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Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die! CD (album) cover


Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.09 | 696 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars The second of their pair of albums recorded with their mobile studio in the principality of Monaco. Too Old.. was destined originally to be the soundtrack to a stage musical based on a late fifties motor cycle rocker and his living-in-the-past nostalgia for the youthful years. To replace the recently departed bass player Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, John Glascock, ex-Carmen flamenco rocker, made his debut here with Tull also providing backing vocals. To his memory is dedicated the 2002 album remaster (also Angela Allen, from Carmen, sang on this 1976 Tull'work, in particular on Crazed Institution and Big Dipper). A good album from JT, moderately different from the previous Minstrel In The Gallery, but with appreciable musical structure derivated from that its original projected destiny. Quizz Kid, Too Old To Rock,n'Roll, Too Young To Die!, Salamander, Pied Piper and The Chequered flag are my favourite songs but also the others are of a good quality. The bonus tracks are great: Strip Cartoon (single accompanying The Whistler) and the duo Anderson-Palmer in A Small Cigar.

Good album anyway, not one of their best, but not deserving the low ratings I've seen. I think that 4 stars (rounded up really) it's its right evaluation (3,5-4).

Not recommended to Tull novices.

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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