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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.36 | 2707 ratings

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5 stars Finaly Jethro Tull find a way to capture all they've got best in this album named Aqualung from 1971. This is a cornerstone in prog music from all decades, remaining after almost 40 years an extremly good and timelss album, praised by many listners and musicians alike , and is a good reason for that no doubt about it. Better than the predecesor Benefit by miles, at least for me, this album is the release that made Jethro Tull big in this field, from this one on thay were at the top in prog music, being a very prolific band in the'70's releasing an album each year. About the music here, is something cross between progressive music and rock arangements, who melts togeter very well. Some of the pieces from here are real classics of music in general like Aqualung, Crossed eye Mary or Locomotive Breath, still played in most of the concerts. The master of flute Ian Aderson is the chery on the cake here, as always, but also the rest of the musicians have their share of fame no doubt. This is the last studio album where we can find Bunker on drumms, he was replace by the stunning musician and drumer Barimore Barlow. Every track is excellent, and I can't extract only one or two from the whole album, this must be listen only as a whole, oterwise you may lose the core of this unmatch release. So a big album, a timless masterpice, that for one reason or other must be in any serious collection, one of the must haves album of Jethro Tull for sure. I will give 5 stars to this treasure, along with Passion play and Songs from the wood my fav JT album ever. Recommended and essential listning by everybody intrsted in prog music, and not only for them. The cover art and the inlay of the Cd are hand in hand with the music. My Cd has some bonus tracks, an unreleased piece from the'90's , an interview with Ian Anderson and other two musicians from JT and some early recordigs of the band.
b_olariu | 5/5 |


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