Have you heard Thick As A Brick 2 from a couple of years ago Kev? Not Tull but an Ian Anderson solo release...a worthy follow up to the brilliant original in my opinion. I too love Heavy Horses (and the studio releases either side of it) Jethro Tull were on fire back then.
You never noticed number 2 on my list then?
I'm quite surprised neither Hunky Dory (Bowie) nor Electric Warrior (T Rex) have been mentioned so far.
One of the more proggy CDs I used to own dates from '71: In The Land Of Grey And Pink by Caravan. Quite liked that one for a while but eventually went off it, not sure why.
Sorry Mr M I missed your No 2
Ahh yes, the Land Of Grey & Pink, I love that album, so quintessentially British, but I prefer the one before it by Caravan, the album with the longest name ever
'If I Could Do It All Over Again Id Do It All Over You'
Caravan were a bit of a cult following like Supertramp, but with great musicians and great writing. They had some flutey typw sounds like Tull but Id say more Symphonic than Tull
No I havent heard the Anderson version of 'Brick' I will look out for that
Deep Purple made Fireball in 71 and good solid albums from Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart & Rory Gallagher
Oh nearly forgot Elton John's Madman Across The Water