Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
This time we start looking at the (much shorter) notes in the CD insert from the other three chaps:
The album was, for my part, recorded mostly live with not many overdubs which I think gave it that distinct, raw feel. In fact, to the best of my memory, the only extra overdubs [sic] (apart from vocals) was when David Palmer did that lovely brass band arrangement on my song “Move on Alone” in my absence. The first time I heard it was when the album was released and there has always been some argument surrounding the supposed fact that I didn’t like it. Not true at all. I loved it then and love it still. People just like to stir it up, I think. All I ever said was how surprised I was by it and that it was unusual to have a brass band with a hairy rock and blues player like me!
“The studio was under the control of one Victor Gamm, who was a splendid chap and very professional to a fault. I was glad to have had that parting shot, “Move on Alone”, as it is what I eventually did!
“I still think “This Was” has a great character about it and I am not being biased about it either. It is a true reflection of Tull at that time and the work put in by everyone, musicians and studio staff alike, made it what it was and still is.
Mick Abrahams ”
It was certainly getting hectic for this little blues band we had. Recording was a new thing for us, so we did as much live as possible. Ian held a large clock in front of me through the drum solo to keep it short for this record. This is why deteriorated into chaos [sic]. But, we had a laugh as one can hear. Victor (The Engineer) did us proud so, thanks mate. And to you, I hope you enjoy our efforts of 40 years ago.
Clive Bunker ”
Just Glenn’s to go now, and here is the penultimate photo from the CD packaging: