Post by 2old2standup2fat2try on May 8, 2009 10:06:06 GMT
The studio albums have their own poll, so this seemed like the natural thing to do. You can pick up to three albums, but that doesn't mean that you have to pick more than one. I have decided to include live compilations such as Living With The Past, but have not included Extended Versions as it is mostly made up of tracks taken from the other live albums. Also, I have not included Ian Anderson Plays The Orchestral Jethro Tull and The John Evan Band - Live '66 (sorry), as they are not, strictly speaking, Jethro Tull. So, which are your favourites? I apologise in advance for any mistakes made.
I may be the only one who will give the top spot to the ultra rare Live at Hammersmith from the 84 tour. Hands down the worst cover, hard to believe IA gave the ok on that, I truly suspect he did not see the cover. While I have been known to very much enjoy UW as an album, it still would be at or near the bottom for me of studio Tull, making the UW tour a bit of a surprise to see those songs fleshed out in live performance. (Really was not that surprised, for me live Tull is presumed to be excellent regardless of year, just a matter of degree.) My next 2 are more difficult cause it might be a 3 way tie, but 2 goes to LWTP and 3 to Live at Montreux, both of which top to bottom I see no evidence of voice problems, in fact I love the maturation of that voice and its incomparable diction and attack. The at home versions of Wondring Aloud and Life's A Long Song get me right dead center in the heart. Will the years treat us well indeed. The answer, 38 years on, seems to be sometimes. Very hard not to include the legendary, to us anyway, Bursting Out, improved considerably by the remastering.
Couldn't agree more about 1984..I think I have a boot, on cassette, which i called 'live wraps' from '84...it's boiling...hard rock and strong voice..I think there is a stretch, where they play, without a stop, the following songs, probably not in this order: Brick, Pegg solo, Skating Away, Sunday Feeling, Minstrel, locomotive Breath....I remembebr the hammersmith release being not quite as good as the concert i have, mainly cuz it jumps around the set list...but it does show how hot Tull was that fateful year.
Per usual, direct hit Steelie. I am using that cd more as a reference point to the 4 or 5 shows I have from that year, all excellent recordings, I think at least 2 from the radio. The burning instrumental Loco opener was most effective, sounded like Ian had heard some smack being said about him or sumpin, some good Ian fluterage . And yeah that run of Brick, Peggy and whatever was a hell of a ride. The only problem with that tour were the openers, each making a good case for worst ever, Whitesnake and Honeymoon Suite. Why not FC. Steeleye, John Martyn, John Renbourn? After all, our late friend John Martyn might have wanted to then go down in the audience and kick some Tullie ass. IA Probably wanted to spare them being booed by the signifigant element of Tull's US audience, who are a little impatient and want to hear some Zep or Sabs. I say give them A Raft of Penguins and sent them to bed early, without their Aqualung.
Bursting Out without a doubt. A live album from 1970 should have been made and perhaps still could be. The live part of Living In The Past is quite awesome. A whole live album from that tour would be great. I would bet that entire Carnegie Hall concert is available somewhere. Come on Ian!
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