[News] Jethro Tull announce 40th anniversary reissue of their 1982 album “The Broadsword And The Beast”

The Broadsword And The Beast (The 40th Anniversary Monster Edition)

Jethro Tull‘s 1982 album The Broadsword and the Beast celebrated in a 5CD+3DVD set. The 40th Anniversary packages includes new mixes from Steven Wilson, demos, rough mixes, live recordings and sessions from 1981. 

This 5CD+3DVD ‘Monster Edition’ includes a 164-page book with interviews with band members, a track-by-track annotation by Ian Anderson, an interview with sleeve illustrator Iain McCaig, an extensive interview with studio and live sound engineer Leigh Mantle, a recreation of the 1982 tour programme and touring schedule, and rare photos and memorabilia. The set will include “The Broadsword and The Beast,” a Steven Wilson stereo remix, associated recordings, demo recordings, the original 1981 master mixes and live In Germany 1982.

The Broadsword and the Beast” is the 14th studio album by Jethro Tull, released on 10 April 1982 and according to Ian Anderson in the liner notes of the remastered CD, contains some of Jethro Tull’s best music. This 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 album mixes electronic sound, provided by Peter-John Vettese (a characteristic that would be explored further on the next album “Under Wraps“) with acoustic instruments. 

The Broadsword and the Beast” is a cross between the synthesiser sound of the 1980s and the Folk-influenced style that Tull had in the previous decade.

All preorders from Burning Shed will include an exclusive Broadsword beermat.

Pre-Order the Monster Edition Boxset here: https://burningshed.com/store/jethrotull/jethro-tull_the-broadsword-and-the-beast-monster_boxset

The Broadsword And The Beast (The 40th Anniversary Vinyl Edition)

Jethro Tull‘s 1982 album The Broadsword and the Beast celebrated in a 4xLP set, The Vinyl Edition. 

This 4xLP set (one a double LP) in a card slipcase will feature a 28-page 12×12 booklet and include “The Broadsword And The Beast” (Steven Wilson remix of original LP), Double-Edged Sword (Steven Wilson mixes of additional Broadsword recordings March 1981 to January 1982) plus “The Maison Rouge Demos.”

Pre-Order the Vinyl Edition here: https://burningshed.com/store/jethrotull/jethro-tull_the-broadsword-and-the-beast_quadruple-vinyl

Tracklist:

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

The Broadsword And The Beast – The Maison Rouge Demos

SIDE 1
1) Flying Colours (5.00)
2) Me, Dinosaur (5.16)
3) Crew Nights (4.48)
4) Drive On The Young Side Of Life (4.35)
5) Seal Driver (5.08)

SIDE 2
1) DJ Dream (4.53)
2) Rhythm In Gold (3.25)
3) Honest Girl (6.29)
4) Jack-A-Lynn (5.40)
5) Fallen On Hard Times (4.14)

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

SIDE 1
1) Rolands Entry (2.00)
2) Lights Out (5.18
3) The Curse (Version 1) (3.40)
4) The Curse (Version 2) (3.34)
5) Too Many Too (3.44)

SIDE 2
1) Calafel (3.01)
2) I’m Your Gun (4.24)
3) No Step (3.40)
4) Down At The End Of Your Road (3.32)
5) Mayhem, Maybe (3.06)
6) Commons Brawl (3.23)

SIDE 3
1) Return To Calafel (0.41)
2) Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow (3.23)
3) The Swirling Pit (3.53)
4) Inverness Sleeper (3.17)
5) Motoreyes (3.40)
6) Rhythm In Gold (3.05)

SIDE 4
1) Overhang (4.27)
2) Jack-A-Lynn (Band Version) (4.41)
3) Crew Nights (4.26)
4) Drive On The Young Side Of Life (4.03)
5) Jack-A-Lynn (acoustic version) (4.12)

The Broadsword And The Beast 40th Anniversary bundle

A bundle of “The Broadsword And The Beast (The 40th Anniversary Monster Edition)” with “The Broadsword And The Beast (The 40th Anniversary Vinyl Edition)” by Jethro Tull.

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Jethro Tull‘s 1982 album The Broadsword and the Beast celebrated in a 5CD+3DVD set. 

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Jethro Tull‘s 1982 album The Broadsword and the Beast celebrated in a 4LP set, The Vinyl Edition. 

Pre-Order the Bundle Edition here: https://burningshed.com/store/jethrotull/jethro-tull_the-broadsword-and-the-beast-40th-anniversary_bundle

Tracklist:

CD1

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)

  1. Fallen On Hard Times (1st master, Dec ’81 sessions)
  2. Beastie (2nd master, Dec ’81 sessions)
  3. Fallen On Hard Times [2nd master, Dec ’81 sessions)
  4. Seal Driver (1st master, Dec ’81 sessions)
  5. Cheerio (ensemble vocal version)
  6. Jack-A-Lynn (acoustic version)
  7. Beastie Shouts!

CD2

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]

CD3

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.

  1. Beastie
  2. Too Many Too
  3. I’m Your Gun
  4. Down At The End Of Your Road
  5. Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow

EARLY 1982 ROUGH MIXES
Rough mixes of work-in-progress album tracks prepared in January 1982

  1. Slow Marching Band
  2. Pussy Willow
  3. 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

  1. Theakston Music Festival Advert

CD4

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

CD5

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
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
Associated Recordings remixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo and DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound

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

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

The Broadsword And The Beast – The Maison Rouge Demos

Side 1
1) Flying Colours (5.00)
2) Me, Dinosaur (5.16)
3) Crew Nights (4.48)
4) Drive On The Young Side Of Life (4.35)
5) Seal Driver (5.08)

Side 2
1) DJ Dream (4.53)
2) Rhythm In Gold (3.25)
3) Honest Girl (6.29)
4) Jack-A-Lynn (5.40)
5) Fallen On Hard Times (4.14)

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

Side 1
1) Rolands Entry (2.00)
2) Lights Out (5.18
3) The Curse (Version 1) (3.40)
4) The Curse (Version 2) (3.34)
5) Too Many Too (3.44)

Side 2
1) Calafel (3.01)
2) I’m Your Gun (4.24)
3) No Step (3.40)
4) Down At The End Of Your Road (3.32)
5) Mayhem, Maybe (3.06)
6) Commons Brawl (3.23)

Side 3
1) Return To Calafel (0.41)
2) Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow (3.23)
3) The Swirling Pit (3.53)
4) Inverness Sleeper (3.17)
5) Motoreyes (3.40)
6) Rhythm In Gold (3.05)

Side 4
1) Overhang (4.27)
2) Jack-A-Lynn (Band Version) (4.41)
3) Crew Nights (4.26)
4) Drive On The Young Side Of Life (4.03)
5) Jack-A-Lynn (acoustic version) (4.12)

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