Given it was splashed all over the cover of issue 117 of Prog Magazine, it’s unlikely to have escaped anyone’s notice that this year Jethro Tull celebrate the 50th anniversary of their fourth studio album, and arguably best-known album, 1971’s Aqualung.
Now the band have released a new animated video to celebrate the album’s anniversary. The new rotoscope animated video, directed by Sam Chegini, features many images from the songs lyrics, as well as Ian Anderson performing today and an equally graphic depiction of homelessness.
“At the suggestion of my pal, Jakko Jaksyzk of King Crimson, I contacted a young Iranian videographer/director, Sam Chegini,” Anderson told Rolling Stone. “He delivered a unique rendition of the Aqualung song with abstract and documentary-type footage. A talented young man with a bright future in the music arts.”
At the same time Anderson has revealed that the next Jethro Tull album, which he’s still completing, will be titled The Zealot Gene. It’s the band’s first new album since 2003’s The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. Anderson will also release Silent Singing, a career-encompassing lyric book, in June of this year, which will feature his lyrics from 1968’s This Was album up to and including the forthcoming The Zealot Gene.
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- Jethro Tull - Living In The Past - 2nd - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $26.60, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 04-Dec-2021 14:37)on December 6, 2021 at 12:20 am
JETHRO TULL Living In The Past (1972 UK 21-track double compilation LP with green Chrysalis labels, housed in a softback gatefold picture sleeve with twelve page photo booklet. The sleeve has some light edge scuffing and the booklet has becomedetached, whilst the vinyl shows only the lightest signs of play CJT1/2)
- Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $26.60, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 20-Nov-2021 10:22)on December 6, 2021 at 12:20 am
JETHRO TULL Minstrel In The Gallery (1975 UK first press 7-track LP on the green Chrysalis label with no perimeter text, complete with the original cropped edge illustrated lyric inner. The picture sleeve [VG+] shows only mild age wear with asmall catalogue number annotation to a corner of the inner sleeve, the vinyl is clean & grades EX/EX- with just a few mild paper hairlines not affecting play CHR1082)
- Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood - 1st - Complete - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $46.55, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 13-Nov-2021 10:40)on December 6, 2021 at 12:20 am
JETHRO TULL Songs From The Wood (1977 UK first issue 9-track LP on the green Chrysalis label with '10th Set' matrices, a renowned Tull classic from their fabulous progressive-folk period, though this is folk like you've never heard. Includes the brilliant Ring Out Solstice Bells, picture sleeve with Tull discography inner. The sleeve is graded as VG with a sticker mark causing gloss loss and some light edgwear; the inner has a little discolouration and minor creasing. The vinyl shows only the lightest signs of play. A very respectable copy offered at an advantageous price CHR1132)
- Jethro Tull - War Child + Inner - South African - vinyl LP - £20.00, $26.60, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2021 08:35)on December 6, 2021 at 12:20 am
JETHRO TULL War Child (1974 South African 10-track vinyl LP on the green Chrysalis label, unique front laminated picture sleeve with 'Gallo' logo on the reverse plus lyric inner. The sleeve has some laminate lift along the spine and a little ringwear, whilst the vinyl the vinyl has just the odd light surface scuff. A respectable copy of this pressing and the first we have seen CHR1067)
- Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $199.50, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2021 16:47)on December 6, 2021 at 12:20 am
JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick (1972 UK first press two-part LP, pressed by Island with the white 'i' logo & perimeter text along the top of the label, housed in the original fold-out thick card newspaper picture sleeve. The sleeve remains in Excellent condition with a small amount of discolouration or scuffing around a few edges. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with just the lightest signs of play. A nice copy of this hard to find first issue CHR1003)