I've spent my free time over the last few days listening to AG's new album and I can report that, from my viewpoint, it is a great peice of work and a worthy addition to any Tull fan's music library and deserves a wider audience.
There are seventeen tunes in total, composed and played on keyboard/computer and with the programmes that are now available to musicians, AG has served up some wonderful sounds.
Three tracks stand out for me at this time.
"Still Water" is a moody atmospheric beauty of a tune and would have been a welcome addition to the Blade Runner soundrack. In fact I was half expecting Deckard to pop up at some point with some words of wisdom.
"The Doyles" is probably the nearest AG has got to a Tull inspired piece of music. The soundscape on this certainly has the feel of celtic Tull full of acoustic guitar/piano/flute/strings and the odd thunderstorm. It is amazing to me that it was all done on keyboards with the help of a Apple Mac.
The final track "Coming Home" is where AG rocks - beginning with a solo piano and gradually employing voices and more effects to finish the album on a superb rocking flourish of drums/strings/guitar/bass/kitchen sink etc.
I'd recommend this album to all Tull fans and heartily endorse it. It did strike me while listening to it that AG would have probably made a great job of Coronach back in '86 - now that's a thought for the future.
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT