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    I have every Jethro Tull album as well as Ian's solo work.

    There is something I like off of every album, but not everything they did was gold. I even like the 80's cheese stuff that most fans wouldn't touch with a 10 ft pole.

    It is unfortunate that Ian has pretty much lost his voice. He lost that growl that I loved on tunes like Cross-Eyed Mary. Now he sings it in a little "dainty" voice that does nothing for me.

    When he was at the peak of his songwriting powers though, there weren't many who could touch him. Songs From The Woods and The Minstrel In The Gallery were such complex songs. So much going on in them, but they were still "radio friendly".

    Martin Barre is still one of my favorite guitarists and he still gets an awesome tone live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delicious Manager View Post
    they were a shadow of their former selves once Palmer had departed. I can't think of another example of such an unsung musical hero having such a profound effect on a band.
    I can easily....George Martin and the Beatles. They would have been nothing, and I do mean nothing, without him. His arrangements and ideas are what refined and made the Beatles songs as great as they are. Without George Martin there would not have been even that opening chord on a Hard Days Night that so identifies it and the start of the film as well as countless other examples. Only those who really know Beatles history know and understand the importance of George Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Pearson View Post
    I can easily....George Martin and the Beatles. They would have been nothing, and I do mean nothing, without him. His arrangements and ideas are what refined and made the Beatles songs as great as they are. Without George Martin there would not have been even that opening chord on a Hard Days Night that so identifies it and the start of the film as well as countless other examples. Only those who really know Beatles history know and understand the importance of George Martin.

    Kevin
    Yup - good example Anymore, anyone?

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    Although David Bowie was obviously talented enough to stand on his own two feet maybe there is a case for nominating Mick Ronson for the part(s) he played during DB's rise to prominence. Over the course of four albums from 1970-1973 he was virtually the musical arranger, not just the lead guitarist. The same accolade could go to Brian Eno for his work with Bowie from 1977-1979 - a different kind of contribution but still central to the output that resulted.

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    Anybody have the Benefit remix? Just wondering how it sounds? I see there's a 40th Anniversary remix/deluxe edition of War Child coming out in November. http://jethrotull.com/war-child-40th...g-in-november/

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Anybody have the Benefit remix? Just wondering how it sounds? I see there's a 40th Anniversary remix/deluxe edition of War Child coming out in November. http://jethrotull.com/war-child-40th...g-in-november/
    Haven't picked that one up yet as I was a little disappointed in the Under Wraps remaster I got.
    I may give it a try though.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    The Under Wraps wasn't a Steve Wilson remix, was it? Are you talking about a major label remaster? The editions I mentioned are remixed in 5.1 and feature a bunch of additional material.

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    I am about to order the deluxe Passion Play boxed set that includes the long lost song "Sailor" all the hard core fans have wanted for decades. Stunning key changes and singing in that one.

    Yes - I am huge fan. Tull / Anderson and Yes have both swapped places as my all time favorite band for several decades. Currently Anderson is at the top again with his TAAB 2 and Homo Eraticus albums, an amazing return to form after some dreary (though still enjoyable) years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    The Under Wraps wasn't a Steve Wilson remix, was it? Are you talking about a major label remaster? The editions I mentioned are remixed in 5.1 and feature a bunch of additional material.
    No, just remastered with some additional songs added.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    I am about to order the deluxe Passion Play boxed set that includes the long lost song "Sailor" all the hard core fans have wanted for decades. Stunning key changes and singing in that one.

    Yes - I am huge fan. Tull / Anderson and Yes have both swapped places as my all time favorite band for several decades. Currently Anderson is at the top again with his TAAB 2 and Homo Eraticus albums, an amazing return to form after some dreary (though still enjoyable) years.
    Passion Play is a masterpiece. I'm after that one too.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    A lot of those major label remasters sound worse than the old CDs. I think I'm gonna spring for the War Child 40th. 4 discs for around 30 dollars. New stereo and surround mixes, plus a second CD with 21 bonus tracks, and 2 audio DVDs. Looks like a great package, plus I've recently become more of a War Child fan. I now love the original album from start to finish, where as in the past I only would listen to a few songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    A lot of those major label remasters sound worse than the old CDs. I think I'm gonna spring for the War Child 40th. 4 discs for around 30 dollars. New stereo and surround mixes, plus a second CD with 21 bonus tracks, and 2 audio DVDs. Looks like a great package, plus I've recently become more of a War Child fan. I now love the original album from start to finish, where as in the past I only would listen to a few songs.
    It's a great album.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    It's a great album.
    Yeah! And I like the arrangements with the saxophones and other instruments. When I was a kid with no money, I had that white cover best of album. I really dug all the tunes, and especially Skating Away and Rainbow Blues.

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    Here is the rare extract "Sailor" (Château d'Hérouville unpublished extract) I was referring to earlier. Gives me goosebumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    Here is the rare extract "Sailor" (Château d'Hérouville unpublished extract) I was referring to earlier. Gives me goosebumps.
    Very cool!!! Sounds like the old TAAB line up.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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