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 colour 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:
Super Deluxe Edition limited – Sorry, this edition has now sold out.
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 hand written 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 colour hardback book
Lend Me Your Ears will also be published as a 384 page full colour 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, rivalling Led Zeppelin, Elton John and even the Rolling Stones. Now with some 30-odd albums to their credit and sales totalling more than 60 million, Jethro Tull continue to travel near and far to fans, old and new, across the world.