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Jethro Tull Classic, Heavy Horses, Gets 3CD/2DVD 40th Anniversary “New Shoes” Edition

It’s nice to see the year of 2017 end on positive notes like we’ve had with some announcements. Normally, this a quiet time but for some reason or other, 2017 has remained somewhat lively, And with this new piece of news, it gets even more lively.

On March 2 of 2018, the next in line of album updates for the Jethro Tull band is Heavy Horses. Originally released in 1978, Heavy Horses followed up the popular Songs From The Wood (1977), with an album every bit as beautifully assembled as its predecessor. And now the 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition remix of Heavy Horses naturally follows the 40th Anniversary DE of Songs From The Wood, which was released earlier in 2017.

Expected in this new reissue of Heavy Horses (called the New Shoes Edition) will be the Steven Wilson set of remixes of the original set of nine songs, which will be bolstered by the addition of nine bonus tracks (see list). The two additional CDs will provide a 22-performance track live set from a support show on May 28, 1978 at The Festhalle in Bern, Switzerland. The 2DVDs will provide the SW Stereo hi-res tracks in 96kHz/24-bit. two SW 5.1 Surround Sound remixes (DTS, DD), and a flat transfer of the original Stereo master. and three additional bonus tracks. DVD2 will present the complete May 28, 1978 Bern concert at The Festhalle on video. Closing the DVD off will be four extra videos, two music and two TV ads.

I’m sure the included 96-page book will add the value seen previously in past Jethro Tull Anniversary Editions.

Heavy Horses (New Shoes Edition40th Anniversary) – Jethro Tull

CD1 (Original Album/Bonus Tracks – Steven Wilson Stereo Remix):
01. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
02. Acres Wild
03. No Lullaby
04. Moths
05. Journeyman
06. Rover
07. One Brown Mouse
08. Heavy Horses
09. Weathercock
Bonus Tracks:
10. Living In These Hard Times (version 2)
11. Everything In Our Lives
12. Jack-A-Lynn
13. Quatrain (studio version)
14. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry
15. Beltane
16. Botanic Man
17. Living In These Hard Times (version 1)
18. Botanic Man Theme/A Town In England

CD2: (Live In Concert In Bern (The Festhalle, Bern Switzerland) May 28th, 1978 – Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Mix):
01. Opening Music (Quartet)
02. Introduction by Claude Nobs
03. No Lullaby
04. Sweet Dream
05. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
06. Jack-In-The-Green
07. One Brown Mouse
08. Heavy Horses
09. 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

CD3:  (Live In Concert In Bern (The Festhalle, Bern Switzerland) May 28th, 1978 – Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Mix):
01. Thick As A Brick
02. Hunting Girl
03. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die
04. Conundrum
05. Minstrel in the Gallery
06. Cross-Eyed Mary
07. Quatrain
08. Aqualung
09. Locomotive Breath
10. The Dambusters March/Aqualung (Reprise)

DVD1:  – Steven Wilson Remixes DD/DTS Stereo (96/24), Flat Transfer):
SW 5.1 Surround Mix DD and DTS – 
01. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
02. Acres Wild
03. No Lullaby
04. Moths
05. Journeyman
06. Rover
07. One Brown Mouse
08. Heavy Horses
09. Weathercock
10. Living In These Hard Times (Version 2)
11. Everything In Our Lives
12. Jack-A-Lynn
13. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry
14. Beltane
15. Botanic Man
16. Living In These Hard Times (Version 1)
17. Botanic Man Theme
18. A Town In England
SW Stereo Remix 96/24 PCM
19. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
20. Acres Wild
21. No Lullaby
22. Moths
23. Journeyman
24. Rover
25. One Brown Mouse
26. Heavy Horses
27. Weathercock
28. Living In These Hard Times (Version 2)
29. Everything In Our Lives
30. Jack-A-Lynn
31. Quatrain (Studio Version)
32. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry
33. Beltane (S
34. Botanic Man
35. Living In These Hard Times (Version 1)
36. Botanic Man Theme
37. A Town In England
Flat Transfer of Stereo Master
38. ….And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
39. Acres Wild
40. No Lullaby
41. Moths
42. Journeyman
43. Rover
44. One Brown Mouse
45. Heavy Horses
46. Weathercock
Bonus
47. Rover (No Strings Version)
48. Living In These Hard Times (Version 2)
49. Beltane

DVD2 – (Live In Concert In Bern (The Festhalle, Bern Switzerland) May 28th, 1978 – Jakko Jakszyk Stereo and 5.1 Surround Mixes):
JJ 5.1 Surround Mixes (DD/DTS)
01. Opening Music (Quartet)
02. Introduction by Claude Nobs (Spoken Word)
03. No Lullaby
04. Sweet Dream
05. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
06. Jack-In-The-Green
07. One Brown Mouse
08. Heavy Horses
09. 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
13. Thick As A Brick
14. Hunting Girl
15. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die
16. Conundrum
17. Minstrel In The Gallery
18. Cross-Eyed Mary
19. Quatrain
20. Aqualung
21. Locomotive Breath
22. The Dambusters March/Aqualung (Reprise)
JJ 96/24 Stereo Mix
23. Opening Music (Quartet)
24. Introduction by Claude Nobs (Spoken Word)
25. No Lullaby
26. Sweet Dream
27. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
28. Jack-In-The-Green
29. One Brown Mouse
30. Heavy Horses
31. A New Day Yesterday
32. Flute Solo Improvisation/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Bouree
33. Living In The Past/A New Day Yesterday (Reprise)
34. Songs From The Wood
35. Thick As A Brick
36. Hunting Girl
37. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die
38. Conundrum
39. Minstrel In The Gallery
40. Cross-Eyed Mary
41. Quatrain
42. Aqualung
43. Locomotive Breath
44. The Dambusters March/Aqualung (Reprise)
Bonus Videos
45. Heavy Horses (Video)
46. Moths (Video)
47. Bursting Out (TV AD)
48. Bursting Out & Madison Square Garden Show (TV AD)

 

 

40th Anniversary 3CD/2DVD SW Remix Of Jethro Tull’s Songs From The Wood In May

One of the great pieces of news to arise at the end of last week were the release date and specs for the Steven Wilson remix of Songs From The Wood, the 1977 Jethro Tull classic. Back in October, it was revealed that this was indeed ready for pressing and distribution. (I think I might have made a few of you happy that day.) Now, in May, we finally can hear its magic.

On May 19, an all inclusive 3CD/2DVD 40th Anniversary package will be made available. Parenthetically referred to as The Country Set, this package will contain new Stereo and 5.1 Surround SW mixes. To bolster the package, there will be previously unavailable bonus tracks from the period of the album. There will also be a complete concert from 1977, mixed by Jakko Jakszyk of King Crimson (himself fast becoming a favored remix engineer like Steven Wilson). To make the set even more desirable, a 96-page book filled with everything will be included! The Book will offer:

– An extensive note by Martin Webb about the writing, recording and touring of Jethro Tull‘s tenth studio album Songs From The Wood.
– A track by track annotation of the album and associated recordings by Ian Anderson.
– Lyrics for the album and bonus tracks.
– An interview with studio engineer Trevor White.
– Steve Jeal explores the legends, myths and historical facts behind some of the album’s songs
– A recording and touring chronology from April 1976 to December 1977
– Jakko Jakszyk describes the technical challenge of synchronising video and audio recordings of a 1977 live concert

CD1: (original album with accompanying bonus tracks)

01. Songs From The Wood
02. Jack-In-The-Green
03. Cup Of Wonder
04. Hunting Girl
05. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
06. Velvet Green
07. The Whistler
08. Pibroch (Cap In Hand)
09. Fire At Midnight

Bonus Tracks:

10. Old Aces Die Hard [previously unreleased]
11. Working John, Working Joe [previously unreleased]
12. Magic Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)
13. Songs From The Wood (Unedited Master)
14. Fire At Midnight (Unedited Master) [previously unreleased]
15. One Brown Mouse (Early Version)
16. Strip Cartoon
17. The Whistler (US Stereo Single Mix)

CD2/CD3 (Live at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, 21st November 1977 – Stereo):

CD2:
01. Wond’ring Aloud
02. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
03. Jack-In-The-Green
04. Thick As A Brick
05. Songs From The Wood
06. Instrumental
07. Drum Solo Improvisation
08. To Cry You A Song
09. A New Day Yesterday
10. Flute Solo Improvisation interpolating – God Rest Ye Gentlemen/Bouree
11. Living In The Past / A New Day Yesterday (reprise)

CD3:
1. Velvet Green
2. Hunting Girl
3. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die
4. Minstrel In The Gallery
5. Cross-Eyed Mary
6. Aqualung
7. Instrumental Improvisation
8. Wind-Up
9. Back Door Angels / Guitar Improvisation / Wind Up (reprise)
10. Locomotive Breath
11. Land Of Hope And Glory / Improvisation / Back Door Angels (reprise)

DVD1:

96/24 PCM Stereo (Steven Wilson Remix):

01. Songs From The Wood
02. Jack-In-The-Green
03. Cup Of Wonder
04. Hunting Girl
05. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
06. Velvet Green
07. The Whistler
08. Pibroch (Cap In Hand)
09. Fire At Midnight
10. Old Aces Die Hard
11. Working John, Working Joe
12. Magic Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)
13. Songs From The Wood (Unedited Master)
14. Fire At Midnight (Unedited Master)
15. One Brown Mouse (Early Version)
16. Strip Cartoon

DD/DTS 5.1 Surround (Steven Wilson Remix):

01. Songs From The Wood
02. Jack-In-The-Green
03. Cup Of Wonder
04. Hunting Girl
05. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
06. Velvet Green
07. The Whistler
08. Pibroch (Cap In Hand)
09. Fire At Midnight
10. Old Aces Die Hard
11. Working John, Working Joe
12. Magic Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)
13. One Brown Mouse (Early Version)
14. Strip Cartoon

96/24 PCM Flat Transfer Original Stereo Master:

01. Songs From The Wood
02. Jack-In-The-Green
03. Cup Of Wonder
04. Hunting Girl
05. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
06. Velvet Green
07. The Whistler
08. Pibroch (Cap In Hand)
09. Fire At Midnight

Flat Transfer of Original Quad Master-DTS/DD 4.0 Surround:

01. Songs From The Wood
02. Jack-In-The-Green
03. Velvet Green
04. The Whistler

DVD2 (Live at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, 21st November 1977):

1. Wond’ring Aloud
2. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
3. Jack-In-The-Green
4. Thick As A Brick
5. Songs From The Wood
6. Instrumental / Drum Solo Improvisation
7. To Cry You A Song
8. A New Day Yesterday
9. Flute Solo Improvisation interpolating – God Rest Ye Gentlemen / Bouree / A New Day Yesterday
10. Living In The Past / A New Day Yesterday (reprise)
11. Second half of concert – Introduction
12. Velvet Green
13. Hunting Girl
14. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die
15.Minstrel In The Gallery
16. Cross-Eyed Mary
17. Aqualung
18. Instrumental Improvisation
19. Wind-Up
20. Back Door Angels / Guitar Improvisation / Wind Up (reprise)
21. Locomotive Breath
22. Land Of Hope And Glory / Improvisation / Back Door Angels (reprise)

Beethoven’s Ninth (with original audio)
The Whistler (promo footage) (mono)

 

New US Date For 40th Anniversary Remix Of Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP)

ELPTrilogyWith a series of false starts, it now appears that our Deluxe Edition of Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer will finally be made available on June 30 (US). The last date was scheduled for May of 2015 . However, this newest date does seem well cemented.

If you’re an Emerson, Lake & Palmer fan like myself, then you wait like the rest of us for the latest updating of their classic albums. Not too long ago, we were rewarded with the Jakko Jakszyk remix of Brain Salad Surgery. Jakko picked up the restoration processes of the ELP albums after Stephen Wilson lost interest in the rest of the catalog after finishing Emerson, Lake & Palmer. and Tarkus. With Brain Salad Surgery and its various bonus features that include the 5.1 surround bonus finished, the next in line was the brilliant, extremely different Trilogy album, originally released in 1972.

Trilogy toned things down quite a bit after Tarkus, maintaining what the band was all about musically, but moving into a bit of territory that blended their first album with the second. Of course, with the eventual release of Brain Salad Surgery, that avenue was no longer traveled. But while they were on it, Trilogy provided a beautifully executed blend of acoustic folk (“In The Beginning”), futuristic jazz (“The Endless Enigma (Part One)”) and its progressive twin, “The Endless Enigma (Part Two)”, the classicism of “Fugue”, the grand scope jam of “Hoedown”, the expansive “Trilogy”, and so on. Needless to say, there are those who would call Trilogy their best. I’m one who does.

Trilogy was announced to follow Brain Salad Surgery in the 40th Anniversary remix and expansion packages, with an expectant release on several dates in 2014 and a February, May date for 2015. All those dates came and went.

As with the previous ELP titles, there will be remixed Stereo, hi resolution Stereo, and a new 5.1 Surround mix planned for Trilogy. The song selections, of course, include the original tracks, as well as DVD-Audio, Blu-ray- Audio discs, and bonus tracks. I have yet to see any Blu-ray content, however. See the track-list below:

Track Listing
Trilogy

CD1
01. The Endless Enigma (Part One)
02. Fugue
03. The Endless Enigma (Part Two)
04. From The Beginning
05. The Sheriff
06. Hoedown
07. Trilogy
08. Living Sin
09. Abaddon’s Bolero

CD2:
01. From The Beginning [Alternate Version]
02. The Endless Enigma (Part One) [New Stereo Mix]
03. Fugue [New Stereo Mix]
04. The Endless Enigma (Part Two) [New Stereo Mix]
05. From The Beginning [New Stereo Mix]
06. The Sheriff [New Stereo Mix]
07. Hoedown [New Stereo Mix]
08. Trilogy [New Stereo Mix]
09. Living Sin [New Stereo Mix]
10. Abaddon’s Bolero [New Stereo Mix]

DVD-Audio:
01. The Endless Enigma (Part One) {DVDA5.1}
02. Fugue)
03. The Endless Enigma (Part Two)
04. From The Beginning
05. The Sheriff)
06. Hoedown)
07. Trilogy
08. Living Sin
09. Abaddon’s Bolero
10. From The Beginning [Alternate Version]
11. The Endless Enigma (Part One)
12. Fugue
13. The Endless Enigma (Part Two)
14. From The Beginning
15. The Sheriff
16. Hoedown
17. Trilogy
18. Living Sin
19. Abaddon’s Bolero
20. From The Beginning [Alternate Version]) {DVDA5.1}

 

Live Set From King Crimson, Live At The Orpheum, Set For January

King Crimson Live At The OrpheumRobert Fripp is a tireless musician. With many of the classic King Crimson albums being revisited, and more King Crimson recordings being made including live sets, Fripp has made the best use of his time with providing fans with as much King Crimson as they will consume. And judging by their consumption, fans will go to many corners of the universe to get classic King Crimson material.

On January 20, Discipline Global Mobile, the unique issuing arm of King Crimson music, will release a live set, Live At The Orpheum. This live set is timed to coincide with the 46th Anniversary of the formation of the band, and will feature material from their 2014 tour. The show date extends from their September 30, October 1 sets at The Orpheum in Los Angeles.

What will make this 41-minute concert set shine will be not only the significant audio demands of Robert Fripp, and one of his band-mates, Jakko Jakszyk, but also the fact that the CD release will be accompanied by a DVD-Audio issue with the tracks remixed in 96k/24-bit audio clarity.

Live At The Orpheum will also be made available on vinyl LP.

Track List – Live At The Orpheum

01: Walk On: Monk Morph Chamber Music
02: One More Red Nightmare
03: Banshee Legs Bell Hassle
04: The ConstruKction of Light
05: The Letters
06: Sailor’s Tale
07: Starless

 

Classic ELP Trilogy Album Remix Planned For February

ELPTrilogyIf you’re an Emerson, Lake & Palmer fan like myself, then you wait like the rest of us for the latest updating of their classic albums. Recently, we were rewarded with the Jakko Jakszyk remix of Brain Salad Surgery. Jakko picked up the restoration processes of the ELP albums after Stephen Wilson lost interest in the rest of the catalog after finishing Emerson, Lake & Palmer. and Tarkus. With Brain Salad Surgery and its various bonus features that include the 5.1 surround bonus finished, the next in line was the brilliant, extremely different Trilogy album, released in 1972.

Trilogy toned things down quite a bit after Tarkus, maintaining what the band was all about musically, but moving into a bit of territory that blended their first album with the second. Of course, with the eventual release of Brain Salad Surgery, that avenue was no longer traveled. But while they were on it, Trilogy provided a beautifully executed blend of acoustic folk (“In The Beginning”), futuristic jazz (“The Endless Enigma (Part One)”) and its progressive twin, “The Endless Enigma (Part Two)”, the classicism of “Fugue”, the grand scope jam of “Hoedown”, the expansive “Trilogy”, and so on. Needless to say, there are those who would call Trilogy their best. I’m one who does.

Trilogy was announced to follow Brain Salad Surgery in the 40th Anniversary remix and expansion, with an expectant release on several dates in 2014. Unfortunately, we now know that is not going to happen, In fact, we’re going to have to wait until 2015 to acquire the Jakko Jakszyk remix and expansion. The good news is that we won;t have to wait too long. In the UK, they already have the title on Amazon displaying the new date (for the UK) as February 2. And the great thing is that that’s at the beginning of February, thereby canceling out that month.

As with the previous ELP titles, there will be remixed Stereo, hi resolution Stereo, and a new 5.1 Surround mix planned for Trilogy. The song selections, of course, include the original tracks, as well as DVD-Audio, Blu-ray- Audio discs, and bonus tracks.

So, while the UK is touting February 2, my guess is that Razor & Tie will adhere closely to that date for the US.

 

Who’s excited?!

 

UK Amazon Lists ELP’s Trilogy Remix For October

ELP TrilogyEmerson, Lake & Palmer is  one of Progressive Rock’s most famous bands. With big sounds, and a solid exploration of classical, folk, jazz, and rock influences, the trio of musicians never did anything small. With Carl Palmer’s expansive drum kit, equaled or exceeded only by Neil Peart of Rush, Keith Emerson’s massive sets and mastery of keyboards, and his propensity for clever on-stage histrionics, and Greg Lake’s skill of guitar and bass, ELP created a wealth of strong recordings that hold sway even over today.

ELP released their debut, the self-titled album with the hit, “Lucky Man”, and followed it up with the unmatched orchestral beauty of Tarkus. But with their third album, the aptly named Trilogy (announcing not only their third album, but also the fact there were only three in this band), they created a unique collection of songs that they’ve not revisited the style of since. Greg Lake has been noted as saying that Trilogy was his favorite of the band’s output.  Indeed, Trilogy was a unique direction. It felt that the band was changing directions musically. Of special note is the folkish, “From the Beginning” tune that seems to be the nucleus of the album.

However, it was their next release, Brain Salad Surgery, that the band is better noted for. But Trilogy is a classic. There are fans of the band, myself included, that believe that Trilogy is their best album, just as Greg Lake would have wanted. Months ago, it was announced that Jakko Jakszyk of King Crimson fame, would undertake the remixing duties vacated by Steven Wilson, who had remixed Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Tarkus. Jakszyk’s first effort was Brain Salad Surgery, whereby he aced the job.

His next, Trilogy, is now just around the corner, if you want it (and who doesn’t?). The new remix is now listed on UK’s Amazon site as being ready for October 13, (October 21 as an import title via Amazon US). As with Brain Salad Surgery, there is expected to be high resolution mixes of the album, along with accompanying 5.1 Surround mixes for fans of the style.

There is a Limited Edition version that is expected as well, although a bit pricier (Amazon is listing at $60.99). It is slated to arrive a week earlier (nice marketing move) on October 7.

For me, as relates to Trilogy and the new mixes, “it’s all clear, you were meant to be here from the beginning”.

Looking forward! And I PROMISE to alert US fans to the domestic US dates when they become known.