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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on Aging, Sound and Continuity (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… The new album’s deluxe version also includes Bruce Soord’s 5.1 mix. In the ‘70s when quadraphonic sound – the historical antecedent of 5.1 Surround – came […]

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on Aging, Sound and Continuity (Part 1 of 2)

Flautist, guitarist, songwriter and singer Ian Anderson formed Jethro Tull in 1967. With its signature mix of hard and progressive rock, folk and other styles, the band has enjoyed sustained […]

Take Five: Ian Anderson Beyond Jethro Tull

With due respect to the various superb musicians who have passed through the ranks of the band – guitarist Martin Barre most notable among them – for more than a […]

Album Review: Jethro Tull – A (La Mode: The 40th Anniversary Edition)

Led by Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull was among the most popular of so-called progressive rock groups of the 1970s. Its distinctive combination of British folk and hard rock textures scored […]

Ian Anderson: System Latency and the Opportunities of Multimedia

British Progressive legends Jethro Tull have been around in one form or another for nearly half a century. From 1967 until now, the group’s mainstay has always been Ian Anderson: […]

For Ian Anderson, It’s Not Just Another Day at the Office

Jethro Tull started out as a blues band; the group’s 1968 debut album This Was drew to a large degree upon jazz and blues styles. But under the leadership of […]

Hundred-word Reviews for February 2016, Part 1

Once again, it’s time for some hundred-word reviews. This first set spotlights five archival releases loosely falling into the prog subgenre. Greg Lake & Geoff Downes – Ride the Tiger […]

Full-on Fun: Guitarist Martin Barre’s Post-Jethro Tull World

Ask most people who the leader of Jethro Tull was, and they say, “Why, Mr. Tull, of course!” No, that’s Ian Anderson you’re thinking of. But the mainstay of that […]

Album Review: Jethro Tull – Minstrel in the Gallery, 40th Anniversary La Grande Edition

The latest example of Ian Anderson‘s ongoing twofold mission (to encourage a modern-day reconsideration of Jethro Tull‘s back catalog, and to provide be-all-and-end-all versions of those albums) continues with Minstrel […]

Album Review: Jethro Tull – WarChild, 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition

Jethro Tull‘s 1974 album WarChild occupies a curious place in the band’s history. Their previous album, 1973’s A Passion Play, had been roundly shellacked by critics. That album certainly had […]