The 40th Anniversary Edition re-release of the seventh full-length studio album by legendary British Progressive Rock band.
After two single-song concept albums, "Thick As A Brick" and "A Passion Play", “War Child” was a return to the traditional format, and was one of those records that was a hit the day it was announced. The turmoil over criticism of the previous album surrounded the production of "War Child", which obliged the band to do press conferences and explain their plans for the future.
The album prominently features David Palmer's string orchestration across an eclectic musical set, with the band members, as the two predecessor albums, playing a multitude of instruments. The music is lighter and more whimsical than the dark "A Passion Play", with hints of comedy in the lyrics and the music' structure.
"War Child" went Gold in the U.S., where it peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Pop albums chart. It was the last Jethro Tull album to earn Platinum record status.
The 2014 Steven Wilson stereo remix on 180 g vinyl comes with a printed inner sleeve and 29 x 29 cm 24-page booklet!
Chrysalis Records Ltd., A Warner Music Group Company, 1974/2015 (CHRR 1067 / 2564621625). Made in Netherlands.
1. WarChild 4:38
2. Queen and Country 3:01
3. Ladies 3:19
4. Back-Door Angels 5:27
5. SeaLion 3:42
1. Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day 4:12
2. Bungle in the Jungle 3:41
3. Only Solitaire 1:31
4. The Third Hoorah 4:53
5. Two Fingers 5:08
Total playing time: 39:21 min.