Personally, I think Baker Street Muse is a greater accomplishment than A Passion Play. Sharper focus, more thorough and a more direct and effective projection. I think it has more lasting impact. I still like APP, but I think it needs to be compared to something! APP was created first and is very important and well done, but I thought its boat needs rocking.
I love Baker Street Muse, there was a time in high school when I would listen to it nonstop. Great song. Hawkmoth, I definitely agree on that Ian's songwriting was more mature at this stage. But it is my opinion that Passion Play was a much more creative and far-reaching piece. More out of the box might be what I'm trying to say. I love both of them, but if I had to choose one, most of the time I'd pick Passion Play. Good choice of songs to compare, by the way.
The more sentimental portions of Baker St are lush and sophisticated as was the 70s pop style in '75... I love those parts of the song most, but on the whole PP is stronger. The more I think of it, Baker Street Muse could have been another full concept album. MitG is about 66.23% concept album.
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