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Electric, acoustic, with strings... Pure Tull!,
This review is from: Minstrel In The Gallery (MP3 Download)
Rocking and romantic... "Minstrel in the Gallery" is inspired and inspirational: Acoustic, sad, tender -- sometimes bluesy, other times folkish -- ballads and electric lively rocking pieces -- and a song which is slow and then fast, acoustic and electric, and above all truly passionate, such as Black Satin Dancer -- with a little help from David Palmer's arrangements for strings...
This album reaches the heights of "Aqualung", in my view, without being too similar. There's even a not-too-long suite, somewhat reminiscent of the more "prog" Tull periods, but with more "natural" sounds, perfectly in line with the rest of the album.
Pure Jethro Tull!