Jethro Tull to release huge 50th anniversary compilation '50 for 50'
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Jethro Tull continue to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018. Hot on the heels of announcing an upcoming tour of North America, the Grammy-winning band unveiled details of an new compilation set 50 for 50, which will hit shelves May 25 via Parlaphone.

Rolling Stone reports on March 27 that Jethro Tull founder and frontman Ian Anderson has personally chosen songs for the 3-disc compilation. The tracks have been arranged in loose chronological order and touch upon all of the multi-platinum seller's 21 studio albums, dating back from their 1968 debut effort This Was through 2003's The Jethro Tull Christmas Album.

50 for 50 includes classic rock staples like “Locomotive Breath, “ “Aqualung,” “Cross-eyed Mary” and “Bungle Through the Jungle.” The set also draws from all phases of Jethro Tull's career from early blues-rock classics like “Nothing is Easy” and “Beggars Farm” to prog-rock gems like “Critique Oblique” and latter day Celtic-influenced carols like “A Christmas Song.”

For fans on a budget, a 15-track edition titled 50th Anniversary Hits will also be available.The CD edition will drop on May 25, followed by a vinyl version on Aug. 31. See below for the complete track listings.

Anderson and company will hit the road this spring for tour of the U.K. which launches April 3 in Manchester, U.K., at O2 Apollo and wraps up April 17 in London at Royal Albert Hall. Ian Anderson Presents Jethro Tull: 50th Anniversary Tour will launch its summer North American leg on May 30 in Phoenix at Comerica Theatre and wrap up July 7 in Montreal at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, followed by a second leg, which kicks off Aug. 31 in Minneapolis at State Theatre and concludes Sept. 12 in Wallingford, Conn., at Oakdale Theatre. Grab your tickets now at AXS.

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Jethro Tull 50 for 50  track listing:

1. "Nothing Is Easy" - Stand Up (1969)
2. "Love Story" - This Was (1968)
3. "Beggars Farm" - This Was (1968)
4. "Living In The Past" - Living In The Past (1972)
5. "A Song For Jeffrey" - This Was (1968)
6. "A New Day Yesterday" - Stand Up (1969)
7. "The Witch's Promise" - Benefit (1970)
8. "Mother Goose" - Aqualung (1971)
9. "With You There To Help Me" - Benefit (1970)
10. "Teacher" - Benefit (1970)
11. "Life Is A Long Song" - Living In The Past (1972)
12. "Sweet Dream" (Studio) - Stand Up (1969)
13. "Aqualung" - Aqualung (1971)
14. "Minstrel In The Gallery" - Minstrel In The Gallery (1975)
15. "Critique Oblique" (Steven Wilson Remix) - A Passion Play (1973)
16. "Weathercock" - Heavy Horses (1978)
17. "Cross-Eyed Mary" - Aqualung (1971)
18. "Bouree" - Stand Up (1969)
19. "Dun Ringill" - Stormwatch (1979)
20. "Heavy Horses" - Heavy Horses (1978)
21. "Hunting Girl" - Songs From The Wood (1977)
22. "Bungle In The Jungle" - War Child (1974)
23. "Salamander" - Songs From The Wood (1977)
24. "Pussy Willow" - The Broadsword And The Beast (1982)
25. "Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die" - Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die! (1976)
26. "Songs From The Wood" - Songs From The Wood (1977)
27. "The Whistler" - Songs From The Wood (1977)
28. "Really Don't Mind/See There A Son Is Born" - Thick As A Brick (1972)
29. "Moths" - Heavy Horses (1978)
30. "One White Duck / Nothing At All" - Minstrel In The Gallery (1975)
31. "Cup Of Wonder" - Songs From The Wood (1977)
32. "Ring Out Solstice Bells" - The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003)
33. "Skating Away" - War Child (1974)
34. "A Christmas Song" - The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003)
35. "One Brown Mouse" - Heavy Horses (1978)
36. "Rare And Precious Chain" - Roots To Branches (1995)
37. "Kissing Willie" - Rock Island (1989)
38. "Rocks On The Road" - Catfish Rising (1991)
39. "Fylingdale Flyer" - A (1980)
40. "Paparazzi" - Under Wraps (1984)
41. "North Sea Oil" - Stormwatch (1979)
42. "Steel Monkey" - Crest Of A Knave (1987)
43. "Black Sunday" - A (1980)
44. "European Legacy" - Under Wraps (1984)
45. "Budapest" - Crest Of A Knave (1987)
46. "Broadsword" - The Broadsword And The Beast (1982)
47. "Dot Com" - J-Tull Dot Com (1999)
48. "Farm On The Freeway" - Crest Of A Knave (1987)
49. "This Is Not Love" - Catfish Rising (1991)
50. "Locomotive Breath" - Aqualung (1971)

Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Hits track listing:

1. "Love Story"
2. "Living In The Past"
3. "Life Is A Long Song"
4. "Sweet Dream"
5. "The Witch's Promise"
6. "Aqualung"
7. "Dun Ringhill"
8. "Cross-Eyed Mary"
9. "Bouree"
10. "Bungle In The Jungle"
11. "Steel Monkey"
12. "Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll"
13. "Ring Out Solstice Bells"
14. "Farm On The Freeway"
15. "Locomotive Breath"