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Still sounds great after more than 40 years
on 12 September 2013
I bought the vinyl LP of this when it came out in 1970 and loved it. I was a huge Jethro Tull fan at the time and Ian Anderson to me was this wild, force of nature. However, I got rid of a lot of my Tull and other LP's in the mid 80's by which time I had lost interest in the band (frailty thy name is rock fan). Just recently I started wanting to hear to this album again and after downloading and listening to it again I can honestly say that this is my favourite JT album and I have listened to most of them over the years. The songs on 'Benefit' seem to be on a more personal level, lyrically, than Ian Anderson's later work and they still sound fresh to my ears. I had almost forgotten what a formidable talent Ian Anderson was. This is a great album.