Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Performs Thick as a Brick 1 & 2
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The last date listed for Ian Anderson: Thick as a Brick 1 & 2 was Monday July 22, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from christine johanson Ross
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I Loved it! Stress free check in...Beautiful park,..our Seats were great! My husband wasn't pleased that pavillion seating wouldn't allow him to bring in a drink you even bought there , only bottled water, which is what I drink so not a problem.. They at least let me store my cooler bag with water etc by entrance at the back of the pavillion, since we weren't allowed in with that either. I can understand for security reasons.
Ian charmed us once again with his jazz flute and pied piper performance, showing his incredible endurance. He is an inspiration at 66 yrs in Aug ! When he bagan THICK AS A BRICK, it became evident why he had a singer/drama backup, as he strained to reach the notes and on all higher register songs. What is an aging performer to do...so I cut Ian some slack, as he is a one of a kind ARTIST, who has created a body of work in his lifetime that will stand the test of time and STILL Has the moves, flute and guitar playing down to a "T". Wish his songs came with captions, so you could follow the story they were trying to tell.along with their visuals.
Ian is the last famous remaining rock/jazz style flutist performer left , and will be a shame if future generations don't get to experience his artistry, so I say IAN..keep performing..we love you.!
While I and the entire audience ALL loved 1st half with THICK AS A BRICK I, I sensed we ALL Wished he had not devoted the 2nd half to THICK AS A BRICK II which I did not enjoy at all nor did the audience ..many people left!!
Next time IAN should stick to his older classics like he did for his ENCOR song that brought the crowd to their feet! ,More songs like Bouree, Lifes a long song, skating away, living in the past,.Teacher, Mother goose & classic ..shorten version of.Aqualong...
All of Ian's musician's were fantastic artists ! His back up drama/singer was fun & visually captivating , esp his eyes! However, he needs to have more voice lessons or adjust his mic, to learn how to belt out songs more in Ian's style voice (and stay on tune, which would be a help to IAN's failing register, as he ages, but IAN"s STILL has the moves and guitar and flute playing 2nd to none!
All in All . I give the concert an #9 out of 10.
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I had read that Ian Anderson would not sing much due to unfortunate damage to his voice, and that someone else would be singing some of the lyrics. But Mr. Anderson attempted to sing half or a little more of Thick as a Brick One and it was an...continued
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