Album of the Day
'A' (A La Mode) (40th Anniversary Edition)
After completing its acclaimed folk-rock trilogy in 1979, Jethro Tull returned a year later with A, an album that introduced a different sound and a new line-up. Originally intended as a solo record by band founder Ian Anderson, the collection also features Tull guitarist Martin Barre as well as Dave Pegg (bass, mandolin) and Mark Craney (drums), along with guest performer Eddie Jobson – a Roxy Music alumnus – on keyboard, synthesizer and electric violin. The album and subsequent tour were well-received by fans around the world, and in honor of the set's 40th anniversary, a new 3-CD/3-DVD version has just been released. ‘A’ (A LA MODE) (THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) includes five unreleased tracks from the recording sessions, a full 1980 concert from the LA Sports Arena, the Slipstream video collection and much more.