While Ian Anderson hasn’t exactly been idle when it comes to releasing albums in recent years, solo or otherwise, The Zealot Gene is the first new studio Jethro Tull album since 2003 - and while band members come and go, including while recording this album, Ian continues to lead the band in whatever direction he..
The relentless roars of a demanding fan base can't be ignored forever... Well, it finally happened. Much chatter and argy-bargy has transpired over the last several years regarding the likelihood of Jethro Tull's third album Benefit being reissued in Parlophone's deluxe 'digibook' series of Steven Wilson remixes. It made sense, some reckoned, since it was..
Jethro Tull’s 1970 classic Benefit will be celebrated in a brand-new 4CD/2DVD set, featuring remixes by Steven Wilson, an abundance of previously unreleased material, packaged within a deluxe hardback book, containing 100 pages of commentary from numerous contributors alongside hordes of images of the band creating and performing their first million-selling album. After pandemic-enforced delays,..
Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull, one of the world's most successful and enduring Progressive rock bands, had previously announced that they will return to the road with "The Prog Years Tour" across the whole of Europe. Covid continues to disrupt this and all other tours but Tull are still currently aiming to play a series..
InsideOutMusic/Sony Music are extremely pleased to announce the signing of progressive rock legends Jethro Tull to the label. The band has already completed a new album titled The Zealot Gene, which can be expected in early 2022. Ian Anderson had this to say about the new signing - “After 54 years in the world of music..
A warm homage to the Tull output of the 1970s... It's important to address a few points right away with this one before anyone rolls their eyes in instant judgment. Yes, Still Thick As A Brick is clearly a Jethro Tull-inspired release. Yes, it's a pastiche of the original Thick As A Brick in appearance,..
Now then , cast your mind back to a Velvet Thunder review last Autumn of the Italian retro-rock band Witchwood, described in those pages as an imagining of Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull playing together on the same stage. That perfectly captured the sense of the band, enough for me to rush out and invest!..
Back in 1972, Ian Anderson sang ‘Spin me back down the years and the days of my youth’ (from Thick As a Brick) and it seems to me that this is exactly what Jethro Tull has been doing over the last decade for old-time Jethro Tull fans, with the incredibly rich series of 40th anniversary..
Books of lyrics are nothing new, of course. Many rock wordsmiths have toyed with the format since the groundbreaking The Beatles' Illustrated Lyrics was published in 1969, with its remarkable cavalcade of colourful illustrations by the masterful Alan Aldridge. Bob Dylan has had the treatment, with his own drawings. Peter Hammill has put out a..
The controversial [A] gets the deluxe remix treatment… Few albums in the Jethro Tull catalogue are as controversial as 1980's A, with its slicker sound, infamous personnel shift and subsequent disgruntled alumni. Further erosion of public opinion came with the news that the intended solo album was in fact grudgingly presented as a band project..