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LIVING WITH THE PAST

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.65 | 120 ratings

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Evolver
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3 stars Despite Ian Anderson's diminishing vocal range, this version of the band was fantastic in concert, primarily because of Any Giddings' exceptional keyboards. The guy could fill in for an entire orchestra at times, it seemed.

The recordings here are from different venues, played between 1999 and 2002, with a short interlude from 1989, with Anderson, Martin Barre and David Pegg playing in a dressing room. There is also one track from a 2002 reunion of the This Was band. I'd like to here more from that concert.

The songs are extremely well performed, and Anderson has rearranged and transposed some of the songs to make it easier on his tired voice. While the songs are taken from all different periods of Tull's history, going all the way back to the first album, and including Anderson's solo albums, they mostly shy away from the more difficult (and more prog) material.

For fans of the folkier side of Tull, this is a must. If I were rating it for my own personal pleasure, 4 stars. As a prog album, only 3.

Evolver | 3/5 |

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