Jethro Tull - Tokyo, Japan, July 19, 1972

Jethro Tull - Tokyo, Japan, July 19, 1972
Jethro Tull
Complete Performance
July 19th 1972
Tokyo, Japan
Thick As A Brick Tour


1. Thick As A Brick (Incl. Bouree)


1. Thick As A Brick (II)
2. Cross Eyed Mary
3. Aqualung


1. Wind Up
2. Locomotive Breath
3. Wind Up (Reprised)

This is an incredible performance of the entire Thick as a Brick album. --------------------------------------------
00:00 Thick As A Brick Pt.1 22:10 22:10 Ian Anderson Flute Solo (incl. Bouree) 13:15 35:25 Thick As A Brick (reprise) 9:35 45:00 News Reports 4:15
49:15 Thick As A Brick Pt.2 2:31 51:46 Barriemore Barlow Drum Solo 21:58
1:13:44 Thick As A Brick Pt.2 (reprise) 6:15 1:19:59 Cross-Eyed Mary 3:57 1:26:56 A New Day Yesterday 12:59 1:39:55 Aqualung 7:22
1:47:17 Ian Anderson Greeting 1:30 1:48:47 Wind Up 7:41 1:56:28 Martin Barre Guiter Solo 7:56 2:04:24 Locomotive Breath 9:00 2:13:24 Wind Up (reprise) 2:33
Ian Anderson: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Flute Martin Barre: Guitar Jeffrey Hammond Hammond: Bass Barriemore Barlow: Drums
John Evan: Keyboards
According to the Jethro Tull website (, Aqualung, released in 1971, is arguably Jethro Tull's most misunderstood album. Critics dubbed it a concept album, particularly for Ian Anderson's critical, skeptical views of organized religion, mostly on side B ("My God"). Anderson has disputed, almost resented, the assessment seeing the record as "just a bunch of songs."
The site said: "Aqualung also cemented the exaggerated image, especially to those only casually acquainted with the band, that Tull was a 'heavy rock' group... Aqualung did establish one of the most notable features of Tull's music: songs varying with intensity, mixing medium to heavy electrical sounds with lighter acoustical passages (for example, Aqualung and My God)."
In response to what some critics wrote, Anderson decided that "if the critics want a concept album we'll give the mother of all concept albums and we'll make it so bombastic and so over the top." In 1972, the group released Thick As A Brick. The album featured only one song, lasting nearly 45 minutes, spread over two sides. Live, it was a single 42-minute performance without intermission.
Anderson also said that "because everyone was saying we were a progressive rock band, so we decided to live up to the reputation and write a progressive album, but done as a parody of the genre... the album was a spoof to the albums of Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer much like what the
movie Airplane! had been to Airport." Parody or not, Thick As A Brick was a No. 1 album in the United States.