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    Posted: September 21 2013 at 02:44
Talked to some of the other people in the audience, but had no idea if they were PA members. (probably not)

As for the concert, it didn't disappoint. The guitarist obviously wasn't on the same level as Martin Barre, and Ian Anderson's voice not what it used to be either... but did a good job nonetheless. IA's sense of humour is in top form as usual, and one of the funniest in the genre.

The TAAB2 stuff was pretty interesting if not on the same level as the original, but that is some rather big shoes to fill.
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Surprisingly Jethro visited Israel 5 or 6 times everytime for 3 shows. I caught the last tour, with Martin Barre on guitars, and went to the first concert, it was so incredible that I had to buy another ticket for the third show as well!! I remember a totally different rendition for Aqualung which blew my panties off.

Sadly I didn't go to the TAAB tour this year. Have fun man!
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So are there any Danes frequenting this site who are actually going, outside of the Mantis? 
I wish I could be there, I genuinely do, but I am currently living off cans of tuna and rough bjs down by the harbour just to get byOuch


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A day left, I still look more or less like my display pic. Plan on being at the venue around the time the doors open at 19:00.
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Originally posted by BarryGlibb

So lets have a final Tull instrumental album and please Ian do not "sing" anymore.
So let's better leave the decision to Mr. Anderson. Smile
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^ And get them to come to Melbourne!
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Originally posted by NotAProghead

Just returned from the gig. Oh boys, it was something!

Two sets - TAAB and, after 20-minute intermission, TAAB2, both in their entiriety. 
Crocus City Hall is one of the best and most prestigeous venues in Moscow, the sound is usually great. In Ian's concert it was perfect, with great dynamics and all details audible.

Yes, that's true - on TAAB Ryan O'Donnell sings about half of vocal parts (and, by the way, he is good as an actor) and I started thinking that all these "Ian can't sing so he hired a man to sing difficult parts" are true. The only thing making me think otherwise was Ian's singing - it was as good as it can be.

I forgot my doubts in the second set, when the band performed TAAB2 - most vocal parts here done by Ian and without noticeable flows. Add here his stage presence, good sense of humour, his band's skills and high quality sound and you'll get the picture.

No wonder in the end the audience gave the band standing ovation. Excellent version of "Locomotive Breath" was a great finale of the show.

Conclusion: Ian's in good physical and vocal form. If you like Tull, don't miss his shows. If you are a prog fan and can attend TAAB and TAAB2 programme - go to see it. Don't listen to the sceptics who grumbling "Ian can't sing anymore". I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears - he can!



 

Sceptic here. Ian cannot sing anymore. He has totally lost his voice. I am a Tull freak. I have been following them since 1972. I have seen them live in 1977, 1984, 1994, 2005 and 2011.  His vocals have been embarrassing for almost 25 years. I love Tull but Tull without Martin is not Tull, no matter anyone says.

I am quite confident that Martin and Ian will get together for a Tull finale.......encouraging acknowledgment by Ian on the whereabouts of both Ian and Doane on the Tull website recently. So lets have a final Tull instrumental album and please Ian do not "sing" anymore.


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Good to hear that. JT's one of the first bands I ever became a hardcore fan of so I want to see them in the live setting at least once anyway, and when I've passed up on that opportunity twice...
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Just returned from the gig. Oh boys, it was something!

Two sets - TAAB and, after 20-minute intermission, TAAB2, both in their entiriety. 
Crocus City Hall is one of the best and most prestigeous venues in Moscow, the sound is usually great. In Ian's concert it was perfect, with great dynamics and all details audible.

Yes, that's true - on TAAB Ryan O'Donnell sings about half of vocal parts (and, by the way, he is good as an actor) and I started thinking that all these "Ian can't sing so he hired a man to sing difficult parts" are true. The only thing making me think otherwise was Ian's singing - it was as good as it can be.

I forgot my doubts in the second set, when the band performed TAAB2 - most vocal parts here done by Ian and without noticeable flows. Add here his stage presence, good sense of humour, his band's skills and high quality sound and you'll get the picture.

No wonder in the end the audience gave the band standing ovation. Excellent version of "Locomotive Breath" was a great finale of the show.

Conclusion: Ian's in good physical and vocal form. If you like Tull, don't miss his shows. If you are a prog fan and can attend TAAB and TAAB2 programme - go to see it. Don't listen to the sceptics who grumbling "Ian can't sing anymore". I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears - he can!



 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2013 at 17:37
Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky

 You might enjoy the concert more if you listen to the album in advance Wink

Can't agree more. TAAB2 tells stories and it's worth to get into them. You know Ian is a great story-teller, possible futures of Gerald Bostock (the Banker, Homeless, the Chorister, the Military man, the Ordinary man) are stories of real people we meet in our lives or even our own stories.


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^ I never had problems with Ian's vocals. I even like the way he sings in 2000s more than his singing in the 70s. Less eccentric, but more feel, more heart, more wisdom now.

There was a period, around "Crest of a Knave" (1987) album, when he had real voice problems and sounded almost like Mark Knopfler, but 2 years later, on "Rock Island" he was OK.

I've seen Ian (with Tull or with musicians working on his solo albums) 4 times in the last 10 years or so and he sang pretty well. Maybe his voice changed to worse in the last 2-3 years, but I doubt it's so. Tomorrow I'll see Ian live, after the concert I'll share my impressions.

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A flatmate of mine saw JT last year and was quite impressed, that's what I'm going by but apparently not all agree with him! Haven't heard TAAB2 at all, looks like it's billed as an Anderson solo album. Anyone know what this touring lineup is?

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^ I have seen Tull this millenium and it was always a great pleasure. Smile

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^ It's a one-click effort to know what the touring line-up is: http://jethrotull.com/musicians/ Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Toaster Mantis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2013 at 14:19
A flatmate of mine saw JT last year and was quite impressed, that's what I'm going by but apparently not all agree with him! Haven't heard TAAB2 at all, looks like it's billed as an Anderson solo album. Anyone know what this touring lineup is?
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^ I have seen Tull this millenium and it was always a great pleasure. Smile
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I haven't seen Tull this millenium, but there were times, particularly on the JTull.Com tour that watching Ian sing was just painful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2013 at 07:42
^ I never had problems with Ian's vocals. I even like the way he sings in 2000s more than his singing in the 70s. Less eccentric, but more feel, more heart, more wisdom now.

There was a period, around "Crest of a Knave" (1987) album, when he had real voice problems and sounded almost like Mark Knopfler, but 2 years later, on "Rock Island" he was OK.

I've seen Ian (with Tull or with musicians working on his solo albums) 4 times in the last 10 years or so and he sang pretty well. Maybe his voice changed to worse in the last 2-3 years, but I doubt it's so. Tomorrow I'll see Ian live, after the concert I'll share my impressions.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2013 at 05:28
I'm aware of that, but I think he wouldn't have been part of the project if Ian could hit those high notes. I mean, why would Ian share vocals with someone if he could sing it all himself?
 
One exception might perhaps be that part of 'Swing It Far" where they answer each other; How's your father? Not to chipper and so on, but that might not have been written if it wasn't already decided to bring another vocalist in.
 
I'm only speculating here, of course. I don't know for sure.
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as has been said before in this thread, Ian's voice isn't very good. He doesn't even sing everything himself. His vocal partner, Ryan O'Donnell, isn't half bad though. 

I think it's a part of the plan, not because Ian can't sing. If you've listened to TAAB2 you would notice that Ryan O'Donnell sings some vocal parts on the album.
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