Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson [Collector's Edition]

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As its title suggests, this two-for-one Jethro Tull disc is comprised of the group's 1999 release, J-Tull Dot Com, as well as longtime Tull leader Ian Anderson's 2000 solo outing, The Secret Language of Birds. The Tull of modern times is a more mellow and mature bunch, as evidenced by these two albums -- in fact, some would agree that both releases could be classified as "easy listening Tull," with all of the symphonic flourishes and Anderson's restrained singing style. But Anderson still blows a mean flute, as evidenced by "Dot Com" and "El Niño," while the title track from Birds and "Sanctuary" show there is not much sonic difference between crediting an album to Tull or Anderson.

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