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.
ash: Merry Christmas. Hey Santa pass me that bottle
Dec 24, 2019 18:02:32 GMT
steelmonkey: Merry Christmas to one and all and a very Tull filled new year.
Dec 25, 2019 2:50:35 GMT
joemer: In Heaven dere aint no beer dats why we drink it here !!!!!! theme song of the Philly pa. new years day Mummers parade !!!! Another round of Hats off & Kudos to ian & the boys xmas church concerts Bruce should do that over here !!!!!.....
Dec 25, 2019 19:11:59 GMT
joemer: next Tull album cover one foot firmly planted in CONUS other foot across the ocean in D-Land and his "package" hovering over Blighty !!!!lol hahahah
Dec 25, 2019 19:14:01 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT