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Ian Anderson


Country of origin:

Scotland

Status:

Most recent solo release, Homo Erraticus (2014); still recording with Jethro Tull

See also:

Wikipedia's entry on Ian Anderson page

Ian Anderson still records with Jethro Tull

Recordings include:


Divinities: 12 Dances with God

Release info:

1995—EMI Angel

Comments:

Really, I think I'd just about given up on Ian. Jethro Tull's '87 album Crest of a Knave was pretty good, but just about everything I've heard since has been pretty tiresome, and I stopped buying albums after Catfish Rising in '91. Mind, I've got ~21 Tull CDs, so giving up on the band was something of a big deal to me. But then EMI had the ever-so-brilliant idea of asking Ian Anderson to put together an album for their classical division, Angel. And it's *wonderful*. I'm still afraid to buy another Tull album, but I have no problems recommending Divinities. (burka@jeffrey.net)

The Secret Language of Birds

Release info:

2000—Fuel 2000

Group members:

Ian Anderson—acoustic guitar, bouzouki, flute, mandolin, percussion, bass, piccolo, vocals

Guest artists:

Martin Barre—electric guitar
Gerry Conway—drums
James Duncan—drums
Andy Giddings—organ, percussion, piano, accordion, bass, keyboards, marimba, orchestra hits, orchestral sequencing

Comments:

It's basically the Tull album I've been waiting for since Jethro Tull's Crest of a Knave 13 years ago. While most of the instruments outside the flutes and guitars are synthesized, it's still intended to sound like an album of acoustic folks songs and is quite lovely. Mostly it's just Ian and one other player, but the rest of the current Tull lineup makes the occasional appearance. (jzitt@humansystems.com)

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