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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.31 | 765 ratings

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4 stars This is a nice and very much a likeble album. Tull is still to find their "own" sound as Anderson is not as dominantly present as in future releases due to the influence of Mick Abrahams. The sound is somewhat blues rock, comparable with the softer tunes of The Cream, The Yardbirds, and early Fleetwood Mac. But the addition of Ian Andersons flute and some more Jazz/Folk orientated melodies (especialy on the rhythmic passages and the use of the flute) differentiates Jethro Tull from the mentioned bands.

The Bass and drum play are somewhat basic but very pleasantly so, the guitarist is quite good, sometimes reminiscent of Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton (Cat's squirrel, BTW how much more can I praise this fabulous guitarist Mick Abrahams), sometimes more Mississippi Delta Blues (Cajun, or how you'll call it) (Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You). Anderson has already a matured voice (again The Cream and the Yardbirds spring to mind, Eric Clapton) which suits this music very well.

Overall I rate it four stars, but I'm a fan of bluesrock. There's not much progressiveness yet. But that phase of Tull is yet to come. Definetly worth buying.

tuxon | 4/5 |


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