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HEAVY HORSES

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.04 | 1136 ratings

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GKR
5 stars I should perhaps consideer the 4 stars to Heavy Horses... but we do have to admit that, in the only full embraced adventure of Jethro Tull trough the folk genre, Heavy Horses is probably the most mature work we find.

Talking about maturity, I suppose that are few works by musical groups where you saw a complete performance by all members so efusive and complementary. There are less flute than in the last album, partly I believe because of the well arranged melodies, that go on to become full musical ventures soon you noticed. Jethro Tull is working as a band, almost the equivalent as a machine - machine? Oh, the irony...

So it is, the only way to Anderson express himself is by his idiosyncratic singing and poems (and in the track "Moths" that is only him playing). Indeed, again the word is maturity. If the begning of the album shows the "Brown Mouse" and his dog, "Rover", "Heavy Horses" punch you in the stomache as an epic about time passage and obsolescence.

Sometimes I do believe that we should stop judging "this album is better than that" and give the score for the work itself - Heavy Horses deserves full five stars.

GKR | 5/5 |

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