The first ever official book about Jethro Tull is to be published next year.
The Ballad Of Jethro Tull will be published through Rocket 88 and has been overseen by Ian Anderson, who collaborated with members and former members of the band to complete the book, which will feature memories, personal photos, memorabilia, classic and previously unseen live photography, behind-the-scenes snaps, original press cuttings and album art.
The fully illustrated hard back book will be printed in two editions: The Classic version and a limited edition Signature Edition which will be signed by Anderson and come with bonus content.
Anderson says: “It’s been on my mind to find an effective way of telling the Jethro Tull story and as we celebrate – in slight disbelief – our 50th anniversary.
“Now seems as good a time as any to draw on the recollections of the very many musicians who played a part in Jethro Tull. Some guys are sadly no longer with us and others will be hard to reach but this project will seek to provide the definitive Jethro Tull story – as told by Jethro Tull.”
To mark the announcement, Anderson has also recorded a video message, which can be watched below.
For further information, visit the official website.
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- Jethro Tull - Living In The Past - Portugese - 7" vinyl - £50.00, $69.50, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jun-2021 12:46)
JETHRO TULL Living In The Past (Rare 1972 Portuguese wide centred 4-track 7" EP, housed in a textured flipback card picture sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] reveals just a few minor chip marks to a few edges & the vinyl is nice & clean & in Excellent condition with very little play. One for the keen collector - we've never seen this pressing before!)
- Jethro Tull - 20 Years Of Jethro Tull - UK - vinyl box set - £125.00, $173.75, €146.25 (New Item) (arrived 13-May-2021 17:38)
JETHRO TULL 20 Years Of Jethro Tull (Rare 1988 UK limited edition 62-track FIVE LP box set featuring The Radio Archives, The Rare Tracks, Flawed Gems, The Other Sides Of Tull & The Essential Tull each in individual sleeves, with comprehensive 24-page booklet, housed in a 12" square picture box. The box shows a little minor surface scuffing with the inner sleeves showing only minimal wear and the booklet still pristine, the vinyl shows a few signs of play over the five LPs but nothing that detracts from play - great copy of this seldom seen boxset TBOX1)
- Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.85, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 15:24)
JETHRO TULL Songs From The Wood (Late 80s US issue of the 1977 10-track LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve displays only minor wear and the vinyl looks seldom played PV41132)
- Jethro Tull - A Passion Play - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.85, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 15:26)
JETHRO TULL A Passion Play (1983 US issue vinyl LP - another concept album from the band, originally released in 1973, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve remains in great shape and the vinyl looks barely played PV41040)
- Jethro Tull - The Broadsword And The Beast - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.85, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 15:30)
JETHRO TULL The Broadsword And The Beast (Late 80s US 10-track vinyl LP on the large blue butterfly on white label,, including Flying Colours, Pussy Willow and Watching Me Watching You, barcoded glossy picture sleeve with deletion hole. Thereis some light evidence of storage to the sleeve with a few pinchmarks / scuffing to the edges and despite some paper surface scuffs [common to US pressings], the vinyl appears in otherwise excellent condition PV41380)
- Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick - Australian - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.75, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 15:41)
JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick (1989 Australian issue of the 1972 vinyl LP on the large blue butterfly on white label, in superb fold-out "St Cleve Chronicle" glossy card newspaper picture sleeve with integral pages, great stories! The sleeve has only minor age wear and the vinyl looks seldom played CHM321003))
- Jethro Tull - Benefit - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.85, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 15:43)
JETHRO TULL Benefit (1983 issue US 10-track Chrysalis label vinyl LP - the third album from the band, originally released in 1970, and marked a period of change for the band, as it was the first to feature John Evan on keys and the last with bassist Glenn Cornick. The sleeve has very little wear and the vinyl looks seldom played PV41043)
- Jethro Tull - Aqualung - 7th - UK - vinyl LP - £65.00, $90.35, €76.05 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 15:47)
JETHRO TULL Aqualung (Circa 1989 UK white 'big butterfly' label issue of the 1971 11-track LP, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with shop price sticker attached to the front, classic Jethro Tull release including the stunning Cross Eyed Mary. The sleeve shows minimal wear whilst the vinyl shows very little evidence of being played. This particular pressing was issued at the beginning of the decline of vinyl releases at the tail end of the 1980's early 90s, and is now hard to find, especially in such an outstanding condition CHR1044)