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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.44 | 53 ratings

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2 stars If you have read some of my thirty four previous Tull reviews, you know already that the Tull side I prefer, is their electric one. By far. I knew beforehand that I was going to have a hard time to rate such an album. I guess that none of these songs would fit on my ideal Tull compilation.

Of course there are some nice songs featured on this record : the sequence from "Mother Goose" through "Skating Away" is rather pleasant. Of course, to have a three minutes excerpts of "Thick"...Weird choice as well for "Cold Wind...". The version here is the short version featured on the remastered version of "Minstrel". In my review of this album, I mentioned already what I felt about this nasty treatment. Sad.

And what about this "Under Wrap" version ? Is it really useful to get an acoustic version of this bad song here ? I guess that you know my answer. "Rupi's Dance" which is the title track of a solo album from Ian is also very, very dispensible. There is even an unreleased track, would you believe ? But "One Brown Mouse" has no flavour at all. Useless.

My preferred songs are "Jack A Lynn" and "Weathercock".

Depending on where are going your Tull preferences, you might enjoy this album very much or not at all. I belong to the latter category. Of course, the title of this compilation doesn't fool anybody. I am waiting now for "The Electric Tull" or "The Progressive Tull" or "The Harder side Of Tull".

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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