Thank you. Congrats to all involved in this edition. Would be nice to make this a habit.
NEXT! So many secrets - I'm going to burst. Fun! I'll keep my comments under wraps for now - I will be interested in all comments about this set.
Please feel free to unburden yourself TT! (Sincere congrats!!) I'm excited to see the whole set. (Even the secret parts) I'm almost afraid to hear what they did to "Tomorrow was Today" in the studio, 3 or 4 years after they used to do it live so well. Darin
PS. Ian B!, Im still hungover (Not alcohol related, tho there were cocktails!) from the JT Convention and I have a lot to say about it but, It was hundreds of events in one over a 3 day weekend……Still trying to digest it all!!!
Yes, the hangover still lingers even after a week removed from the convention. So many wonderful folks at the convention it was great to meet them all.
The Warchild set looks great and it is great to be involved in another of these releases. Also a congrats go out to TooTull..aka John N, who has also participated in the release. I hope these release continue because they add so much to the "Tull" catalog and the getting the Wilson treatment makes it even more interesting.
It is strange that "Tomorrow Was Today" was in this set and not in the "Aqualung" release, but I look forward to hearing it, as well as a few others.
As some guy said... And when all is said and all is done, I couldn't wish for a better WarChild. Agree that disc 2 is great, I've been playing this more than the main album tracks. Even Bungle In the Jungle is fun in surround sound. Hooked on the quad versions big time, thinking too much about that quad. Spectacular WAR!
...and if I laughed a bit too fast. Well it was up to me.
Post by progrockdeepcuts on Dec 2, 2014 17:03:38 GMT
So, I've always admittedly been a bit underwhelmed by WarChild and have always felt that it paled in comparison to the far more exciting offerings that surround it - Thick as a Brick, Passion Play, Minstrel in the Galley, and Too Old to Rock 'n Roll. However, this boxed set has given me an excuse to go back and rediscover and reappraise this record and the time in which it was composed - particularly in the context of the film project.
I have to say, WarChild has now become one of my absolute favorites! How could I overlook those gorgeous melodies in the title track (surely one of Ian's all time great compositions), the weird sea shanty "Queen and Country" (a-ha!), and the beautiful parlor guitar of "Ladies"? (not to mention the castanets) The psuedo blues of "Back Door Angels" and the prog-pomp of "Sealion"? The expert songcraft and dynamism that unfolds in "Skating Away", the complexity and triumph of "The Third Hoorah", and the epic, thrilling conclusion of "Two Fingers"?
Somehow this all escaped me in previous listens and it's not until I heard this album over the course of several listens that the genius of this album finally hit me. You could write a college paper on the rhythmic complexities and subtleties of "The Third Hoorah" alone (what a brilliant track that is - just listen to those parts - it's almost classical!). NO ONE else in rock was doing anything on that level, with the possible exception of Gentle Giant.
What I've finally realized is that WarChild is yet another masterpiece in a catalog that has spoiled us with masterpieces. Once you peel back the layers, you discover just how well put together this piece of art really is.
I've always been a lover of WarChild [as well as the black and white]. it was allowed to be overshadowed by many when considered within the trilogy of TaaB, APP and WarChild and seemingly considered by some to be the bastard child of APP when bits and pieces of the Chateau tapes were issued, BUT, IMO WarChild really comes of age with this release.
Quizz Kid: Well, we tried to spread the love and the word, build bridges, but when you get booted and blocked by twats for no reason it's a bit like the trash taking itself out for collection, good riddance to bad rubbish.
Jul 12, 2017 23:36:42 GMT
Gerrald Bostock: 'well ....to "their" own pressing problems and the hate they must unwind.....Leaves me with "Nothing to Say"
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