A year after honoring the band’s real-life namesake with a rock opera, Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson is giving a dozen of the group’s songs the string quartet treatment. Jethro Tull: The String Quartets, due out March 24 and available to pre-order now, finds Anderson working alongside the Carducci Quartet and arranger/conductor John O’Hara to recast a dozen Tull tracks in a new light.
"Thick as a Brick 2", abbreviated TAAB 2 (pronounced /tæb tuː/ by Anderson) and subtitled Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?, is the fifth studio album by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, released in 2012 as a follow-up of Thick as a Brick, Jethro Tull's highly acclaimed 1972 parody concept album. It entered the Billboard chart at No. 55.
The Secret Language of Birds (2000) is the third studio album by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson. It is named after the dawn chorus, the natural sound of birds heard at dawn, most noticeably in the spring.
"Rupi's Dance" (2003) is the fourth studio album by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson. The album was released around the same time as Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre's new solo album, Stage Left.
"The Secret Language of Birds" is the third studio album by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson. It is named after the dawn chorus, the natural sound of birds heard at dawn, most noticeably in the spring. The album is extremely impressive and great for anyone who likes soft but not slow and boring folk music. "The Secret Language of Birds" can be easily ranked among Anderson's best work, Tull or otherwise, and in many ways is the most impressive release of his career.
"Divinities: Twelve Dances With God" is the second studio album by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson. All 12 tracks are instrumental and are influenced by different ethnical musical traditions: Celtic ("In the Grip of Stronger Stuff"), Spanish ("In the Pay of Spain"), African ("En Afrique") and so on.
"Walk Into Light" is the debut album released by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, combining sophisticated Electro-Pop songs with Anderson's typically pointed and intelligent sociological observations. Made in conjunction with keyboardist Peter-John Vetesse, "Walk Into Light" is a noble attempt at reinventing an established identity. Anderson and Vettese created the sound of a real band with many influences and hints of seventies bands as Yes and Genesis. You can also hear influences of electronic music made by bands as Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk.