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Most recent solo release, Jethro Tull—The String Quartets (2017); still recording with Jethro Tull
Wikipedia's entry on Ian Anderson
Divinities: 12 Dances with God
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. (email@example.com)
The Secret Language of Birds
Ian Anderson—acoustic guitar, bouzouki, flute, mandolin, percussion, bass, piccolo, vocals
Martin Barre—electric guitar
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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