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 - The Witch's Promise - 1st - P/S - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 16-Sep-2019 19:09)
JETHRO TULL The Witch's Promise (1970 UK first issue wide centred 7" vinyl single with just 'Witch's Promise' as the title on the label and running time given as 3:55, also including Teacher. The vinyl shows some light surface scuffs and signs ofplay but remains in excellent condition within the rare original picture sleeve WIP6077)
Jethro Tull - Witch's Promise - 1st - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (Back In Stock) (arrived 16-Sep-2019 19:08)
JETHRO TULL Witch's Promise (1969 UK first issue wide centred 7" vinyl single produced by Terry Ellis and Ian Anderson, without 'The' prefix & with label running time stated as 3:55, also featuring Teacher, Chrysalis company die cut paper sleeve.The vinyl on this copy remains in excellent condition with just a couple of light surface scuffs to show for almost fifty years in the wild! WIP6077)
Jethro Tull - The Witch's Promise - 1st - P/S - WOS - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (Back In Stock) (arrived 16-Sep-2019 19:08)
JETHRO TULL The Witch's Promise (Rare 1970 UK first issue wide centred 7" vinyl single with just 'Witch's Promise' title on the label & running time given as 3:55, also including Teacher, rare picture sleeve. The sleeve has light edgewear and a barely visible name annotation to the reverse, whilst the vinyl appears barely played. A nice copy offered at an advantageous price WIP6077)
Jethro Tull - Ring Out Solstice Bells EP - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 10-Sep-2019 16:57)
JETHRO TULL Ring Out Solstice Bells (1976 UK limited edition 4-track 7" EP with four prong centre, also includes March The Mad Scientist, Christmas Song & Pan Dance. The picture sleeve shows a little ring wear & foxing & the vinyl is Excellentwith few signs of play CXP2)
Jethro Tull - This Was - 1st - Flipback - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $152.50, €138.75 (New Item) (arrived 29-Aug-2019 17:13)
JETHRO TULL This Was (Rare 1968 UK 10-track MONO LP on the pink Island label with 'eye' logo, housed in a wonderful wide spined front laminated internal flipback gatefold picture sleeve. This was one of only three issues in mono, the last being pink 'i'. The sleeve has some noteable creasing and edgeware, there is a small area of laminate at the top of the spine that has lifted and overall would be graded VG. The vinyl remains in VG condition with just a few light surface scuffs and the odd minor hairline to show for its fifty, yes fifty years! ILP985)
Jethro Tull - Rock Island - UK - tour programme - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 27-Aug-2019 13:04)
JETHRO TULL Rock Island (Official 1989 UK 28-page 9" x 13" tour programme featuring the 'Treasure Trail' competition & map, interviews with each band member, pictorial discography, 3 crew diaries and fantastic photos. The cover has only a fewlight storage marks to the spine but remains in excellent condition)
Jethro Tull - Crest Of A Knave - UK - tour programme - £20.00, $24.40, €22.20 (New Item) (arrived 27-Aug-2019 12:09)
JETHRO TULL Crest Of A Knave (Official 1987 UK 28-page 11" square tour tour programme, including a fan's view, individual band member biographies, crossword, interviews, tracing paper discography and tour city list, and lots of live photos with a superb picture cover. Apart from light wear to the cover, this copy shows little sign of age)
Jethro Tull - World Tour 78 - Autographed - UK - tour programme - £125.00, $152.50, €138.75 (New Item) (arrived 26-Aug-2019 14:04)
JETHRO TULL World Tour 78 (Rare official Autographed 1978 UK 20-page tour programme for the 'Heavy Horses' tour, packed with photographs & information, great front cover picture with Chrysalis back catalogue advertisement on the back. The cover has some signs of age with light creases, otherewise remains in great shape over forty years on. This copy has been dedicated 'Hello Jeff' & signed by Ian Anderson on the inside of the front cover in a blue point pen)