|Format: CD / Cat No: TAAB 2 / Released: 23/04/2012
Track Listing: 1. From a Pebble Town / 2. Pebbles Instrumental / 3. Might Have Been / 4. Upper Sixth Loan Shark / 5. Banker Bets, Banker Wins / 6. Swing It Far / 7. Adrift and Dumbfounded / 8. Old School Song / 9. Wootton Bassett Town / 10. Power and Spirit / 11. Give till It Hurts / 12. Cosy Corner / 13. Shunt and Shuffle / 14. A Change of Horses / 15. Confessional / 16. Kismet In Suburbia / 17. What-Ifs, Maybes and Might-Have-Beens
More information: To commemorate the 40th anniversary of ‘Thick As A Brick’, Ian Anderson releases a sequel to the original album. The lyrics of TAAB were credited at the time to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. The record instantly became a #1 Billboard Chart album and enjoyed considerable success in many countries of the world. The anniversary “part two” album will examine the possible different paths that the precocious young schoolboy might have taken later in life through alter-ego characters with song-section identities illustrating the hugely varied potential twists and turns of fate and opportunity. Not just for Gerald but to echo how our own lives develop, change direction and ultimately conclude through chance encounters and interventions, however tiny and insignificant they might seem at the time.