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Jethro Tull


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3.50 | 389 ratings

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3 stars The first thing this says is that Evolver likes Jethro Tull more than he hates Christmas music. Secondly, a sticker on my CD has a quote from Classic Rock Online: "If you liked Thick As A Brick & Songs From The Wood this album is for you. Have those guys ever listened to Thick As A Brick? It has nothing in common with this album, other than the two musicians who appear on both.

Rant aside, this isn't a bad album. It has the light fusion sound of more recent Tull and Ian Anderson album, and very little rock. And there are only smatterings of traditional Christmas songs, mostly jazzed up. There are bits of Hark The Herald Angels Sing in Holly Herald, the arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen that often popped up in the middle of other songs in various concerts, and a jazzy arrangement of Greensleeves. The rest are either new versions of old Tull songs, or new songs with holiday or winter themes.

It's not bad for Chr istmas music. Certainly better than any other Christmas album I've heard.

Evolver | 3/5 |


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