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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

3.23 | 587 ratings

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5 stars After the "Under wraps" album, Tull continued without Peter John Vettese, and Anderson himself managed to play all the programmed keyboards & drums here, producing surprisingly good keyboards parts, still having the nervous and very rhythmic mood Vetteese used to produce. Nevertheless, the keyboards here no longer take most of the room; Barre's electric guitars still flirt with the metal boundary, and he even sounds like Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), as reveals his new bluesy style here! The least we can say is that it works, especially with the omnipresent excellent mellow flute played by Anderson. Even sometimes, it makes me think about ZZ Top of the 80's (Legs)!! I would add that Tull here added many subtle, delicate and mellow parts. There are also many excellent acoustic guitar parts. Anderson's vocals sounds a bit like the Dire Straits' singer, and this gives a serious character to the record. All the tracks are excellent! Jethro Tull never stopped creating new sounds and they have great albums from the 60's to the 90's!


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