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Looking Back (and Forward) on Jethro Tull's 'Thick As a Brick'
12 Mar 2013 // 5:20 PM
Groundbreaking in its form, length, packaging, lyrics, and concept, the work remains one of the most significant and beloved albums of its genre 40 years onward.
Still "Outside the Accepted Framework": An Interview with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson
5 Jun 2012 // 5:00 PM
In 1972, Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" took ambitious prog rock to the top of the charts. Forty years on, frontman Ian Anderson means to do it all over again and discusses his plans with PopMatters.
Reappraising Ian Anderson's 'Minstrel in the Gallery'
4 Aug 2015 // 8:30 PM
Minstrel in the Gallery seems as autobiographical as any Jethro Tull album, before or after, and there is a vulnerability and sensitivity that the songwriter was simply growing into.
Jethro Tull: Back to Basics (Sort Of)
19 Mar 2015 // 8:30 PM
After the back-to-back-to-back brilliance of their previous three albums, a letdown seemed inevitable; amazingly, Ian Anderson & Co. raised the bar, instead.
Jethro Tull, Bricks, Plays, and Flirting with D'Isaster
3 Dec 2013 // 1:05 AM
Jethro Tull is one of progressive rock's longest-running bands. But is it progressive rock? If not, Ian Anderson and Co. have some explaining to do when it comes to Thick as a Brick and Passion Play.
Like The Dude, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Abides
17 Jul 2013 // 5:10 PM
What we get with Jethro Tull Around the World Live, is visual and sonic documentation of a legend aging (mostly with grace) before our eyes.
Jethro Tull - "Cold Wind to Valhalla (BBC Version)" (audio) (Premiere)
17 Apr 2015 // 6:15 AM
Hear an unreleased alternate take on the Minstrel in the Gallery cut "Cold Wind to Valhalla" in lead-up to that album's special edition 40th anniversary release, featuring new mixes by modern prog maestro Steven Wilson.
It Was 335 Years Ago Today: A Brief History of Jethro Tull (Both of Them)
5 Apr 2009 // 8:00 PM
Without Jethro Tull there would be no Jethro Tull