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Jethro Tull


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3 stars Jethro Tull - Live At Montreux 2003 DVD

Review by ProgKidJoel

My first encounter with Jethro Tull came in the form of this DVD - A relatively unenthusiastic performance of some of their greatest hits at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003. It features some great songs and musicianship, the highlights being Bouree, Life's A Long Song and the JT classic, Aqualung.

The performance, as I said, is relatively unenthusiastic in comparison to many other JT DVD's. This seems to be more of a symptom of aging than laziness, although is still disappointing. Ian Anderson's voice is evidently fading, and Martin Barre seems out of place seems out of place as he plods along on guitar and occasionally plays the flute with Ian.

Sonically and visually, this DVD holds up the "Live At Montreux" series quality - Great recording, sonic sound quality, camera angles and video quality. The sound is as crisp and as clear as the video at all times, and its a shame the performance isn't of similar quality to the recording. The recording is really the saving feature in this disc - If the quality was missing, I honestly doubt this DVD would have anything going for it.

Decent, but not great or essential. Great version of Aqualung though!



progkidjoel | 3/5 |


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