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.
futureshock: "Macropod". That sounds like the ultimate. "Hello, my name is J.P.Carruthers, Macropod, Intended At Large. My podcast is in Wales. I play the glass harmonica in 7 languages and edit outgoing Sumerian braille. Please leave a message."
Jan 29, 2019 4:27:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Macropod sounds like an overlarge ipod, as opposed to a minipod used by small furry animals.
Jan 29, 2019 7:53:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I am seeing the great Richard Thompson tonight at a stand up venue, the Venerable Fillmore in SF. The gig should be fun... I should be strong.
Feb 1, 2019 18:00:29 GMT
nonrabbit: I'll be thinking of you.....Beeswing!! Hope he sings it twice. Enjoy BerniE
Feb 1, 2019 18:40:33 GMT
futureshock: Ages ago, I saw Mr. Thompson at the Vancouver Folk Fest, but I worked fence security and was far away, couldn't hear much. Just being there was amazing though, near the musicians all weekend, saw amazing things. Live music is BEST!
Feb 2, 2019 21:08:59 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Tragic busy at work but celebrating 44th anniversary of best Tull show ever: Feb. 5, 1975 in El Paso,Texas, one of two gigs inserted in between the famous, 5 night run in LA. Listened to War Child and think 'Two Fingers is better than 'Lick Fingers'.
Feb 5, 2019 20:34:31 GMT
maddogfagin: War Child is a great album, criminally underrated in the music press but loved by the vast majority of fans.
Feb 15, 2019 7:58:43 GMT
ash: I really like War Child. Skating Away plays every time I boot my PC
Feb 17, 2019 14:16:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Look how we balance the world on the tips of our noses, like Sealions with a ball at the carnival.
Feb 20, 2019 16:15:42 GMT
botanicman: Clever Cecil....
Feb 24, 2019 3:40:56 GMT
maddogfagin: The same performance, in the same old way; it's the same old story to this Passion Play.
Feb 24, 2019 7:49:12 GMT
ash: Christmas!! Ripon Cathedral and Wells Cathedral
Feb 24, 2019 10:20:41 GMT
JTull 007: Well done Ash !!! Friday 13 December 2019 Jethro Tull Wells Cathedral, Wells, UK
Feb 24, 2019 14:41:53 GMT