Those video's from Asheville show Ian and the boys are in fine fettle. Maybe they should use this concert for the dvd. BTW is it still thought that the Iceland gig will be the concert of choice for a TAAB 1/2 dvd
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.
A very thought provoking and moving song. I think it is destined to become a bench mark with songs of this type in the same way that Mark Knopfler's "Brothers In Arms" has become an anti war song of great potency.
You know, I feel rather proud to be a Tull fan these days when such a song is used to such great effect, as with this video.
Very proud indeed.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
Totally unlistenable. I'm presuming Ian does nothing, and consults nobody, on how to take care of, or recondition, his voice. Anyone got information to the contrary?
Well...sort of. And forgive me for regurgitating something I imagine I have broached no less than 5 times on Tull net. Not precisely advice, but I do recall, maybe the mid nineties, he had visited some specialist who had at least made a credible assessment of how his voice had been damaged, that being the muscles in the neck used to sing in an occasionally very loud rock and roll band in an occasionally aggressive style, were perfectly working at odds against muscles in the neck used to play the flute, also, often in a non traditional and aggressive style, that sweat wasn't coming from nowhere. Also, for whenever one wants to mark the end of his useful voice, usually 84, though I can say the first time it became noticable was on Minstrel and absolutely by SFTW, just was a few years removed from being occasionally awful. The reason I mention this again, and particularly for those who download shows and get a reasonably regular dose of all the years, I would mark 87 thru 94 as unquestionably the worst, and since Roots, along about the time of the visit to that specialist, that Ian had worked his permanent limitations into his singing style, and particularly from 95 thru 2008 or so, to paint with a broad brush and merely stamp awful on it would not be true. I can agree on that Montreux link, ceased it immediately upon hearing the voice,(though I suspect had I listened to it as normal with patience, attention and perseverance the returns would have been much different) sounded like an enormous nose with no head attached. Having downloaded, I think, 10 of the TAAB2 performances I can say on most of them they broach the line into excellence, voices included on the majority of those 110 minutes or so. Same with the one live performance I saw. There are some few of legendary catalogue that he often, though not always, does not handle that well. Oddly in the past 20 years Aqua and Loco are not 2 of them, and with reference to those 2 in specific within that time frame, I would be curious to know precisely what flaw people are spotting. I will go further to say that in that time period I believe he sings those 2 as well as he did 40 years ago, and Martin or Florian's playing in this time period is the superior of that which Martin was dealing out 40 years ago...normally. Depends. Some great old Martin performances too, but in the main a better player now.
futureshock: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Marnie Kringles, Reindeer Kibble, peace of heart and generosity of hand, in this season.
Dec 26, 2018 0:15:15 GMT
steelmonkey: Hey, Senator, pass us that walker, hearing aid, senior bus pass etc. Lost my shopping cart at the grocery store yesterday...walked down an aisle to add a thing or two...never found it, had to start over...I only hope some older guy grabbed it by mistake.
Dec 26, 2018 3:51:04 GMT
steelmonkey: I swear I looked everywhere.
Dec 26, 2018 3:51:27 GMT
nonrabbit: cue me and you having a domestic on aisle 4 "Ya stupid auld bugger ya - you were only pushing it a minute ago!" xxxxx
Dec 26, 2018 21:57:48 GMT
maddogfagin: It was by the entrance, next to the atms
Dec 27, 2018 7:29:23 GMT
steelmonkey: My lone wolf policies might need re-examination for old age. Self reliance might be too dangerous.
Dec 27, 2018 17:42:52 GMT
maddogfagin: And a Happy New Year to the JT Forum membership, guest readers, former members who left for one reason or another and IA and his cohorts for the music. May 2019 be a great year for you all
Dec 31, 2018 7:51:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Just about "had it up to here" with Xmas/New Year food. Had haggis last night and we're celebrating Grandaughter #1's birthday with kebabs all round tonight.😊👍
Jan 2, 2019 14:40:10 GMT
jackinthegreen: We have haggis on Burns Night and St Andrews Day.. Hard to catch the buggers at this time of year though MD..
Jan 4, 2019 0:26:21 GMT
maddogfagin: Sure are - the Cornish sub species (originally shipwrecked off Land's End whilst on transit to Aberdeen and escaped to shore) are devilish little blighters at the best of times.
Jan 4, 2019 7:52:37 GMT
jackinthegreen: Yes MD, well worth catching, just as good as our Scottish ones I believe
Jan 7, 2019 23:01:00 GMT
geostrehl: Oh god - Secret Language of Birds is almost 19 years old!!!!
Jan 11, 2019 0:52:40 GMT
maddogfagin: Now where have they gone ?
Jan 11, 2019 16:55:39 GMT
futureshock: The secret language of birds: millions of yrs old. Just 18+ yrs ago, someone tackled that idea and radiated music back on the topic. That's why it's one of the best reviewed solo albums out there! Chirp that in your blender and take it to the riverside.
Jan 12, 2019 17:23:27 GMT
maddogfagin: And don't forget the owls
Jan 13, 2019 8:25:08 GMT
futureshock: "The Secret Silence Of Owls"...... second best album by Hoo-Hooo-HooooDat
Jan 13, 2019 20:21:05 GMT