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Ian Anderson Says Jethro Tull Have Completed Recording 23rd Studio Album

British rock band Jethro Tull have completed work on the recording of their 23rd studio album.

The completion of the album comes within a year of Jethro Tull releasing the critically-acclaimed The Zealot Gene, their first album in two decades.

“We have been putting the finishing touches to the artwork for the album cover and wrapped up the recording and mixing a few weeks ago. Due to the usual long wait for vinyl pressing and manufacturing, we are scheduled for an Spring 2023 release but, during the weeks and months to come, you will be hearing more about the record and the various formats which will be available,” said Ian Anderson.

“It’s a little too early just yet to tease you with titles, tracklists and content, but rest assured that it is all done and dusted as to mastering and the main elements of art and packaging,” added the band’s frontman. “I hope you will like the concept and themes when I am ready to tell you more. It has been a long and tricky job to get the material recorded during a hectic schedule of touring in these last months. A day here, a day there and the odd burst of a few days together at some points along the way.”

Anderson revealed that he wrote the main themes and lyrics. Most of the recording took place in June and August with the stereo mixing done in September. Bruce Soord of The Pineapple Thief did the sound mixing and an alternative stereo mixing.

Jethro Tull continue live dates this year, with shows in mainland Europe before returning to the U.K. for their annual Christmas shows, and then further dates in 2023.

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