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Thick As A Brick II

Ian Anderson

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   From A Pebble Thrown   MP3 sample
  2   Pebbles Instrumental   MP3 sample
  3   Might-have-beens   MP3 sample
  4   Upper Sixth Loan Shark   MP3 sample
  5   Banker Bets, Banker Wins   MP3 sample
  6   Swing It Far   MP3 sample
  7   Adrift And Dumfounded   MP3 sample
  8   Old School Song   MP3 sample
  9   Wootton Bassett Town   MP3 sample
  10   Power And Spirit   MP3 sample
  11   Give Till It Hurts   MP3 sample
  12   Cosy Corner   MP3 sample
  13   Shunt And Shuffle   MP3 sample
  14   A Change Of Horses   MP3 sample
  15   Confessional   MP3 sample
  16   Kismet In Suburbia   MP3 sample
  17   What-ifs, Maybes And Might-have-beens   MP3 sample

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Ian Anderson's ambitious follow-up to his hugely successful, groundbreaking, seminal 1972 opus, 'Thick as a Brick'...

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.

So, forty years on, what would Gerald Bostock -- aged fifty in 2012 -- be doing today? What might have befallen him? The anniversary "part two" album will examine the possible different paths that the precocious young schoolboy, Gerald Bostock, might have taken later in life through alter-ego characters with song-section identities illustrating the hugely varied potential twists and turns of fate and opportunity. Not just for Gerald but to echo how our own lives develop, change direction and ultimately conclude through chance encounters and interventions, however tiny and insignificant they might seem at the time.

Ian Anderson says of the album, "As we baby-boomers look back on our own lives, we must often feel an occasional 'what-if' moment. Might we, like Gerald, have become instead preacher, soldier, down-and-out, shopkeeper or finance tycoon?," Adding, "and those of more tender years -- the social media and internet generation -- may choose to ponder well the myriad of chance possibilities ahead of them at every turn..."

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Artist: Ian Anderson
Album: Thick As A Brick II
Cat #: 6387262
Date: 02/04/2012
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Rock
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