Ian Anderson Homo Erraticus on 180g 2LP
New Conceptual Album from the Jethro Tull Frontman Reunites Anderson with Thick As A Brick Lyricist Gerald Bostock for the First Time Since 1972
Legendary prog pioneer Ian Anderson returns for the release of new conceptual studio album Homo Erraticus which will be issued on the artist’s own label imprint Calliandra Records in conjunction with Kscope, to coincide with his 2014 UK tour. In 1972 Jethro Tull released the iconic concept album Thick As A Brick, based on a poem by child prodigy Gerald Bostock.
In 2012, as fans wondered what happened to Bostock, Anderson explored the different paths his life might have taken in Thick As A Brick 2. With Homo Erraticus Gerald Bostock is back for real. Following a 40 year political career, Bostock reunited with Anderson taking the role of tour manager on a string of shows. Homo Erraticus marks his return to songwriting, and it’s based on an unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt (1865-1928).
In Homo Erraticus Parritt examines key events of British history with a string of prophecies stretching to the current day and the future; visions of past lives caused by the delirium of malaria generate the characters through whose eyes the stories are told, including a nomadic Neolithic settler, an iron Age blacksmith, a Christian monk, a turnpike innkeeper and even Prince Albert.
Ian Anderson recently won The Prog God Award from Prog Magazine, celebrating the innovators of rock who have inspired generations and carved a way for others to be at their creative best. There is no one who has pushed the boundaries more than Anderson, who to this day remains immersed in his love for the music. Fronting seminal prog outfit Jethro Tull and as a solo artist, he has performed in more than 54 countries over 45 years; he is widely considered an icon of the genre and he’s recognized as the one who introduced the flute to rock music.
With over 60 million albums sold in their career, Jethro Tull has been characterized by Anderson’s trademark acoustic textures, created with ethnic flutes and whistles together with acoustic guitar and the mandolin family of instruments. In his most recent solo shows, Anderson has played with orchestras, string quartets and featured soloists. His eclectic acoustic performances are also a hit with fans of the genre.
Double vinyl edition pressed on heavyweight 180g LPs with a screen printed fourth side. Packaged in a gatefold sleeve with an 8 page booklet.
Ian Anderson Homo Erraticus Track Listing:
2. Heavy Metals
3. Enter The Uninvited
4. Puer Ferox Adventus
5. Meliora Sequamur
6. The Turnpike Inn.
7. The Engineer
8. The Pax Britannica
1. Tripudium Ad Bellum
2. After These Wars
3. New Blood, Old Veins
4. In For A Pound
5. The Browning Of The Green
6. Per Errationes Ad Astra
7. Cold Dead Reckoning