Jethro Tull: The Zealot Gene (2CD+Black Gatefold LP Jacket) With Booklet 2022 Release Date: 1/28/2022
Jethro Tull returns with its first album of all-new music for 22 years.
Evoking Biblical writings in a wholly different way from the now 51 year old Aqualung, The Zealot Gene - in the making since 2017 - is a darker album for darker times.
Ian Anderson elaborates, "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.”
Music born of emotional necessity put together by a band with nothing to prove, The Zealot Gene is a worthy addition to a peerless catalogue.