the heels of frontman Ian Anderson’s tour earlier this year, Jethro Tull’s legendary
guitarist Martin Barre has also hit the road, playing the Cluny In Newcastle on
tour comes off the back of Martin’s new album Order of Play which includes some
Tull classics including Locomotive Breath from Aqualung.
said: “We wanted a live CD to be
a summary of the last two years of our work and this was the idea opportunity.
“Fans had kept asking for a
CD version of the show, but rather than record an actual gig, we thought we
would do something better and record live in a studio – with all the energy of
a show but with the best sound quality possible.”
Martin is one of the most influential and respected
guitarists in classic rock history. His sound was a major factor in Jethro
Tull’s success, and they went on to sell over 60 million albums worldwide. Martin has worked with many other artists including
Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and
has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and
Over the past two years, Barre has performed live
some of Jethro Tull’s most loved classics, winning praise from both critics and
Next to Barre, in charge of guitar and mandolin, is
an array of like-minded musicians including Dan Crisp on vocals, acoustic
guitar and bouzouki, drummer George Lindsay and Richard Beesley on saxophone
and clarinet who is one of London’s most versatile session players, having
played with Michael Buble, Mark Ronson, the Funk Brothers and The Supremes
among others. Bassist Alan Thomson is also a long-term member of John Martyn’s
Band and an accomplished song writer, with credits including Robert Palmer,
Rick Wakeman, and Bo Diddley.
of Play is available on Edifying Records through RSK, in digipak format.