Previously this calendar year, British progressive rock luminaries JETHRO TULL unveiled “The Zealot Gene”, their 1st new studio album in about 18 yrs. Garnering crucial acclaim, as very well as the band’s first U.K. Prime 10 album given that the 1970s, it also noticed the band coming into higher in the charts in Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Austria and far more.
With the band now back again out on the highway in Europe, they not long ago added the lover-beloved new monitor “Mine Is The Mountain” to their dwell established. To celebrate, a new online video for the keep track of has been commissioned, established by Tom Hicks who beforehand did the clip for “Shoshana Sleeping”.
Of the monitor, TULL bandleader Ian Anderson reviews: “‘Mine Is The Mountain’ is, maybe, a late-lifetime associate to the ‘Aqualung’ album tune ‘My God’. I experienced, as regular, a powerful visual reference at the main of the lyrics. A depressing, committed trudge up Mount Sinai by Moses to facial area an indignant maker prior to he should provide the goods to his followers underneath is a powerful image, most effective imagined until you are a wilderness trekker and considerably more youthful than I.”
A record that started to just take shape as early as 2017, “The Zealot Gene”, in lots of methods, seeks to defy convention throughout a time when the business of becoming a touring and recording artist has never confronted a lot more uncertainties. Anderson retains no reservations about the function for which the mythos and themes of Biblical storytelling played in the lyrical information of the new album, expressing: “Although I have a place of authentic fondness for the pomp and fairytale story-telling of the Holy E-book, I still really feel the need to dilemma and attract at times unholy parallels from the text. The very good, the terrible, and the downright unappealing rear their heads throughout, but are punctuated with things of love, regard, and tenderness.”
Hunting again on the earth-shaking disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, which finally finished the band’s touring designs and hopes of a 2020 release for “The Zealot Gene”, Anderson claimed, “It was so unexpected. Amidst the considerations and warnings of the scientific community and a several much more enlightened politicians, we all retreated in disbelief to our properties to hold out out the storm.”
With much more than 30 albums to their credit history and product sales totaling more than 50 million, JETHRO TULL is a single of the most effective rock bands of all time with a catalog that includes classics that even now resonate nowadays. Led by Anderson, TULL still continues to tour through the globe, entertaining audiences of all ages.
The band at the moment is made up of:
Ian Anderson – Flute, acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Joe Parrish-James – Guitar
Florian Opahle – Guitar (album only)
Scott Hammond – Drums.
John O’Hara – Piano, keyboards and accordion
David Goodier – Bass guitar