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HEAVY HORSES

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.04 | 1194 ratings

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the philosopher
4 stars Heavy Horses keeps Jethro Tull in the folky realm which was started with the previous "Songs from the Woods". Jethro Tull always had been folky: these records however showed more focus on their folky side. This record sounds a bit more raw then the "Songs from..." and is a bit less progressive. Their are lot of symphonic elements though and the music is intelligent enough to please most progressive listeners.

My main complain about most Jethro Tull albums is that they are inconsistent: they start with two or three good quality songs and then the quality drops to a three minor stars rate. This Heavy Horses is one of the exceptions and is one of JT's most consistent record, showing two good sides with some great tracks like "...and the Mouse Police never sleeps", "Acres Wild", "Rover" and the titletrack "Heavy Horses". The second side of the record is as good as the first one and this is a great improvement in comparison with "Songs from the Woods", "Mistress in the Gallery", "Aqualung" and also the next album "Stormwatch". This makes Heavy Horses the first JT record which I will give four stars.

the philosopher | 4/5 |

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