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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.01 | 71 ratings

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The Runaway
3 stars A collection, eh? The first batch of songs on this one is really impressive, with classics like Living in the Past, Aqualung, Bungle in the Jungle, Locomotive Breath, etc., but with 80's tracks that classic Jethro Tull fans will not be pleased about, such as Steel Monkey, Broadsword, Roots to Branches, etc..

Starting with Living in the Past, which was only released as a single in 1969 and later became a hit and was to be included on many Jethro Tull albums. The chord sequence in the odd time signature of 5/4ths is now a classic, do you believe that?

Later come classics like Aqualung, Bungle in the Jungle, Songs From the Wood, Think as a Brick, Bouree, Heavy Horses, etc., but also the annoying 80's songs I mentioned earlier, which are considered the "bad" days of Jethro Tull. Even the horribly 80's opening of Steel Monkey, when Ian Anderson didn't even sound like Ian Anderson. Back in the classic days, Ian Anderson was about his crazy looks and fantastic flute skills, but here it is about his maturity, and how seriously he takes his music.

Great classics, yet some lame classics, so all I can say is 3/5 stars to Jethro Tull on this album and goodbye.

The Runaway | 3/5 |


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