Jethro Tull - Benefit

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Sealed 1970 LP. Pristine Copy. “Benefit Was The Album On Which The Jethro Tull Sound Solidified Around Folk Music, Abandoning Blues Entirely. Beginning With The Opening Number, "With You There To Help Me," Anderson Adopts His Now-Familiar, Slightly Mournful Folksinger/Sage Persona, With A Rather Sardonic Outlook On Life And The World; His Acoustic Guitar Carries The Melody, Joined By Martin Barre's Electric Instrument For The Crescendos. This Would Be The Model For Much Of The Material On Aqualung And Especially Thick As A Brick. Most Of The Songs On Benefit Display Pleasant, Delectably Folk-Like Melodies Attached To Downbeat, Slightly Gloomy, But Dazzlingly Complex Lyrics, With Barre's Guitar Adding Enough Wattage To Keep The Hard Rock Listeners Very Interested. "To Cry You A Song," "Son," And "For Michael Collins, Jeffrey And Me" All Defined Tull's Future Sound: Barre's Amp Cranked Up To Ten (Especially On "Son"), Coming In Above Anderson's Acoustic Strumming, A Few Unexpected Changes In Tempo, And Anderson Spouting Lyrics Filled With Dense, Seemingly Profound Imagery And Statements. As On Stand Up, The Group Was Still Officially A Quartet, With Future Member John Evan (Whose John Evan Band Had Become The Nucleus Of Jethro Tull Two Years Before) Appearing As A Guest On Keyboards; His Classical Training Proved Essential To The Expanding Of The Group's Sound On The Three Albums To Come.” Bruce Eder, AMG.

Artist: Jethro Tull Title: Benefit Genre: Pop Type: New - LP Label: Chrysalis Catalog ID: RS 6400 Country: USA Our ID: 15504
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