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"Locomotive Breath" is a song by the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull from their 1971 album, Aqualung. It is notable for a long bluesy piano introduction (particularly during live performances) and its flute solo by flautist Ian Anderson.

The song's lyrics use the imagery of an impending and unavoidable train wreck as an allegorical portrayal of a man's life falling apart. The song receives frequent airplay on classic rock radio stations. It was covered by Rabbitt on their 1975… read more

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  • Avatar for Aries494
    v I prefer the awesome piano work in the intro...
  • Avatar for BenevolentWind
    Love that hazy guitar work in the intro
  • Avatar for beatboxtoaster
    John Evan is such an underrated keyboardist it hurts my soul.
  • Avatar for NobelNoebbie
    Still one of the best!
  • Avatar for M_Vreidson
    Love that overall composition accompanied with the "shreddy muted guitar".
  • Avatar for shoegazefan
    WARNING WARNING - weird crappy cover version currently playing - completely spoiling the song
  • Avatar for hollyheer
    It is Madness!!!
  • Avatar for RAY7654321
    Wahnsinn is right on the money here. This is the track that could be considered better than Aqualung.
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    Super piano-John Evan Super sound engineer-John Burns

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