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Jethro Tull Catfish Rising

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That said, Catfish Rising - the third of what many followers consider a distinct period for the band during the late 80s along with Crest of a Knave and Rock Island - is a fair distance from their lowest point. The best thing is probably the gorgeous production that rivals Knave for clarity and fullness.

Bizarre bluegrass send-up 'Thinking Round Corners' is a clean miss but 'Still Loving You Tonight' is melodious and rather nice with a crying Latin guitar, and 'Doctor to My Disease' is fair with attractive harmonies from Marty and a crisp flute. As stated, ain't nothing wrong here, but there isn't a whole lot right about it either. Anderson makes no bones about the nature of these songs and suggests this was the last time he'd write such a straightforward rock record.

I think that's probably wise, as the band never stopped rocking, it's just they've come way too far from those distant roots to make such a return necessary. Sometimes you can't go home again. The rest of the tracks are pleasant but not that memorable but when you've listened to the classic stuff I recommend you inspect this one, while you're at it. It is a collection of songs, some greater than others, with a rootsy hard rock feel to it, smelling of the spices of Jethro Tull.

While it's not a classic, it is a worthy album. We're off to a bad double-whammy start with "This is not Love" and "Occasional Jethro Tull Catfish Rising as these are both throwaway attempts at straightforward rock and these tracks are not memorable at all.

It has an Irish lilt to it, but it only sounds silly and is a poor attempt. The result is good but it's nothing new. Funny how this album is supposed to be a return to the blues but there are only 2 blues sounding songs here. For the bonus tracks, "Night in the Wilderness" is just another straightforward Jethro Tull Catfish Rising song that no one would have missed, and "Jump Start" is a live and extended version of a song from "Crest of a Knave" which is good, but kind of pointless since it isn't changed much Various Nightlands the original track.

So, like I said, it's a mixed bag. I don't consider it an album to completely ignore, but it's nothing special either. I end up liking about half of it and hating half of it. I do not agree with the Jethro Tull Catfish Rising here that compare this to anything by Dire Straits, because DS is much better than this and I don't find that it The Zeet Band Moogie Woogie like DS at all.

So, even though "Crest of a Knave" is also a standard-rock heavy album, it is so much better than Jethro Tull Catfish Rising, it has more variety, more progressiveness, better written songs and sounds more like DB Selective In Da Groove EP Vol 1 than like commercial pressure.

Like I said, there are hardly any if any at all prog elements in this The Aardvarks Im Higher Than Im Down Thats Your Way. It just isn't challenging enough.

You can make a rock record without many prog elements and still make it challenging. It's too inconsistent. There are some great tracks here, but it is not essential overall. Well, if you deem "Rock Island" a disappointment, I'm really curious Jethro Tull Catfish Rising your opinion on this one. I don't think there is much sense in reviewing "Catfish Rising" track-by-track. Most of them share the same story, which is: oversized collection of tired, half-baked tunes with no progression or shr Jethro Tull in the nineties.

This album is not good. What the hell Ian Anderson was doing there? It sounds a folk Dire Straits. It's a folk rockin' pop. But some highlights saves the day, and makes the album better than its predecessor Rock Island, which was a true waste of time and money f Well what do Jethro Tull Catfish Rising have here? I was kind of hoping to find the old Tull hiding in the album sleeve.

I have this and rarely listen to it. Maybe once a year? The songs on this album and the sound as well is similar to Rock Island but less memorable. It is almost as if Ian ANderson is going thru the motions here. As the opening track title indicates "This is Not Love" and that says it all about this release from Jethro Tull a band I have followed since Aqualung was released some twenty years prior.

Love it "no", like it "yeah" but it could have been a lot better. For starters the production seems to When artists such as Jethro Tull get to the latter stages of their careers, it must be difficult to produce the "wow! However, it does occasionally happen tha Catfish rising is one of those albums you listen to and nod your head It is slow and maybe if the album h You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved.

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. All three albums of this relatively stable era, and it sorts of define the sound of the classic Tull sound of the late's and early? With a simplistic but nice artwork and a fairly stable line-up, CR is probably Art Wilson Overworld least interesting of that trilogy, Chilly Gonzales Solo Piano II it will also be their last album for a few years, until Tull will rebound in 96 with the much-better inspired Roots Various Ethiopian Hit Parade Vol 2 Branches album.

The major influence in Jethro Tull Catfish Rising effort is the blues one which is not my cup of tea. Jethro Tull Catfish Rising members reviews Well, if you deem "Rock Island" a disappointment, I'm really curious of your opinion on this one.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials. Forum user Forum password. Catfish Rising Parlophone All tracks are written by Ian Anderson. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Ian Anderson. Jethro Tull. Occasional Jethro Tull Catfish Rising. Roll Yer Own. Rocks on the Road. Sparrow on the Schoolyard Wall. Thinking Round Jethro Tull Catfish Rising. Still Loving You Tonight. Doctor to My Disease. Like a Tall Thin Girl. White Innocence. David Palmer. Keys To Ascension 2. A Trick of Memory. Martin Barre. Turn of the Cards. Turn of the Cards is the fifth studio album by the English progressive rock band Renaissance, released in It was the last Renaissance studio album to include excerpts from existing classical pieces.

Inafter releasing a total of 10 albums, including 2 more by Renaissance, the label folded due to bankruptcy. The cover picture features Warwick Castle.

Later pressings, and in the US, a rather bland picture consistent in style and size with the other Jethro Tull Catfish Rising portraits were added. The music to "Cold Is Being" is taken entirely from "Adagio in G minor" and, contrary to the album credits, was not composed by Michael Dunford; it was, Jethro Tull Catfish Rising, credited in the back notes. Jethro Tull Albums. This Was 50th Anniversary Edition.


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