Under Wraps is the 15th studio album by the band Jethro Tull, released in 1984. The songs' subject matter is heavily influenced by bandleader Ian Anderson's love of espionage fiction. It was controversial amongst Tull fans due to its 1980s electronic/synth-pop sound and Dave Pegg has been quoted as saying that the tracks cut from Broadsword and the Beast would have made a better album. The album was a commercial failure, reaching only the Nº 76 in the Billboard 200 and Nº 18 in UK charts. The single "Lap Of Luxury" achieved some attention, reaching the Nº 30.
The original 1984 release had 11 tracks, with "Astronomy", "Tundra", "Automotive Engineering", and "General Crossing" appearing on cassette only. Of these extra tracks, "General Crossing" became the first Jethro Tull track never to be released on vinyl, as "Astronomy", "Tundra", and "Automotive Engineering" all appeared on the 12-inch single release of "Lap of Luxury".
More recent editions of the CD album carry all 15 tracks, and the 2005 enhanced CD also contains a QuickTime video for "Lap of Luxury".
For the 1984 tour to promote Under Wraps, Jethro Tull showed the artistic stage production as often. In a manner quite closely to the Thick as a Brick tour, the roadies appear swepping the floor, counting the audience and studying the place. All band members and instruments are covered in "wraps", with Anderson then releasing them and the music starting.