R. Speer

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Location: Indianapolis, IN United States


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Minstrels In The Gallery: A History Of Jethro Tull by David Rees
David Rees has done what no one had previously; which was write a credible book on the band known as Jethro Tull. I like the warm, laid back style of the narrative. Also, another bonus is that Rees is impartial for the most part in relation to the songs and the band's history. However, Rees could have provided more insight into the songwriting and the nasty fallout that led to the dismissal of the classic lineup that lasted from 1972-1979. Overall a good read and a must for anyone wanting to know more about the genius of Tull
Heaven and Hell ~ Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell ~ Black Sabbath
5.0 out of 5 stars It Goes On and On, Nov. 23 2003
It's difficult to believe this release is 23 years old. To me, the recording is as fresh as it was when I first purchased it many years ago. Every song is top notch and production first rate.
My purpose for anyone who reads this is to try to find the import CD of "Heaven and Hell" on Gimcastle/Castle Communications. This version has been remastered and a nice booklet featuring the song lyrics and rarely seen photos of the band circa 1980 (although I'm not sure why the photo that was originally in the gatefold of the "Paranoid" album is here).
Note to Warner Brothers records: So you want induce people to buy music and not download it, then take your profits and… Read more
Christmas Album ~ Jethro Tull
Christmas Album ~ Jethro Tull
What can I say about this CD? I and probably many other fans have longed for the return of the vocals of pre-1984 Ian Anderson. Listening to album after album and tour after tour of Ian struggling with his once unique voice left me wanting the Tull of the 1970s (a note to the uninformed - A Tull concert is still an event not to be missed). Now to hold a CD of Jethro Tull where music and Ian's vocals blend so magically is truly a gift to the many fans everywhere. His vocals are not truly what they were, but only the most discerning ear will notice much difference i.e. "Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow". Put it simply, this CD is a sequel to "Heavy Horses/Songs From the… Read more