Those video's from Asheville show Ian and the boys are in fine fettle. Maybe they should use this concert for the dvd. BTW is it still thought that the Iceland gig will be the concert of choice for a TAAB 1/2 dvd
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
A very thought provoking and moving song. I think it is destined to become a bench mark with songs of this type in the same way that Mark Knopfler's "Brothers In Arms" has become an anti war song of great potency.
You know, I feel rather proud to be a Tull fan these days when such a song is used to such great effect, as with this video.
Very proud indeed.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
Totally unlistenable. I'm presuming Ian does nothing, and consults nobody, on how to take care of, or recondition, his voice. Anyone got information to the contrary?
Well...sort of. And forgive me for regurgitating something I imagine I have broached no less than 5 times on Tull net. Not precisely advice, but I do recall, maybe the mid nineties, he had visited some specialist who had at least made a credible assessment of how his voice had been damaged, that being the muscles in the neck used to sing in an occasionally very loud rock and roll band in an occasionally aggressive style, were perfectly working at odds against muscles in the neck used to play the flute, also, often in a non traditional and aggressive style, that sweat wasn't coming from nowhere. Also, for whenever one wants to mark the end of his useful voice, usually 84, though I can say the first time it became noticable was on Minstrel and absolutely by SFTW, just was a few years removed from being occasionally awful. The reason I mention this again, and particularly for those who download shows and get a reasonably regular dose of all the years, I would mark 87 thru 94 as unquestionably the worst, and since Roots, along about the time of the visit to that specialist, that Ian had worked his permanent limitations into his singing style, and particularly from 95 thru 2008 or so, to paint with a broad brush and merely stamp awful on it would not be true. I can agree on that Montreux link, ceased it immediately upon hearing the voice,(though I suspect had I listened to it as normal with patience, attention and perseverance the returns would have been much different) sounded like an enormous nose with no head attached. Having downloaded, I think, 10 of the TAAB2 performances I can say on most of them they broach the line into excellence, voices included on the majority of those 110 minutes or so. Same with the one live performance I saw. There are some few of legendary catalogue that he often, though not always, does not handle that well. Oddly in the past 20 years Aqua and Loco are not 2 of them, and with reference to those 2 in specific within that time frame, I would be curious to know precisely what flaw people are spotting. I will go further to say that in that time period I believe he sings those 2 as well as he did 40 years ago, and Martin or Florian's playing in this time period is the superior of that which Martin was dealing out 40 years ago...normally. Depends. Some great old Martin performances too, but in the main a better player now.
ash: Anyone heard from JTull 007?
Nov 1, 2020 13:53:14 GMT
nonrabbit: Ash, maybe Jim's just having a couple of days away
Nov 1, 2020 21:01:27 GMT
jackinthegreen: nonrabbit, how come "Chester" all of a sudden became "deleted" ?
Nov 1, 2020 22:12:55 GMT
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Nov 2, 2020 6:23:23 GMT
rredmond: I think you can delete your own membership here. Too afraid I might do that accidentally to check. Sometimes new folks get deleted because they are spammers in Tull disguise. Chester has been here a coupla years, so don't think that was the case now.
Nov 2, 2020 16:34:44 GMT
nonrabbit: Jackinthegreen As Graham and RRedmond have said, you're able to delete your own account and for any reason.
Nov 3, 2020 10:24:56 GMT
jackinthegreen: Yes n/r I knew that, I was just wondering why? I guess no-one knows?
Nov 4, 2020 1:01:05 GMT
JTull 007: 8 days ago I lost power and internet. After 12 hours power returned but no internet till today. A HUGE THANK YOU to the JETHRO TULL FORUM I HAVE RETURNED !!!
Nov 7, 2020 2:00:14 GMT
bunkerfan: It's good to have you back Jim, the place just ain't the same without you
Nov 7, 2020 7:49:03 GMT
JTull 007: I'll be catching up on many things now. Hopefully we will survive future interruptions due to weather. I never felt so helpless after being online since 2007. With TULL there is HOPE
Nov 7, 2020 11:39:44 GMT
udse55: Hi guys, can anyone tell me which guitar (brand+type) Ian Anderson is playing at the title "Jack a Lynn", concert in Turkey 'Live in Istanbul 1991' on youtube [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiEQqQ_zQ6A&list=RDHiEQqQ_zQ6A&start_radio=1]? Many thanks Udse
Nov 10, 2020 14:11:42 GMT
maddogfagin: Possibly a Guild acoustic cutaway but I'm not sure
Nov 10, 2020 15:38:16 GMT
botanicman: Indeed, it is a Guild Songbird guitar. Good catch maddog!
Nov 10, 2020 21:06:23 GMT
udse55: Hey maddog, hey botanicman, thank you very much for your help. This is a Guild Songbird S4CE Gloss Natural Acoustic Electric Guitar Black. Now I just have to find someone to give it to me. Thanks again
Nov 11, 2020 12:24:05 GMT
futureshock: After we hear COVID19 vaccine is looking good in Phase 3 trials + long before we know when it's to be available, I'd just like to say that coffee is a wonderful thing in the morning. With a dash of baking soda, coconut, maybe ginger,clove, what else?
Nov 12, 2020 19:40:59 GMT