May 1, 2015
Lifelong fan Twang interviews Jethro Tull front man Ian
Anderson about the impending Steven Wilson remix reissue
of "Minstrel In The Gallery".
Notoriously prickly interviewee Ian, who has little patience with another dim question about why he plays the flute standing on one leg, gives the AW more time than allocated a genuine scoop about Jeffrey Hammond Hammond. No! Come back! He's a great talker and holds forth about London, recording studio drama, casually mentions that he built 80s hit factory Maison Rouge studio and how he got to be so good so quickly on the flute. And the remixed album package, which sounds fantastic, includes rare alternative mixes and live tracks which are previewed here.
...always wondered why he stands on one leg though....
The 'La Grande Edition' of 'Minstrel In The Gallery' is released on 4th May and features BBC session material as well as a performance from Paris Olympia in 1975