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LIVING IN THE PAST

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.12 | 316 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
5 stars How a band could make a single and still not sell-out. Although this is a compilation (of all the singles they put out in the early years , and believe they knew how to make a good sounding single) , this is an absolute must-have for all fans. The title track is a quirky 5/4 tune, Christmas Song is probably the best song on that album, etc..... The first disc is clearly the better one with Tull pumping/churning out superb hits with all the exciting enthusiasm the crazy mad flauter/Tramp could inject in his songs!

Side 3 is of some interest as it is live (there were no live Tull albums available until the much later Bursting Out, but this is with a totally different line-up) but too bad one of those two tracks is an excuse for a drum solo and the other for a lengthy piano solo.

The luxurious looking package was as delightful as ThickAAB was. There is also one track from each studio album up to Aqualung. I must say the stuff on side 4 is less captivating (the songwriting is maybe not as vibrant) but still very worthy.

Sean Trane | 5/5 |

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