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The Jethro Tull Christmas Album is a Christmas album by the English progressive rock band Jethro Tull, released in 2003. The album has existed for about half from existing songs by the band that are re-recorded for this occasion, and the other half from songs written especially for this album.
In addition to Jethro Tull play there are also two guest musicians on this album. Former band member Dave Pegg plays bass guitar on A Christmas Song and Another Christmas Song, and James Duncan plays drums on some songs. The Sturcz String Quartet plays on First Snow On Brooklyn.
Ian Anderson about the song Birthday Card At Christmas: "my daughter Gael, like millions of other unfortunates, celebrates her birthday on a hair after Christmas.Overshadowed by the big event such birthdays can mat and superficial fleetingly included in their uneventful passing. The anxious extensive celebration of the Christian calendar overshadows too, some say, the humble birthday of one j. Christ. "
- Birthday Card At Christmas
- Holly Herald
- A Christmas Song
- Another Christmas Song
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow
- Last Man At The Party
- First Snow On Brooklyn
- Fire At Midnight
- We Five Kings
- Ring Out Solstice Bells
- A Winter Snowscape
- Ian Anderson (vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin, piccolo, percussion)
- Martin Barre (electric guitar, acoustic guitar)
- Andrew Giddings (keyboards, accordion, bass, organ)
- Jonathan Noyce (bass guitar)
- Doane Perry (drums, percussion)