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    Posted: January 31 2012 at 18:03
Thick As A Brick sequel
to be released April 2nd

TAAB2 - Whatever HappenedTo Gerald Bostock? - is a full length Progressive Rock "concept" album worthy of its predecessor. Boy to man and beyond, it looks at what might have befallen the child poet Gerald Bostock in later life. Or, perhaps, any of us. To be released in two formats: the simple jewel case CD with 8-page booklet and the Special Edition with CD, audio-visual DVD and 16-page booklet. The DVD contains 5.1 surround mixes, 24-bit stereo mix, videos covering the making of the album, interviews with the musicians and the lyric reading where ian Anderson reads the lyrics in various settings. Also on the DVD are the pages of StCleve.com, the online update of the St Cleve Chronicle, fabled newspaper of the original album, and the multilingual lyric translations in Italian, German, Spanish, Czech, Polish and Russian.

http://www.jethrotull.com/
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trisageon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2012 at 18:13
That was totally not what I was expecting from that countdown. Here's hoping it's every bit as phenomenal as the original!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PabstRibbon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2012 at 18:14
I was expecting something big from that countdown but not that big ! I'm an happy man. I can't wait to see the Canada dates

Edited by PabstRibbon - January 31 2012 at 18:17
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kevin4peace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2012 at 18:29
What. Umm. Huh? I...

I hope this is going to be the best album ever. We'll just have to wait and see...

Apparently its not Jethro Tull, but an Ian Anderson album. Quite unexpected...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2012 at 19:02
Or Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson... sadly all seems to indicate Martin Barre is not part of the project. But there will be a tour of both original and new albums, both played from beginning to end if I understood correctly.
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I would love to see Martin on this one..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2012 at 20:47
Damn. Idk...part of me want sto say this is a hoax...it just seems very un-Ian.
 
 
But if it is true, I do hope it's a good 'un.
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Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Damn. Idk...part of me want sto say this is a hoax...it just seems very un-Ian.
 
 
But if it is true, I do hope it's a good 'un.

Doesn't seems to be April Fools day so I'm quite confident about this one haha
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Well, I think this about takes the cake for "Most Unexpected Musical Release of the Year"

Or Decade.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VanVanVan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2012 at 22:19
Darn shame Barre doesn't seem to be involved. Still very, very excited for this. 
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This is bizarre, very bizarre. it may explain the hopefullly temporary parting of ways with Martin.

Where have they had the time to record such a project when they constantly tour?

Could be that IA has been doing this project in the studio over the past 10 years and has just compiled it all together and called it TAAB2? With Martin Barre permanantly living in Canada for a few years now has definitely made it nearly impossible for him to get in the studio with Anderson. So it appears obviuos  that Martin knew about this project and may have been a trifle peeved that he wasn't in the mix so to speak. I am assuming a lot of things here aren't I?

For God's sake I hope there aren't any vocals but IA of late has to spoli things by singing.

Can't say I am that excited about it if Martin is missing from the recording. I suppose however that it is new material unless it is all an elaborate hoax! 

We'll just have to wait and see and more importantly, listen.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Hemulen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2012 at 04:17
It's definitely not a Tull album - Martin's not involved.

‘TAAB2’ tracklist:

1 From A Pebble Thrown
2 Pebbles Instrumental
3 Might-have-beens
4 Upper Sixth Loan Shark
5 Banker Bets, Banker Wins
6 Swing It Far
7 Adrift And Dumfounded
8 Old School Song
9 Wootton Bassett Town
10 Power And Spirit
11 Give Till It Hurts
12 Cosy Corner
13 Shunt And Shuffle
14 A Change Of Horses
15 Confessional
16 Kismet In Suburbia
17 What-ifs, Maybes And Might-have-beens


Seems to me what we might have here is an Ian Anderson solo album being dubbed "Thick as a Brick 2" for primarily marketing reasons. Even if Ian's used aspects of the first one (i.e. the Gerald Bostock character) as a jumping-off point lyrically, I don't see how this can be a true successor to TAAB if it's not even a Jethro Tull album.

I've gotten used to feeling underwhelmed by post-80s Tull/Anderson releases, so I'm really not expecting big things. By dubbing this a sequel to TAAB, Anderson's set the bar ludicrously high for this one.
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Teaser, including snippets from the album:



Sounds... like... Tull. Classic Tull. Cynicism... depleting. Could... could this actually be a good album? Shocked
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I think he would take a lesser risk by releasing a sequel to A Passion Play Stern Smile.
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So far, the 'press & marketing' part of this reboot has been reasonably entertaining, but I'm extremely eager to hear what Ian Anderson has up his sleeve this time (I do hope it is something, making a concept album after such a long time AND naming it "One of our Most Famous Works 2" raises frighteningly high expectations). A nice cover would be great too, it's been years since a Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson album has had a fun cover.


EDIT: Just heard the trailer thing, this really IS a reboot! Interesting variations on already familiar motifs from the original. Well, at least the new album will be listenable. LOL And what did he do to his voice? It doesn't sound bad at allShocked


Edited by Ludjak - February 01 2012 at 04:49
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fuxi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2012 at 04:56
Although I'm a JT fan, I never fail to be amazed by Ian's egotism. His note introducing the new album on the JT website opens like this:

"In 1972, I wrote and recorded the Jethro Tull Progressive Rock classic album Thick As A Brick."

Shouldn't that be "I wrote and WE recorded"?

Now he's decided to do the sequel all on his own, I can only hope it's going to be any good...
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I'm holding out for "Aqualung 2: The Death Of Aqualung".

Trust me. I know what I'm doing.
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Originally posted by Evolver Evolver wrote:

I'm holding out for "Aqualung 2: The Death Of Aqualung".

 
Or "Benefit 2: For the Benefit of Mr. Anderson."
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The teaser is good. I love the revisited themes from the original. Damn I can't wait to hear that
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I look forward to hearing it.
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