Jethro Tull “Thick As a Brick”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#221 in the Series) is Jethro Tull, Thick as a Brick.

There’s a song I really like on this album. It’s called ‘Thick as a Brick.” OK, as Jethro Tull fans know, that is the only song on this album.  Part I and Part II.

There’s really not much to say here.  So I’ll just list the usual info and get out of the way.  I have the complete album below. It’s broken into five parts. I’ll add a few Tull favorite’s as well. But in true ‘Cool Album of the Day’ tradition, maybe not one’s that you’d expect! (Be SURE to check out ‘Teacher” It’s from 1970 and the quality looks like yesterday!)

The enlarged picture is the Thick of a Brick original gate-fold album jacket.

Track Listing

All lyrics written by “Gerald Bostock” (Ian Anderson), all music composed by Ian Anderson.

Side one

No.         Title       Length

1. “Thick as a Brick, Part I” 22:40

Side two

No.         Title       Length

2. “Thick as a Brick, Part II” 21:10


  • Ian Anderson – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, violin, trumpet
  • Martin Barre – electric guitar, lute
  • John Evan – piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Jeffrey Hammond (as “Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond”): Bass guitar, Vocals
  • Barriemore Barlow – drums, percussion, timpani
  • David Palmer – Brass and string arrangements

Jethro Tull, Thick as a Brick Peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.


Listen to Thick As A Brick in its Entirety

BONUS VIDEOS: (But not the Usuals!) “Song’s From the Wood.”

“Skating Away on the Thin Ice”

“Life’s a Long Song”


Posted by Larry Carta

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