Monday music: The Jethro Tull Christmas Album

It’s the winter solstice, with all its attendant holidays, so I’m going to start putting up some of my favorite songs of the season. I’m gonna start with a bunch of my favorites from The Jethro Tull Christmas Album, a 2003 release that was partly remakes of existing Christmas songs Tull has done over the years (“A Christmas Song,” “Another Christmas Song,” “Weathercock,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Fire at Midnight,” “Ring Out, Solstice Bells,” “Bourée,” and “A Winter Snowscape”), as well as some new ones (“Pavane,” “First Snow on Brooklyn,” “Birthday Card at Christmas,” “Holly Herald,” “We Five Kings,” “Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow,” “Last Man at the Party,” and “Greensleeved”).

Here are my four favorites from the album — “Last Man at the Party” and “First Snow on Brooklyn” from the CD itself, “Pavane” from Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull, and the original “Ring Out, Solstice Bells” from Songs from the Wood:

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