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Jethro Tull


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3.32 | 858 ratings

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3 stars The debut album from Jethro Tull This Was is basically a collection of blues rock songs and the trademark sound of Jethro Tull was only hinted at on this release. Songs like Some Day The Sun Wonīt Shine and Itīs Breaking Me up is even real blues songs.

There are more exciting things on display though, like the flute solo track Serenade to a Cuckoo and the song Beggarīs Farm which could have been on Benefit a few years later. It has the same mood as that album. Move on Alone is pretty special too with a trumpet arrangement and a mellow mood. The most known song from This Was is A Song for Jeffrey, but this one is really nothing special in my book. Blues rock like most of the songs on This Was. There is a drum solo in Dharma for One which should also be noted as it is pretty cool.

The sound quality is ok for 1968 but nothing special.

This is a decent debut album from this legendary band, but donīt expect too much, and if I was new to the band Iīd skip this one and go straight for Jethro Tullīs second album Stand Up which is much more exciting and groundbreaking. This is pretty average but still good album. 3 stars.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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