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AQUALUNG

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.36 | 2707 ratings

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GKR
5 stars ...and then there were Aqualung.

Maybe the most elementary quality of Aqualung is simply the lack of any weak track or weak part in the tracks. There is no blind spot. Probably the result of carefull production over music that the band members werent quite sure of its quality. Its funny how Aqualung is the most british heavy rock blended with acoustic as possible. Not even Led Zeppelin (of whom Jethro Tull were closely in music at the time than the actual Progressive Rock groups) managed that. All Jethro Tull pre-TAAB elements are present: everything that made Ian Anderson be Ian Anderson; the power house of Clive Bunker; ecletic Martin Barre; and the lovely and surprisingly never-in-the-wrong-manner keyboards of Jon Evans inbricated between and given rythm to Anderson poetry.

The funny about Aqualung is that there were a message, something that Anderson were trying to say - what did not made a concept album, obviously. The back cover is a must read to everyone who wants to understand the album, as he joins the two main themes (God/Religion and Aqualung/the lower classes) in biblical and english manners.

We still have in the background to analyse the album the striking success and sales that Aqualung managed, the absurdly timeless of its music, capable of winning every audience, no matter what music preference or simply anything.

Thats how legends are made.

GKR | 5/5 |

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