Jethro Tull - This Was and Mr. Steven Wilson *

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dougb222, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. ChrisH

    ChrisH Well-Known Member

    United Kingdom
    That's Martin Barre on guitar isn't it?
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  2. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

    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.
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  3. Thomas Casagranda

    Thomas Casagranda Forum Resident

    Did they ever record with Tony Iommi, or was it just him miming on Rock'n'Roll Circus ?
  4. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

    Britain, Europe
    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.
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  5. Bill Hart

    Bill Hart Forum Resident

    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.
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  6. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

    Britain, Europe
    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.
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  7. DPM

    DPM Forum Resident

    Nevada, USA
    Oh damn! You're right: that is Martin. I checked, and it states Abrahams exited the band at the end of Nov. 1968.

    Sorry guys.
  8. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

    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.
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  9. tootull

    tootull John Norman

  10. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

    NW USA
  11. Hamhead

    Hamhead Sinatra promo specialist

    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.
  12. Colin H

    Colin H Forum Resident

    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.
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  13. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights Forum Resident

    Northern Germany
  14. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    50 for 50 will need to contain something pretty exciting to make it a purchase.......but roll on October.....
  15. bobcat

    bobcat Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Glimpses also of John Peel, Dave Gilmour and Nick Mason.
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  16. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Closet optimist

    Dayton ohio
    I’d rather have Under Wraps but I may rebuy this if the bonus material is worthy of purchase
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  17. jjjos

    jjjos Forum Resident

    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.
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  18. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Elliptical Envelopment

    East Bay, Ca

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  19. Amazing!
  20. Haggis Wampovich

    Haggis Wampovich Professor of Dead Languages

    Three Rivers, USA
    The snippet says 4.1 so I’m guessing the .1 is a sub channel
  21. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

    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.
  22. Ian had not inherited his Dad's "bowling frock" (or whatever) yet...

    Thanks for sharing this film from a fascinating time!
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  23. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

    Britain, Europe
    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.
  24. tootull

    tootull John Norman

    I agree.
    Not likely to get a lot of agreement here, or am I mistaken?
  25. tootull

    tootull John Norman

    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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