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..
The complete lyrics of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull - illustrated with photographs by Ian Anderson Ian Anderson has not been idle during lock down. In the face of a year of cancelled / rescheduled live dates across the world, he has compiled an impressive new hardback book, Silent Singing, which gathers all the lyrics..
Jethro Tull - Living With The Past (CD/DVD)Ian Anderson - Thick As A Brick: Live In Iceland (2CD/DVD) Ian Anderson: the hoary old question resurfaces again; namely 'is he effectively Jethro Tull?' Probably as many would answer that yes, he is, as would retort that no, without Martin Barre in particular the material cannot be..
I think you can look at many, if not most of the Jethro Tull albums, as containing elements of progressive rock - not necessarily prog, which is a bit more fanciful, but progressive rock. In November 2019, Ian Anderson announced that in September and October 2020, he’d be playing a series of eleven dates across..
It’s Ian Anderson unveiling the marvelous Ballad of Jethro Tull, the official illustrated history of one of rock’s most influential acts. All 500 ‘Signature Edition’ copies are sold-out but fans can still order the ‘Classic Edition’ (£40 / $50) which features: 200+ page hardback Fully illustrated throughout More than 200 photographs MP4 download of two..
Mick got puffed up and aggressive and said, 'you realise I could take you down with one punch.' To which I said, 'OK, Mick, if you have to do this...' So begins the tale of what happened the day in 1968 when Ian Anderson told Mick Abrahams he was out of Jethro Tull. One of..
Darlings, are you ready? Summer is rapidly leaving us as the autumn air begins to roll into city and countryside alike, those first cool wisps innocent harbingers of the eventual biting chill of winter. And with this seasonal transition comes Stormwatch: The 40th Anniversary Force 10 Edition, the twelfth volume in the ongoing Jethro Tull..