Tag Archives: Ian Anderson

Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FESTIVAL Day 2 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 26 July 2015

Marillion - RAMBLIN

Photo by Paul Rodgers With a weather forecast that had Noah on standby, hammer in hand, our intrepid trio of Andy Nathan, Yiannis Stefanis and Paul Rodgers returned to Mote Park for day two of the Ramblin’ Man Festival and … Continue reading

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Album review: DENNIS GREAVES & MARK FELTHAM – Duo

DENNIS GREAVES & MARK FELTHAM – Duo

Zed [Release date 05.04.15] There’s no denying the veracity underlying Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham’s stripped down ‘Duo’ album. It’s crafted with a genuine feel for the music, care for the arrangements and it’s sparked by some inspired interplay and … Continue reading

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Album review: JETHRO TULL’S IAN ANDERSON – Thick As A Brick – Live In Iceland

JETHRO TULL

Eagle Vision [Release date 25.08.14] Also available as a DVD/Bluray When I interviewed Ian Anderson in 2010 he stated that “Thick As A Brick 2 is not on the cards” when asked about revisiting former glories.  I wonder what changed … Continue reading

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Gig review: IAN ANDERSON – Regent Theatre, Ipswich, 10 May 2014

Ian Anderson, photo by Martin Webb

Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ian Anderson has been confusing and entertaining Rock fans around the globe since he first formed the short lived The Blades back in 1963. While his latest ‘solo’ effort “Homo Erraticus” has … Continue reading

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Gig review: IAN ANDERSON – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 2 May 2014

Ian Anderson, photo by Martin Webb

It amazes me how, generally, the reaction to Ian Anderson’s latest opus is warm, and welcoming.  There seems to be a lack of critical faculty in some quarters.  Perhaps,  in my case, I’m just too old to rock ‘n’ roll.  … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN ANDERSON – Homo Erraticus

Ian Anderson - Homo Erraticus

Calliandra/KScope [Release date: 18.04.14] Ian Anderson has certainly been getting around in recent times.  A Prog God in award ceremonies and of course we now know why he reserves his firmest handshakes for trusted members.  Of his inner circle that … Continue reading

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Album review: FAIRPORT CONVENTION – Moat On The Ledge

Fairport Convention - Moat On The Ledge

Eagle Rock [Released 24.03.14] Another good value 3-in-1 CD box set from Eagle Records that gathers together two live albums from Fairport Convention (who have had a lot of live albums released through the years!) and the band’s ‘XXXV’ studio … Continue reading

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News: IAN ANDERSON of JETHRO TULL new album and tour

After two magic years on the road with the Thick As A Brick shows, legendary Prog Rock icon Ian Anderson embarks upon a UK tour, following the release of his new concept album ‘Homo Erraticus’  in April. The 22-date UK … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – December 2013 Highlights

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

December 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Throughout December, a chance to hear again highlights from some of our 2013 shows. We’ll also be inviting listeners (and readers!) to vote for their favourite album and … Continue reading

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Album review: JETHRO TULL – Benefit (A Collector’s Edition)

Jethro Tull - Benefit

EMI [Release date 28.10.13] ‘Collector’s Edition’ is about right.  If, like me, you owned the vinyl, upgraded to CD, and then invested in the 2001 remaster (compete with 4 bonus tracks), then you’ll need to seriously question whether the latest, … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL – Birmingham Live With Orchestra & Choir

Comeuppance   [Release Date: 14.10.13] The commercial potential of pop or rock music is largely determined by a time, a place and a context. This was never more so than with the ego posturing of Steve Harley (and Cockney Rebel), … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE COCHRANE – La La La: Variations On A Happy Song

Spirit Compass Music [Release date 02.07.12] ‘La La La: Variations On a Happy Song’ is Canadian prog rock artist Steve Cochrane’s metaphorical meditations on the human condition. It’s a thematically linked suite spread over 9 tracks on which sharply contrasting … Continue reading

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Gig review: IAN ANDERSON – Royal Albert Hall, London, 30 June 2013

Ian Anderson

It’s 45 years since Ian Anderson first trod the boards at the Albert Hall with Jethro Tull at a charity show. And now with the apparent departure (temporarily or otherwise) of long time guitarist Martin Barre, he’s shed the Tull … Continue reading

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DVD Review: JETHRO TULL – Around The World Live

Jethro Tull - Around The World Live

Eagle Vision EREDV982 (4-disc/Book) One of the “strange decisions in rock” in recent years has been that of Ian Anderson to seemingly cast off his first lieutenant: Martin Lancelot Barre.  It seems that his trusty cohort since 1969 hasn’t really … Continue reading

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