I was just listening to this album today while cleaning the kitchen and realized I forgot how good it was. Andrew and Ian certainly had an interesting musical chemistry for this project. Especially to memorize all of the little subtleties and nuances contained within the songs, and to reproduce them live. One more example of why Ian and Andrew are a couple of the best in the business!
Fantastic! It looks like it was a wonderful tour, and popular amongst those who went!
If only my father had the good taste to take his 5 year old kid to see Ian Anderson's experimental instrumental album tour!
Had to miss the Divinities tour as well due to work commitments but having heard the bootlegs that are available and the youtube videos courtesy of Remy and others, seems it was a great tour.
It is always a shame to miss a good show because of work (though not at all shameful). For me the certain thought that always gets me the most is that the work commitment is usually just another day or night of work--whereas the concert you would remember forever!
I myself have missed Ian Anderson concerts (the more recent ones) because of such distractions as making a living.
Jim...that's bragging. But as the man said ( Dizzy Dean in the mid thirties) 'If it's true, it ain't bragging'.
When I was 38, I met a guy in High Point, North Carolina that was at a local record store. His name was Danny and he wore a 25th Anniversary TULL Tour shirt. Danny was a HUGE 'Yes Fan' but loved TULL too. I convinced him how important this tour of "Divinties" was and he agreed to fly with me to New York City. I had never been to the BIG APPLE but had been to 1 convention in '94 at Hofstra University with Glenn Cornick.
We flew into La Guardia that morning and took a taxi to the Ameritania at Times Square, NYC LINK The place was awesome but all I could think about was getting to the Beacon Theater that night. We took a taxi to the show and had seats almost dead center on the fourth row (DD)... When the show began I felt like it was an out of body experience unlike anything I ever imagined. The music was overwhelming and I can't explain how different I felt from any other TULL gig since '73. Yes it was an Ian Anderson solo album, but everyone there were TULL Fans just like me.
That's when I realized everything that Ian Anderson could produce would always be part of TULL. After the show, we bumped into Eddie Jobson inside the hallway. He came to see "Divinities". I had no idea this would happen and I asked him to autograph the only thing that didn't have Ian's face on it. He autographed the ticket. Also he gave me an address so I could write him in the future. Yes with a pen. After that we watched through the front door as Ian was having a meet and greet. He eventually came outside. When I gave him a print from Circus Magazine he signed it 'Ian Anderson'. The next one he signed was this... After that we walked around the building to where the tour bus was parked. Next I met Andy Giddings. Special thanks to Randy Drosche (Red Hat) for camping out @ The Beacon for the tickets! JTull 007 Randy Drosche Andy Giddings Barry Goldberg
geostrehl: Do you guys and gals think Ian likes Steely Dan? I've been thinking about this recently. Ian has stated that he doesn't listen to much music, but I'm sure he's heard a lot of the Dan.
Apr 9, 2019 18:16:31 GMT
steelmonkey: Back from vacation just in time to buy tickets for the first anniversary tour of the fiftieth anniversary tour. Tull countdown to July 9th !
Apr 10, 2019 19:19:54 GMT
JTull 007: Irvine FivePoint Amphitheatre on July 6th ?
Apr 12, 2019 1:17:14 GMT
tryin2b: Hi Geostrehl U gotta luv Steely.have u heard "everything must go"? but i gotta say as a player, I don't feel the same groove. It's the difference between Cajun and Appallacian. I love them both
Apr 12, 2019 5:12:50 GMT
geostrehl: Everything Must Go is a fantastic album. Behind Tull, Steely Dan is my fav. It's busy and complicated, but not in a prog way (like Tull), but more in a jazz way. I just wonder what Ian thinks of Donald Fagen, and the other way around.
Apr 12, 2019 14:13:33 GMT
nonrabbit: Steely Dan were a huge part of my teenage years in the early 70's. Had every album - listened daily - dreamed of seeing them Live.
Apr 14, 2019 12:01:38 GMT
botanicman: Great show from Martin and the gang in Lebanon NH tonight. Fantastic setlist...with Clive and Dee on board!
Apr 19, 2019 4:38:32 GMT