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MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.03 | 1230 ratings

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Ludjak
3 stars

Following the finely written, but inconsistent 'War Child', 'Minstrel In The gallery' suffers from similar problems as its predecessor, but ends up being a much more consistent work. The production is also better, although quite unusual for Jethro Tull with its cold and dry sound (more like a Led Zeppelin record). The strings are still here, but they manage to annoy only on 'Cold Wind To Valhalla' and bits of 'Baker Street Muse' (while being wonderful on 'Requiem'). I would recommend getting a bootleg live radio session along with this album, where the band played the title track, 'Requiem' and 'Cold Wind To Valhalla' off this album, as the latter sounds really improved (and stringless!). Although lyrics have always been the strong point of any Tull album, this one particularly stands out, having many really exceptional lyrical moments.

Overall, a strong work and a really good album for both beginners and connoisseurs of Jethro Tull's opus.

Ludjak | 3/5 |

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