Ian Anderson Reflects on 50 Years of Jethro Tull

Famed singer-flautist Ian Anderson is marking Jethro Tull's 50th anniversary with a tour and new best-of album and he tells us all about it.


Jethro Tull, Bricks, Plays, and Flirting with D'Isaster

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.


The Holy Trinity: Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull have always confounded critics, and despite albums sales, hit songs, influence and longevity, it is above all the brain of frontman Ian Anderson that ensures they will remain forever on the outside, looking in.


Still "Outside the Accepted Framework": An Interview with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

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.


Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson: Thick As a Brick 2

Ian Anderson, who has cycled through sidemen the way his more hedonistic compatriots once speed-dialed through dealers, has yet another cast of characters for this recording.


Jethro Tull: Aqualung (40th Anniversary Special Edition)

Jethro Tull suffers if compared to the critically reviled acts of the progressive era, but in terms of their influence, longevity and versatility, they really are a unique entity in rock music.


Jethro Tull: Stand Up (Expanded Collector's Edition)

There is still a blues sensibility driving most of this material, but Anderson—who clearly had ability and creativity to burn—is already showing signs of developing the multi-faceted approach he would bring to each successive effort.


Ian Anderson: 7 October 2009-Chicago, IL

My eyes widen as the band sets up, and I wonder which albums Anderson will draw from tonight.

Lisa Torem

Ian Anderson: Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull [DVD + CD]

For a non-Tull Tull, it's a good Tull, but hardly an essential Tull.

Deanne Sole
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