Well, I was given tickets for a Rock Opera show for my birthday, and I must say that I am looking forward to seeing Ian play the flute again - that's the real reason I go to see him, that and his acoustic guitar playing. The concept of this "Rock Opera" with rewritten lyrics and virtual guests is something I am unsure of... Perhaps it is time for Ian to go all instrumental. I love the vast majority of his body of work and that is, after all, why I am a fan... He is an undeniable genius but he should really play to his strengths these days. I wish there was an adviser somewhere that he would listen to!!!
Conversely, I watched a pro-shot video of Martin's band on Youtube... Ugh. It reduced classic Tull material to bar band music. All the subtle touches and quirky things that make Tull songs unique was lost. Perhaps some people like this back to basics sound, but to me, it bleeds out all the individuality and spirit of the original songs. Sorry, Martin. I would go to see Martin play an acoustic tour, though.
I had my doubts about 'the opera', and I have to say I had problems in trying to enjoy it to the full, some great pieces, Cheap Day Return and Requiem, but the overall concept for me just didn't work.
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Thanks for the perspective, Pat. The acoustic intro to "Cheap Day Return" has always been sublime, and that gets back to what I was saying about how IA should play to his strengths these days. Instrumentally, he is still phenomenal. Can someone please convince him to do an acoustic, instrumental tour?
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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