Jethro Tull - The Jethro Tull Christmas Album CD (album) cover


Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.52 | 284 ratings

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Bob Greece
Prog Reviewer
5 stars Q - What do proggers listen to at Christmas?

A - The same stuff they listen to the rest of the year.

Well that was true until Jethro Tull's Christmas album came out. This is a masterpiece of a Christmas album for proggers. The album contains:

1) New versions of Tull's Christmas songs: A Christmas Song, Another Christmas Song and Ring Out, Solstice Bells

2) Classical Christmassy tunes rearranged in the Tull style: Holly Herald, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Pavane, Greensleeved, We Five Kings and Bourée

3) New songs written just for this album: Birthday Card At Christmas, Last Man At The Party and First Snow On Brooklyn

4) New versions of some Tull songs that have a winter feel: Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow, Weathercock and Fire At Midnight

5) A new version of Winter Snowscape from Martin Barre's last solo album but this time with Ian Anderson's contribution.

What more could a progger ask from a Christmas album? The songs are really well played by the whole band. The only problem is that I only want to play Christmas albums for one month of the year so for 11 months this CD sits on the shelf. I hope that Tull come up with a non-Christmas album of the same standard so that I can play it all year round.

Bob Greece | 5/5 |


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