Thick As A Brick 2
Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:34 PM
Hoping JB's has it next week in store, looking forward to hearing what Steven Wilson did with the 5.1 mix.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:27 AM
What a tragedy that one of the most distinctive and articulate vocalists in all rock, should lose this part of his talent.
So, I will let others do first listens to this, and await detailed reports. In the mean time, I will pop on Passion Play(on original vinyl), slide into my codpiece, stand on one leg and salute the genius that is Ian Anderson.
This Was, Dingo.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:57 AM
I've listened to TAAB 2 a few times now. It sounds like typical late period Tull IMHO, a collection of songs describing the life of Gerald Bostock (the fictional 8 year old who 'wrote' the original TAAB lyrics). Ian's voice aint what it used to be, and there's narration linking some of the songs, sounding uncomfortably close to The Hare Who Lost His Spectactles in places. So it's okay, neither embarrassing nor essential.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:47 PM
Lenehan ML2 Reference with "limited edition" stands < Ribbontek cables < Rega Elicit (direct input) < Ribbonflex interconnects < Metrum Octave < Dtek digital cable < Audiophilleo 2 < home-made split USB cable with Tevion Li-Ion battery pack < MacBook Pro with Audirvana+ doing upsampling and volume control
Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:01 PM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:33 PM
The sound was spot on. It was great to be listening to the music instead of trying to reject it.
My only complaint was he doesn't seem to know how to finish some of his songs, and it takes the wind out of your sails a bit when it comes to the applause.
I was wearing one of his T shirts on plane back to the coast and a guy asked me if I went to see them, after I answered I asked him if he went. He replied that he sore them at Blues fest and the State, so I asked him what he preferred and his answer was "Blues fest, it was heaps louder". So there you go.
I feel there were many great songs after Aqualung, but maybe never any great albums.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:19 PM
I think it was all downhill after Aqualung.
No way man. Thick As A Brick is in my top 5 of all time.