April 6, 2007

Jethro Tull: Live in Santa Monica 1979

Jethro Tull's unique sound featuring Ian Anderson and his magic flute live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, California.
This show from the 16th of November was a broadcast by KMET-FM and though the sound isn't very good still deserves a listen.

Sound Quality: 8

Disc 1:
01 Intro
02 Dark Ages
03 Home
04 Orion
05 Wond'Ring Aloud
06 Dun Ringill
07 Elegy
08 Something's On The Move
09 Aqualung
10 King Henry's Madrigal
11 Heavy Horses
12 One Brown Mouse

Disc 2:
01 Songs From The Wood
02 Band Introductions > Jams O'Donnell's Jigs
03 Thick As A Brick
04 Cross-Eyed Mary
05 Minstrel In The Gallery
06 Locomotive Breath

FLAC pt1
FLAC pt2


Toxxy said...

I couldn't find the link to comment on your Rory Gallagher post so I'm gonna do it here:


Thx a bunch for a QUALITY post!!

AtticRock said...

The comments were turned off, my fault.
The Rory boot is really fantastic, one of the best i've heard.

Susan said...

Thanks for Rory and Jethro Tull, I love their music !!

AtticRock said...

Hi susan
Glad you liked it, i'll try to bring more of them aboard :)

susan said...

Great !!!! I'll keep an eye on you :-))

ullrich said...

un autre Tull enregistrement.
Thank you !

AtticRock said...

Thank you for visiting, there will be more Tull here soon :)

Anonymous said...

Stormwatch was the last of the great Tull albums (for me) and the tune Heavy Horses never fails to make me misty-eyed, as Ian sings "misty-voiced" for a past when the human touch (even if it the humans in question were of the four-legged kind) still ruled the day and goods and services were provided and exchanged with a meeting of eyes and an the promise of meeting on another day. Technological improvements were an imposition into Mr. Anderson's world and would (sadly)soon invade the world of his music, as well. The band (like the planet, in general) would, all too quickly, change from a format where the gut-wrenching musical interchanges of expression amongst players (which were style the of the day) became be invaded by the addition of synthetic embellishments (usually added long after to the fact) which often left the music's original intent unrecognizable, while shifting the balance of power from the musical craftsmen to the knob turners and transforming so many of it's listeners from imapassioned participants to in-unison, head- bobbing sheep. Such a pity, and such a bore.

At this time, however, Ian was only beginning his slide downhill from the lyrical genius that he was and Martin Barre (as he remains to this day) was still the producer of crunching, fist-pump inducing guitar extremes that mysteriously have defied his relative annoymity depite their indelible imprint upon the fabric of hard rock music.

This particular tour (when the ship landed before me at the Lakeland Civic Center in the Fall of 1979) came in the form of a backdrop which included a three-masted ship, complete with rigging that the still nimble Anderson climbed upon from time to time, microphone in hand, belting out tunes in a voice that has long since lost it's resonance for singing. (He still has a fabulously theatrical speaking voice.) At the end of the first (set signifying the last of the songs from the then current Stormwatch album and the beginning of the fabulous collection of chestnuts in the Tull repertorie still waiting on tap) Ian, armed with four feet of gleaming cutlass in his right hand, brought the sword down with a powerful thrust, cutting the rigging down with a flourish, a move quickly followed darkness with Anderson immediately reappearing, acoustic six-string in hand, finger picking more familiar strains while adding the vocal accompaniment..."Meanwhile back in the year one..."

A memorable night as great, or greater than any of the other seven or eight that I spent with my friends from Jethro Tull.

Thank You, AtticRock, for bringing it all back home to my ears.


AtticRock said...

"...my friends from Jethro Tull.", now Robbo that's what I would call good company :)
Thanks for the very interesting comment, I had no idea that they used a three-masted ship on stage and generally agree with your point of view on Tull's music.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, Ian always goes for the dramatic stage presentation, and this show was no exception. The only thing it lacked was a clear view of his expressive, bulging eyes, as he had received a corneal abrasion a few days prior to the show making it neccesary to wear dark shades to protect his bandaged orb. None of this kept him from leaping about like a madman, prancing and posing to the delight of the masses. Those were the days...