Jethro Tull announces ‘Stormwatch 40th Anniversary’

4 CD/2 DVD collection expands legendary group’s 1979 album

Jethro Tull released Stormwatch in September 1979, completing a folk-rock trilogy the band started with Songs from the Wood in 1977 and continued the following year with Heavy Horses. Certified gold in the U.S., Stormwatch was also 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.

To celebrate the album’s upcoming anniversary, Rhino will release Stormwatch: 40th Anniversary Force 10 Edition. This new 4 CD/2 DVD set will be available on October 18th.

The set includes the original album and associated recordings newly remixed by Steven Wilson; full concert from the Netherlands recorded in March 1980; original album and 13 associated recordings mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital; 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, all presented in a case-bound DVD book filled with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Anderson and Palmer, rare photographs and more.

The recording sessions for Stormwatch stretched from August 1978 to July 1979 as the album’s ecological and maritime themes slowly came into focus on songs like “North Sea Oil” and “Flying Dutchman.” The band recorded several tracks that were left off the album because they didn’t fit the theme. Many of those can be found on the second disc of this set, including “Man Of God,” “Crossword,” “Kelpie” and “The Lyricon Blues.” In addition to those outtakes, the disc also features early versions of the album tracks “Dark Ages” and “Dun Ringill.”

Stormwatch: 40th Anniversary Force 10 Edition also includes a previously unreleased recording of Jethro Tull’s concert at Congreßgebouw in the Netherlands on March 16, 1980. The career-spanning performance mixed new Stormwatch tracks (“Something’s On The Move,” “Home” and “Elegy”) with older hits, like “Locomotive Breath,” “Aqualung,” “Thick As A Brick” and “Minstrel In The Gallery.”

Stormwatch: 40th Anniversary Force 10 Edition concludes with two audio-only DVDs that feature various mixes of the original album along with the associated recordings featured in this set.

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.

4 CD/2 DVD

CD 1:  Steven Wilson Remix of Original Album

1. North Sea Oil (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
2. Orion (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
3. Home (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
4. Dark Ages (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
5. Warm Sporran (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
6. Something’s on the Move (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
7. Old Ghosts (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
8. Dun Ringill (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
9. Flying Dutchman (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
10. Elegy (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)

CD 2: Associated Recordings

1. Crossword (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
2. Dark Ages (Early Version) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix]
3. Kelpie (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
4. Dun Ringill (Early Version) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix]
5. A Stitch in Time (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
6. A Single Man (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
7. Broadford Bazaar (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
8. King Henry’s Madrigal (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
9. Orion (Full Version) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix]
10. Urban Apocalypse (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
11. The Lyricon Blues (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
12. Man of God (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
13. Rock Instrumental (Unfinished Master) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix]
14. Sweet Dream Fanfare (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
15. Sweet Dream (Live) (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)

CD 3: Live in the Netherlands (March 16. 1980)

1. Prelude to a Storm (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
2. Dark Ages (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
3. Home (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
4. Orion (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
5. Dun Ringill (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
6. Elegy (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
7. Old Ghosts (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
8. Something’s on the Move (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
9. Aqualung (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
10. Peggy’s Pub (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
11. Jack-in-the-Green (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
12. King Henry’s Madrigal (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
13. Heavy Horses (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)

CD 4: Live in the Netherlands (March 16. 1980)

1. Flute Solo (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
2. Keyboard Duet (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
3. Songs from the Wood (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
4. Hunting Girl (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
5. Jams O’Donnell’s Jigs (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
6. Thick as a Brick (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
7. Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die! (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980
8. Cross-Eyed Mary (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
9. Guitar Solo (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
10. Minstrel in the Gallery (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
11. Locomotive Breath (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)
12. The Dambusters March (Live at Congreßgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands, 3/16/1980)

DVD 1: Audio Only

1. North Sea Oil (Steven Wilson Remix)
2. Orion (Steven Wilson Remix)
3. Home (Steven Wilson Remix)
4. Dark Ages (Steven Wilson Remix)
5. Warm Sporran (Steven Wilson Remix)
6. Something’s on the Move (Steven Wilson Remix)
7. Old Ghosts (Steven Wilson Remix)
8. Dun Ringill (Steven Wilson Remix)
9. Flying Dutchman (Steven Wilson Remix)
10. Elegy (Steven Wilson Remix)
11. North Sea Oil (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
12. Orion (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
13. Home (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
14. Dark Ages (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
15. Warm Sporran (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
16. Something’s on the Move (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
17. Old Ghosts (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
18. Dun Ringill (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
19. Flying Dutchman (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
20. Elegy (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
21. North Sea Oil
22. Orion
23. Home (2019 Remix) [Dolby AC3 5.1]
24. Dark Ages (2019 Remix) [Dolby AC3 5.1]
25. Warm Sporran
26. Something’s on the Move (2019 Remix) [Dolby AC3 5.1]
27. Old Ghosts
28. Dun Ringill
29. Flying Dutchman
30. Elegy (2019 Remix) [Dolby AC3 5.1]

DVD 2: Audio Only

1. Crossword (Steven Wilson Remix)
2. Dark Ages (Early Version) [Steven Wilson Remix]
3. Kelpie (Steven Wilson Remix)
4. Dun Ringill (Early Version) [Steven Wilson Remix]
5. A Stitch in Time (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
6. A Single Man (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
7. Broadford Bazaar (Steven Wilson Remix)
8. King Henry’s Madrigal (Steven Wilson Remix)
9. Orion (Full Version) [Steven Wilson Remix]
10. Urban Apocalypse (Steven Wilson Remix)
11. The Lyricon Blues (Steven Wilson Remix)
12. Man of God (Steven Wilson Remix)
13. Rock Instrumental (Unfinished Master) [Steven Wilson Remix]
14. Crossword (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
15. Dark Ages (Early Version) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix]
16. Kelpie (2019 Remix) [Dolby AC3 5.1]
17. Dun Ringill (Early Version) [2019 Remix] [Dolby AC3 5.1]
18. A Stitch in Time (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
19. A Single Man (2019 Remix) [Dolby AC3 5.1]
20. Broadford Bazaar (2019 Remix) [Dolby AC3 5.1]
21. King Henry’s Madrigal (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
22. Orion (Full Version) [2019 Remix] [Dolby AC3 5.1]
23. Urban Apocalypse (2019 Remix) [Dolby AC3 5.1]
24. The Lyricon Blues (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
25. Man of God (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
26. Rock Instrumental (Unfinished Master) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix]
27. Sweet Dream Fanfare (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
28. Sweet Dream (Live) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix]
29. A Stitch in Time
30. King Henry’s Madrigal
31. Sweet Dream Fanfare
32. Sweet Dream (Live)
33. A Stitch in Time (Single Edit)

Author: Buddy Iahn

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