|40th anniversary deluxe edition of Stormwatch (1979) - a superb collection!
Format: CD / Cat No: 0190295471804 / Released: 18/10/2019
Track Listing: CD 1 - Stormwatch (Original Recording): 1. North Sea Oil / 2. Orion / 3. Home / 4. Dark Ages / 5. Warm Sporran / 6. Somethings On The Move / 7. Old Ghosts / 8. Dun Ringill / 9. Flying Dutchman / 10. Elegy
CD 2 - Associated Recordings: 1. Crossword / 2. Dark Ages (early version) / 3. Kelpie / 4. Dun Ringill (early version) / 5. A Stitch In Time / 6. A Single Man / 7. Broadford Bazaar / 8. King Henry’s Madrigal / 9. Orion (full version) / 10. Urban Apocalypse / 11. The Lyricon Blues / 12. Man Of God / 13. Rock Instrumental (unfinished master) / 14. Prelude To A Storm / 15. Sweet Dream (live)
CD 3 - Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag (First Half): 1. Intro / 2. Dark Ages / 3. Home / 4. Orion / 5. Dun Ringill / 6. Elegy / 7. Old Ghosts / 8. Something's On The Move / 9. Aqualung / 10. Peggy's Pub / 11. Jack-In-The-Green / 12. King Henry's Madrigal/Drum Solo / 13. Heavy Horses
CD4: Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag (Second Half): 1. Flute Solo (incl. Bourée, Soirée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Kelpie) / 2. Keyboard Duet (Bach's Prelude in Cm from the Well-Tempered Clavier 1) / 3. Songs From The Wood / 4. Hunting Girl / 5. Jams O'Donnel's Jigs / 6. Thick As A Brick / 7. Too Old To Rock'n'Roll Too Young To Die / 8. Cross-Eyed Mary / 9. Guitar Solo / 10. Minstrel In The Gallery / 11. Locomotive Breath / 12. Dambusters March
DVD ONE (AUDIO ONLY): Contains Stormwatch album mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital and a flat transfer of original 1979 mix at 96/24 LPCM stereo.
DVD TWO (AUDIO ONLY): Contains 13 associated recordings mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital and 15 associated recordings mixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo and 5 original mixes at 96/24 LPCM stereo.
More information: Stormwatch was originally released in September 1979 and completed a folk-rock trilogy the band started with Songs from the Wood in 1977 and continued the following year with Heavy Horses. It was the final album to feature the classic late-1970s Jethro Tull lineup, which included Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John Glascock, John Evan, David (now Dee) Palmer and Barriemore Barlow.
Stormwatch marked the end of an era for Jethro Tull. Due to his deteriorating health, bassist John Glascock missed most of the sessions for the album and only appears on three of its songs (“Flying Dutchman,” “Orion” and “Elegy.”) Tragically, Glascock died shortly after the album was released. The lineup changed even more following the tour to promote the album as Barlow, Evan and Palmer left the group.
This 40th Anniversary deluxe edition includes:
- The original album and associated recordings remixed in stereo and 5.1 by Steven Wilson
- A full concert from the Netherlands recorded in March 1980
- The original album and 13 associated recordings mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital
- A flat transfer of the original 1979 mix at 96/24 LPCM stereo
- 15 associated recordings mixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo and five original mixes at 96/24 LPCM stereo
- A book filled with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson and Dee Palmer, rare photographs and more.