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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.50 | 389 ratings

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firth of fifth
2 stars This album can be divided in three parts:

Part one - the new songs: Birthday Card Ct Christmas is a modern yet good piece music. Last Man At The Party is a great song, one of the most beatiful ones Ian has ever composed in the last 15 years. But First Snow On Brooklyn is instead sugary, maybe too sugary, suitable for an ordinary Christmas album but not for a Jethro Tull christmas album.

Part Two - the Chrismas Carrols rearranged: a quite pleasant part, with good arrengements, mostly jazzy. But after listening to them for ten ten times or so, you already get bored stiff.

Part Three - the old songs re-recorded: This is the weakest part of the record, beacuse Ian doesn't have the same voice he used to have during the Seventies. Songs like A Christmas Song, Jack Frost And the hooded Crow or Ring Out Solstice Bells sound rather goofy. Sometimes Ian Anderson's voice sounds even out of tune. Also, the actual band does NOT play with the same as other Jethro Tull line-ups used to.

I'm sorry to say this, because I'm a huge JT fan, but this Christmas Album, together with Under Wraps, is one of Jethro's worse records.

firth of fifth | 2/5 |


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