Lend Me Your Ears
Author: Ian Anderson
Publisher: This Day In Music Books
Release Date: November 10, 2022
(From Press Release)
Lend Me Your Ears
– official new book with a foreword written by Ian Anderson
Told in the first person, this new book Lend Me Your Ears is an oral history of Jethro Tull, mixing hundreds of fan anecdotes with memories from the band, their collaborators, other musicians, and celebrity admirers garnered from over 50 years of recording and performing. With many images in full color and previously unseen pictures from fans, this is the Jethro Tull story as it’s never been told before.
Contributors to the book include former Tull members Jeffrey Hammond, Dave Pegg, Clive Bunker, Dee Palmer and Doane Perry, celebrity fans Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller), Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Joe Bonamassa, Steve Lukather (Toto), Danny Carey (Tool), Bryan Josh (Mostly Autumn), Graham Bonnett (Rainbow), TV presenter Lloyd Grossman, Tim Bowness, Mikael Åkerfeldt, Seth Lakeman, Jakko Jaksyk (King Crimson), Leo O’Kelly (Tír na nÓg), Franz Di Cioccio (PFM), Reverend George Pitcher, TV snooker commentator John Virgo and novelist Mark Billingham.
Lend Me Your Ears will be published in four editions:
Special Edition box priced at £85.00 – ($105.00) includes the following bonus items:
• A pack of Jethro Tull playing cards
• A set of Jethro Tull drink coasters
• Set of 4 Polaroid photographs of Jethro Tull
• Jethro Tull setlist from a 1976 North American Tour
• A high-quality copy of handwritten lyrics by Ian Anderson
• Martin & Co guitar plectrum with Ian Anderson printed signature, as played by Ian
• Ian’s personal Tour itinerary from the 90’s with handwritten notes by Ian
• 432-page full color hardback book
Lend Me Your Ears is now published and in stock as a 384-page full color hardback edition at £39.99 ($47.99) and a softback edition priced at £26.99 ($36.00).
Jethro Tull were, by the mid-seventies, one of the most successful live performing acts on the world stage, rivaling Led Zeppelin, Elton John and even the Rolling Stones. Now with some 30-odd albums to their credit and sales totaling more than 60 million, Jethro Tull continue to travel near and far to fans, old and new, across the world.