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Jethro Tull — Bouree
Album: Stand Up
Avg rating:
8.1

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Total ratings: 2895









Released: 1969
Length: 3:42
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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Long Live   Radio Paradise
My rating: 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G
<fwoofwoofwfwfwooo> "Ugh."  
<fooofwwoofwofwofwoo> "Mmm."
Ian was in town last year for a great show.
Hey...this is a very good album.

Please play "Used to Know". 
One of the very best concerts I ever saw, coming  right after "Thick as a Brick" album was released. Ian Anderson was like rubber man on the stage...
Glenn Cornick, RIP
Why Jethro Tull is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame completely baffles me.
Bass 101

Great practice piece. EADG in full song.
{#Bananajam}Absolutely great class
 lizardking wrote:

Greetings, Highlow!  And thanks for giving me the mental "image" - which seems to have wormed its way into my brain enough so that I'm also finding myself whistling this tune too.  So...just for that...I'll go 8→9 cuz this track is fine.  Long Live RP!!
 
Yep...part of the never ending sound-track of (my) life.  Though in all honesty I probably maul it a bit when walking along whistling it.  But that's the beauty of that internal soundtrack isn't it?  It all sounds, between yer ears, like it's Carnegie Hall!  Heh!
 Highlowsel wrote:
To this day this is one of the tunes I oft-times find myself whistling as I walk down the street.  Sometimes completely out of the blue, too.  It's almost engrained into the fiber of my being.  I guess there are worse things, eh?  To go thru life with this as part of your sound track?  {#Wink}

Highlow
American Net'Zen

 
Greetings, Highlow!  And thanks for giving me the mental "image" - which seems to have wormed its way into my brain enough so that I'm also finding myself whistling this tune too.  So...just for that...I'll go 8→9 cuz this track is fine.  Long Live RP!!
moving from 7 -->8                        
Released August 1st 1969. Wow!
I upgrade to  9 - O U T S T A N D I N G
In the country of the blind,
The one legged man is King.
Thank you  Jethro Tull
( and PSD )    for Bouree  for me  8 - Most Excellent
thinking about 9 ...

Nice stereo separation on this track.  Flute and drums on my left - bass guitar on the right. Crystal clear and not compressed like today's recordings.
To this day this is one of the tunes I oft-times find myself whistling as I walk down the street.  Sometimes completely out of the blue, too.  It's almost engrained into the fiber of my being.  I guess there are worse things, eh?  To go thru life with this as part of your sound track?  {#Wink}

Highlow
American Net'Zen

Thank you  Jethro Tull
( and PSD )    for Bouree  for me a 8 - Most Excellent


Thank you  Jethro Tull

for Bouree  for me a 8 - Most Excellent

 


 deepwoodskev wrote:


Sorry. Every time.

 
little ham and eggs coming at cha hold on people
You may also like:

"I believe in Father Christmas" - Greg Lake + Ian Anderson
(Live, St. Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, in the City of London, 2006)

https://youtu.be/U6-PAKOt7sM

with David Arch on keyboards, Florian Opahle on acoustic guitar and the church choir.
 brewcity wrote:
Needs more than Ian's flute and occasional grunting. HR Puf n Stuff?
 
There's a flute?  Oh yeah, just noticed.  I was mainly listening to the bass.  I always thought of this as a lead-bass song.
Tull started out as a blues rock group, here they sound like a jazz rock group
 {#Roflol}  Affected deeply   deepwoodskev wrote:


Sorry. Every time.

 

Interesting — the last Lost in the Trees song made me think of Tull...and here they are! I will always dig that crazy flute and jam drums!
The hippest Bach ever.
This is the one JT tune I've found myself, time and time again over the years, whistling in unprompted fashion as I go about my day.  I've done this for so long I think it's become part of my DNA code sequence.  I guess there could be worse back-ground musical tracks in a life, eh? Heh!

Highlow
American Net'Zen


Sorry. Every time.
 markybx wrote:
I love this, but PLEASE play some other JT tracks {#Pray}

 
They play a lot of different Tull tracks; there are over 30 of them on the playlist.  I guess it's a matter of timing.
OMG!blow you away!
I love this, but PLEASE play some other JT tracks {#Pray}
 jbuhl wrote:
I have this album in perfect gatefold condition

 

 
Awesome! I used to have it back in the day.
Hard to believe when you listen to this song that Ian Anderson was once voted "the man least suitable to marry anyone's daughter" (presumably his long haired lout appearance etc.)

He's pure, high class IMO.

BTW, there is a guitar version of Bouree by Leo Kottke  - play them one after the other for comparison. 

JT 
I have this album in perfect gatefold condition

 
Thank you Bill, for continuing to round my musical education. I've developed quite a taste for Jethro Tull these last few years.

"AQUALUNG!!" 
 jgrosch wrote:
Glenn Cornick  was a genius, sadly missing him.

 
Did we lose Glen Cornick too? Had not heard. Bummer, they're dropping like fly's
One of my favorite Jethro Tull songs.  The other one that ranks high with me is "King Henry's Madrigal".
 
 nomnol wrote:
How about some Moe Koffman?

 

Excellent idea.  Upload some tunes.
This was way overplayed, but I just went from a 4 to a 7, so I guess I don't hate it.
 Proclivities wrote:

It is crazy, but the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame is a private enterprise essentially run by Jann Wenner, Dave Marsh, and Susan Evans - none of whom are musicians.  The inductees are seldom more than their personal tastes and they run it as an enterprise; they have no public mandate.

 
I just learned something today. Wish I hadn't.
Glenn Cornick  was a genius, sadly missing him.
 ThePoose wrote:
Same for Warren Zevon and Todd Rundgren: why are they not in the RRHF? Huge travesty!

Susan_Amati wrote:
Not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Crazy{#Undecided}

 

 
It is crazy, but the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame is a private enterprise essentially run by Jann Wenner, Dave Marsh, and Susan Evans - none of whom are musicians.  The inductees are seldom more than their personal tastes and they run it as an enterprise; they have no public mandate.
 Agree 100%

ThePoose wrote:
Same for Warren Zevon and Todd Rundgren: why are they not in the RRHF? Huge travesty!

Susan_Amati wrote:
Not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Crazy{#Undecided}

 

 


Tune
How about some Moe Koffman?
Same for Warren Zevon and Todd Rundgren: why are they not in the RRHF? Huge travesty!

Susan_Amati wrote:
Not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Crazy{#Undecided}

 


Not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Crazy{#Undecided}
 dwhayslett wrote:

Oh so you've been to South Carolina?

 
{#Lol}
Yep - even Pawley's Island a few times.  Some fine ketchup down there.
 Proclivities wrote:

Some would say that ketchup is a vegetable.

 
Oh so you've been to South Carolina?
 xnavy wrote:
I'm 16 again
 
If only it was that easy!
 Katush wrote:
 One of Top 5 Classic flute tunes of the 20C
 
the flute is a heavy, metal, instrument.
 One of Top 5 Classic flute tunes of the 20C
How have I not yet rated this song?  So very beautiful; Bouree is always one of my favorites, no matter the artist, but Jethro Tull's version is absolutely tops.  ::turns the volume way up::
One of my favorite Tull tunes.  To this day I still find myself whistling it from time to time.  Something that tends to annoy others riding in the elevator with me.  {#Roflol}
My first proper rock band that I sought out the music for and listened, lucky to see them a few times live, great prog rock/folksy hybrid.  Ian Anderson is at the Absolute Radio Isle of Wight festival this year too...
Well done Mr. DJ, I was thinking of it as I was listening to your previous track, Ray LaMontagne — You Can Bring Me Flowers.
A remarkable track!
Giving an 8, because, when he keeps  his (vocal) mouth shut, Anderson avoids sounding like a prize bell-end for a change.
Needs more than Ian's flute and occasional grunting. HR Puf n Stuff?
 unclehud wrote:
OK, Bill, this is good and I've rated it at 9, which it truly deserves.  

Now, why can't we hear Thick as a Brick once in a while?  You play the entire 2nd side of Abbey Road .... and Brick is just as remarkable.  (Maybe you do, and I'm not on-line at that moment, errr, I mean over those 40 minutes.)

 
We do, actually, from time to time: https://www.radioparadise.com/?name=songinfo&song_id=31088
Loved their sound on this album
Loved it in '69, still love it. 
Thanks 
 1wolfy wrote:
 Rare Earth(Gil Bridges) makes excellent use of the flute in rock songs too  Egrey wrote:
Rock flute?...This blows.  {#Crashcomp}

 

Wow, haven't heard Rare Earth in ages!  Still have an LP; just might have to give it a spin tonight.  Thanks for the thought:)


Tull stood pretty frickin' tall among the mates at E-school; didn't see them until '87 at McNichols; even then, they ROCKED the house!
If any Baroque composer ever went funky.....
 Webfoot wrote:
Some would say that Jethro Tull twice in one day is not enough.

 
Some would say that ketchup is a vegetable.  This tune has a nice groove.
I do enjoy Tull in moderate sized doses.
Once heard a good interview with Ian Anderson on what used to be The Mountain radio station in Seattle. Was asked why they named themselves Jethro Tull. Short answer was, well it was better than naming ourselves Adolf Hitler. Still cracks me up!
Where's the bloody fly spray!!!!!  {#Propeller}
Saw Ian Anderson playing this live last month in Manchester. He's still got what it takes

Excellent stuff! 
Some would say that Jethro Tull twice in one day is not enough.
The very best song to listen to whilst standing on one leg.
 Rare Earth(Gil Bridges) makes excellent use of the flute in rock songs too  Egrey wrote:
Rock flute?...This blows.  {#Crashcomp}

 



 philipr wrote:

Just look at ratings  and consider that more than 75% rate more than 7 there must be some reasons .....

 
LALALA

I refuse I tell you. 
LOVE IT. Godlike.
 jukes1 wrote:
I refuse to believe that anyone ever liked this.

 
Just look at ratings  and consider that more than 75% rate more than 7 there must be some reasons .....
 Stingray wrote:
GREAT SONG on a FANTASTIC ALBUM!

 

quite possibly my favorite Tull song...
Rock flute?...This blows.  {#Crashcomp}
 jukes1 wrote:
I refuse to believe that anyone ever liked this.

 
That is how I feel about many works, it's normal, but I can assure you that each song played here has many people who truly love it.
I refuse to believe that anyone ever liked this.
Ian and the boys are still making really good music all these years later. TAAB 2 is pretty sweet.
 Bosami wrote:
Divine.

 
...... what he said
Divine.
 unclehud wrote:
OK, Bill, this is good and I've rated it at 9, which it truly deserves.  

Now, why can't we hear Thick as a Brick once in a while?  You play the entire 2nd side of Abbey Road .... and Brick is just as remarkable.  (Maybe you do, and I'm not on-line at that moment, errr, I mean over those 40 minutes.)

 
Don't you think it has something to do with the record companies and what they allow?  Maybe it comes down to business decisions, I sure as hell do not know but I have never seen RP respond to questions like this.
This was unique music back then.  It not only expanded the boundaries of rock, but it's execution mastery and classical source introduced a lot of long haired hillbillies like me to timeless music, Bach and Tull. 
{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Notworthy}
OK, Bill, this is good and I've rated it at 9, which it truly deserves.  

Now, why can't we hear Thick as a Brick once in a while?  You play the entire 2nd side of Abbey Road .... and Brick is just as remarkable.  (Maybe you do, and I'm not on-line at that moment, errr, I mean over those 40 minutes.)
I'm 16 again
 Priapus wrote:
By far the best concert I've attended (that I remember)
Cincinnati 1971    BadFinger opened 

 
NICE!


By far the best concert I've attended (that I remember)
Cincinnati 1971    BadFinger opened 
sounding very groovy this morn!

marvelous...  love it...  love this marvelous album...
 
Had the Stand Up album on LP and wore out the grooves.  This song is, of course, from that album.  It's one of my most played CD's.  Does that make me old?  Not if the music is godlike it don't!
GodLike {#Motor}
Tull tunes always have the coolest bass lines.
Didn't know that was Bach. Thanks for explaining, Bill.
Perfect.
One of my favorite albums, and album covers. The little stand-up paper cutout in the centerfold is a reminder of the days when art designers had real artists working for them, and record companies didn't mind (well, much) paying for such things.

 
Superb!

aelfheld
Posted: Feb 28, 2011 - 10:19Reply >

k_trout wrote:
electric dog polisher
Didn't Zappa make use of that?
 
 
DD rabbi_phil wrote:
not sure 'bout zappa but i can vouch for a former gfriend who did

Hey Bill : Can we get threaded conversations in this forum so we can preserve Signposts of The Imminent Apocalypse such as this? 
 


These are memories from the past! Great
Yowza!  1974 at the Omni.  Really loud.  Really.
This is Bach and it swings
It's a Bach thing that swings
Something quick I whipped up
For all you ding-a-lings 
A balad ballad
Good for you you don't hear me singing along - {#Jump}

The instrumental "Bourée" (one of Jethro Tull's better-known songs) is a jazzy re-working of "Bourrée in E minor" by J.S. Bach.  in Wikipedia
 Cynaera wrote:
Why does this song make me want to dress in black and snap my fingers?  I love it ... It's so very Tull...{#Sunny}
 

Miss you...

we be dancing...

So good to hear.
sooo good!
..to quote the lyrics: "uh-huh"..
 denmom wrote:
I can't handle JT; reminds me of folks who were waaaaaay too much into The Hobbit and Esperanto.  {#Sick}
 
I find that to be true for much of Tull's material, but this is a good tune - nice groove.
aelfheld
Posted: Feb 28, 2011 - 10:19< Reply >

k_trout wrote:
electric dog polisher
Didn't Zappa make use of that?

not sure 'bout zappa but i can vouch for a former gfriend who did
a great cover makes you like the cover, and appreciate the original more than you had before.  See also- Jethro Tull- Bouree
Ian Scott  , (Kokopelli of Rock) Anderson  of today, tomorrow and yesterday - making the flute cool again , for all time ...
I was 18 when Stand Up came out. Fell in love and 40+ years later Jethro Tull is still a favorite. Thank you!
{#Whistle}
GREAT SONG on a FANTASTIC ALBUM!
kickin' it old school
 LucretiaUK wrote:
Possibly the best bass playing ever =)
 
Damn Straight Baby ...... Flats on a Thunderbird {#Bananajam}
Très médiéval{#Cheers}