A Passion Play - Jethro Tull
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  1. Life Beats
  2. Prelude
  3. The Silver Cord
  4. Re-Assuring Tune
  5. Memory Bank
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  1. Life Beats
  2. Prelude
  3. The Silver Cord
  4. Re-Assuring Tune
  5. Memory Bank
  6. Best Friends
  7. Critique Oblique
  8. Forest Dance, No. 1
  9. The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles
  10. Forest Dance, No. 2
  11. The Foot of Our Stairs
  12. Overseer Overture
  13. Flight from Lucifer
  14. 10.08 to Paddington
  15. Magus Perdé
  16. Epilogue
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Jethro Tull's second album-length composition, A Passion Play is very different from -- and not quite as successful as -- Thick as a Brick. Ian Anderson utilizes reams of biblical (and biblical-sounding) references, interwoven with modern language, as a sort of a rock equivalent to T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland. As with most progressive rock, the words seem important and profound, but their meaning is anyone's guess ("The ice-cream lady wet her drawers, to see you in the Passion Play..."), with Anderson as a dour but engaging ...

A Passion Play 1999, Chrysalis Records

UPC: 094632104021

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A Passion Play 1998, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

UPC: 015775472020

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