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Following the ambitious long-form diversions of 'Thick As A Brick' and 'A Passion Play', 1974's 'War Child' saw a return to short, sharp songwriting.
Features the fan favourite 'Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day' and some wonderful orchestrations courtesy of David Palmer.
Digitally re-mastered edition with 7 extra tracks and Ian Anderson sleeve notes.
1. War Child (4:34)
2. Queen And Country (3:02)
3. Ladies (3:19)
4. Back-Door Angels (5:29)
5. Sealion (3:38)
6. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (3:58)
7. Bungle In The Jungle (3:37)
8. Only Solitaire (1:30)
9. The Third Hoorah (4:51)
10. Two Fingers (5:09)
11. Warchild Waltz (4:21)
12. Quartet (2:44)
13. Paradise Steakhouse (4:03)
14. Sealion 2 (3:20)
15. Rainbow Blues (3:40)
16. Glory Row (3:35)
17. Saturation (4:21)
- Ian Anderson / flute, acoustic guitar, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, sopranino saxophone, vocals
- Martin Barre / electric guitar, spanish guitar
- Barriemore Barlow / drums, glockenspiel, marimba, percussion
- Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond / bass, string bass
- John Evan / piano, organ, synthesizers, piano accordion
- David Palmer / orchestrations and conducting
- The Philomusica of London.