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Jethro Tull, "This Was" - Vintage 1968 Vinyl LP Record - First Pressing of debut album - features Mick Abrahams - Very Good Plus condition

Jethro Tull, "This Was" - Vintage 1968 Vinyl LP Record - First Pressing of debut album - features Mick Abrahams - Very Good Plus condition

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Release Date - 1969
Label - Reprise RS 6336 (tan and red two-tone label - first pressing)

LP: 3+
Cover: 4
Sleeve: non-original poly sleeve

Includes -

1. "My Sunday Feeling"
2. "Some Day the Sun Won't Shine for You"
3. "Beggar's Farm"
4. "Move on Alone"
5. "Serenade to a Cuckoo"
6. "Dharma for One"
7. "It's Breaking Me Up"
8. "Cat's Squirrel"
9. "A Song for Jeffrey"
10. "Round"

This was the first album by the band from Luton, Bedfordshire, UK, recorded for less than $3,000. The members of Tull just wanted to get better gigs; they got that, and more. This album mixes hard driving rock with elements of blues and jazz, thanks to the influence of guitarist Mick Abrahams. Soon after it was released, Abrahams left citing artistic differences with flutist/vocalist Ian Anderson. With Anderson providing Jethro Tull's vision, the band veered more towards progressive and hard rock, hallmarks of all the albums that followed "This Was".

I went back and forth on the vinyl quality; it's right on the edge of excellent and very good; that is, there is a tiny bit of background crackle, but the record still sounds great to listen to. Excellent Minus? Very Good Plus? The cover is great and the sleeve is an after-market poly bag.

This album is certainly an outlier among Tull recordings. But some things on this LP remained the same on their later releases: the excitement, surprise and some amazing musicianship.

Condition Code:

5: Near Mint
4: Excellent
3: Very Good
2: Good
1. Fair

I rate the recording's quality after carefully listening to the entire album.

All pictures of album covers in my listing are of the actual albums themselves.
Release Date - 1969
Label - Reprise RS 6336 (tan and red two-tone label - first pressing)

LP: 3+
Cover: 4
Sleeve: non-original poly sleeve

Includes -

1. "My Sunday Feeling"
2. "Some Day the Sun Won't Shine for You"
3. "Beggar's Farm"
4. "Move on Alone"
5. "Serenade to a Cuckoo"
6. "Dharma for One"
7. "It's Breaking Me Up"
8. "Cat's Squirrel"
9. "A Song for Jeffrey"
10. "Round"

This was the first album by the band from Luton, Bedfordshire, UK, recorded for less than $3,000. The members of Tull just wanted to get better gigs; they got that, and more. This album mixes hard driving rock with elements of blues and jazz, thanks to the influence of guitarist Mick Abrahams. Soon after it was released, Abrahams left citing artistic differences with flutist/vocalist Ian Anderson. With Anderson providing Jethro Tull's vision, the band veered more towards progressive and hard rock, hallmarks of all the albums that followed "This Was".

I went back and forth on the vinyl quality; it's right on the edge of excellent and very good; that is, there is a tiny bit of background crackle, but the record still sounds great to listen to. Excellent Minus? Very Good Plus? The cover is great and the sleeve is an after-market poly bag.

This album is certainly an outlier among Tull recordings. But some things on this LP remained the same on their later releases: the excitement, surprise and some amazing musicianship.

Condition Code:

5: Near Mint
4: Excellent
3: Very Good
2: Good
1. Fair

I rate the recording's quality after carefully listening to the entire album.

All pictures of album covers in my listing are of the actual albums themselves.

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