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THIS WAS

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.32 | 827 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars We all start somewhere. In Jethro Tull's case, they started as a blues band. But they did it their own way. Ian Anderson's rather special vocals always induce some folk rock into the mix. His flute too makes this album a mix of blues and folk rock. I am not sure if this was the intention or it was by accident. But the result is not entirely a pure blues album. There is a lot of jazz on this album too.

The quality is not particular good. It is not helped by my personal preference is not blues. I respect blues, but I tend to give it a wide berth. The songs are not particular good. The jazz bits comes across as the best bits here. For example the six minutes long Serenade To A Cuckoo. This is an OK debut album and nothing more.

2.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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