you can see my English is not perfect and probably
some of the paragraphs are incorrectly written.
If someone wanted to help me to correct "a
pair" of them, I'd appreciate it very much.
Thanks in advance!..
are my own and I'm a bit strict. "A+"
means excellent, the sound we all hope to find.
"A" is also excellent, not exactly
what we wanted, but you can listen to them without
any pain to the ears. "A-" and "B+"
are to listen when more pristine versions are
not available. "B" and below are also
collected but not a high priority unless it
has exceptional content or is quite rare I collect
them and keep them directly on the shelf. For
any info, please e-mail me. Best Wishes !
cd discs and DVD's you'll find in this wonderful
and humble site are for trading not for sale.
you are a real Jethro Tull fan, I think you will enjoy reading
this as much I would have if I had found it when I first
started listening to the band. I was 20 years old when I
discovered Jethro Tull, but after a while I found myself
getting a little tired of listening to the official Jethro
Tull releases and almost forgot about Tull's wonderful music
until I happened upon a non-official disc in a marketplace.
I didn't know exactly why, but I really enjoyed listening
to it. At first, I thought I was a unique case but then
I discovered web sites with extensive lists. I discovered
the world of ROIOs in the year 2000 and that one unique
live disc evolved into a list of over 300 audio CD shows
and over 100 DVDs. I think I really like Jethro Tull
spite of everything I don't consider my self a collector.
I'm just a "listener" of their music, live music!.
Live music means new versions, variations and improvisations.
My favourite songs are old ones played nowaways. The force and energy
of old songs still inspire
him new versions and new different force to come new life. Since here: Thank you for his music and thank you for playing so many years!
are some 'lost' songs from live shows that have only been
played occasionally, for example, 'Teacher', 'Witches's
Promise', 'We Used to Know' and 'Hymn 43' - this is the
main reason for my humble site. I've made a link named "When
did they play
?" in which one you can see when
the old songs have been played over the last 15 years, in
which bootleg they can be found and the quality of the sound.
I consider these versions even better than the original
ones - most of them with more flute. Ian's voice is not
the same but still persists. Sound is the main problem and
what I always look for is the best sound of every year and
course, unofficial discs can not be sold because they have
been recorded illegally and often with poor sound quality.
It is said that Tull knows about bootlegging, but like many
other groups, they accept it as long as we don't sell the
items we collect. So, all the recordings you'll find in
my lists are for trade and not for sale under any circumstances.
In all my experience, I have only ever met one collector
who wanted to 'sell his boots' !
usual rules are trade on a swapping basis, so you should
offer the same quantity of items in exchange for those that
you receive. Sometimes a trade will include an extra or
bonus CDs and occasionally they may offer a title for free.
I've done that myself - a Tull fan is a Tullfriend! I very
much appreciated this myself, when I first started trading.
onto the sound quality. Ahem! sadly, for technical reasons
the sound quality of early bootled material is usually poor.
Many shows were recorded on tapes and then more recently
transferred into CDs.
it is easy and inexpensive to make relatively high quality
recordings. If you have seats in the first or second row
of a show with a good tape recorder, you tape the show,
you design a cover and offer the result to the trading world
and send it off on it's new life around the world.
first, it's difficult to know where to trade, but the best
place I've found is the "Yahoo groups" (tulltrades,
tullpassionplayers and so on). The trading rules above always
hobby has always been listening to music. So I have always
searched for the best recorded show of every tour. Discs
are usually rates like this...
(excellent, almost official),
"A-" (excellent, but not as good as we liked),
"B+", (you can condiser to listen to it)
"B", (in my opinion on to keep them on your
"B-"(in my opinion on to keep them on your
It's often really difficult to rate the sound quality and
"A" is not the same for all collectors. Sometimes
you might trade for an "A" disc, but when you
hear it you'd only rate it "A-", so you have to
trade again until you find the best available. Luckily,
in some countries they might broadcast a Jethro Tull show
on Radio or TV and then you have excellent sound quality
which you'll never find in a record shop.
Tull fans are a dying breed and the number of fans trading
is fewer than ever. I have no idea how you found my site,
but I do hope that you enjoy visiting it - if you do why
not email me! The site represents my appreciation of Jethro
Tull and is just for fun and is run in my free time. I'd
be happy to exchange links with you if you wish. I've tried
to not repeat what already exists and to add comments and
details for CDs and DVDs where possible.
you will find what you are looking for in my site. In the
Last ones or "Last received" section
you will find updates on the latest discs received. In the
"Word list" you can see and print all lists in
Microsoft Word, in "DVD cover" you'll see DVD
covers ready to print and of course, in "Bootleg Lists"
you'll find all the titles I have listed year by year.