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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.04 | 1194 ratings

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4 stars Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses (1978)

How does a band stay faithful to it's progressive fans while adapting to the new age of music, the seventies were at its end. Well, this, boys and girls, is the perfect example. A song based album with lot's of progressive songwriting and still acceptable for a lot of people. My girlfriend adores this! I'm thankful for this, for my girlfriend doesn't like a lot of my progressive music so much that she asks me to put it on. The recording is done very intelligent and modern (a bit too clean one could say), but this doesn't bother at all.

The word: songs. It doesn't make me feel warm at all. But as the first song 'The Mouse police' is very convincing the record got my attention. All other songs are great too with some great vocals and atmospheres on Acres Wild: 'I'll make love to you", sings Ian. Intelligent composition skills on No Lullaby and Heavy Horses and most of the other songs have their moments.

I don't have to say a lot about this album. A collection of perfect songs in a way it challenges Thick as a Brick for best Tull record. I like everything of this album and I think it's the best adaptation of a progressive rock band of the second part of the seventies. This is just essential listening! Four stars, but it's hard to explain why.

friso | 4/5 |


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