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Carl Wiser, Songfacts, 11 April 2013

IN 1972, JETHRO TULL released Thick As A Brick, an entire album comprised of one song. Critics hated it. "You can listen to it, but it is beyond me why anyone'd want to," Dave Marsh scoffed. The American public was far more charitable, sending the album to #1 for two weeks in June, making it the most unusual chart-topper in US history.

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