1LP Half-Speed Master in Newspaper Packaging
In 1972, Jethro Tull released the instant classic, Thick As A Brick. 50 years on and the album is
still revered as one of rock’s and progressive rock’s most definitive and pioneering albums.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, Thick As A Brick has been reproduced in its original
format, the legendary 12-page newspaper. The vinyl is a half-speed master of Steven
Wilson’s 2012 remix.
Thick As A Brick came about following the release of Jethro Tull’s immensely successful
previous album “Aqualung”. Upon its release, Aqualung was regarded a concept album in
the music press, and in response the band set about to respond to the rock critics with the
ultimate concept album, culminating in Thick As A Brick.
Unlike any other records on the market, the album is set inside a broadsheet newspaper,
“The St. Cleve Chronicle & Linwell Advertiser”. The newspaper includes many news articles
packed full of continuing jokes, a crossword, connect-the-dots and much more. It was
originally written by Ian Anderson, Jeffrey Hammond and John Evan, with the newspaper
taking longer to put together compared to the music. As reported in the paper, the lyrics
were credited at the time to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, who
supposedly lied about his age. Amongst the many articles is a frank review of the album
itself. Thick As A Brick was the first album to feature drummer Barrie Barlow, who featured
alongside Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John Evan and Jeffrey Hammond.
A must for any record collection, the album is a half-speed master of Steven Wilson’s 2012
remix, providing the ultimate audio experience of the progressive rock classic.
Thick As A Brick
Thick As A Brick