Opens 12/6/10 ........or if you're on the other side of the Atlantic 6/12/10.
Tull obviously has it's leading lights, Ian, Martin and then perm any member from a long list of excellent studio and live musicians. But, there have also been many behind the scenes, names who have contributed greatly to the musical legacy of Ian and Tull.
Like picking your favourite album or band member, everyone could pick someone different, but there is strong opinion amongst many fans that no one has done more to keep the Tull 'spirit' going in the last 20 odd years than Dave Rees and his associates at A New Day .
Dave set up AND, a fanzine, at a time when fanzine's were probably only just a little more fashionable than......old 'dinosaur' bands!
Dave, worked hard through AND to celebrate a band that had in some respects had lost touch with the media, or more accurately vice versa. His work on promoting the band through AND paid off and AND thrived in the Tull community through mentions by the band itself and being listed on offical releases. Everyone recognising the high quality of the magazine and Dave's [and Martin Webb's] work.
Would we have had the 20 years box set if it wasn't for Dave and Martin? If it was just left to Chrysalis at the time, a number of us would very much doubt it.
Dave took AND a few steps further and launched it as a record label, giving a break to a few names and providing us Tull fans with a few treats along the way.
We have great admiration for all Dave has done, and only hope that this board can mirror his and AND's standing in the Tull community over time.
So, take the opportunity to put your questions to Dave over the next couple of weeks, we'll get them over to him and post the answers here on the board for all to read.
Pat [Quizz] added that he has strong political principles as well, as some of the early AND's demonstrated but the only downside for him is that Dave is a 'Hammer's' fan! [Although he adds it could be worse, he could be a 'Gooner' ]
First off, thanks for sticking your neck out and bringing Tull to their core fans with AND. Was this something you contemplated for some time, or something that just clicked and you ran with?
Crest of Knave was the first of a few Tull albums to acknowledge AND. Is it fair to say that album changed things considerably for you? Can you tell you us what kind of response you got after the release of that album?
Lastly, are there any unreleased Tull songs that you have heard, that you feel are worthy of a studio release?
"A few years ago Ian Anderson handed me a bunch of tapes to listen to, for possible inclusion in a second Tull box set. Imagine how I felt when one of them turned out to be the legendary lost Chateau tapes! He refused to release it all, but we got 90% of it out there at last. Superb stuff too!"
I have to agree, superb stuff indeed.
My first question, did Ian know the tapes included the Chateau album and if not what was his reaction when he realised?
If he refused to release all of it, did you have a battle to get any of it released and what was the quality of what was left unreleased?
To me there's always been a marked difference in feel and style to the first three tracks which were released on the 20 years box set [Scenario/Auditon/No rehersal], and then those songs which followed on Nightcap, do you agree and do you know of any reason for it?
Finally, if it hasn't already happened, who would be your ideal preference to replace Grant at Upton Park?
well Dave I don't know how to phrase this question.....
As you know I mailed approx $150 with my credit card In November for back issues of AND a Martin Barre CD and a current AND subscription. It is Now April 15 and I still have received NOTHING!!!
On many occasion I have contacted you on Face book and Dec 7 I was told you were mailing it out that weekend....nothing >>>I waited 2 weeks and contacted you again and got more excuses and promises that it would be mailed.
I waited and waited and made many attempts and contacts on Face book and again you told you would take care of it a NOTHING!!!!!!
I tried contacting a person who is well known on here and he talked to someone who knows you and you said you would take care of it!!! I again was in contact with On Monday the 4th and you said that you had been all sorts of excuses as to why I had not recieved my merchandise, yet I see you on Face book 5 times a week!!!So the excuse you gave to me sounds like BS to me. Also I Still have not received what claimed you mailed out!!!
Dave You have done a lot for Tull fans and the community and are to commended for that, I truly mean that. Your attitude now absolutely SUCKS!!! you have been nothing but a liar to me!!! I have never been screwed by a Tull collector in 37 years of collecting until now. I did not think it come from someone like you. Keep the F>>>ING MONEY...it means more to you the me..
I would warn anyone of Mr Rees...... and yes dave, I have gotten packages from all around without any of them getting lost or not arriving here....
UPDATE>>>APRIL 18>> Dave contacted me through facebook.....and I to his credit I DID recieve a package on Monday 18 on 2 cd's, he also told the back issues and others would be on the way..... so if that is the case... ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL.. Thank You Dave
Wish I could start on a more positive note, but as soon as I saw this Q&A with Dave Rees I just had to chime in.
But if you really want a question, here it is: do you see yourself as having good business ethics ?
Having been a long time AND subscriber I moved adress a few years ago and passed this info on to Rees who apparently did nothing, meaning that I did not receive the last remaining AND issues of my subscribtion. Decided last year (yes, February 2010) to buy some back issues from him and absolutely NOTHING happened. Except that my credit card got billed and Rees took the money.
He gives no response to emails and the idea that you apparently need to know someone who knows him before anything happens just says all about him. Yes I like his mag, which is why I ordered it, but I´ll keep my credit card far away from him in the future.
Hope my next post can be more positive, but in that case it will probably have to have another subject matter than Dave R.
Post by flutestobranches on Apr 30, 2012 10:27:40 GMT -5
I have a question for David Rees:
Hi Dave. I've been a subscriber since 1987, missing only a few issues here and there. You've done a great deal for Tull fans and it is appreciated. My question is: how have your feelings toward the music and the people in the band been affected by the number of interviews and behind-the-scenes encounters you have had with them? I'm not looking for gossip, just an overall impression of how your perspective may or may not have changed. Thanks!
Biggles: Sooo jealous! enjoy.
Dec 15, 2015 17:22:44 GMT -5
StanDup: hmm, I could still make the 2nd show on saturday. just kidding dammit.
Dec 19, 2015 0:33:17 GMT -5
TM: Oh man, what an incredible show! I have picks and videos to post.
Dec 21, 2015 15:57:10 GMT -5
StanDup: Right on, can't wait.
Dec 22, 2015 19:42:04 GMT -5
marco58: Just saw Martin and his hot band in Plymouth, MA last Friday night. My second live Tull experience, after Ian in November at Foxwoods in CT. Completely blown away, the man is legendary, can't wait for his 2016 dates!
Dec 22, 2015 20:21:12 GMT -5
TM: Know what you mean Marco - welcome to the board. Everyone in NY was blown away by him as well. It was best show I've seen in many years.
Dec 22, 2015 21:51:02 GMT -5
Biggles: I just read the Bill Kopp Asheville, NC review a few days ago and could tell you guys were in for something special. I love that marco58 referred to it as "My second live Tull experience" welcome to the board marco58!
Dec 22, 2015 23:49:09 GMT -5
StanDup: Martin dates added since the Arizona date was announced. For you lucky fans back east.
Jan 30, 2016 18:42:12 GMT -5
Biggles: Martin please book some dates in California!!!
Jan 30, 2016 21:06:24 GMT -5
bristoltull: Hi....may be of interest to UK-based fans. On the BBC quiz show "Mastermind", I'm on this Friday, in one of the semi-finals, and my specialised subject is.....Jethro Tull. BBC2, 19th February 2016, 8pm. I gave it my best shot. See how many you can answer!
Feb 14, 2016 16:07:46 GMT -5
TM: Very cool. Good luck!
Feb 16, 2016 15:54:45 GMT -5
stormwatchuk: Damn missed it as ive only just joined the forum
Mar 27, 2016 5:52:51 GMT -5
stormwatchuk: anywhere to see it again ? or maybe a list of the questions we can have a go at ?
Mar 27, 2016 5:53:15 GMT -5
teddy: Seems like everyone trying to figure out " Eat Hermione for lunch" just don't get it. A Popular vegetarian line of food is advertised by a woman named Hermione. You can see the advertisement on line. Thus it is not oral sex with a office girl. Munch.
Dec 16, 2016 20:39:34 GMT -5
lclark354: Hello everyone. I recently finished a room addition, and can finally set up surround sound. I've purchased all the Tull sets, except, of course,TAAB. Is there a site where one can purchase & download the 5.1 files? Or, any word on a re-issue?
Jan 17, 2017 1:15:01 GMT -5
Mystery To Me: Going to Red Rocks show with 2 friends. Anyone from the board going to this concert? Would like to meet anyone or everyone. Later
May 18, 2017 16:55:45 GMT -5
Nonfatman: My days of traveling long distances to see "Tull" are over. I just don't have the time anymore. Hope you enjoy it!
May 23, 2017 14:16:12 GMT -5
madjack1959: Hello to everyone from Lexington, Kentucky. Part of what led me here, was mention of Gentle Giant. I've listened to Tull for ages, and then was introduced to GG via Octopus I saw in the record store, and that was my start. I've never seen either "live" :
Jul 19, 2017 19:19:55 GMT -5
maugioia: is there anyone there
Feb 28, 2020 17:49:37 GMT -5
yellowcab643: I made my way to Hollywood and thought it was very refreshing. The Kaiser Permanente Optometrist there cured my High Blood Pressure. Do I like an unsung westerner - I drove an England truck and had a Texas CDL Styx & Van Halen might have music about me
Mar 3, 2020 21:07:03 GMT -5