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Jethro Tull’s ‘Locomotive Breath’ was a brilliant moment of studio trickery

Jethro Tull’s ‘Locomotive Breath’ was a brilliant moment of studio trickery

“Locomotive Breath,” released this week back in 1971, seemed like Jethro Tull’s most coherent, successful synthesis yet. It was actually pieced together.

Jethro Tull, “War Child II” (2014): One Track Mind

With everything that’s gone on, the idea of new music — any new music — from Jethro Tull has to be greeted with unbridled jubilation.

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson – Thick as a Brick: Live in Iceland (2014)

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson – Thick as a Brick: Live in Iceland (2014)

Whatever the cover says, the star here will always be Gerald Bostock.

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

Anderson says he and contemporaries in ELP and Yes were often just showing off.

‘Actually passionate about doing new things’: Ian Anderson ends speculation on future of Jethro Tull

‘Actually passionate about doing new things’: Ian Anderson ends speculation on future of Jethro Tull

Anderson bristles at the idea of being “an old married couple that has to go on display.”

One Track Mind: Ian Anderson, “Enter the Uninvited” from Homo Erraticus (2014)

One Track Mind: Ian Anderson, “Enter the Uninvited” from Homo Erraticus (2014)

When all of the talk about concepts and recurring characters is done, an album like Ian Anderson’s forthcoming Gerald Bostock-themed Homo Erraticus must still have the musical goods — must still hold up on its own. The frenzied, very modern creativity surrounding “Enter the Uninvited” signals that it will.

‘Sometimes you’ve got to go out on a blind date’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on the inspiration for a new Gerald Bostock project

‘Sometimes you’ve got to go out on a blind date’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on the inspiration for a new Gerald Bostock project

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson didn’t wait for inspiration to strike when getting started on the forthcoming solo album Homo Erraticus. In fact, he made an appointment with it.

‘He can voice sentiments that I can’t’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his alter ego Gerald Bostock

‘He can voice sentiments that I can’t’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his alter ego Gerald Bostock

Ian Anderson is returning to the character of Gerald Bostock for a third time with his forthcoming solo album Homo Erraticus. The Jethro Tull frontman says speaking through this nom de plume has given him new creative freedom over the years.

‘It’s a pretty small field’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his unique role as a rock flautist

‘It’s a pretty small field’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his unique role as a rock flautist

Ian Anderson wasn’t exactly following the hot trend when he traded his guitar for a flute. So, the Jethro Tull frontman had to come up with his own rock ‘n’ roll style on the instrument.

‘I’m happier with the people I’m working with’: Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre set to release rare solo effort

‘I’m happier with the people I’m working with’: Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre set to release rare solo effort

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre will release his first album in a decade, and his first since Ian Anderson decided to produce a sequel to the band’s classic Thick as a Brick as a solo project.

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