Following the release earlier this year of the sequel to Jethro Tull’s "Thick As A Brick," on November 5 EMI will release a 40th anniversary edition of the original album.
In 1972, Ian Anderson — who will perform at Abravanel Hall later this year —wrote and recorded the album. The lyrics were credited at the time to the fictitious child character Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. The record instantly became a No. 1 album.
From the press release:
40th Anniversary Edition book details:
New stereo and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson
Original 1972 recording at Morgan Studios by Robin Black
The book contains:
-the original newspaper rebuilt for the 12 x 12 format on 16 pages of newspaper style paper (but more durable).
the 2012 newspaper printed on gloss paper (originally pdf files on the TAAB 2 DVD).
-an article by Classic Rocks’ Dom Lawson about ‘Thick As A Brick’
-an Ian Anderson interview conducted by The Reverend George Pitcher covering both albums, and the current 2012 tour.
-many rare 1972/73 photos from photographers Didi Zill and Robert Ellis covering ‘street’ and live situations and 2012 tour photos by Martin Webb.
-memories of the recording from engineer Robin Black.
-recording and touring memories from Martin Barre, Ian Anderson and Jeffrey Hammond.
-a Q & A with tour manager Eric Brooks with tour memorabilia and the full 1972 itinerary.
-Italian & German lyric translations of the original album and German, Czech, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish & Portuguese lyric translations for TAAB 2
Anderson is known as the flautist, singer and composer of Jethro Tull, formed in England in 1968.