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??.
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.”
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