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HEAVY HORSES

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.04 | 1136 ratings

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mistertorture
5 stars This the second release of the "folk trilogy". For many people this is the last masterpiece of the band, and I agree with that to a certain degree.

I absolutely love this album, just like its predecessor it's full of inspired melodies and arrangements, that sound complex but are focused at the same time. This time around, the lyrics deal with the actual day-to-day struggle and activities of life in the country side. Although the themes are much more "real" and less mystical than the ones on "Woods", the lyrics are full of poetry and the result is a beautifull ode to nature throughout the album.

The title track is the most known of this group of songs, in fact I think Heavy Horses is my all-time favorite song from Jethro Tull. Explaining the epicness and beauty of the lyrics and music in this piece is a worthless task. It's a hymn, just listen and let the magic embrace you. That being said, I think the rest of the songs are beautiful and somewhat unfairly overlooked, even by the band itself. I mean, little gems like Acres Wild and Moths shoul be played live regularly,. Other great pieces like No Lullaby, Rover or Weathercock should also be more prominent in the band's history.

Oh well, I won't try to hide the fact that I absolutely love this album, from the first second to the last, but I truly think this is a masterpiece that is, to a certain extent, overlooked in favor of well known classics such as Aqualung or Thick As A Brick (different styles, and also masterpieces, but in my book ,no better than this baby).

mistertorture | 5/5 |

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