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The good news is that Ian Anderson has chosen to sequel-ize Jethro Tull’s most creative album, instead of the more popular one about the guy on the park bench. And he pulls off Brick 2 surprisingly well, with a connecting theme — the possible life paths of Gerald Bostock, the fictional lad who “wrote” the original — that lends some unexpected poignancy. It also sounds more like vintage Tull than anything the band’s done in decades, and fans will welcome the return of all those tricky time signatures and interlocking themes; along with plenty of in-joke quotes from the original.
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