If you find the prospect remotely appealing, you would do jail to get hold of Journey to the Edge: Progressive Rock Classics, which, apart from Tull's 'Living in the Past' (how fitting), includes such fondly-remembered gems as Curved Air's 'Back Street Luv' and Humble Pie's 'Natural Born Boogie'. There's the spiky majesty of 'Burlesque' by Family, whose grizzly-voiced singer, Roger Chapman, was stumbled upon by another friend of mine last year playing in a pub in south Wales. Those with their heads buried in the more recent past may choose to stumble along to Madstock at Finsbury Park tomorrow.
Jethro Tull: The Grand, Clapham, tickets pounds 15, Thursday 11 Aug. Madstock, Finsbury Park, tomorrow, tickets pounds 22.20; 'Journey to the Edge: Progressive Rock Classics', MUSCD 018
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