Friday, March 18, 2022

Jethro Tull - The Zealot Gene (2022)

The 22nd album from this British band.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, accordion, piano, keyboards, flute, harmonica and vocals.

It is almost twenty years since their last album, the Christmas album, and the band is back again. That minus Martin Barre. 

At lot has been said about Ian Anderson. Some good and some bad things. But is beyond any doubts that he is a superb songwriter and vocalist. 

Which brings us to this album and the new Jethro Tull setup....

This album is taking us back to the folk rock era of this band. Their best era. 

There is a lot of flute, vocals and acoustic instruments on these twelve songs. There is no suites and no flirting with symphonic prog. The music is still progressive folk rock and in a style only Ian Andersen is capable of doing.

Oh yeah, this is a pure Jethro Tull album.

And it is among the better Jethro Tull albums too.

There are two great songs and some very good and good songs on this forty-seven minutes long album. Forty-seven pretty capturing minutes.

This is indeed a very good album.

I am happy now. Really happy with the return of Jethro Tull.

3.5 points



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