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However, it is probably, to my ears the very best acoustic live concert that JT have ever done, sound is great, the vocal the best from Ian Anderson in many a year, despite his comment that he was suffering with some variety of Lurgy, and the playing by the band is, as ever, magnificent. Add in a sprinkle of readings, some nice choir and congregation carols, plus Ian Anderson doing a skilled job of being the host / MC and the whole ensemble makes a warm and uplifting Christmas treat.
Buy this, you will not be disappointed.
The familiar flute is heard throughout the CD as Ian Anderson performs jaunty seasonal songs along with gentle and lyrical classical songs. There are mixes of carols arranged in medleys together, such as The Holly and the Ivy which is mixed with Hark the Herald Angels Sing in an instrumental. Both Greensleeves and We Three Kings are given an arrangement that makes the original still recognizable, while at the same time the interpretation has a definite Tull flavor. Several of the original songs reflect a slightly cynical view of the season and our overindulgence, illustrating Tull's unique style, such as in Another Christmas song and The First Snow on Brooklyn.
One of the most beautiful tracks on the CD is Ring Out the Solstice Bells. The flute creates the sounds of the bells ringing, creating an almost Dickensian feel to the song.
Reviewers have declared that this is the best work of Jethro Tull in many years, and I have to agree with that. However, even if you are from the post-vinyl era, this makes an interesting change to the rather sugary renditions of seasonal songs, whilst staying within the spirit of the Christmas season. It has become a favorite for our house already and I suspect it will stay that way for many years.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this. Anderson and Co. have created a new Christmas favourite that, in my opinion, is as good as the Phil Spector Classic.
This is brilliant and a real antidote to the NTWIC Music Xmas collection! Ian Anderson and colleagues are on great form, pulling together some old favourites (Ring Out Solstice... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Neal Chamberlain
The true spirit of Christmas. Ignore the moaning of your children and eye rolling of your wife. Get this on the CD player, get yourself a glass of something, turn up the volume and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Simon
What a let down. Jethro Tull were at their best in the 70s.
What is the point of re recording classic tracks. Read more