My dear pal Hungarian-born German producer, songwriter and bandleader Leslie Mandoki sent an email to me two days ago with the request to play a few lines of flute and sing along here and there on a new non-profit song he had just written. This is in the context of his own complete isolation in Germany where his doctor wife, Eva, is a first contact physician in their region of Bavaria. We have worked together for more than 20 years on various collaborations with his band Soulmates featuring the good and great of classic rock and jazz. My first reaction was - hopefully not another sanctimonious, self-serving and smug pop star utterance we can really do without. But - when I actually heard the master tracks and loaded them up in my audio recording software I was very touched by the simple and direct sentiments of the lyrics. So the usually-cynical and grumpy Mr A decided to give it a go.
Where people listen
Thick as a Brick Live in Iceland. Live Live. European Tour Live. In Concert Live. Heavy Horses Steven Wilson Remix. Living with the Past. Deep Purple. Led Zeppelin.
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Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool , Lancashire in Initially playing blues rock and jazz fusion , the band later developed their sound to incorporate elements of hard rock and folk to forge a progressive rock signature. After achieving moderate recognition performing in the London club scene, the band released their debut album This Was in After a lineup change which saw original guitarist Mick Abrahams replaced by Martin Barre, the band released the folk-tinged blues album Stand Up Stand Up saw the band achieve their first commercial success, with the album reaching No. Their musical style shifted in the direction of progressive rock with the albums Aqualung , Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play , and shifted again to folk rock with Songs from the Wood , Heavy Horses and Stormwatch