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LIVING IN THE PAST

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.12 | 316 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars What a great time it was! This compilation contains B-sides, few live songs and few unreleased Jethro Tull compositions, recorded during 1969 and 1971.Besides of band's 5 strong albums, this collection is their six release with materials from three years period.

And now, listening to this collection of what was a second class material at the time of release, one can understand how great the music and atmosphere was at that time! In fact, music released on this compilation could be excellent raw material for some albums from late 70-s, 80-s or 90. And in early 70-s it was B-sides and outtakes!

I don't like compilations as many of music fans, but this one is different. If you have the collection of early (and the best IMO) Jethro Tull studio albums, you don't have bigger part of songs, presented on this compilation at all. And believe me ,these songs are such strong you need to have them if you like Jethro Tull music!

The only unpleasant moment of this release is there are around 20 short songs presented, but they are really short. I mean - average song's timing is less then 4 minutes, and the mix production is still "old fashioned ", with fast cutting the end of each song.

P.S. There are three slightly different CD re-releases versions with 19,20 songs on one CD and 21 songs (as on double original vinyl LP) on 2 CD (Japanese re-release).

snobb | 4/5 |

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