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
steelmonkey: Thank You for interview and interview sharing. Very Cool.
Apr 21, 2020 2:31:28 GMT
futureshock: Hello again! I hope everyone is staying healthy and applying their newfound isolation-affected times and circumstances to beneficial activities so that years from now we can all tell younger generations how we survived this ordeal smartly as best possible!
May 6, 2020 20:01:02 GMT
nonrabbit: Hello Futureshock! Great to hear from you. Hope you're staying healthy too....a metre apart from any other human (animal?) that tries to cross you path. I'm a librarian in a public library and we've asking people to make a diary of their experiences.....
May 8, 2020 19:20:30 GMT
nonrabbit: in lockdown so that the next generation/s will get detailed answers when they say " What did you do in the Covid lockdown Granda/ Granny"...."Well Sonny, I bought a hell of a lot of toilet paper" Stay safe Futureshock and see you here soon!!
May 8, 2020 19:23:09 GMT
botanicman: IA did an interview with Dan Rather where he revealed publicly that he has COPD.
May 12, 2020 20:39:28 GMT
chester: Do any of you [my fellow JT Forum members] miss watching live sporting events on TV, because of the virus, as much as I do?
May 14, 2020 19:49:33 GMT
steelmonkey: I miss reading about the Golden State Warriors and St Pauli in the second Bundesliga. I keep an eye on the baseball 'A's and the Brazil team, Botoafogo. My EPL Team is Tot Spurs and I take the time to hate two teams :HSV in Germany and Man United.
May 14, 2020 20:44:37 GMT
maddogfagin: Miss the sport on tv especially the football and now that summer is upon us the cricket. I fear that things will take a year or two to get back to how it was before all this shenanigans.
May 15, 2020 6:04:06 GMT
steelmonkey: I miss some watching and reading about sports but not enough to suddenly get interested in the Belarus Football League or Taiwanese baseball. Fans are going pretty far for a fix.
May 16, 2020 20:03:25 GMT
chester: I don't watch very much BUNDESLIGA, but it has returned after two months, with NO FANS allowed in the stadiums. I am starting to follow UFC mixed martial arts, which has returned as well.
May 17, 2020 1:02:36 GMT
tullmatrix: Is there some way to still get the Passion Play complete midi? I pasted the link into my browser and got a message that i was forbidden.
May 17, 2020 23:23:50 GMT
botanicman: Chester, The Plague has made me realize how little I actually do care about sports. I might not spend the time to watch when they do return!
May 19, 2020 11:48:30 GMT
pbinlostangeles: For us in So Cal, first time since 1974 no Long Beach Grand Prix and - apparently - no Indy 500. At least not on Memorial Day. Hopefully, they'll get this virus crud figured out before the start of MotoGP season
May 19, 2020 20:15:30 GMT
chester: NASCAR has restarted it's 2020 season but, like German soccer, to empty grandstands. I think catching a virus is low on the list of dangers that can befall a racing car driver.
May 20, 2020 0:18:21 GMT
chester: I know that I am late to the idea, but I have started wearing a mask while out in public. My Canadian officials have changed their stance from: not recommended to mildly suggested to strongly advised.
May 22, 2020 9:42:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Not only am I doing a zoom meeting in nice shirt and boxer shorts...I am ignoring boss and reading Tull news.
May 27, 2020 21:58:08 GMT
chester: It looks like- with people going back to their jobs- the number of daily guests on the JT Forum has gone back down to the 500s range, instead of the 600s and even 700s.
May 31, 2020 17:57:59 GMT
maddogfagin: Still a more than healthy number of visitors although it's difficult to know what percentage of google "bots" trawl forums doing whatever they do - anyone know what "bots" actually do ?
Jun 1, 2020 13:57:36 GMT