JETHRO TULL LYRICS 1968/2013

lunes, 26 de agosto de 2013

FRITZ RAU DIES AT 83.- SID BERNSTEIN DIES AT 95.

FRITZ RAU DIES AT 83.
Concert organizer and music mogul Fritz Rau died aged 83 in Kronberg, near Frankfurt. His family said on Tuesday that Rau had passed away the day before.

A few words from Ian Anderson:

My dear friend and long-standing German promoter, Fritz Rau, died aged 83 on Monday 19th August.
Fritz was the one who, along with his co-promoter Horst Lippmann, brought Jethro Tull to Germany for the first time in 1969 at the kind suggestion of Jimi Hendrix. Over the years we played many concerts with Fritz at the helm and only in old age did he relinquish the crown and give up work apart from occasional lecture visits where he spoke warmly, often to an audience of enthusiastic young students, of his life and times.
Dear Fritz – we miss you and will always remember your humour, inspiration and dedication to the live music industry. Always the music fan first and the businessman second. Rest, not in peace, but in the bosom of whatever music they play over there. Jazz bass? Could be time to take it up again.
Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull

Rau was born in 1930 in Pforzheim in southwest Germany. He trained to become a lawyer and briefly worked as one, but his real passion was always music. What's more, Rau's love lay in jazz, blues and pop music, meaning he looked abroad to foreign stars when thinking of setting up a serious business as a concert organizer.
He had begun to dabble in the trade even as a student in Heidelberg, bringing some of the biggest names of the 1950s - Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald - over to Germany.
Together with his friend Horst Lipmann, Rau set up the "Lippmann and Rau" concert agency, a business that was catapulted to the music scene's attention with its organization of the American Folk Blues Festival. The festival toured Europe, starting in 1962. Rau and Lippmann had sought out comparatively underground performers like Bukka White, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon and Sonny Boy Williamson - names they helped establish in Europe.
Over the decades, Rau worked with most of the great names of modern popular music. He brought the Rolling Stones to Germany for their first tour in the country, and set up gigs for Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Miles Davis, Queen, The Who, Tina Turner, Madonna, Eric Clapton, ABBA, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and many more.
He also dedicated time to promoting and helping German artists like Udo Lindenberg and Peter Maffay. Maffay, a musician with a German "Schlager" - a mixture of soft pop and folk music - background, wrote about Rau for the Frankfurter Rundschau paper when the music mogul turned 80. He recalled one of his biggest chances, when he was allowed to open for the Rolling Stones at Munich's Olympic Stadium in 1982.
"Our playlist was soft. Much too soft for a hot afternoon, for the blood-alcohol level of the audience," Maffay wrote. "First there were boos, then coke bottles were flying - then vegetables and eggs. We played on, dodging the missiles to left and right like boxers. Suddenly, a large man bounded onto the stage, stood in front of us, stretched his arms wide and yelled to the crowd: 'If you're bombarding them, you'll have to bombard me too!'"
Rau retired from public life in 2004 and wrote a book on his life with the stars, called "50 Jahre [years] Backstage."
msh/jm (AFP, dpa)
SID BERNSTEIN DIES AT 95.
Sid Bernstein, who helped import The Beatles, dies at 95.

Sid Bernstein died yesterday. Sid was a visionary who persuaded Shea Stadium that a pop concert could sell out their 55,000 tickets and presented The Beatles in 1965, blazing the way for Jethro Tull to also sell out there in 1976.
TERRY ELLIS.

Sid Bernstein, the soft-spoken impresario whose long career included bringing the Beatles to Carnegie Hall in 1964 and Shea Stadium in 1965, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 95.

Mr. Bernstein had built a varied career by early 1963, when he became fascinated with the Beatles after reading British newspaper coverage of the hysteria that typically erupted at their concerts. He had by then presented a West Coast tour by Tito Puente and concerts by Miles Davis, Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Nina Simone and Ruth Brown.

But getting the Beatles was not easy. At the General Artists Corporation, where Mr. Bernstein was earning $200 a week booking and promoting concerts, he was unable to stir up any interest among his colleagues, particularly after the agency’s representative in London assured him that the group was strictly a local phenomenon.

Mr. Bernstein persisted, telephoning the Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, at home in Liverpool in March 1963 and proposing they perform at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Epstein found the idea tantalizing but had reservations: the group’s early records, released in the United States on small labels, were getting no airplay and were not selling well, and he had no intention of having the Beatles fail in America.

Mr. Bernstein offered $6,500 for two shows and proposed a date three months away. Mr. Epstein said he would not bring the group to New York before 1964, assuming they had made headway in the American market by then. Paging through his desk calendar, Mr. Bernstein proposed Feb. 12 — a national holiday (Lincoln’s Birthday in those days), when youngsters would be out of school. Mr. Epstein agreed, and Mr. Bernstein quickly booked two shows for that night.

As it turned out, Ed Sullivan had booked the group for three consecutive appearances on his Sunday-night variety show, where they appeared on Feb. 9. Mr. Epstein, meanwhile, persuaded Capitol Records to release the Beatles’ single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in late December and to commit $40,000 to promoting the group and its album “Meet the Beatles.” (Capitol, the American affiliate of EMI, the band’s British label, had earlier turned down their recordings.) The Carnegie Hall shows sold out quickly.

After his success with the Beatles, Mr. Bernstein presented the Rolling Stones at Carnegie Hall. But complaining that the Stones’ fans were rude to the ushers, stood on the seats and generally made a mess of the stately hall, the Carnegie booking manager banned him from presenting shows there for several years. Instead, Mr. Bernstein presented the Kinks, the Animals and other British bands at the Paramount Theater in Times Square and the Academy of Music downtown.

In October 1964 Mr. Bernstein approached the management of Shea Stadium about a Beatles appearance. Stadium officials doubted that he could sell 55,600 tickets to a pop concert, but he knew better. The show quickly sold out. The Beatles received $180,000 for the show on Aug. 15, 1965; Mr. Bernstein said that after expenses he made a profit of only $6,500.

Mr. Bernstein booked the Beatles for a second Shea Stadium concert on Aug. 23, 1966. But because of the furor over John Lennon’s assertion that the band was more popular than Jesus, and perhaps also because of the fickleness of the teenage audience, thousands of tickets went unsold. The Beatles were fed up with live performances by that point, and when their 1966 North American tour ended, they retired from the stage, deciding to devote themselves instead to recording.

Mr. Bernstein tried to lure them back to Shea Stadium in 1967, reportedly offering them $1 million, but they were making no exceptions.

After the Beatles broke up in 1970, he tried regularly, in vain, to get them to reunite, first with lavish monetary offers and later with the promise that the money they raised would be used for disaster relief or charity.

In September 1976 he took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times to propose that the Beatles perform, together or separately, in a globally televised concert at which ticketholders would donate food or clothing, to be distributed in impoverished countries.
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lunes, 19 de agosto de 2013

JETHRO TULL-"LIVE ON TV"-DVD FULL PRO SHOT. REUPLAD AGAIN

JETHRO TULL-"LIVE ON TV"-DVD FULL PRO SHOT
ISO FILE
4´20 GB
Menú: Yes
Chapters: Yes
Artwork: JMV (C)
REUPLOAD AGAIN
"Live On TV" is a DVD compilation featuring different Jethro Tull appearances on TV programs from all the world and from 1970 to 2012.
TRACKLIST:
1.LIVING IN THE PAST (FRENCH TV 1970)
2.TEACHER (GERMAN BEAT CLUB 1970)
3.LIFE IS A LONG SONG (ORIGINAL PROMO VIDEO 1971)
4.TOO OLD TO RNR: TOO YONG TO DIE (UK SUPERSONIC 1976)
5.LIVING IN THE PAST (UK SUPERSONIC 1976)
6.AND THE MOUSE POLICE NEVER SLEEPS (GERMAN ROCK&POP 1978)
7.MOTHS (GERMAN ROCK&POP 1978)
8.NORTH SEA OIL (GERMAN ROCK&POP 1980)
9.OLD GHOSTS (GERMAN ROCK&POP 1978)
10.CROSSFIRE (GERMAN ROCK&POP 1981)
11.FYLINGDALE FLYER (GERMAN ROCK&POP 1981)
12.BROADSWORD (GERMAN NA SOWAS! TV SHOW 1982)
13.BROADSWORD (GERMAN TV 1982)
14.LOCOMOTIVE BREATH (VIER GEGEN WILLIE 1987)
15.STEEL MONKEY (VIER GEGEN WILLIE 1987)
16.MOTHER GOOSE/BOURÉE (MIDAS SHOW 1996)
17.THICK AS A BRICK/MOTHER GOOSE/LOCOMOTIVE BREATH (VIENNA TV 1998)
18.CROSS-EYED MARY (UNDERGROUND LIVE TV, RASTATT 2001)
19.BOURÉE (PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI LIVE PROG EXHIBITION FESTIVAL 2010)
20.LA CAROZZA DI HANZ (PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI LIVE PROG EXHIBITION 2010)
21.OLD SCHOOL SONG (MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL TV 2012)
BONUS:
ROADIES ON THE ROAD-GERMAN DOCUMENTARY 1992.

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TULLEDIARIO-JETHRO TULL BREAKING NEWS.

IAN ANDERSON IS PROG GOD 2013.
Prog Magazine is proud to announce that Ian Anderson is to be honoured with the Prog God Award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards. Anderson graces the cover of the next issue or Prog, on sale next Wednesday, August 21, with his most revealing interview ever.

The Prog God Award celebrates the innovators of rock. The people who have inspired generations and have carved a way for others to be at their creative best. There is no one who has pushed the boundaries more than Ian Anderson, who to this day remains immersed in his love for the music.

On winning the award, Anderson commented, “The innocent voyage of restless souls: that’s prog rock. Sometimes bombastic, self-indulgent and worse, it is also an honest, gut-felt reaction to the often simplistic and repetitive nature of much of pop and rock.

“It is, indeed, an honour to receive this illustrious Prog award and dwell in such lofty heights amongst the good and the great of the last forty-plus years. I remain very happy to inhabit the progressive rock world, as both performer and listener.

“And where else could a self-taught, mediocre but extremely loud flute player make a decent living? Not in country and western, I would suppose. But, hey: if the boots fit and the buckskin-fringed coyote crooner calls, then count me in cowboy! Brokeback Mountain could never sound sweeter.”

Jerry Ewing, Editor of Prog Magazine says, “For 45 years Ian has been playing live, and I don’t think I have ever seen two shows the same! It doesn’t matter if its Jethro Tull or Ian on his own – its always magnificent, groundbreaking and captivating. Without him rock would be a very different and lesser place, so to announce him as our Prog God at the same time as he announces a UK tour seems hugely fitting.”

The 2013 Progressive Music Awards takes place on september 3 at Kew Gardens, with Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler as host.

Anderson has also announced a UK tour for 2014 to celebrate the release of his forthcoming solo album. Promising a fusion of folk, prog and metal, Anderson says: “After winning the Grammy for best Hard Rock/Metal album back in 1988, this seems like an opportunity to justify that strange and misplaced accolade with a new album to celebrate the more forceful, full-on rock credentials which are found in many of my songs over the last 45 years. It’s not an end to the acoustic and gentler moments but more of an emphasis on the louder aggressive flute style which marked me out from the earliest days of Jethro Tull.”

Following the great success of his current ‘Thick As A Brick’ tour – including a one-off performance at the iconic Royal Albert Hall – tickets for the 2014 shows are expected to go fast when they go on sale on 4th September.
WWW.PROGROCKMAG.COM


 La revista Prog Magazine se enorgullece de anunciar que Ian Anderson será galardonado con el Premio Prog God en los próximos Progressive Music Awards  a celebrar este año.  Anderson será portada de la próxima edición de  Prog Magazine, a la venta el próximo miércoles, 21 de agosto, y es objeto de una extensa entrevista, la más reveladora que haya hecho jamás.

El Premio Prog God  galardona a los músicos más innovadores del rock. Personas que han inspirado a generaciones de músicos y han hecho un camino para que otros puedan estar en su mejor momento creativo. No hay nadie que haya llegado hasta el límite como Ian Anderson, que hasta el día de hoy sigue amando la música como el primer dia.

Al ganar el premio, Anderson comentó: "El viaje inocente de unas almas inquietas: Eso es el Rock Progresivo. A veces grandilocuente, autoindulgente y peor aún, también es una reacción honesta a la naturaleza a menudo simplista y repetitiva de gran parte de la música pop y rock.

"Es, de hecho, un honor recibir este premio Prog ilustre y habitar en tales alturas entre los buenos y los grandes de los últimos cuarenta y tantos años. Estoy muy contento de vivir en el mundo del rock progresivo, tanto como intérprete y también como oyente.

"¿Y dónde más podría un flautista autodidacta, mediocre pero muy ruidoso tener una vida digna? No en el country & western, me supongo. Pero, bueno: si los crooners con piel de coyote y botas de gamuza con flecos me llaman, entonces cuenta conmigo vaquero! Brokeback Mountain no podría sonar más dulce ".

Jerry Ewing, editor de la revista Prog dice: "Durante 45 años Ian ha estado tocando en vivo, y no creo que jamás haya visto dos conciertos iguales! No importa si es Jethro Tull o Ian en solitario -  siempre magnífico, innovador y cautivante. Sin él el Rock sería un lugar muy diferente, por lo que  anunciar el premio como nuestro Dios Prog, al mismo tiempo que Anderson anuncia una gira por Reino Unido parece sumamente apropiado. "

Los Progressive Music Awards 2013 se celebraran el 3 de septiembre en Kew Gardens, presentando a Gavin Esler como anfitrión.

Anderson también ha anunciado una gira por Reino Unido para el año 2014 para celebrar el lanzamiento de su próximo álbum en solitario. Prometiendo una fusión de folk, progresivo y metal, Anderson dice: "Después de ganar el Grammy al mejor disco  Hard Rock / Metal en 1988, esta parece ser una oportunidad excelente para justificar esa distinción extraña y fuera de lugar con un nuevo álbum que suene más contundente , como mucha de las canciones que he escrito a lo largo de estos 45 años. No es el fin de los momentos acústicos y tranquilos, pero he puesto más énfasis en que la flauta suene más agresiva como hicimos en los primeros días de Jethro Tull ".


Después del gran éxito de su actual Gira, "Thick as a Brick ´ - incluyendo una actuación única en el emblemático Royal Albert Hall - Se espera que las entradas para los conciertos de 2014 se agoten rápidamente cuando salgan a la venta el 4 de septiembre.
WWW.PROGROCKMAG.COM

MARTIN BARRE-"AWAY WITH WORDS" NEW ALBUM.
Martin Barre is finished his new album. It is called "Away With Words" and contains 12 tracks. The CD will be released next september 28th via Edifying Records, a division of RSK.
The new CD contains 12 tracks, some new compositions by Barre, and the rest Tull songs rearranged by Martin himself.
The musicians who play with Barre are Dan Crisp on vocals, Frank Mead on flute and whistles, Jonathan Noyce (ex-Tull) on bass, and George Lindsay on drums and percussion.
Barre has just announced that there will be an european Tour to promote the album. The Tour begin next september 28th in Devon (UK).
Barre: “Re-arranging the Tull songs became a very pleasant and rewarding task. These tracks have always been amongst my favourites and reworking them brought back many good memories.
“I’ve written the rest of the music, hopefully, with sympathy and taste. Composing and re-arranging is my passion. This album is a fusion of my writing blended with Ian Anderson’s, in a continual movement of music.”
The tracklist is as follow:
1. First Light/Moths
2. It's My Round
3. One Brown Mouse/Fatcat
4. All Bars Hold
5. Air: Lament Of the Spalpeen/Martin's Jig/Hymn
6. Pussy Willow
7. Snapshot/Paparazzi
8. Long Ago/Home
9. Fire At Midnight/From The Ashes
10. Protect & Survive
11. Spare A Thought/From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
12. Sundown
WWW.MARTINBARRE.COM

Martin Barre ya tiene acabado su nuevo álbum y ya podemos disfrutar de su portada y lista de canciones. El álbum se titulará "Away With Words" y saldrá a la venta el próximo 28 de septiembre a traves del sello Edifying Records, una división de RSK.
El CD está compuesto de 12 canciones, alguna composición propia de Barre y el resto nuevas versiones arregladas para la ocasión del repertorio de Jethro Tull.
La banda que le acompaña durante todo el álbum está formada por Dan Crisp a las voces, Frank Mead a la flauta y demás instrumentos de viento, Jonathan Noyce (ex-Tull) al bajo, y George Lindsay a la batería y percusión. Martin Barre ha anunciado que habrá gira europea para promocionar el trabajo. La Gira dará comienzo el próximo 28 de septiembre en Devon (UK).
Barre: "Rearreglar ciertas canciones de Jethro Tull ha resultado una tarea muy agradable y gratificante. Estos temas han estado siempre entre mis favoritos y al reelaborarlos me  trajo de vuelta a  buenos recuerdos.
"He escrito el resto de la música, como es de esperar, con simpatía y placer. Componer y re-arreglar canciones es mi pasión. Este álbum es una fusión de mi forma de componer mezclado con la de Ian Anderson, en un continuo movimiento de la música ".
El track list del CD es el siguiente:
1. First Light/Moths
2. It's My Round
3. One Brown Mouse/Fatcat
4. All Bars Hold
5. Air: Lament Of the Spalpeen/Martin's Jig/Hymn
6. Pussy Willow
7. Snapshot/Paparazzi
8. Long Ago/Home
9. Fire At Midnight/From The Ashes
10. Protect & Survive
11. Spare A Thought/From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
12. Sundown
WWW.MARTINBARRE.COM




martes, 6 de agosto de 2013

"A NEW DAY" MAGAZINE #108 OUT NOW.

"A NEW DAY" MAGAZINE #108 OUT NOW.
Ya tenemos en nuestras manos el número 108 del magazíne sobre Jethro Tull que edita desde 1985 Dave Rees.
La revista viene cargada de interesantísimas noticias, críticas de discos, etc. que, de modo resumido, os contaré.
Para empezar, Ian Anderson nos informa, a traves de su web oficial, actualizada al mes de Julio, y reproducida en el magazíne, de nuevos lanzamientos discográficos de Jethro Tull al mercado.
1º-El álbum BENEFIT (1970), se reeditará el próximo mes de Octubre, en una nueva edición especial de 2 discos, con temas extras y una nueva remasterización (también en glorioso sonido 5.1) a cargo de Steven Wilson, quien ya remasterizó las recientes ediciones especiales de Thick As A Brick y Aqualung.
2º-A PASSION PLAY será reeditado (Edición Colecccionistas de 2 Cds) a principios de 2014. La reedición llega con un nuevo remaster y una nueva remezcla en 5.1 a cargo de Steven Wilson e incluirá las famosas cintas conocidas como Chateau D´Isaster. O sea, Passion Play tal como fué engendrado en 1973 por su autor.
3º-Como ya comentamos en el blog, Anderson sigue trabajando en un nuevo disco que verá la luz entre primavera y verano de 2014. Sin noticias aún de título ó si será un album de Jethro Tull ó otro disco firmado por Ian Anderson. Lo que sí parece claro es que volverá a ser un nuevo álbum concepto con letras de Gereald Bostock.
4º-Dave Rees nos informa que tiene noticias de que Anderson y John O´Hara están trabajando juntos en un disco con versiones de Jethro Tull adaptadas para un cuarteto de cuerda.
La revista contiene una extensa entrevista con el actual teclista de Ian Anderson, el señor John O´Hara, que es acribillado a preguntas por Martin Webb.
En la sección de críticas de conciertos podreis leer los artículos sobre los conciertos de Ian Anderson en Villafranca Di Verona, Italia, en junio de 2013, y la actuación del grupo en el Royal Albert Hall londinense del 30 de Junio de 2013.
En críticas de CDs y DVDs teneis las reseñas de John Carter (Not Completely Accurate) y Jethro Tull (Around The World Live).
Para acabar, el señor Rees nos habla de la inminente salida del número 109 en los que habrá más críticas de discos, el nuevo trabajo de Martin Barre, criticas de conciertos (Anna Phoebe live) y unas páginas dedicadas a la reciente Convención de Tullianos celebrada en Gavá, Barcelona, el pasado mes de Julio.
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"A new Day" (issue #108) the Jethro Tull magazíne edited by Dave Rees from 1985, is out now.
The magazine is full of interesting news, reviews, interviews, etc.. that, in summary, I will tell you here.
First, Ian Anderson tells us, through their updated official website, , and reproduced in the magazine,  that  there wil be new Jethro Tull releases in the coming months.
1-The album BENEFIT (1970), will be released next  October, in a new special collector´s edition 2 disc, with bonus tracks and a new remaster (also in glorious 5.1 sound) by Steven Wilson, who has remastered the recent special editions of Thick As A Brick and Aqualung.
2 º-A PASSION PLAY will be released (Special Collector´s Edition 2 Cds) in early 2014. The reissue comes with a new remaster and a new 5.1 remix by Steven Wilson and include the famous tapes known as Chateau D'Isaster. In other words,  Passion Play as it was conceived in 1973 by Ian Anderson.
3 º-As we discussed on the blog, Anderson is working on a new album that will be released in spring or summer 2014. No news about title or if it's a Jethro Tull album or anotherIan Anderson solo album. What does seem clear is that it will be a new concept album  with lyrics written by Gereald Bostock.
4 º-Dave Rees tells  that  he have news that Anderson and John O'Hara are working together on an album with Jethro Tull versions adapted for a string quartet.
The magazine contains a lengthy interview with the current keyboardist, Mr. John O'Hara, which is riddled with questions by Martin Webb.
In the concert reviews section you can read articles on Ian Anderson concert in Villafranca di Verona, Italy, in June 2013, and the group's performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London from June 30, 2013.
In CDs & DVDs reviews section you can read  the reviews of John Carter new CD (Not Completely Accurate) and Jethro Tull new 4DVD Box Set (Around The World Live).

To conclude, Mr Rees talks that a new issue (109) will be out very soon containing  CDs reviews, Anna Phoebe live, full details plus review of Martin Barre´s new CD, and a report from the recent Tullianos Convention in Barcelona.
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