Jethro Tull

In the summer of 1972, Jethro Tull went to record in the renowned Château D’Herouville studio. The band quickly renamed it "Château D’isaster" after a series of equipment failures, bed bugs, and food poisoning. After part-recording a treasure trove of quirky material on master tapes, the project was abandoned.

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On the beautiful early fall night of Wednesday, September 27th, under a nearly full moon, Ian Anderson brought seven decades of Jethro Tull’s classical rock to a packed house at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The Nederlander concert featured two well-produced sets of beautiful music.

As the 40th anniversary of Jethro Tull's iconic album "The Broadsword and The Beast" dawns upon us, fans and music aficionados alike are in for a monumental treat. To celebrate this landmark, we're ecstatic to unveil the 5CD+3DVD Monster Edition and the 4LP sets, each promising a deeper exploration into the album's timeless craftsmanship.

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Known for their innovative fusion of progressive rock and folk influences, Jethro Tull announces the 40th-anniversary edition of their 14th album Broadsword And The Beast. Originally released in 1982, the ground-breaking album captivated fans with its distinctive blend of rock, folk, and progressive influences.

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The album, Tull's fourth studio album, peaked at No. 4 in the UK album charts and is Jethro Tull's best-selling album, selling more than seven million units worldwide. It's been streamed over 80 million times!

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Aqualung with Ian Anderson, Friday 19th March, 5PM GMT. Tune in as he talks through the story behind each track on the album. The writing, instrumentation and history is all explored in this 50th Anniversary special, on the official Jethro Tull YouTube channel.

For this new Jethro Tull collection, the album has been expanded with five unreleased tracks from the recording sessions, including a different take of the single “Working John, Working Joe,” an extended version of “Crossfire” and the outtake “Coruisk.” The 40th anniversary set also includes a live recording from November 1980 of the band’s full concert at the LA Sports Arena.

25th October 2020 saw the 52nd anniversary of the Jethro Tull album, This Was. In November 1968, the debut album hit #10 in the British charts, partly thanks to great airplay from BBC Radio DJ John Peel. Just before the release in the U.S., guitarist Abrahams left to form “Blodwyn Pig,” primarily due to Anderson’s preference for a less blues-orientated future. 

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'A was recorded in Fulham, London during the Summer of 1980 and was intended to become an Ian Anderson solo album. The tapes were therefore marked ‘A’ for Anderson, which is how the album got its name, but the label asked the band to release it as Jethro Tull. It first hit the street on 29th August 1980 in the UK and on 1st September the same year in the US.

Ian Anderson and his longtime friend/collaborator Leslie Mandoki have recorded the song “We Say Thank You,” as a dedication to everyone on the frontline, from the doctors to grocery store workers, in the unbelievable Coronavirus battle.  The hashtag to use is “#WeSayThankYou”

Written by the Hungarian-born/German producer/songwriter/bandleader of Soulmates (which has featured Ian through the years), “#WeSayThankYou” was written in the context of Leslie’s own isolation in Germany, where his doctor wife, Eva, is a first contact physician.

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