Jethro Tull 7/12-inch E.P.s/Singles’ Collection

A list of personal selections related to the band’s 7/12-inch singles/e.p.s

(1)”Sunshine Day” first officially released single (b’ side single “Aeroplane”)

Jethro Tull – “Sunshine Day” Single photo (A’ Side)

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Jethro Tull – “Sunshine Day” Single photo (A’ Side)

 

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Jethro Tull – “Sunshine Day” Single photo (B’ Side)

 

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“Sunshine Day” (b side single “Aeroplane”)

Released on 16th February 1968

MGM Records (MGM 1384)

Record Company – MGM Records Ltd.

Published By – Derek Lawrence Music Ltd.

Lyrics :

Woke up this morning to look at things in their funny way.
Why can’t they be like they used to be only yesterday.
Ooh — bring back my sunshine day.
I look at things that once were mine with such despair.
Why do the things I say only fall on empty air?
Ooh — bring back my sunshine day.
My mind cries: Bring back my sunshine day.
I say the things I used to say, but they don’t seem right.
Why does this world seem like the darkest endless night?
Ooh — bring back my sunshine day.
Bring back my sunshine day.
Songwriters: Mick Abrahams

Sunshine Day” is the debut single from British progressive rock group Jethro Tull. It was produced by Derek Lawrence and released in 1968 by MGM Records. On the single label, the band is credited as Jethro Toe.

The song was written by Mick Abrahams.

Jethro Tull (Jethro Toe)

Ian Anderson – lead vocals

Glenn Cornick – bass guitar

Mick Abrahams – vocals, guitar

Clive Bunker – drums

Additional personnel

Derek Lawrence – producer

Mike Ross – engineer

Recorded appearances :

20 Years of Jethro Tull (1988)

25 Very Rare Masters from the Sixties (1997)

1968: The Soundtrack (2004)

Real Life Permanent Dreams: A Cornucopia of British Psychedlia 1965-1970 (2007)

Spirit of Joy: Tales from the Polydor Underground 1967-1974 (2008)

 

The B Side Single “Aeroplane” was written by Len Barnard/Ian Anderson

 

Jethro Tull – “Sunshine Day” Video file link on YouTube  A Side Single

Jethro Tull – “Aeroplane” Video file link on YouTube B Side Single 

Jethro Tull Band’s Page on Spotify

Jethro Tull Band’s Page on Discogs

Jethro Tull Band’s Page on Rate Your Music

Jethro Tull Band’s Homepage

Jethro Tull Band’s Page on Facebook

Jethro Tull Band’s Page on Twitter

Jethro Tull Band’s Page/Channel on YouTube

 

Jethro Tull Band’s Page/Discography on 45cat

Folk/Fusion/Jazz Rock/Progressive Rock U.K. 1970s (Tracks) Jethro Tull – “Cold Wind To Valhalla”

Folk/Fusion/Jazz Rock/Progressive Rock U.K. 1970s (Tracks)

Folk Progressive Rock band

Jethro Tull (Blackpool, Lancashire, U.K.)

“Cold Wind To Valhalla” (songwriter Ian Anderson) A2 track included on the album “Minstrel In The Gallery” (recorded at the Maison Rouge Mobile Studio, in Monaco on 15th May 1975)

Released on 5th September 1975 (U.K.)  on  8th September 1975 (U.S.A.) on Chrysalis Records (CHR 1082)

Line-up/Credits :

Ian Anderson – fluteacoustic guitar, vocals

Martin Barre – electric guitars

John Evan – piano and organ

Jeffrey Hammond – bass guitar and string bass

Barriemore Barlow – drums, percussion

David Palmer – string quintet arrangements and conducting

Rita Eddowes, Elizabeth Edwards, Patrick Halling and Bridget Procter – violins

Katharine Tullborn – cello

Brian Ward – photographs

Ron Kriss and J.E. Garnett – front cover, based on a print by Joseph Nash

Robin Black – sound engineering

Lyrics :

And ride with us young bonny lass
With the angels of the night.
Crack wind clatter flesh rein bite
On an out-size unicorn.
Rough-shod winging sky blue flight
On a cold wind to Valhalla.
And join with us please
Valkyrie maidens cry
Above the cold wind to Valhalla.
Breakfast with the gods. Night angels serve
With ice-bound majesty.
Frozen flaking fish raw nerve
In a cup of silver liquid fire.
Moon jet brave beam split ceiling swerve
And light the old Valhalla.
Come join with us please
Valkyrie maidens cry
Above the cold wind to Valhalla.
The heroes rest upon the sighs
Of Thor’s trusty hand maidens.
Midnight lonely whisper cries,
“We’re getting a bit short on heroes lately.
Sword snap fright white pale goodbyes
In the desolation of Valhalla.
And join with us please
Valkyrie maidens ride
Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.
Jethro Tull – “Minstrel In The Gallery” Album photo cover (front)
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