Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Parlophone


Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick 40th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition CD & DVD Audio

Jethro Tull

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40th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition CD & DVD Audio!
2022 Repress - Previously Out of Print for 10 Years!
Contains 2012 Stereo & 5.1 Mixes by Steven Wilson!
Includes 104-Page Book with Original & 2012 TAAB Newspapers, Interviews, Rare Photos & More!

This rare and coveted 40th anniversary CD/DVD Special Collector's Edition has been out of print for nearly ten years.

In 1972, Jethro Tull released the instant classic, Thick as a Brick. 50 years on and the album is still revered as one of rock's and progressive rock's most definitive and pioneering albums. It featured a rock first - one continuous song on both sides. Thick as a Brick came about following the release of Jethro Tull's immensely successful previous album Aqualung. Upon its release, Aqualung was regarded a concept album in the music press, and in response the band set about to respond to the rock critics with the ultimate concept album, culminating in Thick as a Brick.

Unlike any other records on the market, the album is set inside a broadsheet newspaper, The St. Cleve Chronicle & Linwell Advertiser. The newspaper includes many news articles packed full of continuing jokes, a crossword, connect-the-dots and much more. It was originally written by Ian Anderson, Jeffrey Hammond and John Evan, with the newspaper taking longer to put together compared to the music. As reported in the paper, the lyrics were credited at the time to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. Amongst the many articles is a frank review of the album itself. Thick as a Brick was the first album to feature drummer Barrie Barlow, who featured alongside Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John Evan and Jeffrey Hammond.


  • 40th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition
  • 2022 Repress
  • CD: Thick as a Brick 2012 Mix
  • DVD Audio: 5.1 DTS Mix, 5.1 AC3 Dolby Surround Sound Mix, 2012 Stereo Mix at 96/24 PCM, 1972 Stereo Mix Flat Transfer at 96/24 PCM, 1972 Radio Ad
  • DVD: NTSC, Aspect Ration 16:9, DVD 9 , Region 0 (All Regions), Exempt from Classification, Album Duration: 43.30, Radio Ad Duration 1.00
  • Stereo & 5.1 Mixes by Steven Wilson
  • Casebound 104-Page Book
  • Original Newspaper Rebuilt for the 12 x 12 Format on 16 Pages of Newspaper Style Paper (but More Durable)
  • 2012 Newspaper Printed on Gloss Paper
  • An Article by Classic Rocks' Dom Lawson about Thick as a Brick
  • An Ian Anderson Interview Conducted by The Reverend George Pitcher
  • Rare 1972/73 Photos from Photographers Didi Zill & Robert Ellis Covering 'Street' & Live Situations
  • 2012 Tour Photos by Martin Webb
  • Memories of the Recording from Engineer Robin Black
  • Recording & Touring Memories from Martin Barre, Ian Anderson & Jeffrey Hammond
  • A Q & A with Tour Manager Eric Brooks with Tour Memorabilia & the Full 1972 Itinerary
  • Made in Germany



  1. Thick as a Brick (Part 1) (2012 Mix)
  2. Thick as a Brick (Part 2) (2012 Mix)

DVD Audio

  1. Thick as a Brick (2012 5.1 DTS Mix)
  2. Thick as a Brick (2012 5.1 AC3 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Mix)
  3. Thick as a Brick (2012 Stereo Mix at 96/24 PCM)
  4. Thick as a Brick (1972 Stereo Mix Flat Transfer at 96/24 PCM)
  5. 1972 Radio Ad

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