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Ian Anderson


Prog Folk

3.66 | 163 ratings

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3 stars It's the best album that Ian Anderson has ever made. All the songs are emotional, acoustical, pastoral and remind pre-80 Tull, especially Living In The Past album, in many ways. Maybe it's not progressive, but it's one of the best album of its kind. Opening title "The Secret Language Of Birds" is a beautiful acoustic song about Ian Anderson's personal feelings and dilemmas about society and communication. "The Little Flower Girl" is, IMO, the best song in the album, even also one of the best songs that Anderson made after 80's. It's very emotional and romantic song. Andy Giddings had incredible contrubution to this song with keyboards. "The Water Carrier" is very melodic song and you can feel the oriental mood. We can say it for "Better Moon". "Sanctuary" is a beautfiul soft and melodic folk song. "The Habanero Reel" is one of the most melodic songs in the album. Andy's accordion and Ian's flute is really impressive and harmonious. "Boris Dancing" is an incredible instrumental dance song with eastern tunes. I think Ian Anderson wrote this ironic song for Boris Yeltsin. Rest of the songs are also good, too. IMO, there is no boring or bad song in the album. I could give it 5 stars without hesitate, but as I said it's not a prog album. (After 12 years from this review, I changed my rating to 3 stars, even though this is a great folk album.)
Tichy | 3/5 |


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