Colston Hall, Bristol
I have to say that I hesitated before posting this review, due to the fact that a large grey leg belonging to an elephant is planted right in front of me, and it’s a little hard to see past it.
Temporarily setting aside my pachydermally imposed visual limitations, let me tell you more about how the evening unfolded, and first of all let me assure you that I had a great time.
Aware of the fact that there are quite a few late period Tull albums that I’ve never even heard of, let alone heard, I was prepared to endure considerable periods of auditory bewilderment during this concert. I am after all of the generation raised on a Witch’s Promise by a Teacher. As a youngster, I lost interest in keeping up with things during the interminable ‘Passion Play’, only to reacquaint myself with the canon round about the much later arrival of ‘Heavy Horses’. Since then I have cherry picked a few more albums to plug gaps.
But I needn’t have worried. This is very much a 50th anniversary celebration of Jethro Tull’s Greatest Hits, aimed squarely at the greying » Continue Reading.