Taab 2: Thick As A Brick 2 = Ltd 2 CD / DVD = (CD)
Special CD/DVD Edition including a bonus DVD featuring 5.1 stereo mixes, 24-bit stereo mix, video of the making of the album, interviews with the musicians and Ian Anderson reading the lyrics in various locations. 2012 release from the Jethro Tull frontman, the sequel to the hit 1972 Tull album released to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the original LP's release. The lyrics on Thick As A Brick were credited at the time to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. So, 40 years on, what would Gerald Bostock - aged 50 in 2012 - be doing today? What might have befallen him? The anniversary "part two" album will examine the possible different paths that the precocious young schoolboy, Gerald Bostock, might have taken later in life through alter-ego characters with song-section identities illustrating the hugely varied potential twists and turns of fate and opportunity. Not just for Gerald but to echo how our own lives develop, change direction and ultimately conclude through chance encounters and interventions, however tiny and insignificant they might seem at the time.
01 From A Pebble Thrown - 3:08 02 Pebbles Instrumental - 3:30 03 Might-have-beens - :50 04 Upper Sixth Loan Shark - 1:13 05 Banker Bets 06 Banker Wins - 4:27 07 Swing It Far - 3:28 08 Adrift And Dumfounded - 4:25 09 Old School Song - 3:06 10 Wootton Bassett Town - 3:43 11 Power And Spirit - 1:58 12 Give Till It Hurts - 1:12
13 Cosy Corner - 1:24 14 Shunt And Shuffle - 2:12 15 A Change Of Horses - 8:04 16 Confessional - 3:08 17 Kismet In Suburbia - 4:17 18 What-ifs 19 Maybes And Might-have-beens - 3:04