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: 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
JTull 007: A wallaby is a general name for about 30 species of macropod which are smaller than kangaroos and are found across Australia.
Jan 22, 2019 2:41:50 GMT
maddogfagin: And Devon & Cornwall for some reason. There have been multiple sightings of marsupials in the area over the years although not recently. Possibly been eaten by the legendary Beast of Bodmin perhaps ? 🐱👤
Jan 23, 2019 7:16:39 GMT
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