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Ian Anderson


Prog Folk

3.99 | 67 ratings

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5 stars (please forgive my very approximate english, i would have express my appreciation in french)

Ian Anderson is back at his very best. At my opinion, this is a perfect live-anthology of the gold age of Jethro Tull, with such appropriate arrangements, highly brillant prestations of the omnipresent flute (It's seem to me that Ian is a big worker of his fetich instrument, more than ever), delicious acoustic line of the guitar, perfect mastering.The "classic touch" of the Tull is the pregnant aspect of this performance, who's never pompous or ponderous. And last bu not least, Ian's voice is much more better than these last years. The "like-knopfler-voice" seems actually to be closed, and the venerable minstrel, since "christmas album", seems more and more finding some of this vocal specifity again (well, sometimes, the limit is overtake, but for a scenic prestation, it as for me very appreciable and enjoying).

I recommand highly this wonderful 2CD to anyone who search some kind of quintessential "Tull anthology". Some of the best recréations and interpretations ever of "bourree" aqualung", "my good" or "locomotive breath" are to be founded here. Very good selection of the Tull or Anderson song's catalogue. Among others albums of Tull, no doubt for me that nowhere you can find such enthousiastic pregnance of the Ian's Art of flute playing. Big Hourrah for Mister Ian Anderson. :o)

| 5/5 |


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