This mammoth tome chronicles Jethro Tull’s career from the outset to the end of the seventies. From the late sixties — a vital period where the group dynamics were established, Chronicles delves extensively into the history. Vintage gig and album reviews, contemporary quotes from band members, rare advertisements documenting how they were billed alongside their peers, it’s all in here. Aside from the 140,000 word narrative, this is also a stunningly visual book adorned with countless photos, many of them previously unpublished. Preserving the detailed history of a band as influential as Jethro Tull is a vital endeavour. Archiving matters and to many fans out there, so does the fascinating story of Jethro Tull. Shenton has pulled it all together to make this an indispensable addition to Jethro Tull’s bibliography.