Jethro Tull Slipstream on VHS. Starring Ian Anderson (flute, vocals), Martin Barre (electric guitar), Mark Craney (drums), Dave Pegg (bass), Eddie Jobson (keyboards, electric violin). Written by George Stone. Directed by David Mallet. 1981.
From the box:
Jethro Tull look even better on screen than they do on stage.
How do you take one of the world’s leading rock bands like Jethro Tull and improve on their live performance?
After all, their stage act is as famous for the way it looks as for the way it sounds.
Slipstream, conceived and executed specially for the screen is the answer.
And even though concert material is naturally included, Slipstream is far more adventurous than previous music programs.
The format is conceptual from start to finish with a coherent storyline.
It includes film shot on locations as well as in the studio, together with animation, special effects and library footage.
The band members themselves appear in a number of different guises in the conceptual sequences, with Ian Anderson adopting such diverse roles as Aqualung, the music hero of a previous album, and Dracula.
All in all, it’s a unique show and probably one of the most adventurous music specials ever made.
Songs: Black Sunday, Dun Ringil, Flylingdale Flyer, Songs From the Wood, Heavy Horses, Sweet Dream, Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Toll, Too Young to Die, Skating Away, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath.
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