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Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die! CD (album) cover


Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.09 | 696 ratings

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3 stars I believe this album to have been unrightfully bashed from time to time.

Sure, it's not the strongest of Tull albums, but it's not bad either. Just different. When you come to think of it, no other album in Tull's catalogue sound like this offering. The album is quite mellow, with a few more rocking tracks. A lot of acoustic guitar, some orchestral arrangements, a little less flute than normally. This is also the last album where Ian's voice is top notch. It would soon become a bit more rough.

There are a number of songs on this album that are quite bland and uninteresting, and makes the album a bit boring. These unfortunately make the album hard to listen all through, which you really should do since it's supposed to be a musical, and that it contains a story. On the plus side, some of the songs on this album is really 5 star efforts. Not because of their originality, but beacause they are simply wonderful melodies. These include the title track, Pied Piper and Dead or Alive. Other nice tracks are Crazed Institution and Salamander. The remastered version also includes the songs, A Small Cigar and Strip Cartoon. Both are quite lovely, and are a nice addition to the album, although not fitting into the storyline. A Small Cigar has one of my all time favourite Ian Anderson lyrics.

3.5 stars to this album. Rounded down to 3.

Malex | 3/5 |


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