Ian Anderson allows for a change

After some pondering as to whether bill his new endeavor a solo effort or a JETHRO TULL one, Ian Anderson does the right thing. Now that Martin Barre‘s gone it alone, the band’s identity is separated from that of their leader’s, but the concept for his new opus “Homo Erraticus” is purely TULL-ian. On 1972’s “Thick As A Brick” Anderson presented his alter ego, a child prodigy Gerald Bostock who re-emerged from the canon into the present in 2012, on Ian’s "TAAB 2"the acronym referencing the classic work of a four-decade vintage – which made this scribe come to a conclusion that the mythical poet’s initials, G. B., symbolized Great Britain. And the veteran’s forthcoming “Homo Erraticus” album suggests it was so indeed.

Out on April 14th, this work is again said to be based on Bostock’s poems channeling an old manuscript that describes major events of British history and formulates some prognoses for years to come. A concept album, “Homo Erraticus” will be available in a few formats: a regular compact disc and a 2LP with a screen printed side 4; a limited digibook with the album on CD and DVD with a 5.1 surround mix; and a limited edition deluxe 4-disc set with the same two discs plus interview DVD and a bonus CD with audio documentary and “hotel demos,” all housed in 60-page hardback book. And here’s a breakdown of the record.

IAN ANDERSON - Homo Erraticus

Homo Erraticus

Part One: Chronicles
1. Doggerland
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

Part Two: Prophesies
9. Tripudium Ad Bellum
10. After These Wars
11. New Blood, Old Veins

Part Three: Revelations
12. In For A Pound
13. The Browning Of The Green
14. Per Errationes Ad Astra
15. Cold Dead Reckoning

February 14, 2014

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