Sad news I was going to post a couple of days ago. Delaney and his wife Bonnie performed at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon, in 1970 and produced one of the finest concerts that we ever had the pleasure to see. Their backing band included the guys who later formed the Dominoes, Eric Clapton and George Harrison amongst others in a star line up and was recorded and eventually issued and is one of the best live albums of that era IMO. A sad event but at least he went with Bonnie by his side and his recording legacy will stand the test of time
hadn't heard nor read but somehow knew when i saw your topic heading....There was some cool music going on there in those days....Delaney and Bonnie was exactly what Clapton identified as the real thing in contrast to the excesses of Cream and Supergroups and Clapton=God and he just wanted to get back to real music with real musicians. Very sorry to learn he died...Leon Russel, well past 70, continues to gig once a year in small places in California...he is soooo cool!
You're right.....he's 66...somehow i got the idea he was ancient and had been a studio guy in the fifties and already had had a long career behind the scenes before his moments in the spotlight aroung carney/Leon live album....nice to be wrong about something benign! Carney has about 6 great songs on it...the only dud is the one most covered...this masquerade. I think tightrope, out in the woods, me and baby jane and one other were all hits on denver radio the same year a thickl as a Brick....they all sound pretty good, still.
maddogfagin: I would guess that with the "recognition" he's now got with the association with IA he'll be in demand for session and production work. Maybe he could be asked to remix the later Tull albums after Stormwatch if SW hasn't the time.
Nov 14, 2019 7:56:45 GMT
sealion: Mmm, my Signature copy arrived yesterday and I've now got most of the way through it. It's certainly a lovely book but worth the £275?
Nov 21, 2019 12:52:45 GMT
sealion: Essentially we're paying £235 for a number, a 7" vinyl (which, let's be honest, isn't that great), 2 art prints, IA's autograph and a box. Oh yes, and my name listed in the back. A pair of tickets for the 2020 tour would've been a nice gesture....
Nov 21, 2019 13:03:40 GMT
sealion: Do I regret it? Not really, because it's Jethro Tull, but, perversely,I probably would've done if I'd only gone for the cheaper version! That said I'm not sure how the price difference between the two versions can be justified...
Nov 21, 2019 13:12:02 GMT
sealion: Jethro Tull the prog years? So it's Passion Play in it's entirety then!
Nov 21, 2019 13:34:00 GMT
maddogfagin: That would please Bernie
Nov 21, 2019 15:40:52 GMT
steelmonkey: As it is I may have to travel far to see this tour
Nov 23, 2019 4:02:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Got new job, starting Feb 3,2020, Tull book and Stormwatch, all just in time for Thanksgiving. Prsent and promise to self: Catch up on Tull forum this weekend. Fair warning: reviews and rants/raves/nonsense looming like the big bear cover of Stormwatch.
Nov 27, 2019 22:58:37 GMT