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 - Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2022 14:06)on October 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm
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 just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play CHR1111)
- Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick - 180gram Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $33.29, €34.19 (New Item) (arrived 19-Sep-2022 14:37)on October 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm
JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick (2015 UK 2-track LP issue of their original 1972 album which has the 2012 mix by Steven Wilson and comes pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the 'Mother of all concept albums ' as Ian Andersonputs it . The vinyl appears unplayed housed in the picture sleeve which comes complete with the printed inner and bonus 24-page 11.5" picture booklet with extensive sleevenotes)
- Jethro Tull - This Was - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $83.25, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 07-Sep-2022 13:13)on October 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm
JETHRO TULL This Was (Rare 1968 UK first issue 10-track stereo vinyl LP on the rough textured pink Island label with 'eye' logo, front laminated internal flipback gatefold picture sleeve with wide spine ILPS9085) See 'More Info' for further details on condition ...
- Jethro Tull - Steel Monkey - UK - shaped picture disc - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 12-Sep-2022 10:33)on October 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm
JETHRO TULL Steel Monkey (1987 UK limited edition shield shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including Down At The End Of Your Road, clear PVC sleeve TULLP3)
- Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $49.95, €51.30 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2022 11:36)on October 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm
JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick (1972 UK second issue LP, pressed by Island without the white 'i' logo or perimeter label text, superb fold-out thick card newspaper picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just minor wear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play. A wonderful example CHR1003)