Ian Andersson meddelar på Jethro Tulls hemsida att han planerar att släppa en sequel till det i år 40-årsjubilerande albumet Thick as a Brick – TAAB 2 - Whatever Happened To Gerald Bostock?. Drivande för att få projektet att se dagens ljus har varit ex Gentle Giant medlemmen, numera skivbolagsdirektören, Derek Shulman.
“Thick As A Brick 2' will be released on the 2nd of April 2012 in three formats: a standard jewel case CD and digital download, and a Special Edition 2-disc format featuring the album plus a DVD containing a 5.1 surround mix, a making of the album film, interviews with the band video and engineers and lyric reading video.”
Ian Anderson planerar även att turnera med detta material. Så här skriver Ian:
"If someone had suggested that I might release a Prog concept album in the year 2012, I would have thought him seriously, dangerously even, off his trolley. But that is precisely what happened. A few years ago, Mike Andrews and Royston Eldridge, two ex-Chrysalis Records gents pressed me to consider a follow-up to Thick As A Brick. I gave it some dutiful deliberation – for a couple of minutes - and politely declined. Nice idea, nice chaps but, after reflection, no-oooooo.
Then, in 2010, a re-acquaintance with seventies Prog Rock
'vocalist-turned-record exec Derek Shulman - yes, he of Gentle Giant fame - restarted the old refrain. Yes, but.... no, but, and finally - OK, I'll
give it some more dutiful deliberation (four and a half minutes, this time) eventually produced, in February of 2011, the synopsis of the idea.
Derek's enthusiasm and gauntlet-challenge plus two weeks of dedicated, fast and furious music and lyric writing combined to produce a flurry of material.
And - blow me down with a Dodo's tail-feather - the whole thing was
completed ready for scoring and arranging by the beginning of March. There were a couple of pieces prepared earlier which were bent into new shape and fitted into the scheme of things, so they too were popped into the bubbling saucepan."
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Gerald Bostock is Alive and on Facebook®, Twitter®
From time to time fans ask whatever happened to Gerald Bostock, the boy who penned the lyrics to the classic Thick as a Brick album. Actually we didn't know but just happened to hear from him last month and he is now even on Facebook® and Twitter®. Be sure to say hello to the nearly 50 year-old.
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