The Ballad Of Jethro Tull

In addition to a massive 50th anniversary tour Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull has announced the first official book.The Ballad of Jethro Tull’— a lavishly illustrated history of the band  is now available.

There are two editions of book one of which comes with a seven-inch vinyl record of frontman Ian Anderson reading a specially written poem called ‘The Ballad of Jethro Tull. The B-side of the 7″ features Anderson reading an 1808 Walter Scott poem titled ‘Marmion’ alongside a cathedral organ. It will only be available with the ‘signature’ edition, limited to 500 copies and signed by Anderson himself. Two art prints are also included.

Tull’s kicked off its 50th anniversary in 2018 and extended the shows well into 2019.

“In the USA – many would argue – 2019 is really the 50th Anniversary for US fans since we first visited in early 1969,” Anderson said.

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