A leg to stand on tour: 27/7/00 Hamilton Place Hamilton, Canada
For A Thousand Mothers, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Hunt By Numbers, Beside Myself, The Habanero Reel, Bourée, The Water Carrier, With You There To Help Me, Barre Instrumental, Dot Com, AWOL, In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff, Dharma For One (incl. 'new' flute solo), Hunting Girl, Passion Jig, Locomotive Breath, Aquadiddley/Aqualung/Cross-Eyed Mary/Protect And Survive (inst.)/Cheerio Apparently with the same jokes as 1992! www.ministry-of-information.co.uk/setlist/00.htm
Thwe tour was 1999.. i think, sorta buried in between greatest hitsy tours....When i saw them they only played 3 dot.com songs ( Spiral, Hunt By Numbers and Dot.Com) and a song or two from SLOB ( water carrier and maybe Boris dancing). I was disappointed that better songs like Bend like a Willow and Gift of Roses didn't rate live showings....not to mention SLOB II which has lively live potential.
I'm trying to find some live video footage from the dot com UK tour. Up to now I'm drawing a blank. Can anyone help? Cheers
I only know 2 Video-bootlegs of 1999 in UK
Nottingham 11/18/99 (1) audience / Electrocutas 00348/very good quality
Royal Centre Nottingham, UK
Steel Monkey, For A Thousand Mothers, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Spiral, Nothing Is Easy, Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square, Fat Man, AWOL, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo, incl. Kelpie, & guitar solo), The Potion (inst.), Dot Com, Boris Dancing, Hunting Girl, Hunt By Numbers, Flying Dutchman (intro) / My God, Passion Jig, Locomotive Breath, Aquadiddley / Aqualung / Living In The Past / Dogs In The Midwinter (inst. ) / Dambusters March / Cheerio
Newcastle 23/11/99 (1) audience / exc. quality
23/11/99 City Hall Newcastle, UK North Star Steel Monkey, For A Thousand Mothers, Serenade To A Cuckoo (Cameras), Spiral, Witches Promise, Nothing Is Easy, Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square, Fat Man, AWOL, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo, incl. Kelpie, & guitar solo), Barre Instrumental, Dot Com, Boris Dancing, Hunting Girl (Phones), Hunt By Numbers, Flying Dutchman (intro)/My God, Passion Jig, Locomotive Breath, Aquadiddley/Aqualung/Living In The Past/Dogs In The Midwinter (inst.)/Dambusters March/Cheerio
I have zero doubt that the reason those songs were ceased is IA could sense the response was less than enthusiastic. I believe their audience, not the band, or IA, have forced his hand as regards setlists. Though this past 20 years have seen the most varied in their history, no contest, I really wonder what people are talking about. But yes those 8 to 10 songs will ALWAYS be present as they are with any performer of long standing not named the Grateful Dead or their relatives, where a night to night different set list sort of is their big hit. And all that for an album I find very much the superior, on the whole, of all the following legendary Tull outings. Benefit, LITP, A Passion Play, War Child and Heavy Horses in a tie. People who complain about the set list and come clean that what they mean to say is play Passion Play, most of Minstrel and Back Door Angels. I even like Hot Mango Flush, its a curio, a little oddity in the sense of the Hare, and every bit as good, but does not sound like anything else in the catalog, can't have that. I would like to see them do Thinking Round Corners, seems to be in part an homage to Beefheart.
I do remember how great 1000 Mothers sounded and really featured Doane..of course i was blissed out by Passion jig...I mean...any millseconds of Passion Play were enough to make my night...as if any Tull gig wasn't great....but i do remember thinking that 6 songs from 'Stand Up' at the expense of absolutely NOTHING from Brick thru Broadsword except for aforementioned jig and hunting Girl...was kind of a shame. 9 songs from Stand Up and Aqualung and huge, huge, huge gaps in the rest of the Tull catalog was not a golden era, dammit.
I know the notion that year was the 30th anniversary of Stand Up, a record IA and a big swath of their older fanbase, and me, liked alot. And a couple tracks were already in the regular set, with Nothing Is Easy not uncommon making it an easy one to acknowledge. They were still doing the Passion Jig on that tour, or had brought it back. It knocked me out with the rest of the set list on, I want to say the 92 Light and Dark tour which I have raved about a little too much. At that point in time, hands down, no remote contest the most varied setlist of their 45 years, though much of it they have not fully stopped playing since, not that I think they should. In many respects I consider Bouree to be the penultimate, at least shorter Jethro Tull piece and I fully understand its regular inclusion in the set, and appreciate for years Ian always put it in different clothes, maybe a little less so in the past 10. In 92 about 3/4 of those songs I had never heard played live, certainly half, at that point not having missed a tour in 20 years. So that praddle you read in Tull net world about the set lists, save for them always to have been somewhat stagnant, is bs. In the seventies they always had a new album to represent, though the uneasiness in the crowd reaction in the new material was notable at points beginning with the Passion Play. I remember the Too Old tour mainly because I had not been floored Brick or Stand Up style by it to that point, over the years I recognize it as in the top quarter of their efforts, and after having been moderately disapointed by the second show in 75, more or less the Minstrel tour with only Minstrel played, they delivered all the goods in 76. "My name is Arnold Stirrup" Then something about playing a couple Jethro numbers and I am sure alot of the crowd believed him, as he looked so different from even a year earlier. Like the A or UW tour, more than I bargained for. Plus Jeffrey being gone and this new guy from a band I had not been impressed with opening on the War Child tour had my expectations lowered. And then he/they delivered ALL the golden yummies.
Dammit, man! Did you not ever learn about RUN ON sentences?! Use a period once in while.
Learn to concentrate beyond 3 seconds twitwit from DUH bronx. And be prepared to breathe your last in this realm. Keep your bile where it belongs. Or wear a bib. Summarily I discharge your loutish ass.
Najma Akhtar born in the UK, also known as Najma, is a British singer of Asian ancestry. She was born in 1964 Chelmsford, England.
Najma studied chemical engineering at Aston University, Birmingham: her father, brother and sister are also engineers. In 1984 she won the Birmingham Asian Song Contest, and in 1987 produced her first album.
Her unique and distinctive styles range from fusions of jazz with the Indian ghazal, doing updated arrangements of these ghazals (love songs and spiritual songs), along with traditional bhajans, Indian Semi Classical vocals and the occasional Bollywood hit.
She has also appeared as a performer in the songs and videos of other performers, such as jazz and rock saxophonist Stan Harrison. Najma has also worked with saxophonist/flautist Michael J. Parlett.
Notable Collaborations with Jah Wobble on his album Take Me to God with Andy Summers on his album The Golden Wire with Steve Coleman on his albums Black Science and A Tale of 3 Cities with Ken Morioka on his album in Japan titled Question with Apache Indian on his hit single titled Arranged Marriage with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant (both formerly of Led Zeppelin) on the track "The Battle of Evermore" from their album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded with Jethro Tull on the title track from the album J-Tull Dot Com with La Cucina on their album Bloom with Sundae Club on their track Harold and their Stuff remix. She is also sampled in the song "Flight Four: India" off the album British Summer Time
I closed my eyes and and picked out a CD and Dot Com was my random choice and I'm so pleased to have another listen to it after a long spell away from hearing it. Apart from "Hot Mango Flush" which I've never liked I really enjoyed every other track. Some might say it was a bit too commercial but for me it's a very good album.
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
billsullens: No, Pibroch is definitely me, or it could be anyone
Jun 27, 2019 13:18:01 GMT
steelmonkey: 12 days till Tull and it looks like 50/50 chance of A Passion Play excerpt.
Jun 27, 2019 20:17:38 GMT
maddogfagin: Such a sense of glowing in the aftermath ripe with rich attainments
Jun 29, 2019 6:55:21 GMT
steelmonkey: The countdown from today (10) to Tull liftoff on July 9, will bring memories of being herded into the school cafeteria to watch space rocket launches on TV in the 60s. Amazing that they did that with arrays of computers that had less power than our phones
Jun 30, 2019 0:15:25 GMT
JTull 007: You are entering a world of pure imagination... The TULL ZONE 2019
Jun 30, 2019 2:39:26 GMT
maddogfagin: You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Your next stop, the Twilight Zone!
Jul 1, 2019 6:38:06 GMT
JTull 007: I LOVE that ZONE
Jul 1, 2019 10:45:06 GMT
steelmonkey: Interweb broken at home for three days but Tull draws closer. One more week till I am where I belong...a place Tull is making music.
Jul 4, 2019 1:26:32 GMT
steelmonkey: 4 days till Tull.
Jul 5, 2019 19:05:52 GMT
JTull 007: 4 days till you meet your TULL DESTINY
Jul 6, 2019 3:04:00 GMT
nonrabbit: 3 days tull Tull Bernie that is - not me....
Jul 6, 2019 19:40:23 GMT
steelmonkey: In 72 hours I will be, for a change, where I am supposed to be, surrounded by people that I should be around. So Cal friend going tonight and will report right after.
Jul 7, 2019 0:33:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Have a rather splendid time Bernie
Jul 7, 2019 14:19:04 GMT
JTull 007: My spirit will be sitting next to you at The Mountain Winery I'll be drinking some TULL Wine too
Jul 9, 2019 2:11:22 GMT
steelmonkey: I peeked at setlists from past few days. Glad to see I can expect APP excerpt....My friend assures me that Warm Sporran is less a booby prize than Solstice Bells. Review soon. Clock stuck at work as I await concert this evening.
Jul 9, 2019 16:12:13 GMT
fluteinthegallery: If I had to put my love for Tull in to one word, it would be "everything". This band means everything to me.
Jul 15, 2019 3:59:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I would agree. I love music, I love rock and roll but my love for Tull is it's own category and bigger than the other two,
Jul 16, 2019 0:42:25 GMT
joemer: FOR MICHAEL COLLINS,JEFFREY & ME !!!! whether it happpened (the event) or not the Song was fabulous!!! incidentally Michael Collins "Is Alive and Well and Living In......
Jul 16, 2019 14:43:52 GMT
nonrabbit: Love the song interaction
Jul 17, 2019 21:17:17 GMT