Great Rock Albums of 1978: Jethro Tull- Heavy Horses
I realise and apologise for the fact that I should have included at least one of the classic albums from the great band that is Jethro Tull in the previous category of Great Rock Albums of the 70s. My favourite of these has always been the album “Too Old to Rock and Roll: Too Young to Die.” I used to hear this album advertised all the time when my antique radio was able to tune into the Philadelphia stations and I got to listen to some of the tracks.
Which brings me to this album, “Heavy Horses.” I must admit that I haven’t heard this album in a long time, but praise the Lord for YouTube. Listening to such tracks as “And the Mouse Police Never Sleeps.” “Weathercock” and “Heavy Horses” reminded me of the crisp progressive sound that has endeared so many to Jethro Tull. It also had me thinking about going and puffing the magic dragon as that was another thing I remember this album for. But I couldn’t do that as I was still at work.
1. And the Mouse Police Never Sleeps
2. Acres Wild
3. No Lullaby
7. One Brown Mouse
8. Heavy Horses
Ian Anderson- vocals, flute, accoustic guitar, mandolin, whistles
Martin Barrie- electric guitar
Barrimore Barlow- drums, percussion
John Evan- piano, organ
David Palmer- keyboards, pipe organ
John Glascock- bass
Guest Musician: Darryl Way- violin on Acres Wild and Heavy Horses
Heavy Horses reminded me of why I like Jethro Tull in the first place. Few back in the 70s did progressive rock better than they.
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