Jethro Tull celebrates 50 years at the Mann

Jethro Tull celebrates 50 years at the Mann

Jethro Tull celebrates 50 years at the Mann

Always a great showman, Ian Anderson upped the ante of his once-innovative “Tullavision,” a closed-circuit video system this time with a well-synchronized and artful rear projection display that let the band play along with youthful versions of themselves and their predecessors, as well as with ringers like Icelandic singer-fiddler Unnur Birna Björnsdóttir and actor/musician Ryan O’Donnell — who hit all the high notes on “Aqualung,” now beyond Anderson’s reach. The front man also had keyboardist John O’Hara and bass player David Goodier handle some of the high harmony notes, on songs the studio-obsessive Anderson originally overdubbed himself. But Anderson’s odd (for rock) baritone voice is so distinctive he can’t really have others sing in unison with him as cover-ups, he recently shared in a chat, as contemporaries like Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, and Paul McCartney often do.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Published at Sun, 09 Sep 2018 19:03:36 +0000

comment No comments yet

You can be first to leave a comment

mode_editLeave a response

Your e-mail address will not be published. Also other data will not be shared with third person. Required fields marked as *

menu
menu