Print version: Smolko, Tim. Jethro Tull’s Thick as a brick and A passion play : inside two long songs. Bloomington : Indiana University Press,  xix, 242 pages Profiles in popular music ISBN 9780253010261
Includes bibliographical references and index
Life is a long song : providing a context for Thick as a brick and A passion play -- Galliards and lute songs : the influence of early music in Jethro Tull -- Geared toward the exceptional rather than the average : the album cover and lyrics of Thick as a brick -- The music of Thick as a brick : form and thematic development -- The music of Thick as a brick : other features -- The Chateau d’Isaster tapes and the album cover and lyrics of A passion play -- The music of A passion play -- Monty Python, reception, and live versions.