Jethro Tull live guest violinist Anna Phoebe is to release a new album, featuring Ian Anderson
"Weaving Anna’s violin with the diverse musical and cultural backgrounds of the band members as well as the inspiration drawn from her extensive travels, Between The Shadow & The Soul (to be released in April 2014), is an exotic collaboration of classical and Eastern influences with a unique rock edge. Ian Anderson, a featured guest on the album, describes it as, “Soaring elegantly aloft with Eastern and Western-influenced melodies to conjure all things mysterious for the lifting of all souls…intelligent improvisation and sweeping, emotional cadences and sonic qualities…”
Ian puts it better but bloody 'ell she's got some talent and passion when she brandishes that violin.
Just when I thought all was well in the world....third brick show coming...new album and tour next year,,,comes the Ian pose photo of Anna proving the malignant disorder of the universe....how is she not married to me?
Anna's new audio clip sounds terrific. A brain tonic. A musical rehabilitation clinic on MP3 Boulevard.
Another legend to add the Tull story. Of all the "guests" who've performed with IA and the chaps, Anna's probably the most at home with the music and has added to the creativity on stage. Great person to talk to as well - missed your chance there Bernie.
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Old Webby has been supplementing his meagre civil service pension with journalistic duties at R2 Magazine and he sent me the following from the latest edition for possible inclusion on The Forum. I said we'd consider it at the next editorial meeting but when he offered money, well we couldn't resist.
Paragraph one, line three: TSO BEFORE Jethro Tull...what the hell, Webby ? I forgave him splitting the Interview books in two on Kindle,...they are worth far more than even double the cost...but TSO befo Tull? Ladies and gentleman of the jusry ?
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Jun 7, 2020 23:10:01 GMT
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Jun 8, 2020 15:01:16 GMT
stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT
steelmonkey: Double work shifts in surging hospital to allow 2 week vacation soon...miss my friends in the Tull treehouse but back soon. Breaks at work have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Jul 8, 2020 3:29:26 GMT
piscesguy: It looks like someone else has taken my moniker piscesguy and added the name jack prentiss to it. That's okay but I cannot locate an earlier post I had left now. Does anyone know how to resolve this? thank you
Jul 9, 2020 19:09:58 GMT
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Jul 10, 2020 6:41:59 GMT
steelmonkey: I prefer Scorpios, Leos, Taurases( Tauri?), Cancers and Capricorns but Pisces on the bubble of all right.
Jul 10, 2020 20:52:34 GMT
maddogfagin: So what's wrong with us Aquarians then. I'm gonna write to your President and complain
Jul 13, 2020 13:26:20 GMT
steelmonkey: I go on binges of long forgotten ( Jefferson Airplane, CSNY, Humble Pie), Overlooked releases ( Zappa, Prince, PIL) and just plain musical vitamins ( Traveling Wilburys, Pink Floyd) and then remember life is short and I should revert to all Tull all day.
Jul 19, 2020 22:29:08 GMT