Anderson Ian - Thick As A Brick II (CD)

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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Progressive Rock
Number of Discs
1
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
1
Media Type
CD
Title
Thick as a Brick 2 [CD/DVD]
Media
CD
BarCode
5099963872620
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Naxos
Distributor
EMI
Format
CD
Barcode
5099963872620
Previews

Billboard (p.28) - "[H]e convincingly picks up where he left off four decades earlier, proving that there are still vital sonic statements to be made within the old-school prog-rock realm."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.83) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The idea is always involving....Aimed squarely at the Jethro tull heartland, it's music made for the head..."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] From a Pebble Thrown
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Pebbles Instrumental
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Might Have Beens
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Upper Sixth Loan Shark
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Banker Bets, Banker Wins
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Swing It Far
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Adrift and Dumfounded
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Old School Song
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Wootton Bassett Town
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Power and Spirit
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Give Till It Hurts
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Cosy Corner
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Shunt and Shuffle
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] A Change Of Horses
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Confessional
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Kismet In Suburbia
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens
Country
South Africa
Genre
Pop / Rock
Release Date
2 April 2012
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Pebbles Thrown: From a Pebble Thrown
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Pebbles Thrown: Pebbles Instrumental
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Pebbles Thrown: Might Have Beens
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Gerald The Banker: Upper Sixth Loan Shark
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Gerald The Banker: Banker Bets, Banker Wins
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Gerald Goes Homeless: Swing It Far
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Gerald Goes Homeless: Adrift and Dumfounded
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Gerald The Military Man: Old School Song
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Gerald The Military Man: Wootton Bassett Town
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Gerald The Chorister: Power and Spirit
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Gerald The Chorister: Give Till It Hurts
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Gerald: A Most Ordinary Man: Cosy Corner
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Divergence: Interventions, Parallel Possibilites: Gerald: A Most Ordinary Man: Shunt and Shuffle
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Convergence: Destiny, Fate, Karma, Kismet: A Change of Horses: A Change of Horses, A
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Convergence: Destiny, Fate, Karma, Kismet: 22 Mulberry Walk: Confessional
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Convergence: Destiny, Fate, Karma, Kismet: 22 Mulberry Walk: Kismet in Suburbia
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Convergence: Destiny, Fate, Karma, Kismet: What-Ifs, Maybes and Might-Have-Beens
Notes

Personnel: Ian Anderson (vocals, acoustic guitar, flute); Ryan O'Donnell (vocals); Florian Opahle (electric guitar); Pete Judge (trumpet, flugelhorn, tenor horn); John O'Hara (piano, keyboards); David Goodier (glockenspiel, bass guitar); Scott Hammond (drums, percussion).
Some 40 years after the release of Jethro Tull's prog landmark Thick as a Brick, chief Tull Ian Anderson crafts a sequel. Sensibly titled Thick as a Brick 2, this 2012 set brings us up to speed with the life of Gerald Bostock, who was a mere lad of 10 at the time of TAAB but is now an adult shouldering a myriad of responsibilities. His disappointments and mild triumphs make him a different man than he was, yet underneath it all he's still that recognizable child, and the same can be said for Anderson's music: it's cleaner and streamlined, not as indulgent or idealistic as his younger work, boasting a more sensible structure, yet it still bears all of his signatures from the flute to rambling folk-rock. To criticize TAAB2 for not having a clear hook to pull you inside is unfair: Anderson is assuming a familiarity with his work, so he's giving himself time to write around the point, taking diversions wherever he finds them, sometimes in the form of eight-minute mini-suites, sometimes in the form of brief two-minute interludes. TAAB2 doesn't sound contemporary but it doesn't sound classic either -- it sounds caught between the two eras, as if it was recorded in 1990. That may turn off some listeners, but they're the kind who wouldn't spend any time with an Anderson album anyway. Those diehards who are still curious after all these years will find Thick as a Brick 2 an effective, if not quite compelling, sequel to a beloved classic. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Date Released
2012-04-01 00:00:00
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
Producer
Ian Anderson
Artists
  1. Anderson, Ian
Duration
53m 39s
Engineer
Mike Downs
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