Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Going Folk-Metal
The album follows 2012's Thick As A Brick 2, which looked at child prodigy Bostock later in life. As with the original Thick As A Brick, the new album is said to have been composed by Bostock based on an unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt.
"The illustrated document summarizes key historical elements of early civilization in Britain and seems to prophesy future scenarios too," Anderson says.
"Two years before his death, Parritt had a traumatic fall from his horse while out hunting with the Vale Of Clutterbury Hounds and awoke with the overwhelming conviction of having enjoyed past lives as historical characters: a pre-history nomadic Neolithic settler, an Iron Age blacksmith, a Saxon invader, a Christian monk, a Seventeenth Century grammar school boy, turnpike innkeeper, one of Brunel's railroad engineers, and even Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. This befuddled, delusional obsession extends to his prophecy of future events and his fantasy imaginings of lives yet to come…."
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