Jethro Tull ‎– War Child

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"War Child" is the seventh studio album by Jethro Tull, released in October 1974.
The original front cover is a composite photograph featuring a positive color print of Melbourne, Australia at night, and a negative print of a studio photo of lead singer Ian Anderson. Some rare reissues (like this one) have a different cover sleeve with a "positive" print of Ian Anderson, and no picture in the background.

Despite the seemingly disconnected themes of the songs, the album was originally planned as a movie soundtrack. But the film project was abandoned after failed attempts to find a major movie studio to finance it, and the planned double-album set was reinstated as a ten-song, single-length rock album. In 2002, the CD reissue added 7 new songs as bonus, taken from the aborted double-album sessions.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHR 1067, CHR.1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CHR 1067, CHR.1067 UK 1974 Sell This Version
8CH 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(8-Trk, Album) Chrysalis 8CH 1067 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
CHR M8C 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(8-Trk, Album, Gre) Chrysalis CHR M8C 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
CHR LBQ 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(8-Trk, Album, Quad) Chrysalis CHR LBQ 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
M8C 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(8-Trk, Album, Red) Chrysalis M8C 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
710 7 519 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album) Chrysalis 710 7 519 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
41 067 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album) Chrysalis 41 067 France 1974 Sell This Version
CHK 71067 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album) Chrysalis CHK 71067 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
TC-CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album) Chrysalis TC-CHR 1067 Scandinavia 1974 Sell This Version
D-55265 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album) Chrysalis D-55265 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
M5C 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album, Club) Chrysalis M5C 1067 1974 Sell This Version
CHR M5C 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album, Gre) Chrysalis CHR M5C 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067, DD30878 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CHR 1067, DD30878 Israel 1974 Sell This Version
40.098 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Philips 40.098 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067 France 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
05 (8831) 01735 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) RCA 05 (8831) 01735 Colombia 1974 Sell This Version
6307 537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 537 Scandinavia 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
LPUS 246 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis LPUS 246 Uruguay 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067 Sweden 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
6307 537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 537 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
6307537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307537 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
L 35259 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis L 35259 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
88.217-I Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis 88.217-I Spain 1974 Sell This Version
6307 537, (CHR 1067) Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 6307 537, (CHR 1067) Austria 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067 Greece 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067, CHR.1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CHR 1067, CHR.1067 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
6307 537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 537 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
CHR.1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR.1067 Greece 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067, L 35259 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Festival Records CHR 1067, L 35259 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067, CHR.1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CHR 1067, CHR.1067 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Club) Chrysalis CHR 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Club, CRC) Chrysalis CHR 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Club, RP) Chrysalis CHR 1067 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Pit) Chrysalis CHR 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Promo) Chrysalis CHR 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
6307 537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Promo) Chrysalis 6307 537 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
6307 537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Promo) Chrysalis 6307 537 Argentina 1974 Sell This Version
CH4 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Quad) Chrysalis CH4 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067, CH4.1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Quad) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CHR 1067, CH4.1067 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, TP) Chrysalis CHR 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Chrysalis CHR 1067 UK 1974 Sell This Version
LM-2636 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Unofficial) Li Ming LM-2636 Taiwan 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Chrysalis CHR 1067 UK 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, S/Sided, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Chrysalis CHR 1067 UK 1974 Sell This Version
CHT 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) Chrysalis CHT 1067 US 1974 Sell This Version
CHR 1067-A Jethro Tull War Child(Reel, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067-A US 1974 Sell This Version
CHRQ 1067-QF Jethro Tull War Child(Reel, Album, Quad) Chrysalis CHRQ 1067-QF US 1974 Sell This Version
6307537, 5490, 6307 537 Jethro Tull Warchild(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Chrysalis 6307537, 5490, 6307 537 Argentina 1974 Sell This Version
MK28 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Müzik Kervanı MK28 Turkey 1975 Sell This Version
6307 537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 537 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
LSCHR 70676, CHR. 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Jugoton, Chrysalis LSCHR 70676, CHR. 1067 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
LSCHR 70676, CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Jugoton, Chrysalis LSCHR 70676, CHR 1067 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
547, CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Chrysalis 547, CHR 1067 Turkey 1975 Sell This Version
29001, 6307 537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 29001, 6307 537 Mexico 1975 Sell This Version
LSCHR 70676, CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Jugoton, Chrysalis LSCHR 70676, CHR 1067 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
WWS-40049 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis WWS-40049 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
6307537, 6307 537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RP) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 6307537, 6307 537 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
88.217-E, 88.217-I Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 88.217-E, 88.217-I Spain 1979 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis CHR 1067 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
6307537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 6307537 France 1980 Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis CHR 1067 France 1980 Sell This Version
202 660-320, 202 660 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 202 660-320, 202 660 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
PV 41067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis PV 41067 US 1983 Sell This Version
VK41067 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis VK41067 US 1990 Sell This Version
F2 21067 Jethro Tull Warchild(CD, Album, Club, RE) Chrysalis F2 21067 US 1990 Sell This Version
F2 21067 Jethro Tull Warchild(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis F2 21067 US 1990 Sell This Version
F2 21067, DIDX 1426 Jethro Tull Warchild(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis F2 21067, DIDX 1426 US 1990 Sell This Version
CDP32 1067-2 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis CDP32 1067-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CDP32 1067-2 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis CDP32 1067-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
DIDX 1426, DIDX 001426, F2 21067 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Chrysalis (2), Chrysalis (2), Chrysalis (2) DIDX 1426, DIDX 001426, F2 21067 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
JPCD9704260 Jethro Tull WarChild(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD9704260 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
UDCD 745 Jethro Tull Warchild(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 24 ) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, EMI UDCD 745 US 1999 Sell This Version
321067-2 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis 321067-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 41571 2 7, 541 5712 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE, RM, Opt) Chrysalis, EMI, EMI 7243 5 41571 2 7, 541 5712 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 41571 2 7 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RM) EMI 7243 5 41571 2 7 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
72435-41571-2-7 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RM) Chrysalis 72435-41571-2-7 US 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 41571 2 7 Jethro Tull WarChild(CD, Album, RM, EMI) Chrysalis, EMI 7243 5 41571 2 7 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 41571 2 7 Jethro Tull WarChild(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Chrysalis (2) 7243 5 41571 2 7 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
none Jethro Tull WarChild(CDr, Promo) EMI none Europe 2002 Sell This Version
TOCP-67182 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Chrysalis TOCP-67182 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
TOCP-54297 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE, RM) Chrysalis (2) TOCP-54297 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
TOCP-54297 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Chrysalis (2) TOCP-54297 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
none Jethro Tull WarChild(CD, Album, RM) Chrysalis none Italy 2011 Sell This Version
2564616323 Jethro Tull War Child, The 40th Anniversary Edition(CD, Album, RE, RM, Rem) Chrysalis, Warner Music Russia 2564616323 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
2564621593 Jethro Tull War Child, The 40th Anniversary Edition(CD, Album, RE, RM, Rem) Chrysalis 2564621593 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
2564621593 Jethro Tull War Child, The 40th Anniversary Edition(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Chrysalis (2) 2564621593 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
2564621627, Warchild 1 Jethro Tull WarChild (The 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition)(Box, Dlx, Dig + CD, Album, RE, Rem + CD, Rem + DVD) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 2564621627, Warchild 1 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
WPCR-16475 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, SHM) Chrysalis WPCR-16475 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
2564621625, CHRR 1067, CHRR. 1067 Jethro Tull WarChild (The 40th Anniversary Edition)(LP, Album, RE, 180) Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Chrysalis 2564621625, CHRR 1067, CHRR. 1067 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
R2-215935 Jethro Tull War Child (The 40th Anniversary Edition)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Chrysalis R2-215935 US Unknown Sell This Version
F2 21067 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis F2 21067 US Unknown Sell This Version
VK41067, DIDX 1426 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis VK41067, DIDX 1426 US Unknown Sell This Version
CCD 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis CCD 1067 UK Unknown Sell This Version
F2 21067, DIDX 001426 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Chrysalis (2), Chrysalis (2) F2 21067, DIDX 001426 Unknown Sell This Version
F2 21067, DIDX 001426 Jethro Tull War Child(CD, Album, Unofficial) Chrysalis (2), Chrysalis (2) F2 21067, DIDX 001426 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
F4-21067 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album) Chrysalis F4-21067 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCUS 246 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album) RCA MCUS 246 Uruguay Unknown Sell This Version
CCH 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album, RE) Chrysalis CCH 1067 US Unknown Sell This Version
PVT 41067 Jethro Tull War Child(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Chrysalis PVT 41067 US Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Y Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1067 Y France Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067, CHR.1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CHR 1067, CHR.1067 Guatemala Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, Club, RE) Chrysalis CHR 1067 US Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis CHR 1067 US Unknown Sell This Version
51 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 51 1067 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis CHR 1067 UK Unknown Sell This Version
202 660-320, 202 660 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 202 660-320, 202 660 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis CHR 1067 US Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis CHR 1067 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067, CHR.1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CHR 1067, CHR.1067 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21067 1 DMM Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21067 1 DMM Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21067 1 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21067 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
6307 537 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 6307 537 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067, CHR.1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RP) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CHR 1067, CHR.1067 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RP) Chrysalis CHR 1067 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CHR 1067, CHR.1067 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RP) Chrysalis, Chrysalis CHR 1067, CHR.1067 UK Unknown Sell This Version
D 101971, DIDX 1426 Jethro Tull WarChild(CD, Album) BMG Direct Marketing, Inc., Chrysalis D 101971, DIDX 1426 US Unknown Sell This Version
WPCR-80071 Jethro Tull WarChild(CD, Album, RE, RM) Chrysalis WPCR-80071 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
8-1043 Jethro Tull WarChild(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Not On Label 8-1043 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
TOCP-67182 Jethro Tull WarChild(CD, Album, Unofficial) Chrysalis (2) TOCP-67182 Unknown Sell This Version
F2 21067, DIDX 001426 Jethro Tull WarChild(CD, Album, Unofficial) Chrysalis (2), Chrysalis (2) F2 21067, DIDX 001426 Unknown Sell This Version
F2 21067 Jethro Tull Warchild(CD, Album) Chrysalis F2 21067 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CF2 21067 Jethro Tull Warchild(CD, Album, Club) Chrysalis CF2 21067 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1252 Jethro Tull Warchild(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Elbo 1252 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
6307 537 Jethro Tull Warchild(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 6307 537 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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ShockPop1

ShockPop1

September 2, 2018
referencing War Child, LP, Album, CHR 1067

Copy I bought when released in 1974 has simple matrix runouts:

Side 1: CHR-1067 31818-RE-1 PORKY
Side 2: CHR-1067 31819-RE-1 PECKO

No other markings of pressing plant or anything else
23blackened23

23blackened23

August 30, 2017
referencing War Child, LP, Album, CHR 1067

Not their greatest album but it is still enjoyable to listen too.
Christronics

Christronics

May 24, 2017
referencing War Child, LP, Album, 6307 537

Excellent sound on this release, I found it for 6 quid in a German record store...
This album is so different from the others of the mighty Tull...
Recommended pressing...
LeonardoA

LeonardoA

April 9, 2017
referencing War Child, LP, Album, CHR 1067, CHR.1067
One of the Giants in the British prog-rock, especially popular at the beginning of the 1970s. The Group was founded in 1968 in Blackpool by the Scottish singer/flautist Ian Anderson. The group, by her fans affectionately known as ' Tull ", fell on the solid influences from English and Celtic folk music. Also, when prog-rock Jethro Tull remains less popular, a welcome guest on the international stage. Not least because of the strong live shows with Anderson as Trump, who often flute plays standing on one leg. In 1990 the Group surprised friend and foe by a Grammy Award for best heavy metal act ' to win, at the expense of Metallica. Jethro Tull reacts with the for their characteristic humor on the ensuing consternation. They place in an English magazine a full-page ad with the text: ' The flute is a (heavy) metal instrument '.
Hanskajalka

Hanskajalka

September 18, 2015
referencing War Child, CD, Album, RE, CDP32 1067-2
I have this one, but my copy says MASTERED BY NIMBUS in the Matrix / Run out.
baryle

baryle

April 8, 2015
referencing War Child, LP, Album, RE, 1C 064-3 21067 1 DMM
Awesome music you have posted.
DrPepper1

DrPepper1

January 25, 2015
referencing War Child, LP, Album, Club, RP, CHR 1067

PORKY and PECKO etched into the runout is the trademark of George Peckham the mastering engineer