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SONGS FROM THE WOOD

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.16 | 937 ratings

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LSDisease
4 stars Songs From The Wood was huge commercial succes and true refreshment for the band. I still don't think Too Old To Rock'n Roll was bad album but Ian needed to do something more personal, something what could describe his nature in 100%. He decided to make us some songs from the wood. "Have you seen Jack - In - The Green?'. No I haven't but I swear I'd love to. This is beautiful folk song one of the best in whole Ian's career. But the album starts with hard rock title track. It proves Ian didn't want the whole album to sound mellow. Hunting Girl is also hard rockish but with folk vibe. Jon Evan did great job and his hammond organs give this song a strong kick. Cup Of Wonder is vital folk rock tune with amazing drum parts played of course by Barrie Barlow. The music on this release is vital and that's why I think Jethro didn't have to sound heavy to make blood running faster. Velvet Green another great song and this kind of folk will be continued on next JT album Heavy Horses. The Whistler is magical, The Whistler you hear around your head, The Wistler seduces you with its magic. No words can describe the feeling I have when I listen to this song. I'm just feeling like I'm in the woods on summer day. I don't really dig Ring Out Solstice Bells and Pibroch (but there's amazing guitar effect on the begining of this song). I don't know, I just don't like those two songs. Fire At Midnight is ok tune as for the finish. I'd give this album 5 stars if not those weak moments. But it deserves easily strong 4. Good music.
LSDisease | 4/5 |

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