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IAN ANDERSON (JETHRO TULL)

THICK AS A BRICK 2

Following the recent announcement of a 19-date tour to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of "Thick As A Brick", on April 3rd Ian Anderson will release a sequel to the original album, "Thick As A Brick 2".

In 1972, Ian Anderson wrote and recorded the Jethro Tull Progressive Rock classic album "Thick As A Brick". The lyrics were credited at the time to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. The record instantly became a number one Billboard Chart Album and enjoyed considerable success in many countries of the world.

So, forty years on, what would Gerald Bostock -- aged fifty in 2012 -- be doing today? The anniversary "part two" album examines the possible different paths that the young schoolboy, Gerald Bostock, might have taken later in life.

To coincide with this groundbreaking release, for the first time since 1972, Anderson and fellow musicians John O'Hara (keyboards), David Goodier (bass), Florian Opahle (guitar) and Scott Hammond (drums) - as well as some guest performers - will take to the road to perform the album in its entirety and, there will be a second part to the show where Anderson and the band will also perform the sequel.

LYRICS

Education, micro-managed.
MBA: a doddle mastered.
City-bound, Canary Wharf.
A cushy number, fluky bastard.
Banker bets and banker wins, never missed yet, for all his sins.

Hedge funds, wraps and equities.
Lackeys, aides in fierce attendance.
Trusts and gilts, reserve currencies.
Liquid gold in safe ascendance.
Banker bets and banker wins, never missed yet, for all his sins.

Treat myself to quality time, test a porsche and snort a line, eat Hermione for lunch.
Set that glum PA a-jumping, book front-row tickets for something after we munch.

Fast-tracked futures, hard-nut traders.
Feeding frenzy, pigs a-troughing.
Fuelled by forecasts, and hot share options.
Big fat bonus in the offing.

Draconian calls for regulation
are drowned in latte with Starbucks muffin.
Mortgage melt-down: non est mea culpa.
Threatened exit, stage left, laughing....
Banker bets and banker wins, never missed yet, for all his sins.
Banker bets, cheque’s in the post: not worth the ink it’s written in.

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