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Jethro Tull - To Release First Album In 18 Years, Details Disclosed


The legendary Jethro Tull have announced details for the group's first studio album of new material in over 18 years. Originally making headlines in March of this year, this new offering, titled The Zealot Gene, will see a January 28th, 2022 release through Inside Out Music. To give Tull fans their first taste of the new record, the group present the first single from the album, "Shoshana Sleeping", accompanied by a stunning visual created by Thomas Hicks.


Album tracklist:

01. Mrs Tibbets (05:54)
02. Jacob's Tales (02:13)
03. Mine Is The Mountain (05:40)
04. The Zealot Gene (03:54)
05. Shoshana Sleeping (03:41)
06. Sad City Sisters (03:40)
07. Barren Beth, Wild Desert John (03:37)
08. The Betrayal Of Joshua Kynde (04:06)
09. Where Did Saturday Go? (03:53)
10. Three Loves, Three (03:30)
11. In Brief Visitation (03:00)
12. The Fisherman Of Ephesus (03:41)





A record that began to take shape as early as 2017, ‘The Zealot Gene’, in many ways, seeks to defy convention during a time when the business of being a touring and recording artist has never faced more uncertainties. Tull bandleader Ian Anderson holds no reservations about the role for which the mythos and themes of Biblical storytelling played in the lyrical content of the new album, saying:

"While I have a spot of genuine fondness for the pomp and fairytale story-telling of the Holy Book, I still feel the need to question and draw sometimes unholy parallels from the text. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly rear their heads throughout, but are punctuated with elements of love, respect, and tenderness."

Looking back on the earth-shaking disruption of the Coronavirus pandemic, which ultimately ended the band’s touring plans and hopes of a 2020 release for The Zealot Gene, Anderson shares, "It was so sudden. Amidst the concerns and warnings of the scientific community and a few more enlightened politicians, we all retreated in disbelief to our homes to wait out the storm."




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Jethro Tull
Posted: 06.11.2021 by Abattoir


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06.11.2021 - 11:05
Chidder

That's... unexpected. The song is OK but still I'm a little worried. No Martin Barre and Anderson's voice is... well, gone. He can sing some lighter songs like this single but not something heavier.
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06.11.2021 - 11:15
JoHn DoE

Written by Chidder on 06.11.2021 at 11:05

That's... unexpected. The song is OK but still I'm a little worried. No Martin Barre and Anderson's voice is... well, gone. He can sing some lighter songs like this single but not something heavier.


I like the song. But at this point, this is not Jethro Tull, it's Ian with 4 other musicians. Having checked the line-up, I don't know anyone, the names don't ring any bells.

I will listen to this when it comes out, I have listened to their albums after all.
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06.11.2021 - 11:55
Chidder

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I like the song. But at this point, this is not Jethro Tull, it's Ian with 4 other musicians. Having checked the line-up, I don't know anyone, the names don't ring any bells.

I will listen to this when it comes out, I have listened to their albums after all.


Ther're all from Anderson's solo band. I saw them on "Homo Erraticus" tour - they were good. They all played in Jethro Tull when Ian revived the band. Still Jethro Tull was always Ian + Martin. Without the guitarist it's Ian solo work but under Tull's moniker.
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06.11.2021 - 15:50
Jope of Steele

No Clive Bunker = No Jethro Tull

But seriously, this indeed looks to be just Ian Anderson disguised as Jethro Tull. I most likely wont be checking it out, as their last few albums have been weak.
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06.11.2021 - 15:55
JoHn DoE

Written by Jope of Steele on 06.11.2021 at 15:50

No Clive Bunker = No Jethro Tull

But seriously, this indeed looks to be just Ian Anderson disguised as Jethro Tull. I most likely wont be checking it out, as their last few albums have been weak.


I guess he has the right to use the name and most likely he'll get more attention under the JTull banner.
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06.11.2021 - 19:06
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
The Legend returns
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06.11.2021 - 20:50
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Well not bad for old timers in old age
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07.11.2021 - 17:29
Jope of Steele

Written by JoHn DoE on 06.11.2021 at 15:55

Written by Jope of Steele on 06.11.2021 at 15:50

No Clive Bunker = No Jethro Tull

But seriously, this indeed looks to be just Ian Anderson disguised as Jethro Tull. I most likely wont be checking it out, as their last few albums have been weak.


I guess he has the right to use the name and most likely he'll get more attention under the JTull banner.


Still it's a dick move if it's true that they had agreed in 2011 that Jethro Tull was finished.
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07.11.2021 - 18:29
JoHn DoE

Written by Jope of Steele on 07.11.2021 at 17:29

Written by JoHn DoE on 06.11.2021 at 15:55

Written by Jope of Steele on 06.11.2021 at 15:50

No Clive Bunker = No Jethro Tull

But seriously, this indeed looks to be just Ian Anderson disguised as Jethro Tull. I most likely wont be checking it out, as their last few albums have been weak.


I guess he has the right to use the name and most likely he'll get more attention under the JTull banner.


Still it's a dick move if it's true that they had agreed in 2011 that Jethro Tull was finished.


could be worse, just look at Yes.
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08.11.2021 - 19:25
Jope of Steele

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 06.11.2021 at 19:06

The Legend returns


Legend band in their early days for sure, definitelly one my of favorites and I don't say this lightly.
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08.11.2021 - 19:29
JoHn DoE

Written by Jope of Steele on 08.11.2021 at 19:25

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 06.11.2021 at 19:06

The Legend returns


Legend band in their early days for sure, definitelly one my of favorites and I don't say this lightly.


How can they be a "legend" in their early days when they were trying to build an audience. They became legendary for their work in their first 10 years or so. Not their early days. It was their 4th album that made them reach a wider audience after all.
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08.11.2021 - 19:48
Jope of Steele

Written by JoHn DoE on 08.11.2021 at 19:29

Written by Jope of Steele on 08.11.2021 at 19:25

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 06.11.2021 at 19:06

The Legend returns


Legend band in their early days for sure, definitelly one my of favorites and I don't say this lightly.


How can they be a "legend" in their early days when they were trying to build an audience. They became legendary for their work in their first 10 years or so. Not their early days. It was their 4th album that made them reach a wider audience after all.


I mean looking in retrospective it was early when they have so many albums now. To be precise, yes, they weren't legendary back then, but if we ask who remembers the band for their early works and who for their later works, I think we can see that the early works made JT achieve the legend status.
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09.11.2021 - 04:28
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Can't wait to hear this future piece of innovating black metal masterpiece that will challenge all expectations. Oh yes Jhetro Tull is ready to shock the world as much as Pink Floyd did in 1979 during The Wall era.
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09.11.2021 - 08:10
AndyMetalFreak
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Written by Tyrannical Hero on 09.11.2021 at 04:28

Can't wait to hear this future piece of innovating black metal masterpiece that will challenge all expectations. Oh yes Jhetro Tull is ready to shock the world as much as Pink Floyd did in 1979 during The Wall era.

Imagine if they released a song like "Aqualung" today, a song about a pedophile watching kids in a playground! That would be considered shocking nowadays, but back then it was a great song, and nobody thought anything of it.
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09.11.2021 - 09:05
JoHn DoE

Written by Tyrannical Hero on 09.11.2021 at 04:28

Can't wait to hear this future piece of innovating black metal masterpiece that will challenge all expectations. Oh yes Jhetro Tull is ready to shock the world as much as Pink Floyd did in 1979 during The Wall era.


such a gratuitous mocking remark.
why?
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09.11.2021 - 20:01
Jope of Steele

Written by JoHn DoE on 09.11.2021 at 09:05

Written by Tyrannical Hero on 09.11.2021 at 04:28

Can't wait to hear this future piece of innovating black metal masterpiece that will challenge all expectations. Oh yes Jhetro Tull is ready to shock the world as much as Pink Floyd did in 1979 during The Wall era.


such a gratuitous mocking remark.
why?


1) It's internet
2) It's 2021
3) It's Maco

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09.11.2021 - 20:14
JoHn DoE

Written by Jope of Steele on 09.11.2021 at 20:01

Written by JoHn DoE on 09.11.2021 at 09:05

Written by Tyrannical Hero on 09.11.2021 at 04:28

Can't wait to hear this future piece of innovating black metal masterpiece that will challenge all expectations. Oh yes Jhetro Tull is ready to shock the world as much as Pink Floyd did in 1979 during The Wall era.


such a gratuitous mocking remark.
why?


1) It's internet
2) It's 2021
3) It's Maco




I wasn't expecting an answer, but if I was to get one, maybe come from the user I quoted.
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13.11.2021 - 20:28
Chidder

Quote:
Could be worse, just look at Yes.


I've heard that their new album is great. Listened to the single and it was... really good. Maybe the Gods have returned?
On the other hand: I've seen Yes feat. Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman live - they were unbelievably good. WERE
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13.11.2021 - 21:03
JoHn DoE

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Written by Chidder on 13.11.2021 at 20:28

Could be worse, just look at Yes.


I've heard that their new album is great. Listened to the single and it was... really good. Maybe the Gods have returned?
On the other hand: I've seen Yes feat. Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman live - they were unbelievably good. WERE


Who told you it's great?
If the single was the album opener, it's the only interesting song on the album, having some energy.
The rest of the album is a mellow, no oomph, bland affair. The Beatles tribute song is a cringe fest.

The ARW live album that was released a couple of years ago was really good. They should do a studio album just to stick it to Steve Howe.
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21.11.2021 - 16:03
Disco Fury

One thing I don't get is why would they wait until January to release it?

It would have been wiser if they released it in December that way they could sell more copies during the holiday.
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