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THIS WAS

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.31 | 523 ratings

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4 stars "...really surprised me the low ratings, seems that people don't understand that this JETHRO TULL is not the same Folksy one of "Thick as a Brick", but an excellent Blues band that deserves to be listened". Quoted from the reviewer Ivan Melgar M

It can be said for other Tull releases not so "Thickish". Some bands like Jethro Tull and King Crimson used to improve, experiment and innovate. It could be very different, sometimes commercial, but it doesn't mean that the album is pretty horrible, rather than release 20 albums sounding the same, leaving the crowd and fans uneasy. Jethro Tull deserves some special listening, because the band has very different great albums, including "This Was" (blues), the dark progressive A Passion Play (better than Thick As a Brick in my opinion), and the futuristic sci-fi prog of A.

At the opening track (My Sunday Feeling), anyone could notice: they're not just another hard rock/blues band in town. Ian Anderson flute was like the keyboards to Deep Purple. They were not a progressive band yet, but a great jazzy rockers. Highlights: Dharma For One (wow, dat outstanding drums), It's Breaking Me Up, A Song For Jeffrey and if you could get the version featuring bonus tracks, I recc you Love Story.

VOTOMS | 4/5 |

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