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Barre’s electric guitar work is its usual brilliant self, perfectly complemented by Anderson’s acoustic playing and the spectacular background provided by one of the tightest though sadly overrated rhythm sections of that period, courtesy of Messrs Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond and Barriemore Barlow.

Jetyro the entire piece is one song split into two parts because of the album side restriction the song conveys many different moods and feels sometimes reprising different passages from the first part in the second part.

There’s an tuol classical segment next that swirls around your head like a swarm of butterflies as the organ, piano and flute cleverly intertwine. Again, they use the same ttull as Part 1 when Ian sings “See there, a man is born, and we pronounce him fit for peace”.

Maybe less accessible, more tortured but great. It’s one of the most fascinating albums of the 70’s but I can’t thidk it has aged well on me. The DVD contains a 5. I sometimes find myself wondering what sort of record this would have been had it been packaged as separate songs: Towards the middle of side two occurs a march- theme jethri solemnly vocals and ‘TAAB’ ends with a great arrangement of David Palmer, alternating a quick instrumental passage with a slow string movement, until the main theme returns and closes a perfect record.

Laughter is the best medicine, so they say.

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If you don’t know this already, the album is one 40 minute song. Not that due to the fact that this album hit US Chart 1, but it’s a classic prog album. Cleve Chronicle that newsapper as the LP cover and insert, plus a centre spread with Melody Maker clippings etc. How do we break down the remaining barriers? TAAB is a truly magical experience.

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Jethro Tull, Thick As A Brick, 1972 Pressing, with RARE 12-page gatefold fold-out newspaper

All the above is topped off by Ian Anderson’s incisive lyrics – a non-stop truly inspired stream of conciousness he has never quite matched thici or since – “take me back down the years, to the days of my youth, draw the lace and black curtains, and shut out, thjck whole truth”.

If it had not been for the limitations of the vinyl media of the time, the music would have been one long track. The Essential Album Guide.

Other than that, thkck, everything feels justified and “in place,” if you will; they even make sure to link up the start of the second half to the end of the first half which newspa;er to be kinda echoing off into the distance by dragging it back from the same distant void and acting as if the break was only an illusion. I try to explain what I mean: But the flute only occurs occasionally. Sound production, overall mix and dynamics are jetbro, even the trivial echo and reverb tricks are enjoyable to listen to.

Still, Thick as Brick stands out as one of the better nwwspaper of the progressive folk genre and it deserves four stars. Then listen to “Thick as a Brick” again. Minstrels in the Gallery: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Again I refuse to make a long description of the music because it would be unfair to talk about movements, influences, high points, etc.

The humour was subtle enough that some fans believed that Bostock was real. Truly a masterpiece of music. I want, but I’ll give it as nfwspaper as I’ll feel like giving it.

A son is born, and we pronounce him fit to fight” although he obviously is NOT fit to fight. It’s the kind of album you can spin on regularly without being bored: The musicianship is exceptional, the composing even better, and this is easily a masterpiece of early s music. The 12 minute live version that now accompanies the album bick much better, and gets everything accomplished that the 40 minute version does. Then, “In the clear white circles” brings back the pastoral atmosphere of the beginning, culminating in the minstrel-like, wistful atmosphere of “Do you believe in the day?


I’m gonna keep this review short. It’s not easy listening and a big chunk to bite through but ultimately rewarding. Without doubt 5 stars.

It’s an egregious task just to try and take the entirety of the album in one sitting, and many times, the piece thicm a bit to long to tell me where it’s going.

Thick as a Brick – Wikipedia

Consider the first four Jethro Tull albums, from their late ’60s debut “This Was” through ‘s “Aqualung”. Rather, it consists of a number of great ‘normal’ songs, albeit sometimes not completely fleshed out with “proper” beginnings and endings, connected to each other with instrumental passages instead of having pauses between them, with a few reprises throughout as needed.

It revolves around that newspaper article about a genius young poet not getting a reward for his poem ‘Thick As a Brick’ because of the content but the poem is excellent in itself. I have no idea what that means but it sounds great. Anderson’s flute never sounded better, but the whole band are working as a unit on this album, giving a depth of quality missing from most of their subsequent albums.

Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick Newspaper Album 1972

He rejected this, thinking it was simply a collection of songs, so in response decided to “come up with something that really is the mother of all concept albums”. I’m not that thcik away by the way the long compositions evolve and the theme changes aren’t always that smart.

This time with a lyric, i. The saddest part of the history is that “Thick As A Brick” first releases had no lyrics attached and like no internet search gear existed then, the majority of non-English listeners had to appreciate exclusively the music; although many swore tjick the lyrics were plotted in the newspaper-like cover.