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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.04 | 1233 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars This was another important album buy this great british band. The precedor Songs From the Wood was full of whimisical imagery and lyrics, when heavy Horses, while still working in the folk rock format, had a much darker concept, with songs dealing with the harsh side of country living. Anyway, it was a very fine bunch of songs released in a time no one seemed to be interested in this kind of music except the fans. And Ian Anderson & co didnīt let them down.

While most of the prog bands were stuck between a rock and a hard place, Jethro Tull simply stuck with their guns, releasing one good album after the other not seeming to bother if it was fashionable or not. And maybe thatīs the reason they kept their audienceīs respect. Certainly heavy Horses didnīt have the impact of importance of such milestones like Thick As A Brick not the novelty of an Aqualung, but it was a good folk rock album in a time very few bands were doing it good. And good they did. Songs like No Lullaby, Rover and the title Track are great exemples of how inspired anderson was. The band was also doing great. Curved Airīs Daryl Way did also a fine job adding violins on the Title track.

Although I still favor Songs From The Wood around this time, I was relieved when I heard this album and found such good music inside. Again I feel there are no fillers, and the two extra songs my remastered version came with are worth having them. The production is fine (be aware that Iīm talking about the remastered one!). 3,5 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |


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