Location: Essex, UK. Vaughan , Jun 27, Hep Alien and porieux like this. Location: In your mind. To me A is the bomb and one of Tull's most underrated albums far surpassing Stormwatch, Broadsword and Under Wraps naturally and I hope it gets the full Steven Wilson treatment. Chemically altered , Jun 27, Mirsset and hugo. Location: near Tampa, FL. On a separate note, did you guys pre-order "The Ballad of Jethro Tull" book?
I did, albeit Classic edition, as Signature edition is way to much coin for me.. Old Zorki II , Jun 27, Yeah and I can see why. You're the man of blank spots on Sputnik. Pos for the review. The album needed one too. Personally I think I didn't mind the first song when I heard it but I never checked any of the rest. In a couple of months I may go to a date of Anderson's Jethro Tull 50th anniversary tour, but I really doubt that I need to hear anything from this album.
Album Rating: 3. Yet another pos for you. I listened to the album a few years ago and as I remember I enjoyed it more than their 80s and 90s stuff, which is not saying much though. Need to relisten, probably. I don't care about the first two songs, but pretty much all the rest offers something good. I think you are a bit harsh for it Diva, and still more for Roots to Branches, their best since Heavy Horses imho. I think my least favorite is Rock Island followed by Under Wraps or I don't ''get'' them ; Nice review man, it needed one, and it's good it's been written by you.
Even though you might feel I gave this album a lower score than you would have, when Tull is involved, you know I did it with love in my heart. No one is about to tell you what to do or not to do; merely to learn, understand and act upon your own conclusions.
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Not much we can do from afar, perhaps, but please show support for this NGO striving to find a better, more representative and fairer future for all people of the region. I have worked recently with Polyphony to raise funds through my recent concerts to support this valuable and very worthy cause.
Polyphony brings together young students of Classical Music from within the very different cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds of Israeli Jews and Arabs. Showing cooperation and team spirit between communities in this way through both artistic endeavour and cultural mutual respect surely has to be a great example to young and old — whether in Israel or far-flung diasporas.
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Location: Canada. No problem with "Roots To Branches" lp. The Deacon , Oct 23, Location: Brooklyn, NY. Yeah the title, even at the time Decent album, but the title track is terrific.
GodShifter , Oct 23, Keith V and MikaelaArsenault like this. CrombyMouse likes this. Last edited: Oct 24, Plan9 and MikaelaArsenault like this. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Show Ignored Content. Overall, I truly admire Jethro Tull with their ability to make this good album especially through tight composition while maintaining their music characteristics. Pick any song in this album, and ask your progmate to guess whose music is it?
Keep on proggin'..! Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW i-Rock! Dot Com continues basically where Roots To Branches left off, the eastern influenced melodies that made that album such a big success is still here on several songs. The flutes are varied and incredibly well played and well recorded. While listening to this album in my headphones, it sounds as if Ian Anderson is standing right behind me!
The keyboards are allowed more space than on most Jethro Tull albums, and they sound great! The vocals are great too and Ian sounds more energized here than on most of the bands 80's and 90's albums. The songs are generally short, but this does not mean that they are simple. Short songs can be progressive too, you know! And these songs are. The general tone of the album is a bit more laid back, and a little bit less serious than the darker Roots To Branches. But this is not a whimsical piece of work.
The songs fit very well together to make up a full, coherent album. Though, I admit it took a couple of listenings before the songs in the middle started to sound great to my ears. Jehtro Tull continues to mesmerize me with this album and even if it certainly isn't the best of the band's many albums, I would not hesitate to hold this album up as an exemplar of the kind of music I like. That a band could make such interesting music after more than 30 years in the business is simply stunning.
Highly recommended! I must admit that I was one of those who were disappointed at first by this album. Even now, it does not match up well againt the previous album, Roots To Branches. The album does not start well. The first three tracks sound more like adult contemporary than prog, albeit Tull-flavored adult contemporary.
It's not until Nothing All that the band begins to get it's mojo working. Wicked Windows picks things up, and by the time we get to Hot Mango Flush , and interesting blend of Tull and Caribbean music, we now have what could only be called adult contemporary prog. And it suits Ian Anderson's aging voice much better than the harder rock he had been trying to sing a few albums previously.
The album begins to fall back toward the blandness of the first few songs when Far Alaska , the best song on the album, comes to save the day. This is definitely a mixed bag, the band is certainly mellowing out, but there are enough surprises to make it worthwhile.
I had to look of course and the usual rubbish was sitting there, country, classical, old stuff and albums that made no impact whatsoever. Imagine my surprise when I picked this one up.
Okay, I reasoned it's Tull in the late 90s so perhaps a dud but even if at least 3 songs are decent it is worth the effort. I played it in the car on the way home and I was amazed at how good this is. It does not get a lot of love round here but this is actually quite heavy and has some memorable riffs and melodies, and the flute is superb.
Check out Barre's riffing on 'Hunt By Numbers' and Anderson sounds serious and very accomplished vocally. His flute warbles manically and is as good as I have heard him.
The shimmer of Hammond is heard and the drumming is exceptional. Why all the hate proggers? Okay it's not 'Thick as a Brick', but what is? I am not going to compare this with the 70s as that's a useless feat, but in itself this album is entertaining and there are no bad tracks. It actually has an incredible song 'Spiral' that kicks off the album admirably.
This is followed by 2 excellent innovative tracks, 'Dot Com' and Awol'. The songs are progressive and inventive throughout. The acoustics are here too with songs such as 'Hot Mango Flush'. The lyrics of this are fun; 'ladies with ice cream hair, gyroscopic pink neon beams, everybody's happy about something.
What's not to like? This is followed by the Arabian feel of 'El Nino' that is captivating and mysterious. The chorus has a metal style distorted riff, some of the heaviest from Barre.
Anderson goes for a darker tone than the whimsy of the past and it works. He still knows how to tell a story such as on the enigmatic 'Bends Like a Willow. The time sigs change a few times too and I like this more experimental approach for the band.
The lyrics are intriguing; 'Norwegian fiords in the ever-light of Solstice' and 'now get me out of here I cry in air rage psycho-doom.Feb 22, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - Jethro Tull - Dot Com YouTube Jethro Tull - My God (Nothing Is Easy - Live At The Isle Of Wight ) - Duration: Eagle Rock 2,, views.