchestral arrangements
  • Robin Black – engineer
  • Brian Ward – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Anderson, except where noted.

  1. A Passion Play, Part I”

Act 1 – Ronnie Pilgrim’s funeral – a winter’s morning in the cemetery.

  • Lifebeats
  • Prelude
  • The Silver Cord
  • Re-Assuring Tune

Act 2 – The Memory Bank – A Small but Comfortable Theatre with a Cinema-Screen (the Next Morning).

  • Memory Bank
  • Best Friends
  • Critique Oblique

VIII.  Forest Dance #1

  1. A Passion Play, Part II

Interlude – The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles.

  • The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles – Ian Anderson, Jeffrey Hammond, John Evan

Act 3 – The Business Office of G. Oddie & Son (two days later).

  • Forest Dance #2
  • The Foot of Our Stairs
  • Overseer Overture

Act 4 – Magus Perdé’s Drawing Room at Midnight.

  • Flight from Lucifer
  • 10:08 to Paddington
  • Magus Perdé
  • Epilogue

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