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Not just for the Benefit of prog goons...

Postby C » 02 Jul 2022, 14:30

This is an adorable album - full off music and so much for everybody

I reckon there's even something in there forThe Fish too...!

As our dear friend Rob states: file under progressive

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Postby Positive passion » 02 Jul 2022, 14:47

Let’s talk about the Byrds some more…..
I kept thinking "swim as far as you can, swim as far as you can".

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Postby robertff » 02 Jul 2022, 15:08

An excellent album C. but you can't change the mind of those who don't want to change their mind.




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Postby robertff » 02 Jul 2022, 15:13

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 02 Jul 2022, 17:01

It's the Tull album I played the least.

It sits uncomfortably between This Was and Aqualung both 5 star quality.

No really memorable songs.
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Postby C » 02 Jul 2022, 17:33

Walk In My Shadow wrote:It sits uncomfortably between This Was and Aqualung both 5 star quality.


As does Stand Up.

I suppose I was just offering opportunity into looking at some of those songs that may or may not be memorable.





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Postby Matt Wilson » 02 Jul 2022, 18:03

Every Tull album up through TAAB is commercial enough for non-prog ears.

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Postby Charlie O. » 02 Jul 2022, 19:02

For years it was my favorite Tull album, and I think it probably still is. Others have spells of being played more (particularly Stand Up, TAAB and APP), but Benefit speaks to my soul in a particular way that no other album does. (Not a fan of "Sossity", though!)
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Postby slightbreeze » 02 Jul 2022, 19:14

Certainly in my top 5 Tull albums. Rate it higher than Aqualung. Having said that, I also love Minstrel, to many cries of derision

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Postby C » 02 Jul 2022, 19:36

Charlie O. wrote:For years it was my favorite Tull album, and I think it probably still is. Others have spells of being played more (particularly Stand Up, TAAB and APP), but Benefit speaks to my soul in a particular way that no other album does. (Not a fan of "Sossity", though!)


good points well made Chas

Matt Wilson wrote:Every Tull album up through TAAB is commercial enough for non-prog ears.


Yes Matt, that's what I think too




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Postby C » 02 Jul 2022, 19:36

slightbreeze wrote: I also love Minstrel, to many cries of derision


What's not to love?




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Postby slightbreeze » 02 Jul 2022, 19:44

C wrote:
slightbreeze wrote: I also love Minstrel, to many cries of derision


What's not to love?




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Let's just say, it rarely features highly in the "Best of Tull" lists

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Postby mudshark » 02 Jul 2022, 19:52

It's not in my top 5 of JT albums, and neither is it in Mr. Anderson's.
Simply doesn't weigh up against the first two and half of Aqualung.
Much better than TAAB though, but that's stating the obvious.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 02 Jul 2022, 20:52

slightbreeze wrote:
C wrote:
slightbreeze wrote: I also love Minstrel, to many cries of derision


What's not to love?




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Let's just say, it rarely features highly in the "Best of Tull" lists


Of the three mid '70s JT LPs, it's clearly the best to these ears.

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Postby C » 02 Jul 2022, 21:18

mudshark wrote:Much better than TAAB though, but that's stating the obvious.


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Postby mudshark » 02 Jul 2022, 21:52

Matt, are you saying that you think Minstrel is better than Passion Play and War Child? Or are you referring to Too old... and Songs...
Mid 70's is a bit of a wide margin, for me :-)

I'd like to add: whatever they were feeding the lads at the Chateau d'Isaster, it helped them create their best stuff, I think.
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Postby Charlie O. » 02 Jul 2022, 22:26

slightbreeze wrote:
C wrote:
slightbreeze wrote: I also love Minstrel, to many cries of derision

What's not to love?

Let's just say, it rarely features highly in the "Best of Tull" lists

Yeah, aside from "Cold Wind To Valhalla" (and "Summerday Sands" if we'll allow that), I don't love it or even like it much.

But I haven't ruled out the possibility that it might one day "click" for me. Whereas I've given up holding out any such hopes for TOTR'N'R:TYTD!
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Postby slightbreeze » 02 Jul 2022, 22:32

Charlie O. wrote: Whereas I've given up holding out any such hopes for TOTR'N'R:TYTD!

It's a bag of shite, to be honest. I own it, but I'm not proud to admit it

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Postby Matt Wilson » 02 Jul 2022, 22:48

mudshark wrote:Matt, are you saying that you think Minstrel is better than Passion Play and War Child? Or are you referring to Too old... and Songs...
Mid 70's is a bit of a wide margin, for me :-)

I'd like to add: whatever they were feeding the lads at the Chateau d'Isaster, it helped them create their best stuff, I think.


Minstrel is better than War Child and Too Old to Rock n Roll...

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Postby C » 03 Jul 2022, 15:41

Matt Wilson wrote:Minstrel is better than War Child and Too Old to Rock n Roll...


Half right!




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