Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dougb222, Sep 16, 2016.
That's Martin Barre on guitar isn't it?
Definitely Barre. That same show included the instrumental "Martin's Tune"; it was one of his first gigs with the band. Abrahams had been gone for at least a month, hence Iommi's presence at the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus in early December 1968.
Did they ever record with Tony Iommi, or was it just him miming on Rock'n'Roll Circus ?
They never recorded with him and his tenure with the band was extremely brief. It's sheer coincidence that his time as a member was recorded on film.
The conventional electric blues (which I love, by the way) seems to be a straightjacket for their talent- you can see in that early clip how much more animated they are (except for the guitarist- I didn't recognize Barre) as Anderson turns into that madcap minstrel of ye olde English ballad, amp'ed up.
I saw them in ~ Oct, 1970, by then very polished, they had released Stand Up and Benefit and were about to release Aqualung. They were a great band live in their heyday.
Mick Abrahams has spoken warmly of I.A. recently and there was the 2001 reunion, so I think their personal differences have been long-resolved.
Clive Bunker seems to get on with everyone, so I doubt there'd be any problem there.
Oh damn! You're right: that is Martin. I checked Allmusic.com, and it states Abrahams exited the band at the end of Nov. 1968.
The Steven Wilson remix of Stand Up has a complete Stockholm show, plus footage of two of the songs, if you want to hear more of Martin's earliest documented work with the band. (The Stockholm gig was about two weeks after he auditioned.) The work-in-progress version of "Nothing Is Easy" is an interesting excavation for people who are into 14-minute jams.
Jethro Tull - "This Was" Steven Wilson 2.0/4.0 Remix!
THIS WAS - "with additional unissued recordings"
The same way the first Doors album was remixed, instruments left and right with the voice in the center speaker, rears are just ambience.
I was figuring out what Tull is doing for their 50th, a second remix of This Was sounds right.
Better would be a short tour of the original band (minus Glenn) with both Mick and Martin.
In the absence of a half-hour 'Colour Me Pop' on which the Abrahams Jethro Tull appeared, this is the only moving image of that line-up - a few seconds of silent Pathe newsreel film from an event at Hyde Park. Abrahams is behind an amp. Roy Harper can be seen onstage at the end.
'This Was' as real Quad 4.0 or with additional subwoofer channel as announced in the snippet?
50 for 50 will need to contain something pretty exciting to make it a purchase.......but roll on October.....
Glimpses also of John Peel, Dave Gilmour and Nick Mason.
I’d rather have Under Wraps but I may rebuy this if the bonus material is worthy of purchase
I'd imagine this is a release before Stormwatch next year. I hope they continue and do at least "A" and Broadsword if not Under Wraps. I really really hope Steven does Under Wraps though.
The snippet says 4.1 so I’m guessing the .1 is a sub channel
I'm a sucker for compilations, so I may well pick up 50 for 50 even if I've already got everything on it. I don't have every Tull comp, but I have a lot.
And bring on This Was! And then Stormwatch. There's a case to be made for continuing the reissues into the 1980s, but if that doesn't happen, at least we have the classic 1960s-70s period fully represented. Kudos to Wilson for his dazzling work, and a grateful not do Ian Anderson for letting us rummage around in his closet.
Ian had not inherited his Dad's "bowling frock" (or whatever) yet...
Thanks for sharing this film from a fascinating time!
I think most Tull album sessions yielded plentiful out-takes, a lot of them of very high quality. Compared to the barrel-scraping exercise that was the last Led Zeppelin reissue campaign, Tull left some astonishingly polished stuff in the can.
Not likely to get a lot of agreement here, or am I mistaken?
I like to see vintage 4.0 mentioned and I have expressed this during the projects. With a new mix I really don't mind 4.1.
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