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Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood CD (album) cover


Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.18 | 1294 ratings

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4 stars This album is really good. The titlesong 'Songs from the Wood' is a great song featuring great vocals and brilliant composition.

Jack-in-the-Green features Ian's little egotrip, because he played all the instruments of this song. It isn't really an incredible song but it's ok.

'Cup of wonder' has a little too many cheesy melodies. The first melody that jumps in is quite catchy and marvelous, but the couplet and the chorus are a bit too predictable. It is outstandable, though. All the things that are between couplets and chorusses are really great. In whole, the song is really nice, but the choruses and couplets could be a bit annoying.

'Hunting girl' is another great track featuring nice symphonic elements and great folk that gives you an image of this 'hunting girl' through the woods with her horse. The parts where you only hear the electric guitar, is only repeated a bit too much to my taste.

'Ring out solstice bells' reminds me a bit too much of a christmas song. On the other hand, I was really surprised by the jazzy piano part, which is really great with the vocals on it.

'Velvet green' is a great medieval folk piece, with an adapted medieval kit, which sounds great. I really love the switch between the medieval pieces, and the sung pieces. It sounds very intimate but also really like a bunch of folky people playing for money at a square somewhere in 1467.

'The whistler' is really a nice piece featuring a great flute melody after the singing.

'Pibroch (cap in hand)' Is marvelous. Love the melody with guitar at the beginning and the rest of the band jumping in. I really like everything on this song. I like the switch from the first theme to the couplet.

'Fire at midnight' wasn't very remindable. I really like the last chord of the chorus somehow. I really like the instrumental part in the middle. The sung parts are a bit predictable.

Overall it's really a great album. There are no really bad songs on it and a few masterpieces (Songs From The Wood, Velvet Green and Pibroch (cap in hand). Great album. Four stars.

Foolsdrummer | 4/5 |


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