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Jethro Tull - thick as a brick album
  • Performer Jethro Tull
  • Title thick as a brick
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Thick as a Brick is the fifth studio album by the British rock band Jethro Tull, released in March 1972. 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.

Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Jethro Tull. Grueso Como Un Ladrillo Thick As A Brick ‎(LP, Album, Gat). Gamma (4). GX 01-555. Thick As A Brick ( Tan Embotado Como Un Ladrillo) ‎(LP, Album).

Авторы текста и музыки. WMG; CMRRA, LatinAutor, Abramus Digital, LatinAutor - PeerMusic" и другие авторские общества (3). Композиция. Thick as a Brick (Pt. 1) (1997 Remaster). Авторы текста и музыки.

Thick as a Brick is perhaps Jethro Tull’s definitive progressive rock album. Shop taab on burning shed. Understanding Thick requires recognition of the popularity of Monthy Python in the early 1970’s. Anderson meant for the album to be a send up of rock pretentiousness, critics, and the band itself. The album cover claimed, outrageously enough, that the lyrics had been written by an eight year-old boy, Gerald Bostock, and set to music by the band

Jethro Tull: Thick as a brick, the whole album Chords and tabs: Håkan Mattsson, Paco Jimenez, Paul Tarvydas. This file is a compilation of all the separate files of parts of "Thick as a brick", to make one file for the whole album. I have seperated each file with a row of hash marks, so that any special information or notation regarding a specific file, a specific part, is kept. Håkan Mattsson Jethro Tull: Thick as a brick

But Jethro Tull mainman Ian Anderson believes there’s a common thread. Monty Python lampooned the British way of life, says Anderson. We were spoofing the idea of the concept album, but in a fun way that didn’t totally mock it. It’s often been said that the seeds for 1972’s Thick As A Brick (the band’s fifth album) were sown when its predecessor, ’71’s Aqualung, was wrongly perceived as a fully-blown conceptual piece. Myth has it that Anderson was angry about this.

Jethro Tull wasn't the first to use the newspaper theme for album art: The Four Seasons 1969 album Genuine Imitation Life Gazette was made to look like a newspaper with lyrics to the songs appearing as stories. It even had a comics-section insert. In 2012, Ian Anderson released a sequel called Thick As A Brick 2 - Whatever Happened To Gerald Bostock? The album presents various outcomes for the now 48-year-old Bostock, including banker, preacher, soldier, and shop owner.


A Thick As A Brick 22:40
B Thick As A Brick 21:15

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Published By – Chrysalis Music Inc.


  • Arranged By, Performer – Jethro Tull
  • Bass Guitar [Spoke Some Words] – Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond
  • Drums, Timpani, Percussion – Barriemore Barlow
  • Electric Guitar, Featuring [Lute] – Martin Barre
  • Executive-Producer – Terry Ellis
  • Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin – Ian Anderson
  • Organ, Piano, Harpsichord – John Evan
  • Written-By – Gerald Bostock, Ian Anderson


PV 41003 catalog code on the spine has been covered with a sticker showing FV 41003. Label still shows PV 41003.
This reissue version does not include fold-out "newspaper".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker placed over top of barcode printed on sleeve): 0 7464-41003-1 02
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched): F (scratched out P) V-41003A G/ (scratched out A) B G2 A10
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side Handmade): (H.MP) P F (Scratched out P) V-41003-B-G / B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CHR 1003 Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis CHR 1003 UK 1972
CHR 1003 Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick ‎(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis CHR 1003 UK 1975
6307 502 Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick ‎(LP, Album, RP, New) Chrysalis 6307 502 Italy 1978
63 07 502 Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis 63 07 502 Spain 1972
14.014 Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick = Grueso Como Un Ladrillo ‎(LP, Album) Music Hall, Reprise Records 14.014 Argentina 1972