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This Was Brilliant, 24 Jan. 2012
This Was is Jethro Tull's first album and is a fantastic mix of late 60s bluesy rock music. Songs like 'Someday the Sun Won't Shine For You' and 'Beggar's Farm' give a real bluesy feel to the album, which is complemented by the jazzy elements of 'Serenade to a Cuckoo'. Mick Abrahams lays down some lovely guitar work on this album, the only Jethro Tull album to feature him before he left due to musical differences, and it is a rare chance to listen to an album of Jethro Tull playing with such a blues influence, because it is a sound that they quickly left behind. Ian Anderson's voice gives a unique dynamic to the album, along with the added dimension of his flute playing. If you are a Jethro Tull fan it is a very interesting album to own, and if you are not then even more so, as it is very different to their later albums and gives a unique feel to 60s blues.