Out now from progressive rock legends, Jethro Tull, The Zealot Gene, their outstanding new album, and first new studio album in nearly 20 years.
With more than 30 albums to their credit and sales totaling more than 50 million, Jethro Tull are one of the most successful rock bands of all-time with a catalog that contains classics that still resonate today. Led by Ian Anderson, Tull still continue to tour throughout the world, entertaining audiences of all ages.
According to the band's website, The Zealot Gene began to take shape as early as 2017, and in many ways, seeks to defy convention during a time when the business of being a touring and recording artist has never faced more uncertainties. Tull bandleader Ian Anderson holds no reservations about the role for which the mythos and themes of Biblical storytelling played in the lyrical content of the new album, saying:
"While I have a spot of genuine fondness for the pomp and fairytale story-telling of the Holy Book, I still feel the need to question and draw sometimes unholy parallels from the text. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly rear their heads throughout, but are punctuated with elements of love, respect, and tenderness.”
Looking back on the earth-shaking disruption of the Coronavirus pandemic, which ultimately ended the band’s touring plans and hopes of a 2020 release for the album, Anderson shares, "It was so sudden. Amidst the concerns and warnings of the scientific community and a few more enlightened politicians, we all retreated in disbelief to our homes to wait out the storm."
The limited deluxe 3LP+2CD+Blu-ray Artbook includes bonus demo material including LP only available in this package, plus blu-ray featuring 5.1 surround sound mix, extensive liner notes, turntable slipmat & hand-numbered print.
Also available as limited 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook, gatefold 2LP+CD+booklet, Special Edition CD Digipak, and digitally.