Sunday, 30 August 2015

Jethro Tull - A (1980)


The 13th album from this British band.

A was originally meant to be an Ian Anderson solo album. The record label did not like that idea at all so it became a Jethro Tull album with Martin Barre and Eddie Jobson from UK playing vital parts in addition to Ian himself. 

This album is a move, a pretty big move away from the Jethro Tull formula as it includes - shock, horror, shock - keyboards !! The songs structures is also pretty different from the normal Jethro Tull fare.

The keyboards sounds like Saga. The album still sounds like a Jethro Tull album with this added keyboards and pop tunes formula twist. The music is still good and the keyboards are not that bad. 

Maybe this should had been an Ian Anderson solo album after all. It is still a good Jethro Tull album although by no means anywhere near their best albums. 

3 points

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