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HEAVY HORSES

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.00 | 777 ratings

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Eapo_q42
5 stars This is my favourite Tull Album, and yeah, I own and love Thick as a Brick.

I guess that should tell you all you need to know about how I feel on this one. I know it's not quite as progressive as some of their others, but it is still progressive. No Lullaby and Heavy Horses are both tracks too long for radio, full of dynamic shifts in tone and pace. And all of the other tracks are intricately arranged and performed. I dare say this album should hold the interest of any proghead.

The sound on this album, I think, is really a showcase for what Tull does best. I'm very much a fan of the Folk/Rock/Prog balance this album achieves. It's completely natural and unforced. It never seems like an arbitrary collision of influences, and the result is breahtaking. This is a natural progression of the sound of Songs From The Wood, but, oh man, SO much more potent and effective. There's nothing else I've ever heard that sounds like this album.

And Ian Anderson has always had a knack for beautiful vocal melodies, but on this album he must have really been feeling the inspiration. The vocal melodies on almost every song will get stuck in your head after you spin the album once. Go ahead, just try to get the melody from 'Moths' out of your head... good luck!

The album isn't content to be a one-trick pony either. The tracks display an excellent amount of diversity. I mean just look at Acres Wild, compared with say, Journeyman. One is a terrific upbeat folk sing-a-long with fun interplay between violin and mandolin. The other a laid back rock assault, driven by an imposing funked out bass line!

I'm beginning to ramble, but suffice to say: there is no filler on this disc, it's all gold. Best disc in the Tull ouvre, if you can handle shorter song lengths (you can! give it a try).

Eapo_q42 | 5/5 |

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