In 1972, Jethro Tull released the instant classic, Thick As A Brick. 50 years on and the album is still revered as one of rock’s and progressive rock’s most definitive and pioneering albums. This rare and coveted 40th anniversary CD/DVD special collector’s edition will be available on 7th October 2022 after being out of print for nearly ten years.
Thick As A Brick came about following the release of Jethro Tull’s immensely successful previous album “Aqualung”. Upon its release, Aqualung was regarded a concept album in the music press, and in response the band set about to respond to the rock critics with the ultimate concept album, culminating in Thick As A Brick.
Thick As A Brick was the first album to feature drummer Barrie Barlow, who featured alongside Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John Evan and Jeffrey Hammond.
This repress includes rare photos from the album’s original 1972/1973 tour, as well as the 2012 anniversary tour, along with interviews with tour manager Eric Brooks and engineer Robin Black.