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A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.64 | 133 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars ".now, how about a little light music."?

This 1992 JT live release is the other side of their live shows conceptions! ALPHA and OMEGA of Jethro Tull live recordings are represented, respectively, by Bursting Out and A Little Light Music. The first one shows a stronger and more extroverted aspect of this great band in their highest apex of maturity, while the last one is a calm, acoustic and in a more introvert temper.

The album is a sort of un-plugged all around the world, during that then tour from Greece to Turkey, from Israel to Germany, from Austria to Switzerland.it seems a representation of a opposites' overtaking through the music.

The then line-up, Ian and Martin apart, is composed by the bassist Dave Pegg and Dave Mattacks who, in addition to the drums playing, has a lot of fun with some keyboards!

Remarkable pieces are Under Wraps # 2, in a complete and fascinating instrumental playing, Too Old To Rock And Roll, in which Ian Anderson seems to sing: ".but he was too IAN to die!...", and the extended version of Nursie, with some nice electric stuff!

Ad postera the JT version of the classic John Barleycorn Must Die, surely not at the same level of that 1970 one by TRAFFIC, but an interesting example of this band's versatility.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |

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