25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
It does what it says on the tin.,
This review is from: The Best Of Acoustic Jethro Tull (Audio CD)
I just dont get why other reveiwers are knocking off stars because its another Jethro Tull compilation and not new material. A jethro Tull compilation does remind people that Tull are still around and after 39 years on the road thats something to be thankful for. There is talk that a new album will be around at the end of this year, so for now, this will keep us going.
Tull have always been an interesting and complex band, some people are totally into their music and some just dont get it. Probably because in general, to listen to Tull, takes a great deal of concentration and at times patience. This works well as a fantastic introduction to Tull, or for someone like me, who has every album released, an excellent collection of the softer side of their music.
The collection has most of the more familiar pieces of acoustic work, with a couple of poorly edited segments of Thick As a Brick and Cold Wind to Vallhala, but i would rather they were on the CD, than not. I do agree that this could have been released as a double CD, as plenty of excellent pieces of work, are missing. But this is a great album with a fine body of work, classic songs such as Wond'ring Aloud, Cheap Day Return and Dun Ringill, sit well with Jack a Lynn and a couple of Ian Andersons solo tracks, Rupis Dance and The Water Carrier. Two exclusive tracks only found on this album, means that Tull completist's will have to shell out again to get them. A rather pointless re-recording of One Brown Mouse, and a live track recorded in Denamark "Pastime with Good Company".
In short, if you like acoustic music and are new to Tull, this is a great start. Anyone wanting to hear Jethro Tull with the amps turned up could do worse than purchase Bursting Out, a live record from 1978 and provides a snapshot of Tull in their prime.
If you are a die hard like me, stop moaning,you have the choice to buy it, or leave it alone. Its an excellent piece of work, I for one, have been waiting for a best of acoustic Tull album, for twenty odd years.
Now come on Ian, lets have a new album please...........