War Child is the seventh studio album by Jethro Tull, released in October 1974. It was released almost a year and a half after the release of A Passion Play. The turmoil over criticism of the previous album surrounded the production of War Child, which obliged the band to do press conferences and explain their plans for the future. The band began recording songs for the album on 7 December 1973, starting with "Ladies"
Highlights from the set include: – Original album and bonus tracks (three previously unreleased), remixed in . surround and stereo by Steven Wilson. 10 orchestral pieces (nine previously unreleased) written for the film’s soundtrack, 4 of which are remixed in . Flat transfers of the original LP mix at 96/24, and the quadrophonic version (with 2 bonus tracks) in .
It never made the impression of its predecessors, however, as it was a return to standard-length songs following two epic-length pieces. It was inevitable that the material would lack power, if only because the opportunity for development that gave Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play some of their power
CD 1 - War Child (A new Steven Wilson stereo mix). 1. War Child (4:38) 2. Queen and Country (3:01) 3. Ladies (3:19) 4. Back-door Angels (5:27) 5. Sea Lion (4:42) 6. Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day (4:12) 7. Bungle in the Jungle (3:41) 8. Only Solitaire (1:31) 9. The Third Hoorah (4:53) 10. Two Fingers (5:08). CD 2 - The Second Act Associated Recordings Tracks 1-15: A new Steven Wilson stereo remix Tracks 16-21: Mixed to stereo in 1974 by Robin Black.
To mark the 40th anniversary of Jethro Tull’s War Child (1974), the album is to be re-released with bonus material on 24th November 2014 and in several expanded formats – 2CD/2DVD, 1CD, Digital Download. The original album and 3 bonus tracks have been remixed in . Originally released in 1974, WarChild features one of the group’s most prolific lineups and includes Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John Evans, Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond and Barrie Barlow
The package includes a new mix by Steven Wilson plus music and a script synopsis from the abandoned film which was intended to accompany the original release in 1974. The movie, which was set in the afterlife and said to star Leonard Rossiter, with John Cleese hired as humour consultant, was shelved after the band failed to secure funding. Instead, War Child was released as a standard 10-track album
All the great songs and lyrics from the "War Child " album ont he Web's largest and most authoritative lyrics resource. Jethro Tull are a British rock group formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Their music is characterised by the vocals, acoustic guitar, and flute playing of Ian Anderson, who has led the band since its founding, and the guitar work of Martin Barre, who has been with the band since 1969. ore . Year: 1974.