Martin Barre is marking his 50th anniversary with Jethro Tull the best way he knows how—celebrating the music he’s made with the band over the years.

On Monday (September 14), Barre announced his plans to release his own personal anniversary album. The double CD set is titled 50 Years Of Jethro Tull and will be available for purchase beginning November 6 through Store For Music.According to Prog Magazine, 50 Years Of Jethro Tull will be a retrospective, musical look back on Barre’s work in the band. The double CD set will take fans back in time through “a personal and revealing collection of both live and studio tracks” that Barre selected himself.

“So… finally we have arrived at year number 50!,” Barre said of the special anniversary collection. “Is it important? Yes, of course and it must be celebrated with due care and thought hence this double CD which showcases some of my favourite tracks, plus four bonus tracks. Personally…I’m looking forward to year 51 and beyond!! So, with a big nod to history, I will take my guitar on the road and continue my love affair! I hope you will join me! Thank you!”

Here’s the full lineup for Barre’s double CD collection, according to Prog Magazine:

CD 1 – Live At Factory Underground

1. My Sunday Feeling

2. For A Thousand Mothers

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3. Hymn 43

4. Love Story

5. Sealion

6. Song for Jeffrey

7. Back To The Family

8. Nothing To Say

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9. Hunting Girl

10. Teacher

11. Steel Monkey

12. Nothing Is Easy

13. New Day Yesterday

CD 2 -Studio Tracks

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1. Wond’ring Aloud

2. Someday The Sun Won’t Shine

3. Life Is A Long Song

4. Cheap Day Return

5. Under Wraps

6. One White Duck

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7. Still Loving You Tonight

8. The Waking Edge

9. Home

10. Locomotive Breath

11. Slow Marching Band

12. Warchild (Bonus)

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13. Bungle In The Jungle (Bonus)

14. Heavy Horses (Bonus)

15. Songs From The Wood (Bonus)

For more Jethro Tull history, the band released The Ballad of Jethro Tull in paperback just last week. The book, which is described as the “first official, illustrated, oral history of [the] prog rock legends,” was first released in hard cover in November, 2019.

Article: Emily Lee

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