Nearly 3 years ago I reviewed Martin Barres 6th Studio Album “Back to Steel” giving it a resounding and well deserved 10/10. It was an impressive album
Martin Barre, best-known as guitarist in Jethro Tull – one of the biggest selling prog bands of all time, releases his new solo album Roads Less Travelled through Cleopatra Records (distributed in the UK by RSK) on 5th October 2018.
The release of Martin Barres 6th Solo album, Back to Steel was set to coincide with his 50th year in the music industry. Embarking on a solo career after such a long stint with the same band was always sure to carry its risks. As Jethro Tull’s guitarist for 43 years and featuring on all but their very first album, he has demonstrated the ability to excel at every conceivable musical style from classical to hard rock. He considers this to be his most important solo album to date and I have to agree.