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Martin Barre


Crossover Prog

3.75 | 15 ratings

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4 stars Away with Words is the loudest scream of freedom Martin could have made. And I'am not talking only about the album itself.

This album is a re-recording of some tracks Martin though deserve special attention, not only musically but certainly with care. And with a devotion and careness, Martin do made a special, nice and mostly acoustic album.

With the musics having a introduction or a different finale, the three first tracks, "Moths", "Requiem" and "One Brown Mouse" are well reconstructed. The only traditional piece "Lament of the Spalpeen", follow by "Matin' Jig" and "Hymn 43" show a celtic taste we always like to hear as a special element of Jethro Tull. For me the great surprise was to see the Under Wraps track' "Paparazzi" also reconstructed to be FINALLY enjoyable! Martin was right all along, the songs of Under Wraps were good, but they were played wrongly. So, how about that, uh? Right after the also good re-arreanged "Fire at Midnight", "Protect and survive" and "From a dead beat to an old greaser" (all tracks with a woody feeling, for the use of acoustic instruments and wooden and block flutes, I guess) come the higlight of the album for me. "Sundown" its not only a great closing track, its an excelent track that keep the fire burning and the taste for more!

"Sundown" certainly rounded the rate from 3 to 4 stars. Good album.

GKR | 4/5 |


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