Stormwatch Force 10 Edition is the final album in a series of Jethro Tull deluxe anniversary editions to feature the group’s classic late-1970s lineup. Steven Wilson once again is back at the helm twisting and twirling the knobs for all new stereo and 5.1 mixes of the original album plus 13 associated recordings that are available in a 4 CD, 2 DVD box set package in a casebound book just like the others in the series. The new surround mixes are encoded as DTS 96k / 24-bit and AC3 Dolby Digital, along with LPCM stereo 96k / 24-bit versions of the new mix and a flat transfer of THE original mix. Also found on the DVD are - 15 associated recordings mixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo and five original mixes of previously unreleased songs from the sessions at 96/24 LPCM stereo, plus a full concert from the Netherlands recorded in March 1980.
Mixing engineer Wilson comments “Perhaps of particular interest to fans is the track “Orion” had been recorded as a significantly longer and more complex piece before being edited down to less than half its length for the album. The complete unedited master has been mixed and is presented here for the first time.”
Originally released in 1979, Stormwatch completed a folk-rock trilogy the group started in 1977 with “Songs from the Wood” and continued the next year with “Heavy Horses.” The stellar lineup of musicians includes Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John Glascock, John Evan, David (aka Dee) Palmer and Barriemore Barlow, all who helped culminate a decade of incredible progressive rock music that defined the genre.
Scheduled for release October 18, 2019
F4 CD + 2 DVD limited deluxe edition wiht DTS 96/24 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 96/24 versions.
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