THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS

MIKE ROSS

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THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS
Ian Anderson
(True North Records)

Tweet, tweet, tweet ... Jethro Tull's satyr-like singer and flautist indulges himself terribly on a collection of wispy nothings filled with images of "glistening" iguanas, "flitting" illusions, "milky" light, "virgin" dawn (you get the idea) and, of course, the birds, the birds ....

 Steeped in an Olde English flavour and loaded with twittering flute solos, there are some laughable moments in Anderson's gentle music. But he's dead serious, singing the most esoteric, mystical and silly sentiments in his reedy voice, undoubtedly inspired by years of wandering around in his own garden. Music for hobbits.

Track Listing 1.The Secret Language Of Birds
  02.The Little Flower Girl
  03.Montserrat
  04.Postcard Day
  05.The Water Carrier
  06.Set-Aside
  07.A Better Moon
  08.Santuary
  09.The Jasmine Corridor
  10.The Habanero Reel
  11.Panama Freighter
  12.The Secret Language Of Birds, Pt. II
  13.Boris Dancing
  14.Circular Breathing
  15.The Stormont Shuffle
 


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