Went to York last night and it was a surprisingly good show. The old bugger still has what it takes. Vocally well We know what to expect.. No miracles there.. Musically excellent, Would have benefited from someone else on percussion.
Good selection of songs, Particularly enjoyed Up To Me, Wondering again, Change of Horses, Poet & Painter brick excerpt and Budapest. The arrangements of Aqualung & Loco breath worked very well too. Ian seems more relaxed these days which helps.
I would still like to know if Tull are finished and its all IA band from now on??.
Post by knobbythegreek on Sept 21, 2011 12:50:30 GMT
I so agree. I am not a fan as long as you but brought up on my father's recordings and treated to listening to Tull by my friends I feel that the show does not bring out the best in the music. Too much thrashing on guitar and not subtleness like Martin produces. I cannot fault his professionism but not an easy companion to Ian and Tull style. Thank you to person who spoke of the storms on my islands, they pass but much damage. My friends managed to arrive and I will meet up with them tonight.Looking forward to more music and news of Tull.
Ian Anderson - Sunday 11 September 2011 Camberley Theatre - Surrey
A sold out Camberley Theatre saw Ian Anderson with band comprising John O'hara (accordion, keyboards,) Florian Opahle (guitar) and Natalie Holt (viola) perform a mix of acoustic Tull classics and solo numbers by Florian and Natalie. The intimacy of this smaller venue (with ample leg room) afforded a great view and good atmosphere. Mr Anderson was in fine form, showing just what a supreme talent he is - great music and anecdotal entertainment. For the solo numbers Florian performed Andantino and Bach's Toccata and Fugue both superbly delivered and Natalie sang a beautiful rendition of Nightingale. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening - catch this tour if you can. Look forward to Thick as a Brick gig next year.
John and Trish.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
From the Salisbury Journal, Thursday 10th November 2011
Anderson cathedral gig
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull performing at Salisbury City Hall in 2007.
“IT gives me a warm glow to know I am doing something for this beautiful building. I want to do this concert to help preserve Salisbury Cathedral for future generations and to see people within the community supporting something,” he explains.
Anderson has performed benefit gigs in various parts of the world. “Though I am not a Christian, I am somewhere between a deist and a pantheist, I do not have a problem supporting the Anglican church. I am also performing in Catholic churches in Northern Italy.
“It is a sign of being more at ease with the festival of Christmas and its relationship with Christianity and the more secular world of sharing with a variety of cultures. Christmas is a very inclusive affair. It is for everyone.”
Anderson, who lives in Wiltshire, has visited Salisbury Cathedral as a tourist and aware of the vagaries of the acoustics in the building, hopes that by using the PA system creatively, he can distribute the music as widely as possible across the building.
“The trick is managing the PA for some delay. That way the music appears to come from different places,” he says.
The repertoire for the concert ,being held on Friday, December 16, will include a lot of Jethro Tull music as Anderson explains: “While the music is not directly Christmas music, I think it is seasonal, being strong on melody and harmony. I shall be using my usual band, so there will be the five of us and there may be a special guest or two. We will have a prayer in the programme and one or two readings. These will be by special guests.” Last year Anderson raised £25,000 for cathedral and church charities with his string of concerts, something he hopes to repeat this year.
The Dean of Salisbury, the Very Reverend June Osborne said: “We are very grateful to Ian for thinking of us and bringing his Christmas concert here, and in the real spirit of Christmas, giving his time and talents to support our beautiful medieval cathedral. We are known for our choral and classical music events, but Ian’s performance will show off what a great venue Salisbury Cathedral is for other styles of music.”
maddogfagin: Their jealousy and ignorance knows no bounds. Best ignore them - most sensible people do these days.
Sept 28, 2019 12:22:55 GMT
dryad: Hey, I'm shouting out because I can't figure out how to post in the "Hello, I'm new Here!" post. I cam over here looking for Samhain songs. I'll roll with "Songs From the Wood" if no one knows of something specific. I'll do the hello if I can figure it out
Oct 9, 2019 20:54:07 GMT
jackinthegreen: Good Evening from Scotland, hope everyone is good tonight
Oct 10, 2019 23:16:36 GMT
maddogfagin: . . . and lunchtime salutations from Cornwall
Oct 11, 2019 12:42:18 GMT
steelmonkey: Hello from Mexico City where Tulliano T shirt gets queries followed by respect.
Oct 12, 2019 3:20:51 GMT
botanicman: Does anyone care that JT weren't nominated for the RRHOF?
Oct 15, 2019 20:42:26 GMT
ash: I bet Ian doesn't care
Oct 17, 2019 16:36:52 GMT
JTull 007: I'm not affected by RNRHOF decisions... The only thing that matters is how we all feel about TULL. These days it keeps me HAPPY just to know there is MORE to come !!!
Oct 21, 2019 2:12:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Jim's right. I would trade 10 hall of fame invitations for each year Ian continues to work.
Oct 24, 2019 16:06:17 GMT
rredmond: I care... every single time they get snubbed... for about 10 seconds. But I'm REALLY pissed off for those ten seconds!
Oct 24, 2019 18:39:53 GMT
JTull 007: To me it's like being picked by Dick Clark to be on American Bandstand. RNRHOF is about a tourist destination for Cleveland Ohio not a TRUE Hall of Fame.
Oct 27, 2019 10:50:51 GMT
jethrotull: As Ian used to say on the SFTW tour "almost indistinguishable from the master tapes playing behind the stage". Clive James clearly loathed Ian Anderson and did manage to expose some of Ian's self-important pretentiousness.
Oct 31, 2019 16:53:24 GMT
ash: A big welcome to Joe Parrish and a sad goodbye to Flo
Nov 2, 2019 13:27:33 GMT
steelmonkey: Plenty of Florian era highlights to appreciate,,, Change of Horses and Enter the Uninvited for two.
Nov 6, 2019 1:11:22 GMT
JTull 007: I loved him even more after 2010 and seeing him perform in Richmond Virginia. His stage presence and talent were like a FRESH new way to ROCK !!!!
Nov 6, 2019 22:29:31 GMT
nonrabbit: What's Florian going on to do?
Nov 13, 2019 19:13:22 GMT
maddogfagin: I would guess that with the "recognition" he's now got with the association with IA he'll be in demand for session and production work. Maybe he could be asked to remix the later Tull albums after Stormwatch if SW hasn't the time.
Nov 14, 2019 7:56:45 GMT