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 - Songs From The Wood - 1st - Complete - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $103.50, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2021 13:16)on July 26, 2021 at 3:39 pm
JETHRO TULL Songs From The Wood (1977 UK first press 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, complete with Tull discography inner, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with few signs of play CHR1132)
- Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick 2 - UK - tour programme - £25.00, $34.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2021 15:52)on July 26, 2021 at 3:39 pm
JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick 2 (Official 2012 UK 28 page tour programme, loaded with lots of great images, biography text for each band members, lyrics, picture discography & more. This example has just a little light wear & the inner pages are flawless)
- Jethro Tull - World Tour 78 + Ticket Stub - UK - tour programme - £45.00, $62.10, €52.65 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2021 12:06)on July 26, 2021 at 3:39 pm
JETHRO TULL World Tour 78 (Rare official 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. This example displays only light wear and signs of age, and remains really nice. Also includes a ticket stub for the 9th May 1978 show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London)
- Jethro Tull - War Child + Ticket Stub - UK - tour programme - £75.00, $103.50, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2021 12:29)on July 26, 2021 at 3:39 pm
JETHRO TULL War Child (Rare official 1974 UK 8-page 12" x 8½" tour programme crammed with superb live concert photos, band biography, discography & Fanny [girl support band] interview & photo. The outer sleeve shows some age with just a littlewear including a light crease across the bottom right corner, but has no rips or tears, this also comes with a ticket stub for their show on the 22nd November 1974 at the Manchester Opera House)
- Jethro Tull - Catfish Rising + Ticket Stub - UK - tour programme - £25.00, $34.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2021 12:49)on July 26, 2021 at 3:39 pm
JETHRO TULL Catfish Rising (Offcial 1991 UK 26-page 11" x 11" tour programme including discography, lyrics, recipes, lots of live photo's and a superb glossy picture cover. This copy also includes a ticket stub for one of the shows on the tour)