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    Thick As A Brick

    Following the release earlier this year of the sequel to Jethro Tull's Thick As A Brick, on November 5th EMI will release a 40th anniversary edition of the original album.

    In 1972, Ian Anderson wrote and recorded the Jethro Tull Progressive Rock classic album 'Thick As A Brick'. The lyrics were credited at the time to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. The record instantly became a number one Billboard Chart album and enjoyed considerable success in many countries of the world.

    Features original 1972 recording in addition to new stereo and 5.1 mixes

    104 page hardback book featuring Q&A, memoirs and rare photos

    LP 1 - Thick As A Brick
    1. Thick As A Brick (Part 1) (2012 remix)
    2. Thick As A Brick (Part 2) (2012 remix)

    LP 2 - Thick As A Brick 2
    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

    Jethro Tull
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + Book - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Thick As A Brick

    Thick as a Brick is the fifth studio album by the English band Jethro Tull, originally released in 1972. Rhino will be reissuing this album on 180gm vinyl.

    In 1972, Ian Anderson wrote and recorded the Jethro Tull Progressive Rock classic album 'Thick As A Brick'. The lyrics were credited at the time to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. The record instantly became a number one Billboard Chart album and enjoyed considerable success in many countries of the world.

    1. Thick As A Brick
    2. Thick As A Brick
    Jethro Tull
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Originally released in 1974, Warchild represented a radical departure from the previous year's A Passion Play. Developing out of an ambitious project involving a film, a soundtrack and conventional album, eventually only the latter appeared.

    In 1974, Jethro Tull announced plans for Warchild, a multi-faceted project that was to encompass a feature-length film, a soundtrack album, as well a new album from the band. In October of that year, Tull released a 10-song album that would climb to #2 in the U.S. and the top 15 in the U.K., but the film and accompanying soundtrack were shelved.

    Warchild features one of the group's most stable lineups and includes Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John Evans, Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond and Barrie Barlow. Unlike its predecessors - Thick As A Brick and A Passion Play - which featured 40-odd minutes of continuous music, WarChild marked a return to songs of a more conventional length, including the FM-radio staple, Bungle In The Jungle. \

    This vinyl edition contains the 2014 Steven Wilson stereo mix of the original album.

    1. War Child
    2. Queen And Country
    3. Ladies
    4. Back-Door Angels
    5. Sealion
    6. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
    7. Bungle In The Jungle
    8. Only Solitaire
    9. The Third Hoorah
    10. Two Fingers
    Jethro Tull
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    A Passion Play

    Original Album Remastered

    'A Passion Play' is the sixth studio album by Jethro Tull, released in 1973. Like its predecessor, Thick as a Brick (1972), it is a concept album the theme being the spiritual journey of one man in the afterlife.

    On release it had chart success around the world hitting no. 1 in the US & no. 13 in the UK.

    Early in 1968, a group of young British musicians, born from the ashes of various failed regional bands gathered together in hunger, destitution and modest optimism in Luton, North of London. With a common love of Blues and an appreciation, between them, of various other music forms, they started to win over a small but enthusiastic audience in the various pubs and clubs of Southern England. The breakthrough came when they were offered the Thursday night residency at London's famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street, Soho.

    1. Lifebeats/Prelude (Stereo Mix)
    2. The Silver Cord (Stereo Mix)
    3. Re-Assuring Tune (Stereo Mix)
    4. Memory Bank (Stereo Mix)
    5. Best Friends (Stereo Mix)
    6. Critique Oblique (Stereo Mix)
    7. Forest Dance #1 (Stereo Mix)
    8. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (Stereo Mix)
    9. Forest Dance #2 (Stereo Mix)
    10. The Foot Of Our Stairs (Stereo Mix)
    11. Overseer Overture (Stereo Mix)
    12. Flight From Lucifer (Stereo Mix)
    13. 10.08 To Paddington (Stereo Mix)
    14. Magus Perde (Stereo Mix)
    15. Epilogue (Stereo Mix)
    Jethro Tull
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Hard Attack

    The 70's were the golden era of rock music. Especially in 1972 albums such as Deep Purple's Machine Head, Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Uriah Heep's Demons and Wizards, Black Sabbath's Vol. 4, and of course the colossal live Made in Japan were released. In addition to their undeniable historical value, these albums were released by British artists that dominated the rock scene back then. On the other side of the Atlantic, 3 teens from the US were forming a short-lived band that released only two albums but had a strong impact on a small nucleus of fans that recognized something different in the sound of Dust. The sound of Hard Attack, the band's second and final release, that we now call proto-metal is influenced by the likes of Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, the Who and even Cream. So, what we have here is an American band that sounds as if it consists of British musicians. The band members however were not strangers to the world of rock. Drummer Marc Bell became known as Marky Ramone, while singer and guitarist Richie Wise went on to produce the first two KISS albums along with Kenny Kerner who wrote the lyrics of Hard Attack. Nevertheless, bass player Kenny Aaronson is the one who shines mostly throughout the album with his amazing musicianship.

    As a result, the fact that the album sounds like a fusion of the aforementioned bands is not accidental. In addition, the listener can recognize elements of KISS from the very beginning with excellent riffs, heavy rock attitude but most notably huge chugging bass lines. But it's not just speed and heaviness that this band has to offer. The combination of acoustic and electric guitar showcases the band's ability to create more melodic passages along with their proto-metal sound. The song Suicide is the pinnacle of the whole album as one can listen to the band's Sabbathian sound accompanied by drum fills reminiscent of Ginger Baker. Bear in mind that in this release Marc Bell (aka Marky Ramone) is just 16 years old. Additionally, one can listen to melodic brakes in the middle of some songs that remind Uriah Heep and psychedelic influences from the likes of the Beatles. Moreover, the band sounds even more interesting when they add strings and organ to a mellow song with lyrics such as "Angry angels cried, Satan yearning cast a spell on us, Cherubim with wings that cannot fly, Dancing demons fill the sky". An additional sample of proto-metal can be heard in the speedy instrumental Ivory with its catchy riffs, cool bass licks, and Paice-like drumming. As you may have guessed, Dust is not your typical 70's hard rock band. Yes, they do incorporate elements from several bands but they add their own style in order to produce a rather exciting outcome, that we now call proto-metal.

    - manosg (Sputnik Music)

    1. Pull Away/So Many Times
    2. Walk In The Soft Rain
    3. Thusly Spoken
    4. Learning To Die
    5. All In All
    6. I Been Thinkin
    7. Ivory
    8. How Many Horses
    9. Suicide
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    Buttons: Starter Kit

    At the launch of the Numero label near-on a decade ago, they already had an unquenchable thirst for power pop, glam, and regional bar rock. This affliction led to the double disc Yellow Pills: Prefill compilation, which was intended as the first entry in a series that, they regret to report, got stalled out in committee.

    Seven years after its release, YP became the first Numero effort to be put to sleep. Emails began trickling in about the missing catalog number: Would YP ever be issued on vinyl? Would there ever be a second volume? Was The Toms track "Sun" actually recorded in the '80s? Hoping to satiate the masses, the Numero brain trust has conceived Buttons as their brand-spanking-new power pop umbrella, and is pleased to announce the first two titles in the series: Buttons: Starter Kit and Buttons: From Champaign To Chicago.

    Numero's entry-level power pop 2LP compilation, Buttons: Starter Kit, features 20 songs from the original 004, plus two bonus cuts, new liners, tons of sleeve scans, photos, and ephemera, all housed in a spot varnished, brick-thick gatefold sleeve!

    1. Luxury - Green Hearts
    2. Tweeds - I Need That Record
    3. Colors - Rave It Up
    4. Kids - Hey Little Girl
    5. Trend - (I Feel Like A) Dictionary
    6. Toms - (I Wanna Be A) Teen Again
    7. Tommy Rock - Dream Rocker
    8. Randy Winburn - Somebody Else's Girl
    9. Luxury - One In A Million
    10. Tweeds - She's The Girl (Who Said No)
    11. Randy Winburn - Sunshine U.S.A

    1. Bats - Not Easy For Me
    2. Sponsors - In And Out Of Love
    3. Treble Boys - Julie-Anne
    4. Colors - All I Want
    5. Toms - Domestic/Imported
    6. Trend - She's Hi-Fi
    7. Kids - There Goes My Heart Again
    8. Bats - Not My Girl Anymore
    9. Treble Boys - One Kiss
    10. Sponsors - Love I Can't Wait
    11. Tommy Rock - High School

    Various Artists
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    Homo Erraticus (Out of Stock)

    In 2012 Ian Anderson released Thick As A Brick 2, the followup to Jethro Tull's legendary concept album. The album was a critical and commercial success, charting around the world. In April he returns with Homo Erraticus, his new studio album.

    The original Thick As A Brick album, released in 1972, was based around the poem of disgraced child prodigy Gerald Bostock. For Homo Erraticus Anderson is reunited with Bostock, using lyrics written by Gerald based on an old historical manuscript. The manuscript examines key events from throughout British history before going on to offer a number of prophecies for the future.

    Suitably dramatized and exaggerated by Bostock as metaphors for modern life, he presented Anderson with ideas for 14 songs, which have now been set to music. The result is Homo Erraticus.

    The album will be released on Anderson's own Calliandra Records label in conjunction with Kscope on April 15th.

    Following the release of this "Jethro Tull album" in all but name, Ian and his band will be embarking on an extensive UK tour, where they will play the album in its entirety followed by a selection of Tull classics. These shows will be followed by further tours in Europe, America and more later in the year.

    The double vinyl edition of the album is pressed on heavyweight (180g) vinyl and packaged in a gatefold sleeve with an 8 page booklet.

    1. Doggerland
    2. Heavy Metals
    3. Enter The Uninvited
    4. Puer Ferox Adventus
    5. Meliora Sequamur
    6. The Turnpike Inn
    7. The Engineer
    8. The Pax Britannica
    9. Tripudium Ad Bellum
    10. After These Wars
    11. New Blood, Old Veins
    12. In For A Pound
    13. The Browning of the Green
    14. Per Errationes Ad Astra
    15. Cold Dead Reckoning
    Ian Anderson
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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