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Jethro Tull / Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition / five-disc bookset

Steven Wilson 5.1 and stereo mixes • 96-page booklet • Incredible value

The latest in a run of fine Jethro Tull deluxe reissues gallops into view in February – Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition. Just like the 40th anniversary edition of Songs From The Wood released in May, this one also marks four decades since the original album’s release and is a five-disc bookset.

Heavy Horses was the second in a trilogy of folk rock albums by the progressive folk-rockers – following Songs From The Wood (1977) and preceding Stormwatch (1979) – and its songs inspired by horses and agricultural life went down well on both sides of the Atlantic. Top 20 chart positions in the UK and America were backed up by critical praise for its melodies and instrumentation, and the flute-playing of lead singer and flautist Ian Anderson.

“As a child, my big passion was to get off the leash and explore the local wooded and leafy suburbs,” recalls Anderson. “So it didn’t suddenly become new in 1977, it was just that the subject matter fitted what I wanted to write about at the time.”

The ‘New Shoes Edition’ kicks off with a Steve Wilson stereo remix of the original album plus nine ‘associated recordings’ (seven of which are previously unreleased) on the first CD, and a live 1978 concert from Berne, Switzerland is spread across CDs two and three.

The two DVDs feature 97 audio and video tracks, with studio work (including bonus tracks) remixed to 5.1 (and stereo) by Steven Wilson and live material handled similarly by Jakko Jakszyk. These discs also include a flat transfer of the original mix of the album and promotional video footage and two period TV ads. An embarrassment of riches!

All of this is packaged up in a 96-page book, featuring a written history of the album and corresponding tour, including complete lyrics for the album and bonus tracks, track-by-track annotation by Ian Anderson, rare photos and exclusive interviews with musicians Maddy Prior and Darryl Way, and studio engineer Colin Leggett.

Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition is released on 9 February 2018. Update: 14 Dec: The label have been in touch directly with SDE to confirm that typo on the lyric quote on the front cover (“trembling sky” should read “tumbling sky”) has been corrected in time for production.

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CD 1 Stereo Steven Wilson remixes

  1. …And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
  2. Acres Wild
  3. No Lullaby
  4. Moths
  5. Journeyman
  6. Rover
  7. One Brown Mouse
  8. Heavy Horses
  9. Weathercock

Associated Recordings

  1. Living In These Hard Times (Version Two)*
  2. Everything In Our Lives*
  3. Jack A Lynn* (early version)
  4. Quatrain* (studio version)
  5. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry*
  6. Beltane
  7. Botanic Man*
  8. Living In These Hard Times (Version One)
  9. Botanic Man Theme*

* Previously unreleased material

CD 2: Live In Concert: Berne, Switzerland, May 1978 – Jacko Jakszyk stereo remix – Part One

  1. Opening Music (Quartet)
  2. Introduction by Claude Nobs
  3. No Lullaby
  4. Sweet Dream
  5. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
  6. Jack In The Green
  7. One Brown Mouse
  8. Heavy Horses
  9. A New Day Yesterday
  10. Flute Solo Improvisation / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Bouree
  11. Living In The Past / A New Day Yesterday (reprise)
  12. Songs From The Wood 

CD 3: Live In Concert: Berne, Switzerland, May 1978 – Jacko Jakszyk stereo remix –Part Two

  1. Thick As A Brick
  2. Hunting Girl
  3. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll
  4. Conundrum
  5. Minstrel In The Gallery
  6. Cross Eyed Mary
  7. Quatrain
  8. Aqualung
  9. Locomotive Breath
  10. Dambusters March / Aqualung (reprise) 

DVD 1: [Audio/Video]

 Surround Mixes
1. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
2. Acres Wild (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
3. No Lullaby (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
4. Moths (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
5. Journeyman (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
6. Rover (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
7. One Brown Mouse (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
8. Heavy Horses (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
9. Weathercock (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
10. Living In These Hard Times (Version 2) [Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
11. Everything In Our Lives (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
12. Jack-A-Lynn (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
13. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
14. Beltane (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
15. Botanic Man (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
16. Living In These Hard Times (Version 1) [Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
17. Botanic Man Theme (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)
18. A Town In England (Steven Wilson Remix, DD/DTS 5.1 Surround)

Stereo mixes
19. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
20. Acres Wild (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
21. No Lullaby (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
22. Moths (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
23. Journeyman (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
24. Rover (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
25. One Brown Mouse (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
26. Heavy Horses (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
27. Weathercock (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
28. Living In These Hard Times (Version 2) [Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo]
29. Everything In Our Lives (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
30. Jack-A-Lynn (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
31. Quatrain (Studio Version) [Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo]
32. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
33. Beltane (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
34. Botanic Man (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
35. Living In These Hard Times (Version 1) [Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo]
36. Botanic Man Theme (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)
37. A Town In England (Steven Wilson Remix, 96/24 PCM Stereo)

Flat Transfers
38. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
39. Acres Wild (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
40. No Lullaby (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
41. Moths (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
42. Journeyman (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
43. Rover (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
44. One Brown Mouse (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
45. Heavy Horses (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
46. Weathercock (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
47. Rover (No Strings Version)
48. Living In These Hard Times (Version 2)
49. Beltane

DVD 2 [Audio]

Jethro Tull recorded live to 24 track at The Festhalle, Berne, Switzerland by The Maison Rouge Mobile mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD surround sound and 48/24 LPCM stereo.

Promotional video footage for the tracks Heavy Horses & Moths. and two period TV ads.

1. Opening Music (Quartet)
2. Introduction by Claude Nobs (Spoken Word)
3. No Lullaby (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
4. Sweet Dream (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
5. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
6. Jack-In-The-Green (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
7. One Brown Mouse (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
8. Heavy Horses (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
9. A New Day Yesterday (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
10. Flute Solo Improvisation/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Bouree (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
11. Living In The Past/A New Day Yesterday (Reprise) [Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk]
12. Songs From The Wood (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
13. Thick As A Brick (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
14. Hunting Girl (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
15. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
16. Conundrum (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
17. Minstrel In The Gallery (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
18. Cross-Eyed Mary (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
19. Quatrain (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
20. Aqualung (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
21. Locomotive Breath (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk)
22. The Dambusters March/Aqualung (Reprise) [Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978, Mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD by Jakko Jakszyk]

23. Opening Music (Quartet)
24. Introduction by Claude Nobs (Spoken Word)
25. No Lullaby (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
26. Sweet Dream (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
27. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
28. Jack-In-The-Green (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
29. One Brown Mouse (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
30. Heavy Horses (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
31. A New Day Yesterday (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
32. Flute Solo Improvisation/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Bouree (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
33. Living In The Past/A New Day Yesterday (Reprise) [Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk]
34. Songs From The Wood (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
35. Thick As A Brick (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
36. Hunting Girl (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
37. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
38. Conundrum (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
39. Minstrel In The Gallery (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
40. Cross-Eyed Mary (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
41. Quatrain (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
42. Aqualung (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
43. Locomotive Breath (Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk)
44. The Dambusters March/Aqualung (Reprise) [Live In Concert In Berne 28th May 1978. Mixed to 96/24 stereo by Jakko Jakszyk]

45. Heavy Horses (Video)
46. Moths (Video)
47. Bursting Out (TV Ad) [Video]
48. Bursting Out & Madison Square Garden Show (TV Ad) [Video]

131 responses to Jethro Tull / Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition / five-disc bookset

  1. Reyid says:

    I am continually invstigating online for tips that can help me. Thank you!

  2. J says:

    Echoing the question from CJL. I bought this at Amazon and DVD2 is badly scuffed. I want a replacement disc that is not scuffed. How do I get that? Is there a way to contact the label/manufacturer??? I see no point in wasting time with Amazon only to get another set in exactly the same condition (unless I get extremely lucky in the draw which seems unlikely – from various music forums I participate in this is a common issue for many folks who bought this set).

    I hazily recall there also being an issue with the DVD in the Thick As a Brick set (some type of mastering error?). At the time I was able to get a replacement disc but I cannot recall how that worked.

    • Mathew Lauren says:

      I’ve been through this process with Amazon many times for different reasons.

      Choices are:

      to re-order thru AMAZON (over and over AND OVER) and complain (over and over and OVER), NICELY!

      If you still have a problem in 6 mos and NO ONE from the manufacturer or Ian/JT Mgt/Parlophone or (my favourites here in America – NOT!) Rhino/WARNER MUSIC GROUP or even WEA, Int’l., then start buying thru 3rd Party under the A to Z guarantee and “hope” for a bookset from a different batch.

      It’s totally: CAVEAT EMPTOR

      …with the exception that Ian walks his talk. He cares. He doesn’t gouge his fan$, he provides great product and if this is a widespread problem, he will request something be done.

      The “Stand Up” (elevated edition) cd/DVD 5.1 bookset problems were an AMAZON.com (U.S.) issue. Pallets of booksets were delivered, damaged! Scuffs on the “Songs from the Wood” concert DVD 2 don’t affect play, but, it seems few have complained. Again, TAAB cd/dvd 5.1 release was a debacle with many issues (google it) forcing (even) SW to chime in (to maintain his stellar reputation with his fans), which caused Ian and EMI to call for the manufacture of NEW and replacement 5.1 DVDs (google it).

      This issue simply may not be widespread enough for anyone from the supply-side to act.

  3. Kari Niemela says:

    Berne concert has just 5 repeated songs from the Bursting Out. Great stuff!

  4. CJL says:

    PS Paul/anybody know how to go about contacting Parlophone Records to see if they’re aware of the problems with the live dvd & to see if they’re going to re-manufacture the discs? I don’t want to keep sending my defective copies back to Amazon on the off-chance that I may get a pristine dvd2.

  5. CJL says:

    Same problem here. Returned my initial copy because of scuff marks on dvd 2 & have just received my second copy from Amazon & the same dvd has the same three bad scuff marks on the playing surface.

    • Dave says:

      Hi .ordered from burning shed same problem. Emailed rhino and parlophone as yet no response
      As stated no point returning just to get the same disc problem again ? Reading reviews I think its quite a common fault ! That does need addressing . any help appreciated Paul ?

  6. Simon Stokes says:

    Has anyone found the song A Town in England. It is mentioned in the booklet and the promos for the album but I cannot locate it on any disc?

    • Sundiegojc says:

      It is on DVD 1, but apparently not menu-accessible (and why the hell would Ian and coterie make such a gaffe!!!). I routinely rip my multichannel music DVDs to a hard drive. That’s how I discovered it on the disc, while using my PC ripping program.
      The track is only 1 minute in length, and the only way I could play the song was to select Track (Title) 5 from the software’s track navigator.
      Like you I was unable to find any mention of it, much less select it from the Disc menus.

      • Simon says:

        The DVD problem is fixed by lightly cleaning using a cleaning cloth in an outward direction from the centre of the disc. You don’t need to clean far from the centre. That is where the problem is in itiatlising the DVD.

    • Doug says:

      Strangely, it’s within the same ‘track’ as Botanic Man Theme and plays after that piece and after an extended bit of silence. No idea why it wasn’t given a separate track.

      • Mathew Lauren says:

        I can’t find “A Town in England.” After “Botanic Man Theme” 2.0/5.1 plays, the screen fades to black and the album is over.

        • Mathew Lauren says:

          So, according the the Rhino website: “Botanic Man Theme” and “A Town in England” are ONE song “BMT/ATIE” lasting 2:47. Is this correct? I don’t know this music and it simply sounds like a “Botanic Man” Instrumental.

          …and Ftr, it all sounds good to me.

          • Julian H says:

            “A Town in England” can be accessed on the DVD by clicking on the horseshoe which appears in one of the menus (I forget which one). It’s slightly hidden :)

  7. Paul says:

    Received mine today from amazon, superb set and fantastic album, however check your dvd 2 in the set, the one in the carded page, mine is badly marked, at the moment no tracks seem to be affected but there are 3 big scuffs on the disc in different places.

    • Colin Crammond says:

      I received my copy, pre-ordered from Amazon.co.uk, yesterday and my DVD disc 2 also has the same defect on the disc. It looks badly scuffed, however it played without any problems. Quality control needs to sort this out, otherwise lots of people will be returning their copies without even trying them first.

    • Mathew Lauren says:

      I, too have had the same problem with multiple, JT booksets over the last couple of years — mostly the concert DVDs, scuffed, but play fine. Ian needs to step in here, b/c EVERY replacement DVD comes scuffed. I’m obviously not the only one who has suffered this. As well, the “Stand Up” (elevated edition) cd/dvd 5.1 bookset was poorly constructed and EVERY copy from Amazon.com has arrived, SEVERLY damaged.

      This on top of the 2012 40e “THICK AS A BRICK” cd/dvd 5.1 debacle. Ian would be wise to re-release this bookset with extras. “Benefit” as well could stand a 5.1 bookset RE (maybe combined with any 4-track “This Was” recordings that would benefit (pun intended) from surround treatment. That would make a nice bookset and address this issue and request by the JT cd/5.1 DVD bookset fans.

      Of course as a completist, let’s NOT forget a cd/5.1 DVD TAAB2 bookset. Maybe a TAAB/TAAB2 cd/5.1
      DVD bookset combo would be the appropriate and profitable approach here.

  8. jd says:

    Just played through the stereo remix CD w/ studio phones while reading the first bit of the book. The main reason I buy these sets are for the 5.1 remixes but damn, this stereo remix of the album proper is genius! Sound quality is stellar and the new mix is a revelation! … And the book! I love the detailed recollections of the band about the recording process. Such an informative and engaging read! Can’t wait to go through the rest of the studio material, the live album and especially, the aforementioned 5.1 mix. If the 5.1 is as good as the stereo, we’re all in for a real treat. Bravo!

  9. Adam says:

    I’m no Tull expert and am learning about them through these reissues. The ‘Heavy Horses’ set has arrived today, and wonder if any aficionado can tell me why the b side of ‘Moths’, ‘Life is a Long Song’ isn’t included here?

  10. Florentino Stabile says:

    Thanks, Paul.

    No band… maybe Marillion.. as well that give their fanbase respect….. price their reissues very discreetly…. giving them everything including the kitchen sink. And yes, Marillion are doing the bookstyle reissues as well…. as they did with Misplaced Childhood last year.

    Chrysalis and Parlophone are at the top of the music industry for these things. I would stand on top of a mountain and proclaim it.

    God bless you all and keep them coming.
    Sincerely,

    Tull and Marillion maniac… music aficionado with a sensitive wallet.

    • Mathew Lauren says:

      +1

      Well said, Florentino.

      Sensitive wallet or not, there is NO REASON to fleece ones’ fans!

      Calling ALL musical artists: Keep the discrete, surround-sound booksets coming!

  11. Stephen Braithwaite says:

    Really looking forward to this. It’s one of my favourite Tull albums along with Songs from the Wood.

  12. FRENCHY ERIC says:

    Underestimated band. Great album, in my JT top 5 !
    Fantastic good value box sets too…
    Anderson has a remarkable vocal signature and ranks in my opinion amongst the TOP 50 best british rock singers.

    • Berg says:

      What is the point of having an album on DVD? Why not add just concert DVD’s to these sets? I want to play music on my CD stereo and in the car. I feel the DVD album is just added fluff.

      • Mar says:

        The DVD format allows them to include all sorts of extras, flat transfers, DTS 5.1, higher bit rate to name a few. If you want to see a great example of bonus material look at the content of the XTC releases,. If you allow 850MB for CD, 4,7GB for DVD and 25GB for Blu-Ray, XTC’s Skylarking would be around 12 CDs.

        • Mathew Lauren says:

          I just p/u “Skylarking” at my local Cd Traders this past weekend as part of their quarterly, weekend sales-days. It is packed with goodies. Good point!

  13. Kari Niemela says:

    Loads of unrealeased recordings, complete concerts and exact session data and other interesting reading. Truly for fans!

  14. Kenneth says:

    Wow. Tull does not **** around. Wish all artists could do this. I hope they make more than some of these greedy sets that have been put out. This puts Hotel California box to absolute shame. Looks like an outstanding value.

    • David says:

      Agreed! My theoretical upper limit on buying new boxed sets is to $10/disc + $10 for packaging. Obviously, Jethro Tull does very well with this pricing philosophy while the Eagles do very poorly with this pricing philosophy.

    • Andrew Gaines says:

      These are the best quality sets (in terms of both content and packaging and pricing) of re-issues I have come across. I even went back and bought the Passion Play box set despite not liking the album! I was rewarded there by the near completed album they made before they scrapped it. Excellent value.

      I am also hoping they re-issue Broadsword. I like the album but, as someone else said , the quality of the outtakes is very impressive. A concert from that period would be good too.

    • Mathew Lauren says:

      +1. Touché

  15. Jayson T. says:

    In reference to the outtake “Living In These Hard Times,” I mean the “Heavy Horses” recording sessions.

  16. Jayson T. says:

    The mother of all box sets is going to be my favorite Tull album, and from what I understand is the 2nd highest selling Tull record in all of Europe, and that’s “The Broadsword And The Beast.” Ian wrote almost 4 albums worth of material for that record, and many of the tunes are better than the songs on the original album (like “Overhang”). I cannot wait for that one because there are bound to be alternate versions and all sorts of goodies we haven’t heard before. BTW – “Living In These Hard Times” is one of the 3 or 4 best outtakes not included on a Jethro Tull album. For me, it’s the 3rd best song he recorded during these sessions. I have no idea why it was left off. Awesome song.

  17. JR L says:

    Crest of a Knave! Please?

  18. Bob says:

    Is there a flat transfer of the original Heavy Horses stereo mix on either DVD? Thanks.

  19. Julian H says:

    “The latest in a run of fine Jethro Tull deluxe reissues gallops into view in February”

    When I read that sentence I looked at the writer. That’s a typical Justyn Barnes line, I guess!

  20. Kevin Brown says:

    If anyone is interested the latest photo of Heavy Horses with the 5 discs on UK Amazon site clearly now show that the booklet cover has been corrected and now says”tumbling” instead of “trembling”

  21. Michel D. says:

    Now available at Amazon Canada.

  22. purpledaniel says:

    Stormwatch…probably in 2019.

  23. Bruce says:

    Does any one knows if
    STORMWATCH
    is in the pipeline?

  24. movement says:

    Thanks @Dan T.

  25. BritinDetroit says:

    Tull-Anderson-Wilson cannot be touched for the quality and affordability of their reissues.

    If you feel like an early (seasonal) gift to yourself, go to Amazon.com where “Stand Up, The Elevated Edition” is just $17.87

    • peter chrisp says:

      Tull’s reissues are certainly the best for prices extraordinary and i am comparing that to the over inflated anniversary edition of Hotel California but as you say what can you do

  26. purpledaniel says:

    And by the way, we don´t know how many tracks from Berne were used for Bursting Out. But Ian Anderson had at least two other concerts to chose from and yet he has chosen Berne. My guess is that Bursting Out used few tracks from Berne.

  27. purpledaniel says:

    To SDE staff,

    regarding the update: did the label confirm release date for february 9 or is it effectively pushed to march 2nd?

  28. Terry G says:

    I assume the live discs are the same as BO, because Claude Nobbs does the introduction on BO.

  29. purpledaniel says:

    Pushed back to march 2nd, probably due to the trembling horse.

  30. Michael Weber says:

    GREAT NEWS! JT and SW have been doing such a wonderful job with these reissues. You get so much for a more than fan-friendly price. Thank you!!

  31. purpledaniel says:

    Defect fixed!

  32. Charles Christopher says:

    While it’s too prominent not to be embarrassing, if the only fault of this set turns out to be a lyric mis-print on the cover, I’d say that’s forgivable compared to the general quality of the Tull sets. Compared to some of the mistakes I’ve read about on these forums, I’d be willing to forgive (and there are several albums where lyric misprints were on the original albums, like the one on Days of Future Past).

    • Dan T. says:

      @Charles Christopher – I think the defect actually adds to its uniqueness. I’m hoping mine arrives with the error, actually. I think it could be a rare copy if that’s the case… ;-)

  33. purpledaniel says:

    Wilson is not on Broadword because Broadsword isn´t still in the Pipeline. But he has confirmed interested in remixing it. Tull will e busy in 2018 with the 50 anniversary celebrations and releases.

  34. Dave says:

    Happy new year !

  35. j says:

    Ian & the gang nail another one. The Eagles, Roxy and countless others could learn a thing or 2 from Mr. Anderson. It is super rare to find such great value @ this price point. I really hope they go all the way to Catfish Rising & Roots to Branches. That would really make my day.

    So I keep reading contradictions. Is Wilson on Board or Broadsword or no?
    J

  36. Stephen Leigh says:

    Man… One day. May I just throw into the ring that Jack A Lynn is one of the greatest outtakes ever? Would love to hear this version.

  37. Colin Harper says:

    On a classic rock tangent… have you noticed the 30 disc Wishbone Ash set that’s been announced recently, Paul?

  38. Steve j says:

    One of my favourite JT Albums really looking forward to this release to add to my “book” edition collection
    Just waiting for the right deal to come along as it will.Always chuckle at the Amazon starting price

  39. Dav says:

    My favourite Tull album so a must buy for me.

  40. Klaus says:

    As no one else seems to have noticed so far: Thanks for your first ever proper announcement on an SDE that has yet to be released, Justyn Barnes.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Justyn is an occasional contributor to SDE… he has posted quite a bit before, although not for a while!

  41. Andrew B says:

    Another must have Tull, have them all, amazing value for money. At least Tull know how to not fleece fans.

  42. David McIntyre says:

    A personal fave, from Moths to One brown Mouse, great relive from my childhood. Will purchase

  43. David Hartley says:

    Thanks, Paul, for the notification. Pre-ordered and great value, so cheers to the record company as well.

  44. Isaías says:

    Someone please can tell me if Heavy Horses is the last to be release as deluxe edition or the reissue program go ahead up to the last Chrisalys album which is Roots to Branches. I’d love to hear all the material from the vault. There’s planty of them !!!!

  45. Michael says:

    God bless Ian Anderson! What a wonderful deluxe box set at a price I can actually afford next year without compromising Christmas festivities for my family and friends this year. I am more than pleased with the other JT deluxe book-style box sets and looking forward to adding this one to my collection!

  46. Paul Wren says:

    Terrific price on this.

  47. Andy says:

    I shall pre-order this one just like I have done with all the others. Really looking forward to it. I don’t have facility to play the 5.1 and I’m starting to amass quite a few of them now, which is getting frustrating.

    • Pal says:

      You don’t know what you are missing. Don’t you have a friend with a decent surround system to listen to at least one of those SW 5.1 mixes? That experience would make you assemble a small 5.1 rig – all you need is a dvd player, an AV receiver, 5 bookshelf speakers and a sub.

    • Dan T. says:

      @ Andy, there are some 5.1 headphones out there that produce DISCREET 5.1 signals (not emulated 5.1), and they’re cheaper than buying a whole system. Usually requires a USB connection to a computer (and listening to the lossy mix), but it’s better than sticking to the stereo (which, I will add, are still quite head-spinning at times in terms of clarity).

  48. Kevin says:

    Wow. Yeah, I’ll echo the “I wish I liked Jethro Tull” sentiment.

    This, along with the INXS Kick set is really the best and latest examples of reissues with great value for money. I mean, 3 CDs and 2 DVDs bursting with content for under $40 (US)?

    Jeebus. Take a page, everyone else.

  49. rosegirl says:

    Adding this to my pre-order pile. I love the Tull sets, they are a genuinely beautiful product.

  50. Beats says:

    So the Berne concert is basically a reissue of Bursting Out? Odd that isn’t stated anywhere.

    • Mark H. says:

      Looks like it has a couple of extra tracks (“Heavy Horses” being one of them).

    • Colin Harper says:

      I understand that it IS a different concert to the one used for ‘Bursting Out’. Tull tended to play exactly the same set on their tours in their heyday, hence it’s the same tracklist as ‘Bursting Out’. Ian has previously (years back) said he has a shelf full of recordings from that tour, but that they’re all the same setlist.

      • Gary Niemela says:

        Probably, source of BO is not quite clear, but Berne was played just once, so most likely. However, I am looking for a great mix and an unedited concert with Heavy Horses added. Great concert anyway!

      • peter chrisp says:

        Thanks Colin for your feedback in regards to the live side as it looks as though it’s exactly the same as their Bursting Out live album but recorded at different venues

  51. Jake says:

    Easy pre-order for what is a great series of reissues.

    As far as what happens when Wilson has hit the end of the JT albums he wants to do, I wonder if Jakko Jakszyk will continue the series. Jakko has done some King Crimson and ELP stuff that Wilson either didn’t want to, or couldn’t, do.

    I’m hoping we’ll eventually get to a Crest of a Knave set, but not have to wait until its 40th Anniversary before we see it.

  52. Keith says:

    Another cracking set let down by no blu ray for the surround but more than makes up in other ways. As for value for money McCartney and Ferry take note.

  53. Bill Hammell says:

    Very disappointing, much like the recent Moody Blues “Days of Future” 5.1 edition. No Blu make one blue :(

  54. Solid Rick says:

    Does Maddy Prior sing on it? Would be good to know as it’s a major incentive to buy.

  55. Kevin from Edinburgh says:

    As per all previous editions, immediately pre-ordered.
    Whilst the cost is around 50% higher than SFTW, it’s still a bargain in my opinion.
    I have no objection; I thought the previous sets were underpriced (I still can’t work out how they managed to – presumably? – make a profit from them).
    The release date is around 60 days off – call it 50p a day, and it’s yours to own and cherish forever!

    I’ll echo what everyone is saying: these set the bar, and few others get close to it. I for one can’t wait.
    (One more call out to Parlophone or whoever to have a book for Benefit. We have the discs from the previous release, you know how many we are, and most will, I suspect, be like me – happy to pay for the book alone. What do we think, chaps? £10 for a new book to put our discs in?)

  56. APAB says:

    I am so happy this is out! Great album, great bonus tracks and great value for money. Roxy?, McCartney? No no no.

    • Richard Starkey says:

      Yes, Paul McCartney especially. FOLLOW THIS FORMAT, and you will sell the hell out of them…!

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        Would they have the balls to go back to Band on the Run again?! Get the demos off the mugger in Lagos, dig out the 5.1 mix. £30. I’m in :)

        • Peter chrispp says:

          Paul thanks for the info just out of curiosity is the live disc a carbon copy of their Bursting Out live album? Appreciate all of the info you have given us all year your reviews your unbiased opinions literally on everything and have a great Christmas

  57. juerie says:

    So sad, that I have missed the Thick as a brick box, which is very expansive these days. But I bought all tbe others. really like them. will buy this one two.
    thanks paul.

    • Alan Blevin says:

      The Thick As A Brick box was Mewtilated(as in Peter Mew) by terrible mastering that destroyed Steven’s mix.Eventually they will put out a fixed version with the current book format.It was actually a bigger stuff up than Heroes.

  58. Charles Christopher says:

    I’m jealous of Jethro Tull fans, who continuously get terrific and affordably priced sets like this. If I were a bigger Tull fan, or someone who was just suddenly getting enthusiastic about them, I would probably cry based on how awesome they’ve been. I borrowed a couple of these sets from the local library, and while they’re a bit more immersive than my casual Tull listening really needs, they’re obviously put together with care and with the dedicated fan in mind. Way to go!

  59. richard says:

    Up yours Ferry !

  60. The Golden Age Of Things says:

    Ordered! Every one of these Jethro Tull Special Editions have been worth every penny. This is the highest pre-order price so far for one of these sets but the price should drop. Even if it stays at £32, it will still be a bargain.

  61. MFG says:

    If you’re not a fan of the Amazon behemoth, consider ordering from Burning Shed. Still a great value. From Burning Shed’s “About Us” section: “All rights remain with the artists and the aim is for more profits to go directly to artists than with sales generated elsewhere.”

    https://burningshed.com/jethro-tull_heavy-horses-anniversary_cd_dvd

  62. JJDelmas says:

    The Jethro Tull deluxe editions are THE best IMHO. Full of content, with a lavish yet practical format, and affordable. An absolute treat!

  63. Simon says:

    Apologies just reread the earlier comment.
    The omission of Broadford Bazaar is very difficult to understand. Shame because it is an excellant song.

  64. Simon says:

    No one does it better than Tull. Price wise and content wise these reissues lead the pack. Others would do well to take notice.

    As to Broadsword (sevearal albums later) regrettably Steven Wilson has said he will not be involved.

    • electronicpaperboy says:

      He has since changed his mind and will go up to and include Broadsword.

    • max says:

      Hi Simon,

      that is not true. I did speak to SW a few months ago and he said that he would actually love to work on Broadsword as it’s one of his favorite JT-albums.

      • JF says:

        That is great news, “Broadsword” is my favourite Tull album. I also hope he does, the much maligned, “Under Wraps” which I loved as well. Don’t really care after that.

        • CJ Feeney says:

          If he went as far as Crest of a Knave that would effectively upgrade (almost) every track in my “20 years of Jethro Tull” box which I could only get on cassette as I was slow out of the blocks. A way I’m glad SW is on oars for Broadsword. The 9 bonus tracks for that album would be great in 5.1.

          As we are hitting the 50th ann8versary of the early albums now, perhaps
          a celebratory upgrade to blu ray could be encouraged by fans.

          • Mathew Lauren says:

            Since the “Thick as a Brick” cd/dvd 5.1 re-issue was such a mess, I’d really like to see a re-re-issue of this title as a bookset in discrete surround, utilizing his (SW’s) talents from “soup to nuts” ensuring no mixing & mastering issues.

        • peter chrisp says:

          JF have to agree i guess we all Tull fantatics have our fave era & The Broadsword & The Beast is a gem & i wonder if SW/IA will have Crest on their minds as a future reissue only time will tell with all of these recent reissues seems as though it occurs one a year

    • LMTR14 says:

      metallica does it better

  65. art says:

    i love this website. i ordered mine from Amazon uk for $40. usd.

  66. Adam says:

    This is the way to do your back catalogue, with care and attention, and as stated great value, I don’t feel like I’m paying over the odds for these reissues at all. Pre ordered of course, it’s a no brainer. I wish Queen would do this kind of thing.

  67. Alan Baldock says:

    Hopefully they’ll correct the lyrics on the front (it’s tumbling, not trembling).

  68. John Ireland says:

    The Jethro Tull reissues are amongst the best reissues done, and great value to boot.

  69. Shaun says:

    I’ve been waiting for this. Ordered!

  70. Craig says:

    Again. One more time and finally. The way to do Boxed sets. Even if you are a huge Tull fan (me) and dont particularly care for this particular album(also me) you gotta be impressed by the quantity and quality of these sets.

  71. movement says:

    I feel like we’ve long since hit the law of diminishing returns on these JT releases. I love everything through Thick as a Brick but I’m just not that excited about anything after. I went ahead and bought the A Passion Play, Minstrel in the Gallery, and Too Old To Rock And Roll… boxes but haven’t really enjoyed them all that much. I may still buy War Child or Songs From The Wood but only if I catch a good deal.

    Also it is a disappointment that most of these are being released in DVD-V format (with lossy 5.1 mixes) when the Blu-Ray format is both widely supported and capable of handling lossless 5.1 audio. Thankfully Aqualung is Blu-Ray.

    • The Golden Age Of Things says:

      I don`t agree re: diminishing returns but that`s a matter of opinion. If you`re looking for a bargain price on `Songs From The Wood`, I`m afraid that horse has bolted (geddit!), it was just over £19 when pre-orders were first announced.

    • Dan T. says:

      @ movement – the DTS layers on these discs aren’t lossy. You have to access them through a dedicated DVD-A player (like an Oppo) or use special software on your PC to get to them. Yes, the DVD-A format is all but dead, but not entirely.

      By the way, “Songs from the Wood” is one of the most drastically different from the original vinyl and CD pressings, in my opinion. Wilson really opened up the mix on it, and it is lush, deep, bright, and punchy. For example, “Ring Out Solstice Bells” never had so much room to breathe, and it sounds fantastic – like you’re there with the band in a cathedral or something. I highly recommend that box set in particular. Its quality really surprised me (I wasn’t expecting a huge change for the better, and it exceeded expectations).

  72. Peter says:

    Welcome addition to their library, compare these sets to the Roxy Music announced a few days back !!

  73. John Murray says:

    An excellent package! Look and note, Mr Ferry and Roxy Music!

  74. Steven says:

    Looks good – but where is Broadford Bazaar?

    • Javier says:

      ¿A trembling sky?

    • Jorge says:

      Steven, that track will be released later, with the reissue of Stormwatch.

      BTW, I hope they fix the lyric misprint on the cover. It was reported a couple of days ago, so hopefully they’ll manage to correct that before it goes to print.

      • Geof says:

        Regarding the very sloppy lyric misprint right smack on the front cover, Jorge says: “It was reported a couple of days ago…”. Reported to who? Their management? The label? Ian? Or just brought up in forums like this? With just under two months until release, I sadly expect this is too far long in the pressing to fix this, but one can always hope. Hard to believe things like this get approved and no one — especially Mr. Anderson — don’t notice something so obvious and easy to see. But then I guess — wait for it — nothing is easy.

  75. David M says:

    Wow. Wish I liked Jethro Tull

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