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 - 20 Years Of Jethro Tull - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $47.60, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 19-Apr-2021 14:55)on April 21, 2021 at 4:10 am
JETHRO TULL 20 Years Of Jethro Tull (1988 UK 27-track compilation double LP featuring rare recordings, unreleased masters and essential Tull, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with family tree and track credits inside. The sleeve shows some edgewear with the beginnings of seam splitting to top edges and the vinyl looks barely played CJT7)
- Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 15-Mar-2021 06:50)on April 21, 2021 at 4:10 am
JETHRO TULL Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll (1976 UK first issue 10-track LP on the green Chrysalis label, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics on the back. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play CHR1111)
- Jethro Tull - Aqualung - 4th - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $24.48, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 09-Mar-2021 08:54)on April 21, 2021 at 4:10 am
JETHRO TULL Aqualung (1973 UK fourth issue of the 1971 11-track LP with gothic label print & 'All Rights' perimeter text, complete with lyric inner, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just light shelfwear & some notable foxingto the inner, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play CHR1044)
- Jethro Tull - 20 Years Of Jethro Tull - EX - UK - cd album box set - £45.00, $61.20, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 09-Mar-2021 15:50)on April 21, 2021 at 4:10 am
JETHRO TULL 20 Years Of Jethro Tull (1988 UK limited edition 65-track 3-CD box set featuring The Radio Archives, The Rare Tracks, Flawed Gems, The Other Sides Of Tull & The Essential Tull. Each disc in housed in a unique picture sleeve, with a comprehensive 24-page booklet, all housed in a 12" x 12" picture box. The box has some scuffing & discolouring, however the contents show little sign of use or play TBOXCD1)
- Jethro Tull - A Passion Play - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $170.00, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Mar-2021 14:00)on April 21, 2021 at 4:10 am
JETHRO TULL A Passion Play (1973 UK first issue LP on the green Chrysalis label, Tull's sixth studio album comprising two conceptual suites, complete with eight page 'programme', gatefold picture sleeve with internal flaps to hold the programme & lyrics on the inner spread. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear and the vinyl is Near Mint CHR1040)