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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This mid-'90s Tull studio album has its good moments, mostly shadows of earlier work. All of the songs here have more of a mood of urgency than some of Tull's then-recent albums, and a few even have memorable melodies -- the title tune, "At Last, Forever" which sounds like a Thick as a Brick outtake, "Rare and Precious Chain," "Dangerous Veils," and "Valley," which recall the best moments of Ian Anderson's mid-'70s work. There are also attempts to revive the band's one-time fixation on jazz influences the opening of "Wounded, Old and Treacherous", although this sort of thing came off better on This Was. Anderson's flute occasionally takes flight, Martin Barre's guitar still ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This mid-'90s Tull studio album has its good moments, mostly shadows of earlier work. All of the songs here have more of a mood of urgency than some of Tull's then-recent albums, and a few even have memorable melodies -- the title tune, "At Last, Forever" which sounds like a Thick as a Brick outtake, "Rare and Precious Chain," "Dangerous Veils," and "Valley," which recall the best moments of Ian Anderson's mid-'70s work. There are also attempts to revive the band's one-time fixation on jazz influences the opening of "Wounded, Old and Treacherous", although this sort of thing came off better on This Was. Anderson's flute occasionally takes flight, Martin Barre's guitar still wails on the breaks, and Doane Perry drums, Dave Pegg bass, and Steve Bailey bass make up a decent rhythm section. Not nearly as strong as Catfish Rising, but better than anything else since Heavy Horses.
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  • Release Date: 10/31/2006
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 094637101926
  • Catalog Number: 710190

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Performance Credits
Jethro Tull Primary Artist
Ian Anderson Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Vocals, Wood Flute, Bamboo Flute
Dave Pegg Bass, Bass Guitar
Martin Barre Electric Guitar
Steve Bailey Bass, Bass Guitar
Andy Giddings Keyboards
Doane Perry Drums
Technical Credits
Ian Anderson Composer, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Chris Blair Mastering, Production Mastering
Andy Giddings Engineer
Peter Mew Remastering
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