Having been asked to post some items from the 1989 Convention, I've raided the scrapbook and the results are below. A few things to bear in mind: 1. We were restricted to 250 people due to fire regulations. 2. There was no programme. 3. Graham Smith and myself financed the project to assess the reaction. It proved a feasible idea and the money made on the day and the donations from the raffle meant we were able to send the NSPCC a nice cheque. 4. One way we made an operating profit was from the sale of t shirts. Those left over from the day were sold on the Friends Of Fairport stall at that year's Cropredy Festival.
great pictures and what a great idea to raise money for the NSPCC as well as having a good time. The only galling thing for me reading about it was I wasn't that far away as the crow flies - damnation ;D ah well thanks for posting and look forward to seing more of this when you get the chance after you've stuffed yourself at Xmas and relaxing round the warm glow of the computer screen.
Sealion has sent a load of photos from the Conventions and we'll be posting them as soon as time allows but this one I couldn't resist. Kenny Wylie outside the Hillingdon venue (1989) proudly displaying the headmaster's latest work. We'd been sent a preview copy of the album a few weeks previously and it was being played almost non-stop over the Tull disco which we had at the Convention that year.
I've been rummaging through a box of Tull tapes and found this absolute "one off".
Graham Smith and I had written to IA about the 1989 UK Convention and we received a reply promising a copy of the "new" album Rock Island to play on the day (letter earlier in this thread). My recollection is that Kenny Wylie brought it with him to the Convention for us.
So the album was played approx 3 week before the official release date here in the UK and although the actual cassette has no label, the cassette sleeve has the basic info written on in pencil. Whose writing it is I've no idea but I've scanned it for this thread although I've had to enhance it some what to make it legible as the writing has faded over the preceding years.
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
sealion: Mmm, my Signature copy arrived yesterday and I've now got most of the way through it. It's certainly a lovely book but worth the £275?
Nov 21, 2019 12:52:45 GMT
sealion: Essentially we're paying £235 for a number, a 7" vinyl (which, let's be honest, isn't that great), 2 art prints, IA's autograph and a box. Oh yes, and my name listed in the back. A pair of tickets for the 2020 tour would've been a nice gesture....
Nov 21, 2019 13:03:40 GMT
sealion: Do I regret it? Not really, because it's Jethro Tull, but, perversely,I probably would've done if I'd only gone for the cheaper version! That said I'm not sure how the price difference between the two versions can be justified...
Nov 21, 2019 13:12:02 GMT
sealion: Jethro Tull the prog years? So it's Passion Play in it's entirety then!
Nov 21, 2019 13:34:00 GMT
maddogfagin: That would please Bernie
Nov 21, 2019 15:40:52 GMT
steelmonkey: As it is I may have to travel far to see this tour
Nov 23, 2019 4:02:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Got new job, starting Feb 3,2020, Tull book and Stormwatch, all just in time for Thanksgiving. Prsent and promise to self: Catch up on Tull forum this weekend. Fair warning: reviews and rants/raves/nonsense looming like the big bear cover of Stormwatch.
Nov 27, 2019 22:58:37 GMT