A gem containing interviews with band members such as John Evans, Glenn Cornick, Martin Barre and of course, Ian Anderson. With the help of fascinating new interviews by Rabey, he traces the history of a band which started life as the Blades, briefly included Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and went on to become Prog Rock royalty. The band constantly re-invented itself with new personnel and styles from blues, to folk to heavy rock and more. Full of quotes from contemporaries to put the band in context and photographs from the band's private collection, this is a must for fans.
Brian Rabey has been a music journalist for over 30 years, working for over 60 publications such as Toronto's Music Express in his native Canada. He has a BA in Communication Studies and has also worked as head Technician at Montreal's major theatre. He has played in bands since the age of twelve, but aged sixteen he first heard Jethro Tull's music and instantly bought a flute; learning the flute parts to all their songs.