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A great introduction to the golden age of Tull,
This review is from: Warchild (Audio CD)
Strangely this was the album that got me into Tull after I borrowed it from a friend rather than Aqualung or Songs from the Wood which seem to be the usual roads in. Listening to the remastered version I remembered really how good this album is, the lyrics are just great, full of puns and yet never fail to hit their intended target and the music is full of great hooks and yet opens up layer by layer on each listen. The remaster has worked really well on the seperation so theres a real dynamism when instruments come in. Its good to have the extra tracks in context (even if they were on 20 years of Tull and Night Cap). My one niggle is the sleeve notes which give no info on the writing of the tracks or why some were left off originally. Most annoyingly is Warchild Waltz which I know nothing about and the sleevenotes enlighten me no further. All in all though its the music you just cant fault.