Product Code: CHR 1040
Artist: Jethro Tull
Origin: New Zealand
Label: Chrysalis (1973)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: VG+
Record: VG+
Genre: Pop , Rock U

A Passion Play

Good clean vinyl, wear on gatefold coverĀ  Includes original 8 page booklet.

A Passion Play is the sixth studio album by Jethro Tull, released in July 1973 in both UK and US. Like its predecessor, Thick as a Brick (1972), it is a concept album comprising individual songs arranged into a single continuous piece of music (which is split into two parts on the original vinyl LP release) and a television film starring The Royal Ballet among other people, including members of the band themselves, namely John Evan (the pierrot introducing "The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectales"), Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond (narrator of story) and Ian Anderson (who gives a clipboard to Hammond-Hammond. The theme of the concept is apparently the spiritual journey of one man (Ronnie Pilgrim) in the afterlife. In the original tour to support the album, three videos were used: one for the intro of the play, a second for "The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles", and a final shot passage to conclude the act. The whole of the concert was probably the high water mark of Jethro Tull's elaborate stage productions.[2]