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« on: November 24, 2011, 11:54:16 AM »

Martin gives readers an insight regarding his plans for 2012 as speculation grows around the future of JT following IA's decision to tour the 40th anniversary of TAAB as a side project rather than a full on JT show.
http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/interviewmartinbarre2011.htm
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 12:02:03 PM »

That sounds pretty final, I'd say.  They were a great band onceuponatime (but not for a long long time imho)....
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 06:17:47 PM »

That is a fascinating insight into things.
Tull were my favourite band from 1973 when I first heard them right up untill IA sacked them all, or nearly all, in 1979.
I did try after, I really did, but it wasn't the same and in the last ten years it's been frankly diabolical, and I wouldn't go and see them again, unfortunately.
However what Martin is planning to do sounds much more up my street. I wonder who it's going to be, can I start the rumour mill by suggesting that Peggy might be involved? Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 12:19:43 PM »



Won't go to see Tull without Martin Barre. Simples

Which is a pity as TAAB is one of my favourite albums and would have loved to have seen it live in its entirety.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 09:35:49 PM »

I think that Martin's band playing acoustic Tull could be really special. Any thoughts on a vocalist?
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 12:42:28 PM »




Won't go to see Tull without Martin Barre. Simples

Which is a pity as TAAB is one of my favourite albums and would have loved to have seen it live in its entirety.


It's not Tull. It's Ian Anderson solo, and it never has been a Tull Tour.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 01:38:34 PM »


I think that Martin's band playing acoustic Tull could be really special. Any thoughts on a vocalist?


Form reading that article, I think O would much rather go and see Martins interpretation of the materiel. Sadly Ians voice has been shot for some time now - he should rest on his laurels whilst he still has some.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 02:58:43 PM »

I've seen Tull live about 12 times and have always enjoyed them. But after reading that I would much prefer to see Martin Barre's band at Cropredy than Ian Anderson's.
And I get the feeling that there's a bit of a rift between them. Martin seems to be saying that he's going to play Tull music, no matter what Ian says.
Perhaps i'm reading too much into it  Huh
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 05:56:46 PM »

A rift between Ian Anderson and an ex-Tull man? Shock, horror, I don't believe it! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011, 06:15:43 PM »





Won't go to see Tull without Martin Barre. Simples

Which is a pity as TAAB is one of my favourite albums and would have loved to have seen it live in its entirety.


It's not Tull. It's Ian Anderson solo, and it never has been a Tull Tour.



Appreciate that - the last few times I've seen 'em it's been the Ian and Martin show - and arguably the two (three?) distinguishing features of audio Tull are Anderson's voice / flute and barre's guitar playing - what I meant was I'd rather miss my fave Tull album being played live if played by another guitar player than Martin Barre.
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2011, 07:43:34 PM »

Ian Anderson seems to be getting portrayed as some sort of villain - but let's not forget that he's pretty much the only songwriter in Tull and has, for decades, been running the band and keeping as a going concern.

He's also dropped a lot of hints over the years regarding the name "Jethro Tull" (He hates it, and has even said he thinks the Ian Anderson Band would have been a better name!) and a few years back posted a comment on the website that he was winding down Tull activity to do different things. He's done orchestral tours, concerts with other musicians and seems quite happy to let Tull slip into history.

The last time I saw Tull was two years ago and they were excellent despite Ian's voice, which was mainly fine, but he struggled on the rockier numbers and Songs from the Wood was clearly a struggle. Martin and Ian were both on fine form, playing against each other.

He's also commented that he prefers doing the acoustic based material as well these days, and is most definitely not a fan of rowdy rock audiences (The gig I saw him at had a wonderful put down to someone who kept yelling out. 'This is symphony hall, not a football ground.').

I've not heard Ian Anderson deny Martin Barre the right to play Tull material...

I'm going to the Ian Anderson tour next year... Thick As A Brick is one my favourite albums. Yes, I'll find it odd after 20+ Tull concerts to not see Martin Barre up there, but it's always been Ian's show...

Ian has always said without Martin there's no Jethro Tull... Now he's touring without Martin under his name.

I have all of Martin's solo albums, and I have to admit I find them very underwhelming. I doubt I'd go and see Martin doing his own material, but if he's doing Tull, I'd probably be interested.

I like all Tull's albums. Even Under Wraps. They were never a band to churn out the same old stuff every album, and every one is differnt. Some more different than others, but that's I like about 'em.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2011, 10:11:22 AM »

Here´s another interview:

http://www.kinston.com/articles/jethro-78234-tull-barre.html
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2011, 07:36:54 PM »

At least they are both still playing and performing.
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