JETHRO TULL - THICK AS A BRICK ORIGINAL real NEWSPAPER COVER Germany 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

"Thick as a Brick" (1972) is a concept album by the British rock band Jethro Tull. Its lyrics are built around a poem written by a fictitious boy, "Gerald Bostock" a.k.a. "Little Milton". The album on LP vinyl runs as one seamless track on both sides of the record. The song is notable for its numerous time signature and tempo changes, as well as a large number of themes throughout the piece, resembling a typical classical symphony in this regard, rather than a typical rock song. 

 

large photo of the album front cover of: JETHRO TULL - Thick as Brick ( German release )

Music Genre:

 
Progressive Rock Music 

Collector's info:

 

Thin newspaper cover design

This original LP cover was a spoof of a twelve by sixteen inch (305 by 406 mm) multipage local newspaper with stories, competitions, adverts, etc., lampooning the parochial and amateurish local journalism that still exists in many places today. The "newspaper" also includes the entire lyrics to the song.

Because of the thin paper used to make this cover, albums with the original thin newspaper sleeve completey intact are very hard to find and thus very valuable.  

Album Packaging / Information:

 
Produced by Ian Anderson

Label Information:

 
Chrysalis 6307 502 ( 6307502 )  

Media Format:

 
12" LP total weigh 330 gram 

Year & Country:

 
1972 Made in Germany  

Band Members and Musicians on: Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick original newspaper cover

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Ian Anderson vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, violin
  • Martin Barre electric guitar, lute
  • John Evan piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Jeffrey Hammond (as Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond ): Bass guitar, vocals
  • Barriemore Barlow drums, percussion, timpani
  • David Palmer - brass and string arrangements

Track Listing of: Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick original newspaper cover

    Side One:
  • Thick as a Brick 22:45 (Ian Anderson/Gerald Bostock)
    Side Two:
  • Thick as a Brick 21:05 (Ian Anderson/Gerald Bostock)

JETHRO TULL - Thick as Brick ( German release ) High Resolution & Quality Photos

Photo of album front cover JETHRO TULL - Thick as Brick ( German release )

Photo of album front cover JETHRO TULL - Thick as Brick ( German release )

 

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Photo of album Back cover JETHRO TULL - Thick as Brick ( German release )

Photo of album back cover JETHRO TULL - Thick as Brick ( German release )

 

Photo of the left inside cover JETHRO TULL - Thick as Brick ( German release )

Photo of the left page inside cover JETHRO TULL - Thick as Brick ( German release )

 

Close up of Side One JETHRO TULL - Thick as Brick ( German release ) record's label

Close up of Side One JETHRO TULL - Thick as Brick ( German release )

 


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