Gottingen 9 April 2010 Apr 13, 2010 8:38:01 GMT
Post by maddogfagin on Apr 13, 2010 8:38:01 GMT
Well it seems Jethro Tull have hit the continental part of the tour in their stride with a slightly re-vamped set list to accommodate a new song “Hair In The Wine Cup“. Of the songs as a whole, “A Change Of Horses” has now become an established fixture and is even more the epic that I had hoped it would be from when I first heard it last September in Yeovil, Somerset. It’s also good to report that the short rest between the UK and continental legs of the tour have benefited Ian’s voice - maybe this is the way forward with more rest days and fewer concerts. No real surprises in the set list although “My God” continues to send shivers down the spine and “Budapest” is as majestic as ever. The new song “Hair In The Wine Cup” is in its early stages of development. My impression is that it needs additional rehearsal which will obviously happen the more times it’s performed in concert as it seemed a bit ragged in parts. It’s in the Rupi’s Dance/SLOB mould with accordion from John O’Hara, bongos from Doane Perry and some nice bass playing from David Goodier. Martin Barre’s playing is subdued but hopefully he’ll crank it up to eleven once the song becomes more familiar to the band.
Dun Ringill/Beggars Farm/Life Is A Long Song/Jack In The Green/Hair In The Wine Cup/Eurology/Nothing Is Easy/A New Day Yesterday/Cross Eyed Mary/Songs From The Wood/Bouree/A Change Of Horses/Pastime With Good Company/My God/Budapest/Aqualung/Locomotive Breath