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.
- 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
All tracks by Ian Anderson, except where noted.
- A Passion Play, Part I”
Act 1 – Ronnie Pilgrim’s funeral – a winter’s morning in the cemetery.
- 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
- 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