MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses CD (album) cover

HEAVY HORSES

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.03 | 1005 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

SouthSideoftheSky
Special Collaborator
Symphonic Team
4 stars Armed with the best set of songs since Aqualung, Ian Anderson and co made this near-masterpiece of an album called Heavy Horses, possibly the best Tull album since Thick As A Brick. Compared to the previous album, Songs From the Wood, Heavy Horses sounds much more mature and "genuine" for lack of a better word. I cannot enough emphasise how much I prefer Heavy Horses over Songs From The Wood, which I found too jolly and whimsical, and even slightly silly in places.

On this album they found a very good balance between acoustic and electric instruments. We find here, of course, the expected guitars, organs, piano, bass, drums and flutes. But this time we also find lots of mandolin, some violin, some orchestral arrangements and other keyboard instruments, helping to make this a perfect mix of Folk, symphonic rock and hard rock. Compared to the follow-up Stormwatch, the balance is in favour of the Folk rather than the other two. Heavy Horses is very original and I would say its one of the best folk rock albums of all time.

This is an excellent addition to any prog collection! Highly recommended!

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this JETHRO TULL review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives