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Jethro Tull - Shoshana Sleeping


Jethro Tull's new single/album in 18 years!馃獎


One sleeping woman named Shoshana (which means rose in Hebrew)... Who's "smell" 馃尯 have awakened a huge dinosaur after a coma of 18 years ...18 years since Jethro Tull's latest new material!



'Sleeping Shoshana' is the "first swallow" from a new album... Yes, Yes! Which will be released on 28/01/22, along with 11 other fragrant roses, as part of a completely new gene...


The Zealot Gene (the album's name)馃捒.


In Sleeping Shoshana... The giant Ian Anderson, whose years have added to his voice an even deeper and "older" layer of medieval-like storytelling... continues to fascinate us, as if we were children who listen to him in silence around the tribe's bonfire 馃敟, especially as he continues to play his flute so magically 馃鈥嶁檪锔... even if it's a "modern timed" song (less than 4 minutes) compared to the first days of the prog dinosaur.


All this alongside a rather heavy riff that leads us through the dark forest, full in enchanted fairy tales... which is also reflected in the black and white video depicting the song's adventure in an animation of wax dolls and shadow puppets.


We can just keep fantasizing馃敭 what more聽fragrant Shoshana/roses are waiting to join in the giant's awakening.


Ian Anderson said that in the album's lyrics he weaves the evil within the general good, as part of his fondness for ancient biblical stories and the Bible... As part of the birth鈿f a new gene!




鈥楾he Zealot Gene鈥 Track listing:


1. Mrs. Tibbets (5:54)

2. Jacob's Tales (2:13)

3. Mine Is The Mountain (5:40)

4. The Zealot Gene 3:54

5. Shoshana Sleeping 3:41

6. Sad City Sisters (3:40)

7. Barren Beth, Wild Desert John (3:37)

8. The Betrayal Of Joshua Kynde (4:06)

9. Where Did Saturday Go? (3:53)

10. Three Loves, Three (3:30)

11. In Brief Visitation (3:00)

12. The Fisherman Of Ephesus (3:41)




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