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Jethro Tull to Release 4-DVD Live Retrospective

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It just keeps getting better for Jethro Tull fans. Fresh off a 40th anniversary reissue of ‘Thick as a Brick,’ and longtime frontman Ian Anderson’s ‘Thick as a Brick 2′ sequel project, Tull will release treasure trove of live performances spanning three-and-a-half decades from 1970 through 2005.

The massive four-DVD set from Eagle Rock, called ‘Around the World Live,’ will arrive on June 25. Favorites like ‘Aqualung,’ ‘Locomotive Breath’ and ‘Thick as a Brick’ are featured, of course, along with a number of other previously unreleased live performances.

Highlights include Tull’s 1970 appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival, as well as selections from stops at Tampa, Fla. in 1976; a trio of dates in Germany between 1980-86 in Munich, Dortmund and Loreley; at Santiago, Chile in 1996; Hilversum, Holland in 1999; London in 2001; Montreux in 2003; and Lugano, Switzerland, 2005.

‘Around the World Live’ is packaged in a 32-page hardcover book, with two discs inside each cover. Photos from Anderson’s personal archive are featured, along with new liner notes from Joel McIver, who has written books on Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Metallica, among others. Disc 3 also includes an interview with Ian Anderson, from the Hilversum date.

Next: 35 Years Ago - Jethro Tull Releases 'Heavy Horsees'

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