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Benefit vs Minstrel in the Gallery

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Poll Question: Which album is superior
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    Posted: February 24 2012 at 17:07
Both have a 3.93 rating at the time I'm doing this poll. My vote is for Minstrel 

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Minstrel in the Gallery or A Passion Play is my favorite Jethro Tull album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 17:32
I'll go for Menstrual (joke) In The Gallery.  I wouldn't be without Benefit though either. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 17:45
MITG by far.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LinusW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 17:48
I like them both, but I think Benefit is more uneven than Minstrel. And I have Minstrel as part of my little LP collection, which I guess is somewhat telling.

So Minstrel it is.
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IMHO Benefit is a more consistent album than Minstrel.
I find Black Satin Dancer and Baker St Muse to be almost there but not quite there...if you get my drift.
No weak tracks on Benefit as far as I'm concerned.

I recall that IA was not happy with the playing on Minstrel.  Their recorded it In their mobile studio. It's still a fantastic album however.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ludjak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 19:06
Benefit is my favourite Tull album, so... Smile Minstrel, in my opinion, would have been a great poetry book, but musically I lose interest in it by the end of Side A.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 19:26

1975 and 76 are tulls weakest years of the 70s. 1970 is a pretty strong year. The remaster has Teacher and Witches promise. Benefit comfortably

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Benefit for me is a much better album than Minstrel.
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Minstrel by a mile, the perfect encapsulation of Tull's many sounds!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 22:32
Minstrel In The Gallery.
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Benefit just beats out Minstrel for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 01:41
First time i heard minstrel i was amazed, i thought what the hell happened to jethro ? that hard rocking opener is one of my all time favourites , that fiery guitar and drums on steroids..
absolutely fantastic...minstrel rules!!
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Minstrel in the Gallery !!
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Benefit for me. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snowsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 02:31
With its great title track + One white duck and, of course, Baker street muse.
 
It's got to be ......Minstrel in the gallery!
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   Benefit !!  but Minstrel is great as well !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b_olariu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 05:45
Minstrel in the Gallery for sure, is one of the most succesful albums, my top 5 from them
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yanch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 06:50
Tough call for me. I vote for Minstrel, but not by much. Benefit is a great album with some terrific music on it. I'd vote both if it was an option. Baker Street Muse puts Minstrel over the top for me.
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