Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses 40th anniversary “New Shoes” edition (3CD/2DVD)

Deluxe hardback book 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.

Description

Deluxe hardback book 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 Theme
– 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.