Ian Anderson Slams 'Silly' Lip-Synching Allegations
Anderson says: "A few silly, unobservant people have concluded that the show is either all pre-recorded vocals, or at best, I'm singing about 30% of the words.
"The show was constructed to allow about a third of the performance to be the domain of pre-recorded video guests. I have done a count of all lines of lyrics that I sing - both the total of the whole show, and the songs minus recitatives. With recits there are 589 lines of lyrics, and I sing in 395, or 67%. Without recits there are 500 lines and I sing 364, or 73%."
He says it amounts to more live singing than he'd deliver in a one-hour festival set, and about the same as a 90-minute performance. Anderson continues: "Perhaps audience members are watching the guests on the video screen rather than me, standing in front singing and playing live. But that's what the guests are there for - to add to the entertainment value and sing in character as per the story." Read more here.
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