JETHRO TULL Carnegie Hall, N.Y. (1970) – The Complete Concert

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Originally released in the now out-of-print 25th Anniversary Boxed Set, disc two, Carnegie Hall, N.Y., captures Jethro Tull’s last gasp as a blues/rock band, just prior to morphing into conceptual medieval-prog-rockers. Despite the Jurassic baggage they carry around now as elder statesmen, they really were a great band back in the day. Especially live, and especially with keyboardist John Evan, who’s present here. With showy flute trills, on-stage gymnastics and sudden time shifts unusual for a “blues band,” Jethro Tull routinely pulled out all the stops and got famous for their efforts. Their 1972 double album, Living In The Past, featured two tracks (an additional 20 minutes) from this same concert that was not shoehorned into the Carnegie Hall, N.Y. disc. According to, by inserting “By Kind Permission Of” after “With You There To Help Me” and “Dharma For One” after “Reasons For Waiting,” you’ll have the entire Carnegie Hall concert in its proper running order (though, the song-specific dialog tends to muck up the flow). Hear why old guys with pony tails still talk reverently about Jethro Tull. The original box set is overpriced @ Amazon, HERE. Find more Tull in the archives, HERE. NEW! We first posted this in 2007. You can now advance past Go for a revitalized Carnegie Hall COMPLETE, HERE.

Nothing Is Easy (6:06)
My God
With You There To Help Me (6:46)
A Song For Jeffrey (5:46)
To Cry You A Song (8:00)
Sossity, You’re A Woman (2:16)
Reasons For Waiting (3:55)
We Used To Know (3:18)
Guitar Solo (8:23)
For A Thousand Mothers (4:47)

Completing The Carnegie Hall Concert…
By Kind Permission Of
(10:10) – From Living In The Past
Dharma For One (9:58) – From Living In The Past


  • JR Heat Warp
    April 16, 2007 - 14:54 | Permalink

    Yess!!! Finally, a decent sounding live document from Tull's golden period! This is like sawdust on top of the puke that was last week's Jewel entry ( We can all still smell it, and we know it's down there, but now we can just ignore it and move on. Well done, Willard.

  • zippy
    April 30, 2007 - 04:44 | Permalink

    Great live set-thanx a lot!!

  • Capt. Willard
    November 21, 2010 - 06:18 | Permalink

    Find it all HERE.

  • Goose
    November 24, 2010 - 05:03 | Permalink

    I loved (and still do) that 25th Anniversary Box Set. I've always been a Tull head… my 1st experience was the Original Masters CD from like '85 I believe, then Aqualung… the rest is history! Thanks for the extra 2 tracks Cap!

    P.S. I sport a buzz cut… think the oldies with ponytails will still accept me? :)

  • Freg
    November 24, 2010 - 15:17 | Permalink

    Very good!

    Thanks very much

  • Anonymous
    November 24, 2010 - 18:09 | Permalink

    The version of "Nothing Is Easy" that opens the show is LETHAL. Just great.

  • September 10, 2012 - 19:43 | Permalink

    Great idea. If you want to fit all this on one disc I suggest deleting the useless 8-minute (!) Guitar Solo.

  • calli
    April 12, 2013 - 12:41 | Permalink


  • Tony
    March 29, 2014 - 11:31 | Permalink

    A gem. Thanks so much. Good idea re: the guitar solo.

  • Don from Oregon
    March 29, 2014 - 11:39 | Permalink

    I have the whole box if anyone is interested. I didn’t realize it was going for so much on Amazon.

    • Willard
      March 29, 2014 - 17:35 | Permalink

      Time to sell.

      • Don from Oregon
        March 29, 2014 - 19:35 | Permalink

        :-) I got it at a garage sale for five bucks. I guess that WOULD be a tidy profit!

  • zappahead
    March 30, 2014 - 08:17 | Permalink

    Thanks for this Willard…nice to hear Tull playing with there best line up/ band and the extra tracks are very welcome….cheers.

  • laughinggravy
    March 30, 2014 - 21:35 | Permalink

    Thanks you for this. I can remember buying ‘Stand Up’ and giggling when they actually did stand.

  • eepie
    December 30, 2014 - 22:09 | Permalink

    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    April 13, 2015 - 14:54 | Permalink

    I have the 2 cd/1 DVD version of Stand Up. The 1st cd contains 10 bonus cuts (though the
    last two cuts are around a minute each). The second cd is the complete (?) Carnegie Hall
    concert w/ By Kind Permission Of and Dharma For One, in which Clive Bunker has a solo.
    The DVD (which sounds Great!) claims to be 1 hour, 42 mins of Carnagie; while the inter-
    view with the Tull Meister is nearly 46mins.
    The first cd runs 76:15; while the second cd clocks in at 79:18. That would explain why there
    is more stage talk on the DVD; no extra music though.

    • Willard
      April 13, 2015 - 15:06 | Permalink

      Listen to the music instead. The drum solo on Disc 2 is approx 7 minutes (13:37 total). The drum solo on the DVD is approx 15 minutes (23:36 total). It’s all posted and detailed HERE.

  • Journeyman from LA
    August 20, 2015 - 03:09 | Permalink

    Completing The Carnegie Hall Concert…
    By Kind Permission Of (10:10) – From Living In The Past
    Dharma For One (9:58) – From Living In The Past

    So, that explains why someone is yelling “We want Ian Anderson” at the beginning of the record side – they were off-stage. I always thought this was the beginning of the concert. Makes much more sense now.

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