IAN ANDERSON to Release “Thick As A Brick – Live In Iceland”

Ian Anderson

On 25 August 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment release Thick As A Brick – Live In Iceland by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on 2CD, DVD and SD Blu-ray [Cat Nos. EDGCD533, EREDV1023 ERSBD3013, EAD1089 and EVD1108]. This is the first release for the combined Thick As A Brick and Thick As A Brick 2 and it offers a superb presentation of the complete story of Gerald Bostock.

Jethro Tull’s famous concept album Thick As A Brick was originally released in 1972 and featured one continuous track spread across two sides of an LP telling the story of a young boy called Gerald Bostock. 40 years later in 2012, Jethro Tull’s founder and leader Ian Anderson created Thick As A Brick 2: Whatever Happened To Gerald Bostock?. Following this release Ian Anderson took both albums on the road to perform the complete story of Gerald Bostock and this concert from the tour was filmed in Iceland. The show brings Gerald’s tale to life as never before and creates the definitive presentation of Thick As A Brick.

TRACKLISTING

1) Thick As A Brick*
2) From A Pebble Thrown**
3) Pebbles Instrumental
4) Might Have Beens
5) Upper Sixth Loan Shark
6) Banker Bets, Banker Wins
7) Swing It Far
8) Adrift And Dumbfounded
9) Old School Song
10) Wootton Bassett Town
11) Power And Spirit
12) Give Til It Hurts
13) Cosy Corner
14) Shunt And Shuffle
15) A Change Of Horses
16) Confessional
17) Kismet In Surburbia
18) What-ifs, Maybes And Might-Have-Beens

*CD1, **CD2

Ian Anderson’s profile has rarely been higher following the very successful release of his new solo album Homo Erraticus in Spring 2014, and he is on tour across Europe from June to September; full details at www.jethrotull.com. Thick As A Brick – Live In Iceland underlines not only his importance as a songsmith but also the fact that he is a consummate live performer.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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