Anderson, Ian - Rupi's Dance

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Fuel 2000
Catalog Number: 302061328
Format: CD
Total Time: 53:32:00

Ian Anderson's solo album Rupi's Dance follows the great success of The Secret Language Of Birds. I heard enough evidence on this album that would indicate it to be a smashing success for Ian. Followers of his solo career and his other role as the grand court jester for Jethro Tull will find much enjoyment in this delightfully multihued group of recordings. Just in case you were wondering, this music does not sound like Jethro Tull; it is an Ian Anderson solo album.

With a well-dressed blend of rock, world and new age sensibilities, Anderson makes his way through 13 animated tracks and an extra special sneak preview of the Christmas JT album with ?Birthday Card At Christmas,? which I found to be delightful as well.

When Ian plays the flute, I get a big smile inside. Three songs grabbed me more than all the others... ?A Week Of Moments,? ?A Hand Of Thumbs,? and ?Eurology,? a stunning instrumental composition. I found all of them to be inexhaustible works of musical art.

I am still wondering how Ian holds his leg up against the other, keeps his balance, and nimbly plays the flute after all these years. He is truly a renaissance man with a multitude of talents to share with us all. This is merely one piece of his world. Do yourself a big favor this year, buy this CD and rub elbows with Ian Anderson.

Released also by Varese Saraband (061328)

Calliandra Shade (The Cappuccino Song) (5:02) / Rupi's Dance (3:00) / Lost In Crowds (5:37) / A Raft Of Penguins (3:34) / A Week Of Moments (4:27) / A Hand Of Thumbs (4:02) / Eurology (3:14) / Old Black Cat (3:40) / Photo Shop (3:20) / Pigeon Flying Over Berlin Zoo (4:18) / Griminelli's Lament (2:56) / Not Ralitsa Vassileva (4:45) / Two Short Planks (4:00) / Bonus track from The Jethro Tull Christmas Album: Birthday Card At Christmas (3:37)

Ian Anderson - vocals, bamboo flute, guitars, percussion, accordion, bass guitar, flute, piccolo, wooden flute
James Duncan - drums
David Goodier - stand-up bass
Leslie Mandoki - drums and percussion, udi
Laszio Bencker - keyboards, piano, Hammond organ, Mellotron, Moog
Ossi Schaller - guitar
George Kapecsni - guitar
The Sturcz String Quartet
John O' Hara - accordion, keyboard
Andrew Giddings - keyboards, bass

Jethro Tull - This Was (1968)
Jethro Tull - Stand Up (1969)
Jethro Tull - Benefit (1970)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
Jethro Tull - Living In The Past (1972)
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play (1973)
Jethro Tull - War Child (1974)
Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery (1975)
Jethro Tull - M.U. The Best Of (1976)
Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die (1976)
Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood (1977)
Jethro Tull - Repeat - The Best Of Jethro Tull Vol 2 (1977)
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses (1978)
Jethro Tull - Bursting Out - Live (1978)
Jethro Tull - Stormwatch (1979/2004)
Jethro Tull - 'A' (1980)
Jethro Tull - The Broadsword And The Beast (1982/2005)
Walk Into Light (fea. Peter J Vettese) (1983)
Jethro Tull - Under Wraps (1984)
Jethro Tull - Original Masters (1985)
Jethro Tull - Crest Of A Knave (1987/2005)
Jethro Tull - 20 Years Of Jethro Tull (1988)
Jethro Tull - Rock Island (1988)
Jethro Tull - Catfish Rising (1991)
Jethro Tull - A Little Light Music (1992)
Jethro Tull - The Anniversary Collection (1993)
Jethro Tull - 25th Anniversary Box Set (1993)
Jethro Tull - Nightcap (1995)
Jethro Tull - Roots To Branches (1995)
Divinities: Twelve Dances With God (1995)
Jethro Tull - J-Tull Dot Com (1999)
The Secret Language of Birds (2000)
Jethro Tull - The Very Best Of (2001)
Jethro Tull - Living With The Past (2002)
Jethro Tull - The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003)
Rupi's Dance (2003)
Jethro Tull - Nothing Is Easy: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2004)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung Live (2005)
Ian Anderson And The Neue Philharmonic Frankfurt - Ian Anderson Plays The Orchestral Jethro Tull (2005)
Ian Anderson and the London Symphony Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra Plays Jethro Tull (2006)
Jethro Tull - Live At Montreux 2003 (2007)
Jethro Tull - LIve At Madison Square Garden (2009)
Jethro Tull - Christmas Album (2009)
Jethro Tull - Live In Switzerland 2003 (LP) (2014)
Thick As A Brick 2 (2012)
Homo Erraticus (2014)

Jethro Tull - Slipstream (VHS) (1991)
Jethro Tull - First 20 Years (VHS) (1992)
Jethro Tull - 25th Anniversary Video (1994) (VHS)
Jethro Tull - Living With The Past (DVD) (2002) Jethro Tull - A New Day Yesterday 1969-1994 (DVD) (2003)
Jethro Tull - Nothing Is Easy: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (DVD) (2005)
Jethro Tull - NOthing Is Easy/Living With The Past (DVD) (2007)
Jethro Tull - Jack In The Green: Live In Germany (DVD) (2008)
Jethro Tull - Live In Bethlehem, PA, 2003 (DVD) (2008)
Jethro Tull - Their Full Authorized Story (DvD) (2009)
Jethro Tull - Live At AVO Session 2008 (DVD) (2009)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: August 24th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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