Price: £34.99
Format: cd/dvd
Artist: Jethro Tull
CatNo: 0190295757915
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A 3cd/2dvd 40th Anniversary Edition of Heavy Horses, the second in Jethro Tull's acclaimed late 1970s 'Folk Rock Trilogy'. 
 
Featuring 2017 Steven Wilson stereo and 5.1 mixes, unreleased bonus tracks from the period, a live concert from 1978 mixed by Jakko Jakszyk, and a comprehensive 96 page booklet.
 
**The signed postcards have now sold out**
 
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Released between Songs From The Wood (1977) and Stormwatch (1979), 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 with critics describing the album as, “Daring, experimental, literate, and often thrilling.”
 
This anniversary edition features the original album with nine additional bonus tracks, seven of which are previously unreleased. The ‘New Shoes Edition’ also contains a live concert from May 1978, and two DVDs which feature the original, bonus and live tracks all mixed to surround sound by Steven Wilson and Jakko Jakszyk. A 96-page booklet covers a history of the album and corresponding tour, complete lyrics, rare photos and exclusive interviews.
 
The first disc of the set contains the Steven Wilson remix of the original studio album, accompanied by nine extra recordings (four previously unreleased). 
 
CDs 2 and 3 in the box comprise 22 live tracks, recorded on the Heavy Horses tour in Switzerland in May 1978.
 
DVD 1 (ntsc, region 0) contains 5.1 DTS, Dolby Digital Stereo Surround and 96/24 LPCM stereo versions of Heavy Horses plus
 
- Living In These Hard Times (versions 1 & 2)
- Everything In Our Lives
- Jack-A-Lynn
- Horse-Hoeing Husbandry
- Beltane
- Botanic Man & Botanic Man
- Quatrain (stereo only)
 
The final disc in the package contains Jethro Tull recorded live to 24-track at The Festhalle, Berne, Switzerland May 1978 by The Maison Rouge Mobile and mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD surround sound and 48/24 LPCM stereo.
 
The DVDs include promotional video footage for the tracks Heavy Horses and Moths as well as 2 period TV adverts.
 
Completing the set is a beautiful 96 page book, which contains images galore plus extensive writing on the history of the album. Ian Anderson gives a track by track annotation of the album and associated recordings. 
CD1 - A Steven Wilson Stereo Remix:
 
1. …And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
2. Acres Wild
3. No Lullaby
4. Moths
5. Journeyman
6. Rover
7. One Brown Mouse
8. Heavy Horses
9. Weathercock
Associated Recordings
10. Living In These Hard Times (Version Two)*
11. Everything In Our Lives*
12. Jack A Lynn* (early version)
13. Quatrain* (studio version)
14. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry*
15. Beltane
16. Botanic Man*
17. Living In These Hard Times (Version One)
18. Botanic Man Theme*
* Previously unreleased material
 
CD2 - Live In Concert In Berne, Switzerland, May 1978 – Part One:
 
A Jacko Jakszyk Stereo Remix
1. Opening Music (Quartet)
2. Introduction by Claude Nobs 
3. No Lullaby
4. Sweet Dream
5. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
6. Jack In The Green
7. One Brown Mouse
8. Heavy Horses
9. 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 Berne, Switzerland, May 1978 - Part Two:
 
1. Thick As A Brick
2. Hunting Girl
3. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll
4. Conundrum
5. Minstrel In The Gallery
6. Cross Eyed Mary
7. Quatrain
8. Aqualung
9. Locomotive Breath
10. Dambusters March / Aqualung (reprise)
 
DVD 1 (audio only):
 
Heavy Horses full album plus the additional:
 
- Living In These Hard Times (versions 1 & 2)
- Everything In Our Lives
- Jack-A-Lynn
- Horse-Hoeing Husbandry
- Beltane
- Botanic Man & Botanic Man 
- Quatrain (stereo only)
 
Mixed 5.1 DTS & DD surround sound and 96/24 LPCM stereo.
 
DVD 2 (audio and visual):
 
- Jethro Tull recorded live to 24-track at The Festhalle, Berne, Switzerland by The Maison Rouge Mobile mixed to 5.1 DTS & DD surround sound and 48/24 LPCM stereo.
- Promotional video footage for the tracks Heavy Horses & Moths. and 2 period TV ads.