TAAB2 does not come close to that masterpiece, and is not one long track like it's predecessor. Hell, it's not even technically Jethro Tull (Martin Barre does not appear on this album !?!). But at age 65, Ian Anderson, at the urging of Derek Shulman (yes, that guy), has revisited the character of Gerald Bostock (the child who supposedly wrote the words for TAAB), and created this album. There are more prog rock elements to this album than anything Anderson has recorded since the eighties. Overall this concept album is a comparable sequel to "TAAB" and although is no masterpiece, it is not disappointing. If you compare it to the classic Tull years naturally it will not measure up but I think taken on its own merits the album delivers and a considerable effort has been put into this. It is this effort and songwriting skill that lifts "TAAB2" above the usual Anderson output of recent years.
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Ian Scott Anderson MBE (born 10 August 1947) is a Scottish-born musician, singer, songwriter and t best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull. Anderson plays several other musical instruments, including keyboards, bass guitar, bouzouki, balalaika, saxophone, harmonica, and a variety of whistles
Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull. Live, 04 Октябрь 2005, Benz-Street Records. 1. Interview with Ian Anderson. 2. Workshop performance of Someday The Sun Won't Shine for You with Montreux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs. 3. Banker Bets, Banker Wins filmed live at Montreux 2012.
According to Anderson it would be 'a full length Progressive Rock concept album worthy of its predecessor. Boy to man and beyond, it looks at what might have befallen the child poet Gerald Bostock in later life. Or, perhaps, any of u. Obviously the first thing of note with respect to this sequel is that it is not a Jethro Tull album. TAAB 2 explores what may have happened to Gerald Bostock forty years on from his first appearance. This takes the form of five diverging parallel life stories which converge to a mutual conclusion. The music includes passages which repeat some of the musical themes on the original, as in 'Old School Song' which explores one of Gerald's possible lives as a naive young soldier introduced to the battlefields of the Middle East 'from playing fields to killing fields: just one small step of madness'.
Smartly, Ian Anderson has not tried to imitate past achievements, and instead presents a work worthy of consideration on its own merits. TAAB2 asks the deceptively complex question – whatever happened to Gerald Bostock? It isn’t as clear-cut as you might think. The poetic ‘Might Have Beens’ establishes the concept in Anderson’s inimitably verbose style, positing any number of possible futures for his fictional protagonist. TAAB2 will underwhelm those expecting a retread of hallowed ground. These might be the very same naysayers that believed the concept album was dead. For those willing to embrace the intelligence and craftsmanship on offer here, Ian Anderson proves that conceptual rock is very much alive, and that no one does it better than the old guard. Thick As A Brick 2 is released March 30th.
|Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilities|
|From A Pebble Thrown||3:06|
|Gerald The Banker|
|Upper Sixth Loan Shark||1:13|
|Banker Bets, Banker Wins||4:28|
|Gerald Goes Homeless|
|Swing It Far||3:28|
|Adrift And Dumfounded||4:25|
|Gerald The Military Man|
|Old School Song||3:07|
|Wootton Bassett Town||3:44|
|Gerald The Chorister|
|Power And Spirit.||1:59|
|Give Till It Hurts||1:12|
|Gerald: A Most Ordinary Man|
|Shunt And Shuffle||2:12|
|Convergence: Destiny, Fate, Karma, Kismet|
|A Change Of Horses|
|A Change Of Horses||8:04|
|22 Mulberry Walk|
|Kismet In Suburbia||4:17|
|What-Ifs, Maybes, Might-Have-Beens|
|What-Ifs, Maybes, Might-Have-Beens||3:36|
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