By 1978, Jethro Tull had been running for 10 years, and though their commercial fortunes and profile had soared with albums like 'Aqualung' and 'Thick as a Brick,' the band was still at its creative peak, as its 11th album, 'Heavy Horses,' proves.
Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson presented the crowd with both a full dose of nostalgia, and a new musical challenge in Nashville on Tuesday night (Oct. 30). Performing both the classic Tull album 'Thick as a Brick' and his new solo sequel 'Thick as a Brick 2' in their entirety, Anderson pulled off the unlikely feat of topping his past success with his newest work.
It's not everyday that a flute makes its way into a rock 'n' roll group. However, Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson was able to not just fit in but somehow stand out with the unconventional instrument.
Jethro Tull’sIan Anderson is currently promoting his solo sequel to the band’s classic ‘Thick As A Brick’ album, but as he revealed in a recent interview, he’s got quite a few other projects in mind as well.
Ian Anderson delivered one of the best live concert performances in recent memory when he brought his new solo tour in support of the just-released 'Thick as a Brick II' to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, England on April 18.
To quote Ian Anderson, "If someone had suggested that I might release a prog-concept album in the year 2012, I would have thought him seriously, dangerously even, off his trolley. But that is precisely what happened."
In celebration of Ian Anderson's newly released album 'Thick as a Brick 2,' you can win that record, and 23 other Jethro Tull CDs, courtesy of Total Assault and Ultimate Classic Rock. A complete list of the discs included in the prize can be found at the bottom of this article.
It's hard to picture Jethro Tull'sIan Anderson without his famous flute in tow. What's surprising is how he first came to embrace his favored instrument that has become a signature part of his public persona.
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