Post by 2old2standup2fat2try on May 8, 2009 10:06:06 GMT
The studio albums have their own poll, so this seemed like the natural thing to do. You can pick up to three albums, but that doesn't mean that you have to pick more than one. I have decided to include live compilations such as Living With The Past, but have not included Extended Versions as it is mostly made up of tracks taken from the other live albums. Also, I have not included Ian Anderson Plays The Orchestral Jethro Tull and The John Evan Band - Live '66 (sorry), as they are not, strictly speaking, Jethro Tull. So, which are your favourites? I apologise in advance for any mistakes made.
I may be the only one who will give the top spot to the ultra rare Live at Hammersmith from the 84 tour. Hands down the worst cover, hard to believe IA gave the ok on that, I truly suspect he did not see the cover. While I have been known to very much enjoy UW as an album, it still would be at or near the bottom for me of studio Tull, making the UW tour a bit of a surprise to see those songs fleshed out in live performance. (Really was not that surprised, for me live Tull is presumed to be excellent regardless of year, just a matter of degree.) My next 2 are more difficult cause it might be a 3 way tie, but 2 goes to LWTP and 3 to Live at Montreux, both of which top to bottom I see no evidence of voice problems, in fact I love the maturation of that voice and its incomparable diction and attack. The at home versions of Wondring Aloud and Life's A Long Song get me right dead center in the heart. Will the years treat us well indeed. The answer, 38 years on, seems to be sometimes. Very hard not to include the legendary, to us anyway, Bursting Out, improved considerably by the remastering.
Couldn't agree more about 1984..I think I have a boot, on cassette, which i called 'live wraps' from '84...it's boiling...hard rock and strong voice..I think there is a stretch, where they play, without a stop, the following songs, probably not in this order: Brick, Pegg solo, Skating Away, Sunday Feeling, Minstrel, locomotive Breath....I remembebr the hammersmith release being not quite as good as the concert i have, mainly cuz it jumps around the set list...but it does show how hot Tull was that fateful year.
Per usual, direct hit Steelie. I am using that cd more as a reference point to the 4 or 5 shows I have from that year, all excellent recordings, I think at least 2 from the radio. The burning instrumental Loco opener was most effective, sounded like Ian had heard some smack being said about him or sumpin, some good Ian fluterage . And yeah that run of Brick, Peggy and whatever was a hell of a ride. The only problem with that tour were the openers, each making a good case for worst ever, Whitesnake and Honeymoon Suite. Why not FC. Steeleye, John Martyn, John Renbourn? After all, our late friend John Martyn might have wanted to then go down in the audience and kick some Tullie ass. IA Probably wanted to spare them being booed by the signifigant element of Tull's US audience, who are a little impatient and want to hear some Zep or Sabs. I say give them A Raft of Penguins and sent them to bed early, without their Aqualung.
Bursting Out without a doubt. A live album from 1970 should have been made and perhaps still could be. The live part of Living In The Past is quite awesome. A whole live album from that tour would be great. I would bet that entire Carnegie Hall concert is available somewhere. Come on Ian!
steelmonkey: Interweb broken at home for three days but Tull draws closer. One more week till I am where I belong...a place Tull is making music.
Jul 4, 2019 1:26:32 GMT
steelmonkey: 4 days till Tull.
Jul 5, 2019 19:05:52 GMT
JTull 007: 4 days till you meet your TULL DESTINY
Jul 6, 2019 3:04:00 GMT
nonrabbit: 3 days tull Tull Bernie that is - not me....
Jul 6, 2019 19:40:23 GMT
steelmonkey: In 72 hours I will be, for a change, where I am supposed to be, surrounded by people that I should be around. So Cal friend going tonight and will report right after.
Jul 7, 2019 0:33:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Have a rather splendid time Bernie
Jul 7, 2019 14:19:04 GMT
JTull 007: My spirit will be sitting next to you at The Mountain Winery I'll be drinking some TULL Wine too
Jul 9, 2019 2:11:22 GMT
steelmonkey: I peeked at setlists from past few days. Glad to see I can expect APP excerpt....My friend assures me that Warm Sporran is less a booby prize than Solstice Bells. Review soon. Clock stuck at work as I await concert this evening.
Jul 9, 2019 16:12:13 GMT
fluteinthegallery: If I had to put my love for Tull in to one word, it would be "everything". This band means everything to me.
Jul 15, 2019 3:59:50 GMT
steelmonkey: I would agree. I love music, I love rock and roll but my love for Tull is it's own category and bigger than the other two,
Jul 16, 2019 0:42:25 GMT
joemer: FOR MICHAEL COLLINS,JEFFREY & ME !!!! whether it happpened (the event) or not the Song was fabulous!!! incidentally Michael Collins "Is Alive and Well and Living In......
Jul 16, 2019 14:43:52 GMT
nonrabbit: Love the song interaction
Jul 17, 2019 21:17:17 GMT
maddogfagin: Now the wait begins
Jul 25, 2019 7:10:20 GMT
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