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~ Unreleased Tull Tracks ~

(1979 - 1988)

A picture symbolising the final days of classic Tull....

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    • 1979

    • The Water's Edge
      A sequence of ballet music, written for orchestra, consisting of the following pieces: The Surface I, Mary's Song, The Surface II, Kelpie, The Surface III, Selkies, The Surface IV, Siren Song, The Surface V, Beneath The Surface, The Storm. According to Laufi the titles of these pieces were "invented" by the bootlegger.
      The Water's Edge was written by Ian Anderson, David Palmer and Martin Barre for the Scottish Ballet. It was peformed in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Liverpool and London from March to May 1979, but never properly recorded. It is not certain what happened to the tapes containing these pieces. David Palmer's composition "Siren Song" was later that year reworked and released on the "Stormwatch" album titled "Elegy".

    • Apocalypse *
      This song was recorded for the Stormwatch album, but not included. It was never played live by the band, but there is a recording of this song, as performed by David Palmer & Beggars Farm at the Itullian Convention, June 30 2001.
      *) Available as Real Audio file on Laufi's site (www.laufi.de).
      Elwyn Davies has tried to transcribe the lyrics, and Dag Sandbu has send in some additions. Please mind that we are not sure if we're right!

    • Halt the ringing cry of progress
      sang the  horseman riding by
      through support the good God gave us
      riding back to yesterday
      yesterday.

      Turn the tables in the temple
      rang [bring?] the hoardings from the [.......?]
      Life is [insurance?] gentle [..?..] horseman
      [in]corporate efficiency
      efficiency.

      Some pieces for your daily tune (?) / Stop chasing for your daily dues (?)
      the race is run
      no price you lose
      start [stop?] craving for your  daily news.
      There's [no more said?] to change  your views (?)

      The brokers [homeless] breathless useless [deeds?]
      let reason  bring us to exceed (?)
      now you hold the reins of the apocalypse.

      Galvanise yourselves to action
      cast inside iniquity
      And to this hand voice [..?..] spoken [..?..]
      The rites of ancient history / write your names in history
      in history.

    • Halt the ringing cry of progress
      sang the  horseman riding by
      through support the good God gave us
      riding back to yesterday
      yesterday
      to yesterday
      yesterday.

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    • 1980

    • Slipstream Intro *
      Another show intro is the "Slipstream" intro which was the opener for
      the 1980/81 shows. It's only available on the 1982 "Production Manual"
      promo LP and on some bootleg. This one is from the show in Hartford, UK, October 6 1980.
      *) Available as MP3 at
      here. (courtesy Keith Suding).

    • Jams O'Donnell's Jig *
      An instrumental piece from the Fairport Convention album "Bonny Bunch Of Roses" (1977). Recorded in The Hague, Netherlands, March 16 1980.
      *) Available as MP3
      here.

    • Peggy's Pub *
      An instrumental piece, written by Dave Pegg and originally recorded on Fairport Convention's album "Rosie" (1973). Recorded in The Hague, Netherlands, March 16 1980.
      *) Available as MP3
      here.

    • Trio *
      A live instrumental featuring Martin Barre, played in 1980. This was is from the Los Angeles concert of November 12 1980.
      *) Available as MP3
      here.

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    • 1981

    • D.J.
      An outtake from "The Broadsword And The Beast", played live in 1981 - 1982."A weird attempt at disco music by Tull! It is actually not bad, but disco never really was Tull's strong point, and it seems to fall apart at the end. Not funky enough to be the real thing and not funny enough to be a spoof."
      * Dave Rees in "A New Day", issue 35, December 1992.

    • Dinosaur
      Another outtake from "The Broadsword And The Beast", played live in 1981 - 1982. According To Dave Rees this song is "A raucous heavyweight rocker with a thumping guitar- driven backbeat and powerful vocals from Ian. The only doubt we had about this song [i.e. for inclusion on 'Nightcap'] was the title: another 'Living in the Past' / 'Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll' critics' cliché handed to the press on a plate [I guess referring to 'dinosaur' bands]. But that was then and this is now, and the days of worrying about the music press are long gone. A worthy contender for the next collection."
      * Dave Rees in "A New Day", issue 35, December 1992.

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    • 1982

    • Another Untitled Instrumental *
      This piece was performed at the Heapstead Coliseum on September 18th 1982 - during the Broadsword tour. The musicians are: Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Dave Pegg, P.J. Vettese and Paul Burgess on drums and percussion.
      *) Available as MP3
      here (Courtesy Ron and Elad Unna)

    • Reynard The Fox *
      Performed only once in Stockholm, April 2 1982, by Ian Anderson and Dave Pegg. It was originally recorded by Fairport Convention for their album "Tippler's Tales" (1978).
      *) Available as MP3
      here.

    • Viva Españia
      Played live in Portugal.

    • The Swirling Pit *
      On some boots listed as The Whirling Pit(s). An instrumental composed by Dave Pegg, recorded later on his solo album "The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone" (1983). Recorded in Germany, late April 1982. Exact date and location inknown.
      *) Available as MP3
      here.

    • Barre's Folly *
      Played live at the Theakston Music Festival, Nostell Priory, Wakefield, UK on August 28 1982.
      *) Available as MP3
      here.

      Piano Drums Improvisation *
      Played during the same (outdoor) concert.
      *) Available as MP3
      here. This one was recorded in Genova, Italy, May 4 1982. (courtesy Keith Suding).

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    • 1983

    • 8:40 From Nowhere (Inverness Sleeper)
      A song taken from the "Walk Into Light" sessions, probably recorded.

    • End Game (instr.)
      An outtake version from the "Walk Into Light" sessions, probably recorded.

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    • 1984

    • Level Pegging *
      Composed by Dave Pegg, released on his solo album "The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone" (1983). The exact recording date and location are unknown still.
      *) Available as MP3
      here (courtesy Argus Wilson).

    • 1985

    • Double Violin Concerto *
      Composed by J.S. Bach, played in Berlin on March 16 1985 at the occasion of Bach's 300th birthday anniversary with Eddie Jobson on violin. Most of the concert was broadcasted by a German TV station.
      *) Avaliable as MP3
      here.

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    • 1986

    • Unknown Dreams *
      This song was only played during the 1986 shows. This take is from the Budapest concert, July 2 1986.
      *) Avaliable as MP3
      here.


    • 1987

    • William Tull Overture *
      A keyboard introduction, played by Don Airey as an introduction to the 1987 concerts. It quoted from Gershwin and several Tull pieces.
      *) Available as MP3
      here, recorded in Heidelberg, Germany, October 19 1987. (courtesy Keith Suding).

    • Tequila *
      A humorous version of this song was played during the Howard Stern show. The beginning is a parody on Aqualung. The exact recording date is unkonown.
      *) Available as MP3
      here. (courtesy Keith Suding).

    • Nellie (The Revenge) *
      An instrumental played live in 1987 and 1990.
      *) Available as MP3
      here (Heidelberg, GermanyOctober 19 1987). (courtesy Keith Suding).

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    • 1988

    • Carolan's Concerto
      Played live during the 1988 tour. Not recorded. Mistitled as Caroline's Concerto. It's real name is "O'Carolan's Concerto" or "Carolan's Concerto". It's written by an ancient Irish harper, composer and poet, Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Martin Allcock has recorded one of his tunes, "Planxty Madam Crofton" and Dave Pegg recorded "Carolan's Draught". And Irish folk music bands play some of his tunes quite often.
      * Jyrki Myllyla
      *) Available as MP3
      here. (Courtesy of Tom & Fritz Liebich).

    • The Girl From Ipanema *
      This Tom Jobim composition (made famous by Astrud Gilberto) was played live during the concerts in Brazil.
      *) Available as MP3 at
      here (courtesy: Sam Thirouin).

    • Untitled Instrumental *
      Part of this track lateron became "Part Of The Machine", released on the 20 Years Box Set and as a single in the USA in 1988. Recorded at Columbia, USA, June 21 1988.
      *) Available as MP3
      here. (courtesy Keith Suding).

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    • Continuation (1989 - 2001)

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