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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.18 | 1303 ratings

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Songs for the Wood marks a glorious return of Tull from three fairly mediocre albums. The tile song is worth the price alone with its rich and layered vocal harmonies and some great instrumental sections Tull makes a statement of Prog/Folk in ways only they could do.

With this album the band marks a direction they had toyed with in past albums but make a full statement of English/Celtic folk with the tinges of prog rock all over it. Great orchestrations by David Palmer and keyboard work by Palmer and John Evans, the rich full sound of this CD is a last will and testament to the classic period band line up. Although the songs are separate I could see several instances where these could have combined like in the Thick as a Brick or Passion Play type. Solstice Bells is the only song not quite in the same mix and probably could have been the album closer and would have been more satisfying. Highlights include Jack in the Green, Hunting Girl, Velvet Green and The Whistler.

I love listening to this album and I think if you know anything about Jethro Tull you will tooand even if you don't this isn't a bad place to start. Great album and the end of an era. 5 stars

Garion81 | 5/5 |


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