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Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

3.21 | 615 ratings

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sukmytoe
2 stars Eddie Jobson - a guest artist on the album - wow - was my first impression. "Crossfire" - about the 1980 siege of the Iranian Embassy in London - an ok piece of music but nothing special. This should have had a much harder edge, "Fylingdale Flyer" - ballistic missile warning and space surveillance service. This must be about an incoming missile. Better than the first track for me although the folk side of Tull is almost non existant here. "Working John, Working Joe" - a decent rock track with traces of Tull's old style. "Black Sunday" - nothing profound in the lyrics however musically and lyrically I like this track. "Protect and Survive" - A nuclear attack policy. Not a bad track. "Batteries not Included" - Tull electronica? Not bad but a bit basic. "Uniform" - I don't really go for this much "4.W.D." - By this track I've decided that I'm not a fan of Tull with Jobson - the music just goes on and on. "The Pine Martin's Jig" - now that's a bit better. More old Tullish kind of an instrumental track laced with flute and Jobson. "And further on" - After the holocaust - what's down the line? A slow track that is one of my preferred efforts from the album.

I must say that I don't much like this album - it's not what I expect from Jethro Tull. The over riding theme of the album seems to be a bleak future for mankind which is good but it could have been done a whole lot better. The Jobson spice doesn't belong here with Tull on this album. A two star rating I'm afraid.

sukmytoe | 2/5 |

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