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BENEFIT

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.91 | 695 ratings

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Guillermo
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4 stars I`m not a fan of Jethro Tull, because I don`t like very much the "one-man bands", I mean, the "owner of the name-composer-producer-boss and his musicians-employees", which is what Jethro Tull is for me. I only have listened to some of their albums (a long time ago to: "Stand Up", "Thick as a Brick", "A Passion Play" (I remember that it is a good album), "War Child", "Too old to rock and roll...", "Songs fom the Wood", all of them because someone lent them to my older brothers) and I only have 3 of their albums: "Benefit" and "Aqualung" (recorded in a cassette from two of my brothers` record collections) and "A" (which I bought because I liked the band called "UK" and because former UK member Eddie Jobson appeared in this album as guest). This album "Benefit" is very good, better than "Aqualung", in my opinion. Is more a "Rock" album than a "Folk- Rock" album as there are a lot of guitars and drums. In this album, Ian Anderson wasn`t the only original member of the band so this is stiill more "an album made by a band called Jethro Tull", with a very good line-up and with very good guitars by Martin Barre (who was recording his second album with the band). My favourite songs from this album are: "With you there to help me", "Nothing to say", "To cry you a song" (with a melody which sounds similar to Bach`s music, I think; the best song of this album and the most Progressive), "A Time for Everything" and "Teacher". I also like the cover design: it was a very original idea for a cover.
Guillermo | 4/5 |

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