Είναι ενδιαφέρον ότι το, ξεχασμένο σήμερα αριστούργημα του βρετανικού σγκροτήματος, παρά τις “κακές κριτικές”, είχε φτάσει, την εποχή της κυκλοφορίας του [1973] στο νούμερο ένα του αμερικάνικου Billboard. Στη θέση δηλαδή όπου σήμερα κατοικοεδρεύουν καλλιτεχνικές προσωπικότητες όπως η Beyonce και η Rihanna. Το Passion Play αποτελείται, όπως και το προηγούμενό του, Thick As A Brick [επίσης νούμερο 1…] από μια “ενιαία” σύνθεση, στην ουσία μια σουίτα χωρισμένη στις δυο πλευρές του βινιλίου. Ακούμε το πρώτο μέρος / πλευρά. Το Passion Play είναι ένα από τα τρία άλμπουμ όπου ο Ian Anderson δοκιμάζει την τύχη του στο σοπράνο σαξόφωνο.

Interestingly, this now forgotten JT’s masterpiece, despite the “bad reviews”, had reached number one on the American Billboard at the time of its release [1973]. In other words, a position occupied nowadays by personalities like Beyonce and Rihanna. Like its predecessor, Thick As A Brick [also number 1…] Passion Play is consisted of a “single” composition, essentially a suite divided in two parts / sides of the original vinyl. We hear the first part/side. Passion Play is one of the three albums where Ian Anderson tries his luck on the soprano saxophone.

(Visited 467 times, 1 visits today)


  1. trentpmcd April 23, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    For some reason I couldn’t get the audio to play…

    1. Oannes April 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks for notifying! I think it’s fixed now.

  2. Resa April 25, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    It won’t play for me either!
    I really want to hear this!

    1. Oannes April 26, 2020 at 7:23 am

      Technology hates me, and it’ only fair, because I hate technology too. Anyway, I’ve done my best, I hope this time I’ve fixed it for good. Thank you notifying, let me know if it was worth it!?

  3. Resa April 26, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    It works now!
    That was fab. I can’t believe how fast it seemed to go by!
    I always liked his music, especially Thick as a Brick.
    It is a vague long ago memory, but I did see him live, once!

  4. Oannes April 26, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Me too. I ‘ve also interviewed the guy. It was so intense I could reproduce it word for word from memory!


Leave a Reply