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CREST OF A KNAVE

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.23 | 587 ratings

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GKR
4 stars Crest of a Knave presents a challenge to all Tull fans and progheads: is about a refreshed band playing new music and in the same time not playing the progressive music in the 70' sense (or in the way the neo-progressive bands were up to).

The sound of Crest of a Knave is essencially a contrast between the acoustic melodies of Ian Anderson and the crushing guitar of Martin Barre (perhaps with more control of the music as in any other moment of Jethro Tull history). No doubt this is a classic Tull album. The lyrics treat every aspect of what Ian usually do: economic crisis, women, war... the flute is abundant, the guitar is wonderfull (as Martin never "solo" he composes melodies that marries the song) and even a guess violin.

"Crest of a Knave" is a good reminder that the bands from the 70's could do something of quality in the 80's. 4 stars, why not?

GKR | 4/5 |

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