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Jethro Tull Share Animated 'Aqualung' Video In Celebration Of 50th Anniversary

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Jethro Tull released an animated video for their 1971 classic "Aqualung" on Thursday (April 1), marking the 50th anniversary of their fourth studio album.

The video, directed by Sam Chegini, features several images from the song's lyrics and contains a graphic depiction of homelessness. The visual also shows Ian Anderson performing the song.

"At the suggestion of my pal, Jakko Jaksyzk of King Crimson, I contacted a young Iranian videographer/director, Sam Chegini," Anderson told Rolling Stone. "He delivered a unique rendition of the Aqualung song with abstract and documentary-type footage. A talented young man with a bright future in the music arts."

Anderson also revealed that the upcoming Jethro Tull album, their first since 2003's The Jethro Tull Christmas Album, will be titled The Zealot Gene.

(Photo: Craig ONeal)

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