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Other members worked greatly: The satirical newspaper was heavily abridged for conventional CD booklets, but the 25th Anniversary Special Edition CD cover is closer to the original, and the 40th anniversary boxed version contains most of the content from the original newspaper.

In every part this is a masterpiece thlck I would give even a higher rating than 4. A painful flute build from Ian and some equally painful soloing from Martin.

JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick reviews

A very controlled but spirited jam follows, kept in check by the efficient rhythm section of Barlow on drums and the steady Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond on bass. I suspect nowhere near as powerful.

Every time I’m in the mood for Tull, I look at my collection: From the fake newspaper stories in the packaging, which must have been great fun to dream up, to the enormous range of instruments the group bring to bear on the album, the gang seem to thcik taken this as a chance to indulge themselves – but in doing so, they do make a really great composition, with top-notch instrumental work breaking up the refrain of the chorus throughout.

A History of the Band, — Tull’s Essential Album, definitely worth the “Masterpiece” mention.

The whole album consists of only one long song divided up into two parts. Granted, it is a very good spoof, good enough to be a concept-album in its own right, but still a mere piss- take of the ‘Tarkus’s’ and ‘Close to the Edges’ that came before it. Sound quality of original CD is good. But there’s this thing about most popular prog albums, and that’s that they’re popular with mostly neaspaper prog fans.


Well, answer me this: Rather, it consists of a number of great ‘normal’ songs, albeit brjck not completely fleshed out with “proper” beginnings and endings, connected to each jeturo with instrumental passages instead of having pauses between them, with a few reprises throughout as needed. The band creates another transition again.

The rock is straight-ahead and intense while the folksy elements are newspqper, dynamic, and loads of fun. Even the rate was constantly increasing and with the previous Aqualung they had made a very big leap forward already.

Jethro Tull Thick as A Brick LP

Bass, drums, flute, keyboards and vocals all work together to provide a clear focus for the listener. The musicianship is of the highest order and the instruments – both acoustic and electric – very pleasing. Thud thud drum solos have no place in good music for me, and there are several thud thud moments in TAAB. The true irony is that what they thought would be a bit of silly tick turned out to be their first 1 LP and we proggers are the fortunate beneficiaries for all time to come.

If you don’t own it, add it to whatever wish list will get a copy of TAAB into your collection.

Jethro Tull, Thick As A Brick, 1972 Pressing, with RARE 12-page gatefold fold-out newspaper

All items ship fast. These certain melodies are repeated several times, usually with a vocal section separating them but man are they amazing! As opposed to many other long songs this concept works brilliantly on Thick as a Brick though. Ian’s flute has never sounded better, and heavy use or organ gives this album a great sound.


The live show promoting the album included the playing of the full suite, with various comic interludes. After a constant re-listening of this album, I started tracing parts where band recorded particular pieces of the epic, gluing them together in a studio. All of the musicians are at the top of their game, every note in place and none superfluous. Or, to be more precise, it IS pretentious in a good way, but it’s not overfilled with useless virtuosity or unnecessary showmanship.

For over 40 minutes of music there is no filler whatsoever and the transitions between the many and varied passages are seamless.

The ferocious drumming of newcomer Barriemore Barlow shines through the typically anemic mid-’70s production job; old pal John Evan was allowed his modest share of the limelight on keyboards after laboring in a supporting role on previous Tull albums ; and Martin Barre continued to prove himself one of the most overlooked and underrated electric guitarists of his generation. The story’s concept based on a poem by an author I cannot recall at the moment is actually very amusing.

If you don’t own this album, then you must within 1 day, or else you can’t be a true prog fan. The segues between the sections neewspaper generally seamless.

So Thick is less an album With his folk influences Ian delivers great flute passages with folk rhythm jetro near the ending – mixing other styles as a more hard rock one in some times – and the other members of the band work perfectly on their instruments.

Ian will say that during the first show of this tour, the band performed rather poorly.

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