I was just listening to this album today while cleaning the kitchen and realized I forgot how good it was. Andrew and Ian certainly had an interesting musical chemistry for this project. Especially to memorize all of the little subtleties and nuances contained within the songs, and to reproduce them live. One more example of why Ian and Andrew are a couple of the best in the business!
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Fantastic! It looks like it was a wonderful tour, and popular amongst those who went!
If only my father had the good taste to take his 5 year old kid to see Ian Anderson's experimental instrumental album tour!
Had to miss the Divinities tour as well due to work commitments but having heard the bootlegs that are available and the youtube videos courtesy of Remy and others, seems it was a great tour.
It is always a shame to miss a good show because of work (though not at all shameful). For me the certain thought that always gets me the most is that the work commitment is usually just another day or night of work--whereas the concert you would remember forever!
I myself have missed Ian Anderson concerts (the more recent ones) because of such distractions as making a living.
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Jim...that's bragging. But as the man said ( Dizzy Dean in the mid thirties) 'If it's true, it ain't bragging'.
When I was 38, I met a guy in High Point, North Carolina that was at a local record store. His name was Danny and he wore a 25th Anniversary TULL Tour shirt. Danny was a HUGE 'Yes Fan' but loved TULL too. I convinced him how important this tour of "Divinties" was and he agreed to fly with me to New York City. I had never been to the BIG APPLE but had been to 1 convention in '94 at Hofstra University with Glenn Cornick.
We flew into La Guardia that morning and took a taxi to the Ameritania at Times Square, NYC LINK The place was awesome but all I could think about was getting to the Beacon Theater that night. We took a taxi to the show and had seats almost dead center on the fourth row (DD)... When the show began I felt like it was an out of body experience unlike anything I ever imagined. The music was overwhelming and I can't explain how different I felt from any other TULL gig since '73. Yes it was an Ian Anderson solo album, but everyone there were TULL Fans just like me.
That's when I realized everything that Ian Anderson could produce would always be part of TULL. After the show, we bumped into Eddie Jobson inside the hallway. He came to see "Divinities". I had no idea this would happen and I asked him to autograph the only thing that didn't have Ian's face on it. He autographed the ticket. Also he gave me an address so I could write him in the future. Yes with a pen. After that we watched through the front door as Ian was having a meet and greet. He eventually came outside. When I gave him a print from Circus Magazine he signed it 'Ian Anderson'. The next one he signed was this... After that we walked around the building to where the tour bus was parked. Next I met Andy Giddings. Special thanks to Randy Drosche (Red Hat) for camping out @ The Beacon for the tickets! JTull 007 Randy Drosche Andy Giddings Barry Goldberg
futureshock: Here's wishing everyone persistent health! Times are getting more optimistic! Activism is UP, and fear of getting involved in important issues, is dropping faster than the Vegas odds on Trump being elected again. Cheers!
Jun 7, 2020 23:10:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Thanks futureshock - hope you're ok likewise
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
maddogfagin: Please see my PM to you.
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