This is a live medley from Jethro Tull that features “Wind Up” and “Backdoor Angels,” two tracks that contribute to the strong religious opinions that Jethro Tull is known for. Tull, considered by most a progressive rock band, passed through many musical styles, including hard rock, folk, electronic, and world music. Ian Anderson was the founder and front man of the group. He realized early on that he’d never be a great guitar player and bought a flute. Within two weeks he was playing the flute on stage. To many that have been to their live shows, Anderson’s mastery of the flute seemed a lifelong pursuit instead of something randomly picked up while the band was starting up. Remarkably, given the religious connotations of several Tull songs, Ian Anderson is not an Atheist. He is self described as a Deist, which is the belief in a direct link between creator and nature without organized religion or supernatural intervention.
I’m also including the beautiful acoustic track “Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day,” another track with eastern philosophical connotations and a good way to look at life…where everyday is a new day.
Forget the past