Jethro Tull - Live at AVO Session Basel (2008)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, PAL 16:9 (720:576), 25.00fps, 8370kbps | DD 2.0, 224kbps | 90 min | 7200Mb
rock | ear Music 2009 | covers
A captivating, laid back Jethro Tull performance which was recorded in November 2008 as part of the AVO indoor music festival in Basel, Switzerland.
The superior Swiss audio-visual production here allows the viewer to overlook frontman Ian Anderson's somewhat strained voice at times which is more than compensated for by the band as a whole being in top musical form, particularily Anderson's flute playing which reminds me of how he sounded on the 1995 Roots To Branches studio album. Martin Barre's lucent electric guitar lines are perfectly balanced against Anderson's succinct acoustic rhythm playing with plenty of opportunity for soloing.