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Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.19 | 384 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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3 stars A OK

After such a super-strong finale of the 70's with 1977's Songs From The Wood, 1978's Heavy Horses, and, my personal favourite, 1979's Stormwatch, Jethro Tull entered the 80's with this rather average one-letter album. It is certainly much weaker than the three albums that had come just before, and in my opinion it is also less a lot less good than what came immediately after it (the very good Broadsword And The Beast), but it is still a pretty decent album in its own right. Eddie Jobson joins the band here and provides very nice electric violin to the mix, but the song writing is the weakest since Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll, To Young To Die! A lacks standout tracks and none of the album's songs would go on to become all-time classics or live favourites. But there are also not any real embarrassments to be found here (that would come a bit later with Under Wraps!) and I find it an enjoyable listen.

Don't miss the CD reissue that comes with the excellent Slipstream DVD as a bonus disc

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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