Song of the Day, May 26: Cold Wind to Valhalla by Jethro Tull

TullColdWindToday’s song comes from Jethro Tull’s transitional album Minstrel In the Gallery. After starting as a blues band, the group evolved into a distinctive progressive rock unit. On their eighth album, they began exploring folk rock elements, an approach that would feature prominently on later releases. The album features a mix of hard rock and acoustic folk rock. Cold Wind to Valhalla bridges the two. Anthemic and evocative, it summons up images of Norse legends. Band leader Ian Anderson mixes tempos and vocal styles, delighting in a celebration of the mysterious.

Enjoy this great song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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