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Jethro Tull- Locomotive Breath- Zurich dressing room 1989

Jethro Tull's singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian Anderson ( left ) returns here In the Studio  next week for the band's big fiftieth anniversary of "Aqualung", so this should prime the pump with another angle on all of that material. Here's another of the rare "Dressing Room Tapes" performances in the backstage bowels of the concert hall before a Zurich Switzerland 1989 concert with guitarist Martin Barre  ripping a spirited "Locomotive Breath".

Jethro Tull- Aqualung 50th Anniversary- Ian Anderson 3-8

Jethro Tull's leader since their second album, Ian Anderson, joins me here In the Studio  for the story behind "Cross-Eyed Mary","Mother Goose","Locomotive Breath","My God", "Wond'ring Aloud","Hymn #43", and the iconic title song "Aqualung" the week of March 8 for the essential album's golden anniversary.

Jethro Tull- Benefit 50th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

They were the changes  in musical direction and key personnel made on Jethro Tull's critical preceding third album, "Benefit",   in April 1970, that provided the oxygen in "Aqualung" 's tank a year later.

Jethro Tull- War Child- Ian Anderson

In the years 1969-74 and "War Child", there was no band in the world more exciting, more unconventional, and more successful than Jethro Tull.

Jethro Tull-“Cheap Day Return/Mother Goose”- Zurich Switzerland dressing room 1989

With the tile walls and concrete floor of their backstage dressing room providing a natural reverberant ambience, here are the members of Jethro Tull prior their 1989 Zurich Switzerland concert, performing an acoustic medley of Aqualung-era…