Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses CD (album) cover

HEAVY HORSES

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.04 | 1136 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer
3 stars I had to laugh at the title to febus' review of this album. "Songs from the barn" Haha. Well he's right, this is the folkiest album i've heard from Tull. The focus is on Anderson's vocals which seem a little rough at times. Cool to hear Darryl Way (CURVED AIR) on violin for two tracks.

"And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps" is all very intricate as Ian sings over top. I like the ending with intense vocals. "Acres Wild" again is very intricate as the vocals join in. Way is on violin here. Catchy tune. "No Lullaby" has some good guitar to open surprisingly. Drums take over followed by vocals. More guitar later then it picks up. Good tune thanks to the guitar of Barre. "Moths" has Anderson again sounding like he has a cold. Mostly acoustic with some orchestration. Not a fan. "Journeyman" sounds better with the prominant bass and intricate sounds. Vocals and flute help out as usual. Guitar comes and goes.

"Rover" sounds great to start.Vocals before a minute. I really like how these sounds mesh together. The intricate sounds are the appeal of this album for me. "One Brown Mouse" is an acoustic track for the most part. Flute and orchestration before 2 minutes then back to the original sound. "Heavy Horses" settles a minute in as vocals and piano take over. It gets much fuller from here although there are contrasts still. More orchestrations which I don't like. The violin from Way though is good. "Weathercock" opens with acoustic guitar and flute as vocals join in. Flute solo 2 minutes in. Electric guitar after 3 minutes.

A low 3 stars for me.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this JETHRO TULL review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives