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THE BROADSWORD AND THE BEAST

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.26 | 441 ratings

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Prog 74
2 stars 80s Tull. They go together like chocolate & asparagus. The production on this album is naturally very 80s sounding which is fine if you are Rush in 1982, but Jethro Tull did not come into the new decade gracefully. 'A' was like a bad omen which along with this album and especially it's follow up, the dreadful 'Under Wraps', just showed just how fast Tull was sinking. A shame since 'Stormwatch' from 1979 was not really that bad at all. It at least gave one hope that good things were in store for this legendary prog band. But, alas it was not meant to be. The synthesisers throughout the album are just a sad reminder that the good days were over and the tastleless 80s were upon us. Still, the cool album cover saves this album from the dreaded one star rating. For Tull completionists only.
Prog 74 | 2/5 |

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