To address the question of how much research went into the book, I doubt once I discovered Tull in 1970 It never stopped, but on a pro level, I began interviewing Ian and Martin in '78 then a full year was spent doing interviews with the other guys and maybe 6 months more with Ian before doing the first draft, so if there are gaps it was due to certain band members refusing to be interviewed, editing problems on the other end and a hurried deadline once the original publisher had left it to linger, but a sudden offer from Soundcheck arrived to bring it up to date and get it out far too quickly for my liking, but publishing is a strange kettle of fish especially since the internet arrived as I have written for over 60 periodicals since '78 and I watched 21 close in a one year period at one point, so the fact it got done was due to a lot of perseverance. Thanks for your kind words, I hope to get a 2nd edition out as well as an audio version as the number of interviews that just didn't fit is huge.
Thanks for keeping us updated and look forward to the 2nd edition when it arrives, along with the audio version/interviews.
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Post by fluteinthegallery on May 9, 2019 20:58:29 GMT
Rabey, I'm late to the party for this discussion, but I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed your book. I purchased the Amazon Kindle version a few years back and I've re-read it a few times. You're very gifted. I've been thinking about finding a "real" (physical) copy to add to the collection.
steelmonkey: Rock and Roll lives...saw The Raconteurs last night. Jack White was amazing. How does one guy get so much talent?....oh, wait....I've seen that somewehere.
Jul 25, 2019 16:46:34 GMT
snaffler: I haven't listened to anything as refreshing for decades (re Jethro Tull), as a couple of recordings of Martin's 50th Anniversary US tour! The songs sound so reinvigorated by Dan Crisp's vocals. I saw Martin last year and the vibe in the band seemed great
Jul 31, 2019 19:47:12 GMT
steelmonkey: I still don't feel like I have learned and integrated the 5 songs that were written for the opera. I wonder if and when they will ever be available besides the version snagged from a live show that I listen to now and again.
Aug 22, 2019 18:13:49 GMT
maddogfagin: I hope that the silence regarding any updates on the new album means that sessions are going well
Aug 31, 2019 6:18:27 GMT
maddogfagin: Is there any other ?
Sept 26, 2019 7:16:00 GMT
JTull 007: The Jethro Tull Forum is not on Facebook but there are some called The Jethro Tull Board or Group that have been quite abusive to TRUE TULL Fans. This Forum is very open minded and not so childish.
Sept 28, 2019 1:02:11 GMT
maddogfagin: Their jealousy and ignorance knows no bounds. Best ignore them - most sensible people do these days.
Sept 28, 2019 12:22:55 GMT
dryad: Hey, I'm shouting out because I can't figure out how to post in the "Hello, I'm new Here!" post. I cam over here looking for Samhain songs. I'll roll with "Songs From the Wood" if no one knows of something specific. I'll do the hello if I can figure it out
Oct 9, 2019 20:54:07 GMT
jackinthegreen: Good Evening from Scotland, hope everyone is good tonight
Oct 10, 2019 23:16:36 GMT
maddogfagin: . . . and lunchtime salutations from Cornwall
Oct 11, 2019 12:42:18 GMT
steelmonkey: Hello from Mexico City where Tulliano T shirt gets queries followed by respect.
Oct 12, 2019 3:20:51 GMT