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Ian Anderson


Prog Folk

2.85 | 135 ratings

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2 stars Please do not expect that this album is in the vein of early albums of Jethro Tull as it has contained a lot of keyboards / electronic instruments compared to old records of Jethro Tull. It's very close with Jethro Tull "A" album which received significant critiques by many rock music reviewers. "A" was actually intended as Ian's solo album but it turned out to be Jethro Tull's. The opening track "Fly by Night" (3:51) is a nice combination of keyboard and flutework in a good composition. "Made in England" (4:57) is techno music with Ludwig drums via Linn Drum. It has a lack of nice melody and too straightforward with little variations. "Walk into Light" (3:08) is good track exploring further the "serious" vocal of Ian Anderson combined with electronic drumming and keyboard work. Indeed, Ian does a serious vocal here because he uses an excellent singing style. "Trains" (3:18) brings the music in similar vein with previous tracks, performed in medium tempo music.

Even though this album brings good memories for me as it was released when prog music was dying, swept by the new wave and punk music, I still only recommend this album for those who really love Jethro Tull and willing to own any release of Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson albums. For me, the music is too boring especially listening to the music loop through programming. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 2/5 |


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