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NewsThe Broadsword and The Beast: 40th Anniversary Editions announced

Posted on Wednesday, July 05 2023 @ 22:31:16 CDT by Steven Reid
Progressive Rock PRE-ORDER NOW, OUT 1ST SEPTEMBER HERE - THE MONSTER EDITION (5CD+3DVD) AND THE VINYL EDITION (4LP) - RELEASED VIA WARNER MUSIC

Known for their innovative fusion of progressive rock and folk influences, Jethro Tull announces 40th anniversary editions of their fourteenth album ‘Broadsword And The Beast’. Originally released in 1982, it was a groundbreaking album that captivated fans with its distinctive blend of rock, folk, and progressive influences. The album's masterful storytelling, accompanied by Ian Anderson's unmistakable flute melodies, garnered critical acclaim and has become a fan favourite over the years. The 40th Anniversary packages includes new mixes from Steven Wilson, demos, rough mixes, live recordings and sessions from 1981 with five CDs and three DVDs forming the ‘monster edition’ and 4LPs as the ‘vinyl edition’.

Tracklisting:
‘The Monster Edition’ - 5CD + 3DVD
Disc 1 - ‘The Broadsword and The Beast’ - Steven Wilson remix
Disc 2 - Early 1981 Sessions - Steven Wilson remix
Disc 3 - Demo recordings
Disc 4 - Live in Germany 1982
Disc 5 - Live in Germany - 1982
DVD 1 - Album remixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo, DTS and 5.1 surround sound
DVD 2 - Associated recordings remixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo, DTS and 5.1 surround sound
DVD 3 - Live in Germany remixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo, DTS and 4.1 surround sound


'The Vinyl Edition’ - 4LP
LP 1 - ‘The Broadsword and The Beast’ - Steven Wilson Remix
LP 2 (2LP) - Double-Edged Sword - Steven Wilson remixes of additional Broadsword recordings
LP 3 - The Maison Rouge Demos

CD/DVD Disc One - ‘THE BROADSWORD AND THE BEAST’ A Steven Wilson stereo remix

1. Beastie 2. Clasp 3. Fallen On Hard Times 4. Flying Colours 5. Slow Marching Band 6. Broadsword 7. Pussy Willow 8. Watching Me, Watching You 9. Seal Driver 10. Cheerio

ASSOCIATED RECORDINGS A Steven Wilson stereo remix Recorded on 24 track at Maison Rouge Studios, December 1981 - January 1982 (unless otherwise noted) 11. Fallen On Hard Times (1st master, Dec ’81 sessions) 12. Beastie (2nd master, Dec ’81 sessions) 13. Fallen On Hard Times [2nd master, Dec ’81 sessions) 14. Seal Driver (1st master, Dec ’81 sessions) 15. Cheerio (ensemble vocal version) 16. Jack-A-Lynn (acoustic version) 17. Beastie Shouts! Disc Two - ASSOCIATED RECORDINGS (Early 1981 Sessions) A Steven Wilson stereo remix Recorded on 24 track at Maison Rouge Studios, March 1981 - July 1981

1. Roland's Entry [Instrumental] 2. Lights Out 3. The Curse (version 1) 4. The Curse (version 2) 5. Too Many Too 6. Calafel [Instrumental] 7. I’m Your Gun 8. No Step 9. Down At The End Of Your Road 10. Mayhem Maybe [with 1988 overdubs] 11. Commons Brawl [with 1993 overdubs] 12. Return To Calafel [Instrumental] 13. Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow 14. The Swirling Pit [Instrumental] 15. Inverness Sleeper

FURTHER ASSOCIATED RECORDINGS A Steven Wilson stereo remix Recorded on 24 track at Maison Rouge Studios, December 1981 - January 1982 16. Crew Nights (combined version) [with some 1993 overdubs] 17. Rhythm In Gold 18. Overhang [with 1988 overdubs] 19. Jack-A-Lynn (band version) 20. Motoreyes 21 Drive On The Young Side Of Life [with 1993 overdubs]

Disc Tree

DEMO RECORDINGS - Recorded directly to stereo in Maison Rouge Studio 1 on 15th December 1981

1. Flying Colours 2. Me, Dinosaur 3. Crew Nights 4. Rhythm In Gold 5. Honest Girl 6. DJ Dream 7. Seal Driver 8. Jack-A-Lynn 9. Fallen On Hard Times 10. Drive On The Young Side Of Life

ORIGINAL 1981 MASTER MIXES Early master mixes prepared in July 1981. The master mix of ‘Watching Me, Watching You’ used on the album was also prepared during these mixing sessions. 11. Beastie 12. Too Many Too 13. I’m Your Gun 14. Down At The End Of Your Road 15. Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow

EARLY 1982 ROUGH MIXES Rough mixes of work-in-progress album tracks prepared in January 1982 16. Slow Marching Band 17. Pussy Willow 18. Fallen On Hard Times

ORIGINAL 1982 RADIO ADVERT UK local radio advert promoting the band’s headlining appearance at the Theakston Music Festival, Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire, England on Saturday 28th August 1982 19. Theakston Music Festival Advert

Disc Four - LIVE IN GERMANY 1982

1. Clasp 2. Hunting Girl 3. Fallen On Hard Times 4. Pussy Willow 5. Broadsword 6. Jack-In-The-Green 7. One Brown Mouse 8. Seal Driver 9. Heavy Horses 10. Weathercock/Fire At Midnight 11. Keyboard Instrumental 12. Sweet Dream

Disc Five - LIVE IN GERMANY 1982

1. Flying Colours 2. Songs From The Wood 3. Watching Me, Watching You 4. Band Introductions 5. The Swirling Pit 6. Pibroch/Black Satin Dancer 7. Beastie 8. Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die! 9. Aqualung 10. Minstrel In The Gallery 11. Locomotive Breath/Black Sunday 12. Cheerio

DVD 1 (unit 6)

Audio only - The Broadsword And The Beast album remixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo and DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound + flat transfer of the 1982 original mix and other associated tracks in 96/24 LPCM stereo DVD 2 (unit 7) - Associated Recordings remixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo and DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound

DVD 3 (unit 8) - Live in Germany (as per DISCS 4 & 5) remixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo and DTS and Dolby Digital 4.1 surround sound

Four LP Set

LP 1 - The Broadsword And The Beast (Steven Wilson remix of original LP)

Side 1 1) Beastie 2) Clasp 3)Fallen On Hard Times 4) Flying Colours 5) Slow Marching Band

Side 2 1) Broadsword 2) Pussy Willow 3) Watching Me, Watching You 4) Seal Driver 5) Cheerio

LP 2 - Double-Edged Sword (Steven Wilson mixes of additional Broadsword recordings March 1981 to January 1982)

Side 1 1) Rolands Entry 2) Lights Out 3) The Curse (Version 1) 4) The Curse (Version 2) 5) Too Many Too (3.44)

Side 2 1) Calafel 2) I’m Your Gun 3) No Step 4) Down At The End Of Your Road 5) Mayhem, Maybe 6) Commons Brawl

Side 3 1) Return To Calafel 2) Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow 3) The Swirling Pit 4) Inverness Sleeper 5) Motoreyes 6) Rhythm In Gold

Side 4 1) Overhang 2) Jack-A-Lynn (Band Version) 3) Crew Nights 4) Drive On The Young Side Of Life 5 Jack-A-Lynn(acoustic version)

LP 3 - The Broadsword And The Beast - The Maison Rouge Demos

Side 1 1) Flying Colours 2) Me, Dinosaur 3) Crew Nights 4) Drive On The Young Side Of Life 5) Seal Driver

Side 2 1) DJ Dream 2) Rhythm In Gold 3) Honest Girl 4) Jack-A-Lynn 5) Fallen On Hard Times

The Broadsword And The Beast album remixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo and DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound + flat transfer of the 1982 original mix and other associated tracks in 96/24 LPCM stereo.


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