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 - Stand Up - 4th - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $61.00, €55.50 (New Item) (arrived 09-Dec-2019 14:01)
JETHRO TULL Stand Up (1971 UK issue of the 1969 10-track stereo LP on the rough textured pink rim 'palm tree' label, housed in a gatefold 'pop-up' picture sleeve. The sleeve displays little of its age, just the odd scuff & the pop-up centre is intact with a small area of paper loss on either side. The vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition, with just a couple of faint paper scuffs not affecting play ILPS9103)
Jethro Tull - Under Wraps + Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £55.00, $67.10, €61.05 (New Item) (arrived 09-Dec-2019 12:00)
JETHRO TULL Under Wraps (1984 Japanese 11-track vinyl LP, housed in a picture sleeve with fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & obi-strip. The packaging & the vinyl are in near mint condition. Hard to find in such nice shape! WWS-81685)
Jethro Tull - Original Masters - Australian - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2019 17:40)
JETHRO TULL Original Masters (1985 Australian 12-track compilation LP featuring a fantastic selection of Tull tracks, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play RML53188)
Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 22-Nov-2019 18:23)
JETHRO TULL Songs From The Wood (1990 UK issue of the 1977 9-track LP, a renowned Tull classic from their fabulous progressive-folk period, though this is folk like you've never heard, including 'Ring Out, Solstice Bells'. The glossy picture sleeve & the vinyl are Near Mint - still in open shrink! CHR1132)
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.70, €38.85 (New Item) (arrived 22-Nov-2019 13:38)
JETHRO TULL A Passion Play (1973 UK first issue LP on the green Chrysalis label, Tull's sixth studio album comprising two conceptual suites, gatefold picture sleeve with internal flaps to hold the eight page ''programme'' & lyrics on the inner spread. The cover shows just a little foxing & the vinyl grades EX/EX- with just a few faint paper scuffs not affecting play CHR1040)
Jethro Tull - The Broadsword And The Beast - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.64, €13.32 (New Item) (arrived 12-Nov-2019 13:53)
JETHRO TULL The Broadsword & The Beast (1983 UK issue of the 1982 10-track LP produced by former Yardbird Paul Samwell-Smith & featuring Fairport Convention's David Pegg & Gerry Conway, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve is Excellent with only minor age wear & the vinyl grades EX/EX- with a few faint paper hairlines not affecting play CDL1380)
Jethro Tull - 'A' - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (Back In Stock) (arrived 01-Nov-2019 13:41)
JETHRO TULL 'A' (1980 German 10-track LP with Eddie Jobson guesting, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor shelfwear, whilst the vinyl has light signs of play which have little or no impact on play - a nice copy!)
Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 30-Oct-2019 16:15)
JETHRO TULL Minstrel In The Gallery (80s US issue of the classic 1975 6-track LP on Chrysalis, with white background to the label design. The picture sleeve has no deletion cuts & remains in Excellent condition with just some minor shelf wear& few signs of play CHR1082)