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 - Aqualung - 6th + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.60, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jun-2022 16:19)
JETHRO TULL Aqualung (1980 UK blue label issue of the 1971 11-track vinyl LP with Gothic text labels, complete with lyric inner, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with foxing to the inner, whilst the vinyl has little sign of play - A nice copy CHR1044)
- Jethro Tull - Benefit - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.05, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2022 16:32)
JETHRO TULL Benefit (Rare 1970 UK second issue 10-track vinyl LP with smooth green Chrysalis labels, their third studio album which was also the first Tull album to include pianist and organist John Evan. This was one of only two issues of this album to carry the Island catalogue number & the 'i' on the green label, released before the pink rim Island label press. The matt finish pinched spine picture sleeve shows a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and minor creasing, but remains free of any rips or tears & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for nearly fifty years ILPS9123)
- Jethro Tull - Rock Island - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.60, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2022 15:33)
JETHRO TULL Rock Island (1989 UK 10-track vinyl LP, including Another Christmas Song and the standout title track. The glossy picture sleeve shows some light edgewear but comes with its lyric inner and the vinyl has just a few faint scuffs to indicate play CHR1708)
- Jethro Tull - A Classic Case + Shrink - US - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.90, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2022 15:39)
THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA featuring IAN ANDERSON A Classic Case (1985 US first issue Red Seal label 10-track vinyl LP featuring a collection of classic Jethro Tull tracks performed by the London Symphony Orchestra with guest appearances by the band. The vinyl looks barely played issued in the picture sleeve which has deletion saw-cut to the top edge but comes with the accompanying company inner and retains its hype-stickered opened shrinkwrap)
- Jethro Tull - Crest Of A Knave - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.60, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2022 15:45)
JETHRO TULL Crest Of A Knave (1987 UK 7-track vinyl LP, this sixteenth studio album was recorded after a three-year hiatus caused by a throat infection of vocalist Ian Anderson but saw them returning to a more hard rock sound, including the singles Steel Monkey and Said She Was A Dancer. The vinyl looks barely played issued in the picture sleeve complete with the lyric inner CDL1590)
- Jethro Tull - Under Wraps - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.76, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2022 15:54)
JETHRO TULL Under Wraps (1984 UK 11-track vinyl LP which showcases Tull's exploration into electronic sounds, including the singles Lap Of Luxury and Under Wraps #1. The textured picture sleeve shows a little light shelfwear but comes with its lyric inner while the vinyl remains in excellent condition CDL1461)
- Jethro Tull - Live At Hammersmith '84 - UK - vinyl LP - £80.00, $98.40, €92.80 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2022 15:57)
JETHRO TULL Live At Hammersmith '84 (1990 UK 8-track vinyl LP which was recorded on the 9th September 1984 at the Hammersmith Odeon, including live versions of Living In The Past, Under Wraps and Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll. The glossy picture sleeve has a little shelfwear with a small seam split to the top edge however, the vinyl looks barely played. Increasingly hard to find 90s Tull! FRSLP004)
- Jethro Tull - The Broadsword And The Beast + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.14, €20.88 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jun-2022 16:03)
JETHRO TULL The Broadsword & The Beast (1982 UK 10-track vinyl LP with guest appearances from Fairport Convention's David Pegg & Gerry Conway; including Beastie, Pussy Willow and the legendary live-set closer Cheerio [produced by former Yardbird, Paul Samwell-Smith]. The glossy picture sleeve [designed by Iain McCaig] shows minimal wear to the edges but comes complete with the lyric inner and the vinyl still looks barely played CDL1380)