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Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick LP 180 Gram Vinyl (Steven Wilson Mix) Chrysalis Records Warner 2015 EU

Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick LP 180 Gram Vinyl (Steven Wilson Mix) Chrysalis Records Warner 2015 EU Maximize
Artist: Jethro Tull
Title: Thick As A Brick
Catalog Number: 0825646139507
Label: Chrysalis Records
Reissued by: Warner
Barcode: 825646139507
Edition: Steven Wilson Mix
Original release year: 1972
Reissue year: 2015
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Extras: 24 Page Booklet
Total Item Weight: 460gr
Pressing country: EU
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: June 28, 2015
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
Vinyl Gourmet Club: No


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Thick As A Brick is the fifth studio album by Jethro Tull, originally released in 1972 and was deliberately crafted in the style of a concept album. The original packaging was designed like a fold-out newspaper, and claims the album to be a musical adaptation of an epic poem by an 8-year old genius, though the lyrics were actually written by the band's frontman, Ian Anderson.



  • 180 Gram Vinyl
  • 24 Page Booklet reproducing original newspaper artwork
  • 2012 Steven Wilson Mix
  • Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
  • Pressed at Optimal Media, in Germany
  • Includes Download Code



Rolling Stone magazine called Thick as a Brick "one of rock's most sophisticated and ground-breaking products". Born from a desire to really produce a concept album after the rock critics so dubbed the previous year’s Aqualung, Jethro Tull's 1972 masterwork Thick As A Brick features one continuous song on both sides. The music, and the lyrics, are challenging to the listener and reflect complex influences of folk, jazz, and rock. With Thick As A Brick Anderson and company broaden rock beyond the limitations of the short song format.

Understanding Thick As A Brick requires recognition of the popularity of Monthy Python in the early 1970’s. Anderson meant for the album to be a send up of rock pretentiousness, critics, and the band itself. The album cover claimed, outrageously enough, that the lyrics had been written by an eight year-old boy, Gerald Bostock, and set to music by the band. Even today, Anderson still gets the occasional person asking about Bostock or commenting about the prodigy’s advancing age.

While Aqualung’s lyrics were fairly straightforward, Thick As A Brick's metaphorical tendencies are intentionally intricate, obscure, and bewildering as part of the running joke. If there is any true central theme, perhaps it is the sociological experiences of gifted youngsters in the modern world with a touch of paternal relations again.

No discussion of Thick As A Brick is complete without noting the legendary 12-page newspaper, “The St. Cleve Chronicle” original cover packaging. Written by Ian, Jeffrey Hammond, and John Evan, the paper actually took longer to produce than the music. There are a lot of inside puns, cleverly hidden continuing jokes (such as the experimental non-rabbit), a surprisingly frank review of the album itself, and even a little naughty connect-the-dots children’s activity.

Track Listing:   

1. Thick as a Brick, Part I    
2. Thick as a Brick, Part II


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