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One of the best albums of all time.,
This review is from: Aqualung (Special Edition) (Audio CD)
'Aqualung' is an essential album to own; not only Jethro Tull's best work but I would put it in the top twenty all time greatest albums. Why these ridiculous sounding plaudits? Well it's the quality of the songs throughout (not a bad track here, a very rare thing indeed) and the sound and style that matches the content perfectly. Although defended as not a concept album by Ian Anderson it certainly has recurring themes based around the character of Aqualung (an asthmatic tramp) and religion.
The title track, 'My God' and 'Locomotive Breath' are just awesome. My other favourites are 'Up to Me', 'Mother Goose' and 'Wond'ring Aloud'. That still leaves 'Cross Eyed Mary' and 'Hymn 43', both of which would be considered stronger tracks on many other albums. If you're at all intrigued by medieval-type prog rock, you'll love this. If you're not...you're probably in the majority.