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.