Heavy Horses - 40th Anniversary (A Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) Jethro Tull

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  • 1....And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps 03:13
  • 2Acres Wild 03:26
  • 3No Lullaby 07:53
  • 4Moths 03:31
  • 5Journeyman 04:01
  • 6Rover 04:33
  • 7One Brown Mouse 03:24
  • 8Heavy Horses 09:04
  • 9Weathercock 04:04
  • 10Living In These Hard Times (Version 2)03:19
  • 11Everything In Our Lives 03:23
  • 12Jack-A-Lynn 03:49
  • 13Quatrain (Studio Version) 03:51
  • 14Horse-Hoeing Husbandry04:12
  • 15Beltane 05:21
  • 16Botanic Man03:14
  • 17Living In These Hard Times (Version 1) 03:09
  • 18Botanic Man Theme/A Town In England02:23
  • Total Runtime01:15:50

Info zu Heavy Horses - 40th Anniversary (A Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)

2018 marks 50 years since progressive folk-rock band Jethro Tull jumped onto the British music scene. To kick off this exciting anniversary year, we present you with the 40th anniversary of "Heavy Horses", a double album-set released by Parlophone Records. This edition will feature the original album, plus associated studio recordings.

Released between Songs From The Wood (1977) and Stormwatch (1979), Heavy Horses was the second of a trilogy of folk rock albums from Jethro Tull. Lead singer and flautist Ian Anderson explained its particular focus on horses and agricultural life saying, “As a child, my big passion was to get off the leash and explore the local wooded and leafy suburbs. 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.”

Upon release, Heavy Horses was a top 20 album on both sides of the Atlantic. Commercial success was met equally with critical praise for its melodies, instrumentation and Anderson’s signature flute playing. More recently, critics have described the album as “daring, experimental, literate, and often thrilling”, and a “testament to the men who made it”.

Ian Anderson, vocals, flute, acoustic and occasional electric guitars, mandolin
Martin Barre, electric guitar
John Evan, piano, organ
David Palmer, portative pipe organ, other keyboards and orchestral arrangements
John Glascock, bass, backing vocals
Barriemore Barlow, drums, percussion
Additional musicians:
Darryl Way, violin on (Acres Wild) and (Heavy Horses)

Recorded May 1977-January 1978 at Maison Rouge Studio, Fulham, London
Produced by Ian Anderson

Digitally remastered

Jethro Tull
formed in February 1968 from the ashes of two unsuccessful blues/rock bands of the era. Ian Anderson brought his unique and innovative style of flute playing to a public raised on the guitar based British bands who courted acceptance at London’s famous Marquee Club.

After their first tentative blues oriented album, titled “This Was,” the group moved through successive records towards a more progressive sound, and with “Aqualung” in 1971 achieved their first real international level of success.

A few hit singles, notably “Living in the Past,” livened up their early career although it was as an album band, with songs of real substance, that the group really took off, both on record and as a major live concert act.

So-called concept albums followed in the early 70’s (“Thick as a Brick” and “A Passion Play”) with the attendant platinum No. 1 album chart sales.

Tull survived the critical backlash of the return-to-basics later 70’s to produce some of their finest creative efforts which, although not quite matching the commercial success of the previous works, established the band as one of the truly creative exponents of progressive music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

They have continued to constantly reinvent themselves, albeit with several personnel changes along the way.

Ian Anderson (flute and vocals) and Martin Barre (guitar) provide to this day the musical and historical backbone of the group, joined by Doane Perry on drums, Andrew Giddings on keyboards, and Jonathan Noyce on bass.

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