Too Old To Rock N' Roll : Too Young To Die

Artist: Jethro Tull
Label: Chrysalis
Catalog#: CHR 1111
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1976
A1 Quizz Kid 5:07
A2 Crazed Institution 4:45

Vocals [Who Sang On] - Angela Allen

A3 Salamander 2:49
A4 Taxi Crab 3:51
A5 From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser 4:07

Orchestra [Additional Conducting & Arranging], Keyboards [Vako Orchestron], Saxophone [The Late Night Solo] - David Palmer

B1 Bad-Eyed And Loveless 2:11
B2 Big Dipper 3:32
B3 Too Old To Rock N' Roll: Too Young To Die 5:39

Vocals [Who Sang On] - Maddy Prior

B4 Pied Piper 4:29

Vocals [Who Sang On] - Angela Allen

B5 The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) 5:25

Artwork By [Sleeve Design & Illustration] - David Gibbons
Artwork By [Sleeve Design & Illustration] - Michael Farrell
Bass, Vocals - John Glascock
Drums, Percussion - Barriemore Barlow
Engineer - Robin Black
Engineer [Assistant] - Peter Smith
Engineer [Assistant] - Trevor White
Guitar - Martin Barre
Piano - John Evan
Producer, Composed By, Written-By, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion - Ian Anderson


Recorded at Radio Monte Carlo
by Maison Rouge Mobile Studio.
All tracks published by Five Star Publishing Ltd.
(P)1976 Chrysalis Records.
(C)1976, Controlled In U.S. & Canada by Chrysalis Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
With ex-Carmen bassist John Glascock now on board, the interminably titled album, Too Old To Rock ‘n' Roll: Too Young To Die!, followed quickly after the last Tull record. Originally intended as a musical (I've heard that before), Ian Anderson wrote the album around the story of an aging greaser, Ray Lomas-perhaps regrettably, in retrospect, as most fans took the work as being autobiographical-especially considering the likeness of the comic illustration that adorned the gatefold sleeve. "Quizz Kidd" is a raucous opener, followed by "Crazed Institution:" both strict adherents to the now mostly static Tull song formula. Tracks like "Taxi Grab" and "Bad-Eyed and Loveless" have a bluesy feel to them (something absent for quite a few albums), while "Big Dipper" sounds not unlike a Led Zeppelin tune from the same period. Moreover, Martin Barre sounds particularly electric, with the Jimmy Page influence here undeniable. David Palmer's broad arrangements grace a few tracks, along with his first contributions as a performer. Anderson and company here offer some great songs, uniquely (and typically) Tull; but for whatever reason, the album just doesn't click. The title track was released as a single, but it too must have been too old to rock ‘n' roll, as it did not chart. The album was still successful though, reaching No. 25 in the UK and No. 14 in the US.
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