New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 10 - Page 144

or accident, many songs that I’ve written coincide with his life or career. I didn’t know at the time I wrote it that a song such as ‘Aqualung’ could actually relate to his bronchial disorder but it is all quite similar and there are quite a few of the songs that are like this. So I assembled them all together into this sort of an opera style show,” explained Anderson. The rock opera named after Jethro Tull reimagines the man in the near future with the story illustrated via songs from the band’s repertoire. “Heavy Horses,” “Farm On The Freeway,” “Songs From The Wood,” “Aqualung,” “Living In The Past,” “Wind-Up,” “A New Day Yesterday,” “The Witch’s Promise,” “Locomotive Breath” and many other classic songs from the Tull collection will be part of this undertaking; some modified a bit to “fit the bill,” he explained. “What I did was bring them up to speed to reflect a Watch a promo video for “Jethro Tull, The Rock Opera” NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 10 144