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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.63 | 3029 ratings

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5 stars Well deserving of it's place as one of the top prog albums of all time, the one and only track here (on the CD version) is also one of the greatest long-form rock song ever recorded. Moreso than just about any prog epic, this varied piece manages to flow seamlessly from movement to movement, and recalls earlier themes, with added complexity without making it sound contrived.

And while Ian Anderson's spectacular composition cannot be downplayed, and the rest of the band is astounding, the game ball for this recording should be awarded to keyboardist John Evan. His solos and his ensemble playing carries the band through some seemingly impossible segues. So much so that Martin Barre, who usually performs this role on guitar, appears to be pushed from the sonic forefront.

A nearly perfect album.

Evolver | 5/5 |


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