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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

2.23 | 486 ratings

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2 stars How would you react to an album where the band changed his style and moved forward their music into another direction? Resist? Accept? Adapt? It's really up toyou. For me personally this album did not come into my attention at all because by the time it was released I was still amazed with Marillion's "Script for A Jester's Tear" and "Fugazi" which dominated my Fisher Cassette Tape Deck player. It was the same year "Misplaced Childhood" was released. Tull was not in my what so called "Wish List" because I was so engrained with Marillion. I was totally Marillionized! But hey . Tull is one of great prog bands coming out from the seventies with powerful albums like "Aqualung", "Thick As A Brick" or the masterpiece "A Passion Play". So I did purchase the cassette, plaed it once and stored at my cassette rack and never been played again.

When digital era came out, I upgraded this album into CD (altogether with other seventies prog bands) without knowing the music quality of this album. I trusted that JT would never make any bad album. With CD format I did try to enjoy this album but failed to do so because I was not into the kind of prog folk music being turned into industrial electronic world. To me this is the kind of Ian Anderson's solo or JT "A" album. As compared to "A" this album is weaker. Conceptually, this album talked about issues on the Cold War so the songs are full of sentiments expressed which were topical for the time. As far as Jethro Tull's music standard, this is inferior than its other albums. But because this is prog band, I still keep the CD with me. That's why this album deserves two stars (for completionist, like me). Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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