Jethro Tull Release Details of ‘Thick as a Brick’ Re-issue
On Nov. 6, Jethro Tull will release a 40th anniversary edition of their album, 'Thick as a Brick.' The greatest band to ever be named for an 18th century English agriculturalist announced the details of the package via press release.
The box set contains a new 5.1 stereo mix of the album, a DVD containing several other mixes, including a flat transfer of the original for those who prefer the way it sounded back in 1972. But the biggest add-on is a 104-page book containing a 40-page newspaper based on the album's famous cover, an interview with frontman Ian Anderson, rare photographs and memories from other band members.
There will also be a two-LP set available on 180-gram vinyl that includes 'Thick as a Brick' and its sequel, which was released as an Ian Anderson solo album earlier this year.
Released in 1972, 'Thick as a Brick' was a concept album about Gerald Bostock, a 10-year old child. It was reportedly intended as a satire of progressive rock, with one 44-minute song spread out over both sides of an LP. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200.