CDP 521954 A Little Light Music
Produced by Ian Anderson
Released on September 1992
UK CHART POSITION #34 . . . US CHART POSITION #150
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I wandered through a field of dreams last night, as rummy tales of yore took root once more. It was a full feast, fit to burst the beast of burdened eating that a stationary mind must be. What else to make of “Nursie” and “Under Wraps” served on the same plate? I believe, might even be convinced on the point, that all bands should make an intimate live album like this when wit is waning and wisdom waxing. Here are the venerable graybeards, in Israel, in Germany, in Greece, on an archaeological expedition through the temples of Tull where wonderful rediscoveries await you. In what other setting could “Rocks On The Road” (the inspiration for our travelogue’s title) and “Life Is A Long Song” coexist peacefully, logical bedfellows who rise and shine together in a warm and sympathetic setting. Sweet felicity!, to hear “Too Old To Rock And Roll” and “One White Duck” rolling after, was this disc made just for me? A Little Light Music is a long and loving look at a legendary journey through the years, from the early “Bouree” ‘round presently to Catfish Rising. What’s impressive is how Tull still fills out the old swashbuckler’s suit, handling the dusty sword once more with care and charisma. Was “A New Day Yesterday” so long ago, did “Under Wraps” just come unwrapped so soon? A Little Light Music isn’t concerned with the business of When; it answers Now. The whole body of Tull, from apple to zanzibar, is as vital today as twentysomething summers ago. Time passes, wine matures and temples crumble; Tull lives on.

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CDP 521954 gatefold sleeve

TRACK LISTING

  1. SOMEDAY THE SUN WON'T SHINE FOR YOU
  2. LIVING IN THE PAST
  3. LIFE IS A LONG SONG
  4. UNDER WRAPS
  5. ROCKS ON THE ROAD
  6. NURSIE
  7. TOO OLD TO ROCK AND ROLL TOO YOUNG TO DIE
  8. ONE WHITE DUCK
  9. A NEW DAY YESTERDAY
  10. JOHN BARLEYCORN    (trad. arranged Ian Anderson)
  11. LOOK INTO THE SUN
  12. A CHRISTMAS SONG
  13. FROM A DEAD BEAT TO AN OLD GREASER
  14. THIS IS NOT LOVE
  15. BOUREE    (J.S. Bach arranged Ian Anderson)
  16. PUSSY WILLOW
  17. LOCOMOTIVE BREATH

    All songs written by Ian Anderson unless noted

CREDITS

IAN ANDERSON -- vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, percussion, mixing
MARTIN BARRE -- electric and acoutsic guitars
DAVID MATTACKS -- snare drums, bass drum, hi hat, cymbal, glockenspiel, percussion, keyboard
DAVE PEGG -- bass guitar and mandolin
Leon Phillips -- recording engineer
Bogdan Zarkowski/Zarkowski Designs Ltd. -- design and illustration
Martyn Goddard -- photos

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK September 1992 Chrysalis 2LP/CD/CS CHR/CCD 1954 gatefold cover
US September 1992 Chrysalis CD CDP 521954  

 

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