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SONGS FROM THE WOOD

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.16 | 979 ratings

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The_Jester
4 stars A very good Tull album in wich there's lot of folk influence mixed to prog rock.

The album's first track: Songs From The Wood is amazing. Folk-medieval themes with progressive rock that show us what the album is about. The backing vocals from the band are perfect as Ian Anderson's incredible voice is singing the song. The incredible drumming of Barriemore Barlow is very significant through all of the album (except on Jack- In-The-Green where Ian plays every instruments.)

Jack-In-The-Green continues the charming effect of Songs From the Wood because it's a happy song with inspiring themes. The lyrics are inspiring too and I think that it's a song to hear while happy in Fall.

Cup of Wonder as a driving tempo with medieval-rock themes. I like how the flute is going in this song. It's still a very happy song in wich some essential of prog music are and some element of folk-rock are too.

For Hunting Girl I think that it sounds a bit more Oriental influenced or military. It's a bit more comercial. It's more like rock with prog elements. It still is a good song with great bass for a Jethro Tull song.

Ring Out, Solstice Bells is supposed to be a winter song but sounds like summer at the begining for me. The chorus sounds a bit more like christmas but the rest of song sounds like summer.

A baroquian theme with a good old harpsichord keyboard sound. A song that really is prog is Velvet Green. The song really express the medieval side of the album with some moments of more oriental influences. This song really represents the album.

The Whistler as got incredible vocals and a battle between the chorus and the other parts of the song. Ian Anderson playing the whistle was of no suprise for me because he plays of everything. It's sounds like the song of an old guy that wants to prove himself.

Pibroch sounds more like an 1970 slow rock but as a bit of J-Tull taste in it so that isn't a bad song but is really not my favorite of the album. except for the last 3 minutes that takes good parts of keyboard and flute and that are a bit more beautiful.

Fire at Midnight is a really good lullaby with really sad connotations. This song here really sounds like winter when your safe in your house with a fire to keep you warm.

The_Jester | 4/5 |

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