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HEAVY HORSES

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.03 | 1022 ratings

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Gatot
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5 stars Tull is really back on track!

Yeah, when this album was released I smiled and laughed at loud because I was so happy that finally Tull is back with another masterpiece album "Heavy Horses". No epic, no long track but . this is a great album at par excellent with the band classics like "Aqualung", "Thick As Brick" and even "A Passion Play" even though the music is different with all the classic albums. Welcome back, my friend, with classic Jethro Tull music!

With the same line-up as its predecessor "Songs From The Wood" this time Tull reduces the heavy use of organ / synthesizer and make the combined acoustic guitar and flute works more obvious, plus powerful choirs. The opening track ".. And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps" proves the stunning combination of acoustic guitar, flute and choral line. Powerful opening. Next is one of my favorites: "Acres Wild"! Its combination of guitar and flute in fast tempo and energetic style have made this track is attractive to my ears. Orchestral arrangement by David Palmer makes this track very solid. "No Lullaby" is a true rocker with great electric guitar solo and tight structure. It reminds me to the classic "Aqualung" album. This track I used to play as "wake-up call" in the morning because it has powerful drum strokes which cast great energy and elevate my spirit in the morning. The melody is also very strong.

"Moths" demonstrates stunning acoustic guitar work, "Journey Man" leans the music flow with the use of tight bass lines by Glasscock and flute shots. Martin Barre plays great electric guitar work here. "Rover" is another excellent track with tight structure and catchy melody. "One Brown Mouse" has become live favorite. The album title track "Heavy Horses" is very memorable for me because this was the first track that I heard the first time I listened to this album. It has powerful composition and solid structure and melody. One must listen to this track if wanting to learn great music of Tull. "Weathercock" is really great and one of my Tull favorite tracks.

For those of you who are new to the music of Jethro Tull, you can start with this album which will give you a full picture of the Tull's sound. It's a great album to start, really. Highly recommended. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 5/5 |

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