Remastered re-release of the fifth full-length studio album by legendary British Progressive Rock band.
The album contains a continuous piece of music, split over two sides of an LP record, and is a parody of the concept album genre. The original packaging, designed like a newspaper, claims the album to be a musical adaptation of an epic poem by fictional eight-year-old genius Gerald Bostock, though the lyrics were actually written by the band's frontman, Ian Anderson. The album was recorded in late 1971, featuring music composed by Anderson and arranged with the contribution of all band members.
"Thick As A Brick" is considered by critics to be the first Jethro Tull release to entirely consist of Progressive Rock music. It received mixed reviews upon its release, but was a commercial success and topped various charts in 1972. Today it is regarded as a classic of Progressive Rock, and has received several accolades.
The album reached the top 5 in the UK charts, and number one in Australia, Canada and the United States, where it was certified Platinum. In 2014, Prog Magazine listed "Thick As A Brick" at number 5 in the list "The 100 Greatest Prog Albums of All Time", voted for by its readers. Rolling Stone Magazine listed the album at number 7 in their "Top 50 Prog Albums of All Time". "Thick As A Brick" is ranked number 3 in the user-managed website Prog Archives's top albums list, with an average rank of 4.64 stars. Rush's Geddy Lee has said "Thick As A Brick is one of his favourite albums, as did Iron Maiden's Steve Harris.
The 2012 Steven Wilson stereo remix on 180 g vinyl comes with 29 x 29 cm 24-page booklet and a mp3 download voucher!
Chrysalis Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company, 1972/2012/2015 (0825646139507). Made in EU.
1. Thick as a Brick 22:40
1. Thick as a Brick 21:06
Total playing time: 43:46 min.