) is a concept album
by the rock
band Jethro Tull
. It is best known for its title track, which concerns a homeless ephebophile
with a breathing problem - hence the title "Aqualung". It is a concept album only in so much as the first side of the LP vinyl record seems to be concerned with the same character, Aqualung. Side two revolves around a somewhat different theme of alienation from organized religion
The title track was co-written by band leader Ian Anderson and his then-wife Jennie.
Band leader Anderson always denied any attempt to create a concept album.
Aqualung peaked at #7 on the Billboard Music Charts' North American pop albums chart. The single "Hymn 43" hit #91 on Billboard's pop singles chart.
Jethro Tull's previous album was Benefit. Their next album is Thick as a Brick.
- Aqualung (Ian Anderson/Jennie Anderson)
- Cross-Eyed Mary (Anderson)
- Cheap Day Return (Anderson)
- Mother Goose (Anderson)
- Wond'ring Aloud (Anderson)
- Up To Me (Anderson)
- My God (Anderson)
- Hymn 43 (Anderson)
- Slip Stream (Anderson)
- Locomotive Breath (Anderson)
- Wind-Up (Anderson)