Thick As A Brick, Part 1 (track) by Jethro Tull

Thick As A Brick, Part 1 by Jethro Tull
Year: 1972
From the album Thick As A Brick (track #1)
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Thick As A Brick, Part 1 appears on the following album(s) by Jethro Tull:

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JETHRO TULL 'Thick As A Brick Part 1+ 2' 1972 Italian 7" vinyl
Condition: Used

JETHRO TULL: Thick As A Brick Part 1- Part II-Italy 7" 72 Chrysalis 010 1003 PSL
Condition: Used

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From 07/02/2019 10:34
It must have been quite a job to perform this work integrally live.
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From 01/06/2016 16:22
"Spin me back down the years and the days of my youth..."

I remember the notoriety of this album growing up and before I heard it: "It's all one track!", "My step dad says it used to blow him away", "two whole sides of an album!", "the radio version cuts out right before the guitar solo!" We had such huge expectations for this album by the time we finally bought a copy of it, and they blew them all away. The synchronicity of the band: "Love's but a whisper, your deafness a shout." Bam! As the band crashes in on a single note is exceptional through out.

Ian's voice is so sweet and gentle and magically guides us on a journey of a young man's life as he ages and deals with family and his future. The song offers so many movements that it never has a chance to grow stale and the album itself lives up to the grandiose nature of the song itself. The gate fold album comes with a complete newspaper attached that gives you the lyrics, the fictional back story of the song as well as humorous tongue in check adds. Over all, this album is a triumph of grand proportions but is not for everyone. Don't worry, Ian warns you in the opening line: "Really don't mind if you sit this one out..." and I'm glad I didn't.
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