Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull Rock Opera Shows Will Include 5 New Songs
(Classic Rock) Ian Anderson says he’ll showcase five new tracks on his Jethro Tull – The Rock Opera shows later this year. He previously reported the theatrical presentation would feature Tull classics including Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, The Witch’s Promise and Locomotive Breath. And he says while the vast majority of material will be recognisable to fans, there will be a few surprises.
He tells My Global Mind: “There are five new songs as such, short songs, but about 85% of the evening is the best-known Jethro Tull repertoire, whatever, that means.
“It includes many of the heavy hitters, those which people would generally agree were the most famous songs they would expect to hear in a best of Jethro Tull show.”
He says he’s attended several operas over the years and often finds them “hopelessly confusing” so he’s made a concerted effort to make the experience easy to follow for audiences.
He continues: “I’ve been to a few and I haven’t got a clue what’s going on unless I read the programme notes.”