It seems there is another Jethro Tull album to be had. (That link is to a Metafilter post. If you're not a member, you should be.) The post reads a little like very good marketing, but the comments show that I'm not alone in saying that this is relevant to my interests. There are many more links there at Mefi then I could provide here.
I loved Thick as Brick. It was everything my younger me needed; well, that and most other recording efforts of Ian Anderson. It was angry, full of images, it relied heavily on pace, with discordant rhythm, and most of all, it was just. It's what I needed to hear when I needed to hear it. I've gotten a whole lot older, and so has the album. But the memory remains.
I still have the vinyl, with 16 page newspaper, a far cry from mint condition. I likely wouldn't sell it, even if I cared to. I also know full well that the new album will not be what that one was. Ian Anderson has come 30 years in resolving his daddy issues. We all have. Still, I'm looking forward to the music. If Ian Anderson can still feel the need to create, then I guess I'm not that old after all.