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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 337/500!
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Ian Anderson's Auqualung, a rock staple since 1971, features the title track
plus "Cross-Eyed Mary", "Locomotive Breath", "Mother Goose" and all the rest.
Don't miss this masterpiece!
"The leap from 1970's Benefit to the following year's Aqualung is one of the
most astonishing progressions in rock history. In the space of one album, Tull
went from relatively unassuming electrified folk-rock to larger-than-life
conceptual rock full of sophisticated compositions and complex, intellectual,
lyrical constructs. While the leap to full-blown prog rock wouldn't be taken
until a year later on Thick as a Brick, the degree to which Tull upped the ante
here is remarkable.
The lyrical concept -- the hypocrisy of Christianity in England -- is stronger
than on most other '70s conceptual efforts, but it's ultimately the music that
makes it worthy of praise. Tull's winning way with a riff was never so arresting
as on the chugging "Locomotive Breath," or on the character studies "Cross Eyed
Mary" and "Aqualung," which portray believably seedy participants in Ian
Anderson's story. The fable imagery of "Mother Goose" and the vitriolic
anti-authoritarian sentiments of "Wind Up" both serve notice of Anderson's
willful iconoclasm and his disillusionment with the spiritual traditions to
which he was born. Varied but cohesive, Aqualung is widely regarded as Tull's
finest hour." - Rovi Staff, allmusic.com
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2. Cross-Eyed Mary
3. Cheap Day Return
4. Mother Goose
5. Wond'ring Aloud
6. Up To Me
1. My God
2. Hymn 43
4. Locomotive Breath