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.
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT