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Jethro Tull announce first new studio album in 20 years

Jethro Tull are back in town having announced their first studio album in 20 years, entitled The Zealot Gene

The classic prog-rock outfit appeared to have called it quits in 2003 off the back of their Christmas Album, but a new deal with InsideOutMusic/Sony Music implied there was life in the old dog yet. 

Frontman Ian Anderson declared: “After 54 years in the world of music recording, it is with great pleasure that I now sign Jethro Tull to a record company which reminds me, in many ways, of the old Chrysalis label — both as an independent and in its later years in partnership with EMI.”

Later adding, “Here are real music guys with a passion for the best and most creative in rock music. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship and more releases to come.”

In a recent press release, the band’s team indicated that the album was complete, but no release date has yet been set in stone, with The Zealot Gene likely to be available in early 2022. 

For now, why not relive the flute-tooting mayhem of Jethro Tull performing ‘Living In The Past’ on the British TV Show Supersonic back in March 1976, below. 

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