Under Wraps is an album by the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1984. In addition to A Passion Play , this is the most controversial album of the band.It's like Ian Anderson's solo album Walk Into Light (1983) very electronically with drum machines and synthesizers. That was very popular in the early 1980s, but this conversion did not fall at all existing fans in the taste. If, however, one must note that this electronic jacket River by the numbers in compositional terms, of high quality and also stylistically typical Tull.
Interestingly, Martin Barre this as one of the best albums of Jethro Tull considers, as well as many music critics find it next to Genesis and Genesis' Yes' 90125 the highlight of the progressive rock from the 80s.
However, it is recognized by many people that the voice of Anderson in this period was at its best, but during the tour that followed he got medical problems with his throat (laryngitis and muscle spasms). Because of this, the band decided the three years relatively take it easy, and Anderson's voice changes from this point in terms of quality. It seems to go a little better in recent years.
A consequence is that the songs that Anderson writes to his vocal range from this point need to be adapted, as well as live he can't sing all the songs more. A consequence is that more common instrumental numbers is chosen and that certain numbers a show lower, such as the hit Aqualung.
- Lap Of Luxury
- Under Wraps # 1
- European Legacy
- Later, That Same Evening
- Radio Free Moskow
- Nobody's Car
- Under Wraps # 2
- Automotive Engineering
- General Crossing
- Lap Of Luxury video clip ¹
¹ Bonus video on the Digital ' Remastered ' version.