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Songs from the Wood
After a couple of albums recorded in Monaco, Jethro Tull returned to Morgan Studios in London to cut their tenth studio set, SONGS FROM THE WOOD. The comforts of home brought out the best in the band, and frontman Ian Anderson had a new country estate – and a book of British folklore given to him by the group's manager – to inspire lyrics rooted in England's past. While progressive and hard rock elements remain, acoustic and folk-based music plays a stronger role on the 1977 collection, highlighted by such songs as “Ring Out, Solstice Bells,” “The Whistler” and the title track. Masterfully performed and skillfully arranged, SONGS FROM THE WOOD made the Top 10 in the U.S., and it remains a favorite among band members and Tull fans.