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Topic: Roll call for Jethro Tull in Copenhagen 20/9
Posted By: Toaster Mantis
Subject: Roll call for Jethro Tull in Copenhagen 20/9
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 09:48
Anyone else here going? I just bought my ticket today, apparently they're playing Thick as a Brick in its entirety and I'm really stoked. Missed them last two times they played here.

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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 10:01
Seen them a few times before, so i skipped this one, but hope you will enjoy.

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Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 10:02
Isn't it billed under Ian Anderson solo?

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 10:50
Never seen Jethro Tull play live, neither Monsieur Stork solo. I won't be going this time either. Low on cash and diamonds.
Have a great gig Toaster MantisBeer


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Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 11:35

I'm going! 

I've seen Jethro Tull before in Gothenburg, and Ian Anderson once in Malmö.


Posted By: deafmoon
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 14:54
Be cautious here...Ian's voice is not what it used to be. He's been hit or miss for a few years now. I know folks who have seen him and he's been awful. I don't even think Martin Barre is playing with him anymore either, that would be the nail in the coffin for me.

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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 15:08
Originally posted by Toaster Mantis Toaster Mantis wrote:

apparently they're playing Thick as a Brick in its entirety

And it's promised TAAB2 too. Concert in Moscow soon - 7.09. Of course I'll come, it's the event I can't miss.. 


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Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 15:11
Yep, this seems to be part of the same Ian Anderson solo band tour that comes to Finland as well, Anderson has no future plans for the Tull name. I saw a band called Jethro Tull a few years ago, but instead of Barre there was the solo band guitarist Florian Opahle standing in. I can't remember the reason. He and the rest of the band played well and the setlist was nice, but the maestro himself was quite excruciating to listen to. On vocals that is, flute he still can play.

I was sort of interested in getting a ticket for this tour, but the previous experience warned me off.


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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 16:23
He's still on this tour? I attended his concerts in Arendal and Oslo, in August and sometime in the fall respectively, of last year. He played JT's "biggest hits" in Arendal (but that concert was part of a country festival), but both TAAB albums at the Oslo one.

Highly recommended to those who haven't seen him or JT live before. Those who have might enjoy it too, especially if you like both albums. The music was great, and I didn't miss Barre (a lot), especially on TAAB2 Florian Opahle did a very good job (not surprisingly, as he was one of those who recorded that album), but, 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 enjoyed both concerts, but then again, I hadn't seen IA/JT live before the concert in Arendal, so it was a fresh and exciting experience for me. Those who have seen IA/JT live before, and expect his vocals to be like they were in the '70's, will most probably end up disappointed. Consider yourself warned!

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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 16:39
Originally posted by Pekka Pekka wrote:

I saw a band called Jethro Tull a few years ago, but instead of Barre there was the solo band guitarist Florian Opahle standing in. I can't remember the reason. 
Ian himself is very accurate with this. If he tours with musicians involved in his solo projects he calls it IAN ANDERSON or JETHRO TULL'S IAN ANDERSON ( http://jethrotull.com/tour-dates/" rel="nofollow - http://jethrotull.com/tour-dates/ ). But local promoters often use the Jethro Tull name.


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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 16:43
Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

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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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date 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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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date 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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Posted By: Evolver
Date Posted: September 06 2013 at 09:39
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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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: September 06 2013 at 09:46
^ I have seen Tull this millenium and it was always a great pleasure. Smile

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Posted By: Toaster Mantis
Date 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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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: September 06 2013 at 16:05
^ It's a one-click effort to know what the touring line-up is:  http://jethrotull.com/musicians/" rel="nofollow - http://jethrotull.com/musicians/  Smile

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Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: September 06 2013 at 21:00
Originally posted by NotAProghead NotAProghead wrote:

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

Indeed Clap


Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: September 06 2013 at 21:05
Originally posted by Toaster Mantis Toaster Mantis wrote:

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?

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



Posted By: BarryGlibb
Date Posted: September 07 2013 at 03:39
Originally posted by NotAProghead NotAProghead wrote:

^ 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.

I couldn't agree less. So I won't.


Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: September 07 2013 at 17:37
Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky SouthSideoftheSky wrote:

 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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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: September 07 2013 at 18:24
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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Posted By: Toaster Mantis
Date Posted: September 08 2013 at 03:57
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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Posted By: BarryGlibb
Date Posted: September 08 2013 at 04:45
Originally posted by NotAProghead NotAProghead wrote:

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.


Posted By: Terra Australis
Date Posted: September 08 2013 at 07:10
^ And get them to come to Melbourne!

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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: September 08 2013 at 09:10
Originally posted by BarryGlibb BarryGlibb wrote:

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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Posted By: Toaster Mantis
Date Posted: September 19 2013 at 17:34
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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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: September 20 2013 at 06:54
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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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: September 20 2013 at 07:24
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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Posted By: Toaster Mantis
Date 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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