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MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.02 | 1058 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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4 stars A great return to form!

After the two relatively weaker albums A Passion Play and War Child, Minstrel In The Gallery was a powerful return to form and thus at the time of its release the best Jethro Tull album since Thick As A Brick. As such, this album proved once and for all that the brilliant combo of Aqualung and Thick As A Brick had not been a fluke and that Jethro Tull was still a force to be reckoned with; they could still deliver works of the highest caliber.

Not only in terms of the high quality of the material but also stylistically was Minstrel In The Gallery more similar to Aqualung and Thick As A Brick than to A Passion Play and War Child. The saxophone was no more, for example. But, in its folky nature, Minstrel In The Gallery also pointed clearly towards what the band would go on to do in the future on albums like Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses and Stormwatch.

Minstrel In The Gallery remains one of Jethro Tull's better albums and is of course highly recommended!

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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