A year ago I was approached by Rocket 88, a company who publish glossy, high-end coffee-table books, and asked if I would interview Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson for a book they were doing with him. Over the next few months, I spent a lot of time talking to Ian, who is the most punctual, organised rock star I have ever met, and reminds me of the deputy headmaster at my old secondary school. Mr. Anderson was probably sick of me by the end of it. But we did his book together and enjoyed a very convivial curry in an Indian restaurant near Hyde Park. So here it is: Ian Anderson and his band, all in their own words, with lots of fantastic photographs.