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Jethro Tull - Nothing Is Easy: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 CD (album) cover


Jethro Tull


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4 stars How could you not love it?

This is a final proof that Ian Anderson is a madman. Full stop. The whole documentary is directed well although there's actually only 5 tracks from the actual performance. If you are a newbie to Tull, these 5 tracks are more than enough to convince everyone that you are facing something extraordinary; savage, raw, young, intelligent and fresh. Parts of an interview with Ian are settled between the songs, Anderson telling interesting stories how all thing started; the atmosphere and problems of the Isle of Wight Festival itself, problems with sound check; phallic savour of his flute and his opinion about god(s).

Beside that you can see Tull's performance on The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus - a rare gem featuring Tony Iommy from BLACK SABBATH playing "Song For Jeffrey".

Their performance was so full of positive energy (despite few minor errors during the play), that one could almost feel it throught the TV screen 30 years later. Highlights are "Dharma For One" with its drum solo and excellent camera (I'm not fan of the drum solos but this is an extraordinary performance by crazy Clive Bunker, one of the most underestimated drummers in business), and "My God", the song that we all know (and love) from "Aqualung" album but, but...nevertheless this is far beyond any description. I could not recommend this DVD enough. This is excellent addition for fans, and the people that will became fans after they see this.

clarke2001 | 4/5 |


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