A Passion Play - CHR 1040 – Cover Book Fold - (Condition 70-75%) - LP Record

A Passion Play is the sixth studio album by Jethro Tull, released in July 1973 in both UK and US. Like its predecessor, Thick as a Brick (1972), it is a concept album comprising individual songs arranged into a single continuous piece of music (which is split into two parts on the original vinyl LP release). The theme of the concept is apparently the spiritual journey of one man (Ronnie Pilgrim) in the afterlife. In the original tour to support the album, three videos were used: one for the intro of the play, a second for "The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles", and a final shot passage to conclude the act. The whole of the concert was probably the high water mark of Jethro Tull's elaborate stage productions.

Production

A Passion Play initiated when the band resolved to move to France, in the Château d'Hérouville studios - known in the 70's for being frequented by artists such as Pink Floyd, Elton John and T. Rex. The move was motivated to escape high British tax rates. The original idea was to make a double album, the logical next step from Thick as a Brick. The concepts varied as the meaning of life ("Skating Away"), critics ("Critique Oblique"), and the comparison between the man and animal world ("Animelee" and "Law of the Bungle"). Although enough material was recorded to fill three sides of the intended double album, problems in the studio and discomfort of the band members made Ian Anderson discard the songs and start from scratch.

Little of the material was re-used in A Passion Play, with the notable exception of "Critique Oblique" which was adapted to the new concept. Some of the material would later be used in the War Child album, like "Skating Away" and "Only Solitaire."

Musical style

Advancing in the progressive rock genre, A Passion Play continues with the whole band playing a multitude of instruments, heavily toned with dominating minor key variation. The spoken word piece "The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles", has its relations in musical terms with Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.Bruce Eder describes Anderson's singing in biblical-sounding references, interwoven with modern language as a sort of a rock equivalent to T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land with the music a "dazzling mix of old English folk and classical material, reshaped in electric rock terms.

Record Details

Title

A Passion Play - CHR 1040

Music

Ian Anderson

Producer            

Jethro Tull

Arranger

Jethro Tull

Lyrics

Ian Anderson

Artist

Ian AndersonMartin BareeJohn EvanJeffrey Hammond – Hammond & Barriemore Barlow

Instrument

Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Soprano, Saxaphones, Electric  Guitar, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Bass Guitar, Drum, Timpani, Glockenspeil & Marimba

Acoustic Guitar

Ian Anderson

Flute

Ian Anderson

Soprano

Ian Anderson

Saxaphones

Ian Anderson

Electric  Guitar

Martin Baree

Piano

John Evan

Organ

John Evan

Synthesizer

John Evan

Bass Guitar

Jeffrey Hammond - Hammond

Drum

Barriemore Barlow

Timpani

Barriemore Barlow

Glockenspeil

Barriemore Barlow

Marimba

Barriemore Barlow

Releasing Year

1973

Genre

Private Songs

Language

English

Label

Chrysalis

Made In

London

Manufacture

Chrysalis Records Ltd.

Serial No

CHR 1040

Side One

  • A Passion Play

Side Two

  • A Passion Play

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Record Condition

70-75%

Cover Condition

Excellent

Artist
Artist - 1 Ian Anderson
Artist - 2 Martin Baree
Artist - 3 John Evan
Artist - 4 Jeffrey Hammond – Hammond
Artist - 5 Barriemore Barlow
Instruments
Instrument - 1 Acoustic Guitar
Instrument - 2 Flute
Instrument - 3 Soprano
Instrument - 4 Saxaphones
Instrument - 5 Electric Guitar
Instrument - 6 Piano
Instrument - 7 Organ
Instrument - 8 Synthesizer
Instrument - 9 Bass Guitar
Instrument - 10 Drum
Instrument - 12 Timpani
Instrument - 13 Glockenspeil
Instrument - 14 Marimba
Lyrics
Lyrics - 1 Ian Anderson
Music
Music - 1 Ian Anderson
Producer
Producer - 1 Phill Ramone
Record Details
Genre Private Songs
Label Chrysalis
Language English
Releasing Year 1973
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Singer
Singer - 1 Peter Cetera
Singer - 2 Donnie “Hot Licks” Dacus
Singer - 3 P. C. Moblee
Singer - 4 Robert Lamm
Songs
Side1 - Song1 A Passion Play
Side2 - Song1 A Passion Play

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A Passion Play - CHR 1040 - Cover Book Fold - (Condition 70-75%) - LP Record

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