I've spent my free time over the last few days listening to AG's new album and I can report that, from my viewpoint, it is a great peice of work and a worthy addition to any Tull fan's music library and deserves a wider audience.
There are seventeen tunes in total, composed and played on keyboard/computer and with the programmes that are now available to musicians, AG has served up some wonderful sounds.
Three tracks stand out for me at this time.
"Still Water" is a moody atmospheric beauty of a tune and would have been a welcome addition to the Blade Runner soundrack. In fact I was half expecting Deckard to pop up at some point with some words of wisdom.
"The Doyles" is probably the nearest AG has got to a Tull inspired piece of music. The soundscape on this certainly has the feel of celtic Tull full of acoustic guitar/piano/flute/strings and the odd thunderstorm. It is amazing to me that it was all done on keyboards with the help of a Apple Mac.
The final track "Coming Home" is where AG rocks - beginning with a solo piano and gradually employing voices and more effects to finish the album on a superb rocking flourish of drums/strings/guitar/bass/kitchen sink etc.
I'd recommend this album to all Tull fans and heartily endorse it. It did strike me while listening to it that AG would have probably made a great job of Coronach back in '86 - now that's a thought for the future.
maddogfagin: Hi blacksatindancer - much to see around here - enjoy
Jun 24, 2021 14:26:19 GMT
itullian: Is there a section/thread where Ian's lyrics and poetry can be discussed?
Jul 2, 2021 21:27:57 GMT
nonrabbit: Hi itullian, because it's such a big subject Ian's lyrics are discussed on just about every thread. There are some old threads - Cross Referenced; Books/Poems that Influenced IA's Lyrics; >>
Jul 4, 2021 9:05:03 GMT
nonrabbit: Ian's Favourite Jethro Tull Songs and a favourite of mine - 5 Old IA Letters ( from Yvonne) which gives a fascinating insight into Ian's early thoughts on his songs. All of these Threads can be found in the General Jethro Tull Discussions Thread >>>
Jul 4, 2021 9:07:40 GMT
nonrabbit: You can also use the Search button - top left, and although it looks a bit of a faff - I use the first box - "WHAT"... type in "Lyrics" Ignore the "WHERE" box and go to "WHEN" and I usually specify something like 8000 days>>>
Jul 4, 2021 9:10:30 GMT
nonrabbit: this goes right the way back and throws up some very interesting posts Hope that helps.
Jul 4, 2021 9:11:14 GMT
Catqualung: Who will win the final of the EU football championship tomorrow? England? Italy? Covid?
Jul 10, 2021 17:49:21 GMT
jackinthegreen: I predict Italy will win on penalties
Jul 11, 2021 22:28:06 GMT
steelmonkey: Don't be sad, Brits. When my sports teams lose I just remember that sports are just soap opera for men, with no writers, to sell beer and cars.
Jul 12, 2021 2:33:48 GMT
ash: I'm not sad because I don't follow football
Jul 12, 2021 15:39:16 GMT
steelmonkey: When a team I support wins, sports are good diversion and apt metaphors for life...when my team loses? See above.
Jul 18, 2021 3:07:33 GMT
steelmonkey: Montreux live album: no audience recognition nor response to easy hint of Budapest coming up or opening notes. Tell me...what is wrong with people? What Tull fan in 2003 doesn't have the sense to express sheer joy at onset of Budapest,live?
Jul 19, 2021 0:56:33 GMT
sealion: Apologies if I've missed this but any news/info on The Zealot Gene?
Jul 28, 2021 17:25:49 GMT
maddogfagin: See the Zealot Gene thread in the Tull albums section
Jul 29, 2021 5:40:19 GMT
Catqualung: Hello! Apart from the cover art of "Dot Com" does anyone knows if is there any Ian Anderson painting visible, anywhere? We all know that he loves to paint
Aug 4, 2021 13:55:39 GMT
rredmond: That was Ian's?? Always reminded me of a Dio album cover.
Aug 4, 2021 17:54:33 GMT
jackinthegreen: Hello guys......hope your all well....
Sept 17, 2021 1:03:14 GMT
rredmond: Hey jitg, hope you are doing well also!!
Sept 20, 2021 14:15:36 GMT