Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

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Songs from the Wood
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Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby C » 07 Mar 2018, 17:57

Okay, most, if not all Jethro Tull albums had a folk tinge but Songs from the Wood, Heavy Horses and Stormwatch are considered to be the trilogy.

As much as I love Stormwatch it is not in the same league as the other two.

So, the best Songs from the Wood or Heavy Horses?

It's close but I go for Heavy Horses

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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby Mike Boom » 07 Mar 2018, 18:11

Theres not much between them, looking forward to hearing the new Heavy Horses release, but Songs from the Wood has Pibroch so gets my vote.

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Postby Jeemo » 07 Mar 2018, 18:12

Songs for me. Though the Hh title track is very robust
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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby C » 07 Mar 2018, 18:21

Mike Boom wrote: looking forward to hearing the new Heavy Horses release.


The Wilson mix is excellent - one of the best

Improved clarity and separation.

The bass, keyboards and strings benefit.

The drum sound is awesome throughout

Some previously 'hidden' instrumentation exposed

A very good job - well done Steve!





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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby Matt Wilson » 07 Mar 2018, 18:29

Songs is better, but both are good. The new Wilson box is excellent.
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Postby Mike Boom » 07 Mar 2018, 18:33

Is the Live material basically a remix of the "Bursting Out" material ?

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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby Quaco » 07 Mar 2018, 19:00

Only two albums listen in the poll?

Many years into my Tull fandom, I've come to not like this stuff. They end for me with Minstrel. Anderson's voice and attitude changed after that.
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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 07 Mar 2018, 19:02

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Postby Matt Wilson » 07 Mar 2018, 19:05

That's never stopped you before!
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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 07 Mar 2018, 19:12

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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby yomptepi » 07 Mar 2018, 20:41

I have spent much of the day in the van listening to heavy horses ( 3 times in total) and I am beginning to see it in a new light. Certainly the drumming is magnificent throughout, and the songs certainly reveal themselves with each new listen. I still think the title track is overlong, but otherwise I can now say that I really like it. Maybe I will try the same thing with Songs from the wood and Stormwatch. There is certainly some incredible playing on Heavy Horses, even if some of the lyrics might raise an eyebrow.

Having said that, I got all three albums as part of an original albums series set of 5 ( including Broadsword and A )for less than a tenner, so I am hardly going to pony up ( har har) the best part of £40 for just one of them, am I?
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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby C » 07 Mar 2018, 21:43

The Steven Wilson mix [HH New Shoes] is superb - one of the best that I have heard





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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby LMG » 07 Mar 2018, 22:55

Mike Boom wrote:Is the Live material basically a remix of the "Bursting Out" material ?


No.

It is a remix of one of the shows from which Bursting Out was compiled.

The claim is that the show on the new Horses box contributed five selections to the live album.
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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby Mike Boom » 08 Mar 2018, 00:29

LMG wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:Is the Live material basically a remix of the "Bursting Out" material ?


No.

It is a remix of one of the shows from which Bursting Out was compiled.

The claim is that the show on the new Horses box contributed five selections to the live album.


Cheers , I love the live material from this period, such a great live band.

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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Mar 2018, 07:01

These corresponded, chronologically, with the height of my Tull fandom.

But aside from a few songs, I never really got into HH (perhaps it'll get a reappraisal with the new mix...), and while I liked Stormwatch a fair bit when it first came out, that faded pretty quickly.

SFTW I loved from the start (it was the first Tull album I bought as a new release) and I still like it quite a bit.
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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby Ray K. » 08 Mar 2018, 18:24

I was unfamiliar with the notion that they had a "folk trilogy". Wikipedia says the three records are a trilogy as well so who am I to argue. I only heard/own SFTW and Stormwatch so I'm finally giving Heavy Horses a spin this morning (I always meant to pick it up when I was going through my Tull phase as a youth but it slipped through my grasps more than once). Anyway onto Acres Wild...

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Postby C » 08 Mar 2018, 20:26

Ray K. wrote:onto Acres Wild...


What a great track that is?

I LOVE IT!




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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby Mike Boom » 08 Mar 2018, 20:33

Ray K. wrote:I was unfamiliar with the notion that they had a "folk trilogy". Wikipedia says the three records are a trilogy as well so who am I to argue. I only heard/own SFTW and Stormwatch so I'm finally giving Heavy Horses a spin this morning (I always meant to pick it up when I was going through my Tull phase as a youth but it slipped through my grasps more than once). Anyway onto Acres Wild...


What did you think of HH Ray ?

Ive been listening to Stormwatch today , I think it definitely belongs in the conversation. Dun Ringill is a Tull favorite and Flying Dutchman is robust to say the least, great album.

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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby Ray K. » 08 Mar 2018, 21:56

I quite enjoyed it actually.

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Re: Tull's trilogy of folk-rock albums

Postby Nervous Ned » 08 Mar 2018, 22:23

Can’t understand the lack of love for Stormwatch, easily my favourite of the three. A real hidden gem containing at least four outright Tull classics; Dark Ages, Dun Ringill, Old Ghosts and Flying Dutchmen.
SFTW always sounds a little airless to me, which isn’t to imply it’s bad, it’s not. Strong songs. HH seems a little more relaxed.
Great trilogy though, really the last hurrah for the group in many ways.