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: "Macropod". That sounds like the ultimate. "Hello, my name is J.P.Carruthers, Macropod, Intended At Large. My podcast is in Wales. I play the glass harmonica in 7 languages and edit outgoing Sumerian braille. Please leave a message."
Jan 29, 2019 4:27:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Macropod sounds like an overlarge ipod, as opposed to a minipod used by small furry animals.
Jan 29, 2019 7:53:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I am seeing the great Richard Thompson tonight at a stand up venue, the Venerable Fillmore in SF. The gig should be fun... I should be strong.
Feb 1, 2019 18:00:29 GMT
nonrabbit: I'll be thinking of you.....Beeswing!! Hope he sings it twice. Enjoy BerniE
Feb 1, 2019 18:40:33 GMT
futureshock: Ages ago, I saw Mr. Thompson at the Vancouver Folk Fest, but I worked fence security and was far away, couldn't hear much. Just being there was amazing though, near the musicians all weekend, saw amazing things. Live music is BEST!
Feb 2, 2019 21:08:59 GMT
steelmonkey: 'Tragic busy at work but celebrating 44th anniversary of best Tull show ever: Feb. 5, 1975 in El Paso,Texas, one of two gigs inserted in between the famous, 5 night run in LA. Listened to War Child and think 'Two Fingers is better than 'Lick Fingers'.
Feb 5, 2019 20:34:31 GMT
maddogfagin: War Child is a great album, criminally underrated in the music press but loved by the vast majority of fans.
Feb 15, 2019 7:58:43 GMT
ash: I really like War Child. Skating Away plays every time I boot my PC
Feb 17, 2019 14:16:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Look how we balance the world on the tips of our noses, like Sealions with a ball at the carnival.
Feb 20, 2019 16:15:42 GMT
botanicman: Clever Cecil....
Feb 24, 2019 3:40:56 GMT
maddogfagin: The same performance, in the same old way; it's the same old story to this Passion Play.
Feb 24, 2019 7:49:12 GMT
ash: Christmas!! Ripon Cathedral and Wells Cathedral
Feb 24, 2019 10:20:41 GMT
JTull 007: Well done Ash !!! Friday 13 December 2019 Jethro Tull Wells Cathedral, Wells, UK
Feb 24, 2019 14:41:53 GMT