Jethro Tull ‎- Thick As A Brick (1972) [Original US Pressing] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Jethro Tull ‎- Thick As A Brick
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz  | 1,92 GB
Label: Reprise Records/MS 2072 | Release: 1972 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

A pleasure that I have with many classic albums is to separate by tracks when it comes to LP (especially progressive genre). It is the case of some classics such example Rush and their “2112” or Rick Wakeman and “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. Today is turn to “Thick as a Brick”, that I have divided each face in 7 songs (perfect fit).
By the way, I also made the original version of 2 long tracks. I hope you enjoy this new version, and Mr. Anderson also hope forgive me.

Fran Solo, MMXV

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Geared towards the exceptional (not the average)
“Thick as a Brick” is unquestionably the most progressive, and indeed the best release by Jethro Tull.
The album is one complete piece from start to end, with repeating lyrics and melodies throughout. The lyrics are amusing and witty, including references to Superman, Batman and Robin (Robin DAY was a BBC journalist by the way), and the boy scout manual(!).
The music is a strange mixture of acoustic folk and full blown prog. The album opens with what sounds like an amusing little folk ditty with Anderson singling over acoustic guitar. Sharp bursts of bass, drums and guitar intrude, apparently unnoticed by Anderson until the full band surges in and we’re off on 40 minutes of pure fantasy. 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. Old military sounding themes make way for driving rock bursts, brief orchestration towards the end blends seamlessly with the frantic build up which preceded it. There is true musical magic at work here.
While there is only one track as such, the section towards the start of side 2, with the chorus “Do you believe in the day”. Is surprisingly sensitive and beautiful.
The original LP sleeve was a multi-page parody of a local English village newspaper, and was worth the price of the album on its own. It was a worthwhile investment too, good condition copies now selling at grossly inflated prices.
The essential Tull album.

Review by Easy Livin,


A1 Thick As A Brick – Part I
A2 Part II
A3 Part III
A4 Part IV
A5 Part V
A6 Part VI
A7 Part VII

B1 Thick As A Brick – Part VIII
B2 Part IX
B3 Part X
B4 Part XI
B5 Part XII
B6 Part XIII
B7 Part XIV

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Licensed From – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Published By – Chrysalis Music Corp.
Arranged By, Performer – Jethro Tull
Bass – Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond
Drums, Timpani, Percussion – Barriemore Barlow
Electric Guitar, Lute – Martin Barre
Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Producer – Ian Anderson
Organ, Piano, Harpsichord – John Evan
Written-By – Gerald Bostock, Ian Anderson
Disc with tan labels, contained in 12-page gatefold-style fold-out ‘spoof’ local newspaper.
Labels DO NOT show track times.
℗ 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Chrysalis Music Corp. ASCAP
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label Matrix): 31,378
Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label Matrix): 31,379
Rights Society: ASCAP
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): MS-2072 31378-2
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): MS-2072 31379-1 >
Matrix / Runout (Etched Side One): T2 MS-2072 º 31378-1-1
Matrix / Runout (Etched Side Two): T MS-2072 31379-1-1>