Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses


Year of Release: 2003
Label: Chrysalis/Capitol
Catalog Number: 7243 5 81571 2
Format: CD
Total Time: 49:53:00

Jethro Tull continued on the same path as Songs From The Wood with yet another solid release titled Heavy Horses in 1978. On this remastered version with two bonus tracks (?Living In These Hard Times? and ?Broadford Bazaar?) the songs get a new life and spark that was not present before. As Ian Anderson mentions in his liner notes, ?In 2003 we hear at last on CD the sparkling detail of the original master tapes.? It makes you wish all recorded music was like this right from the start and the technology was available to keep the original sound intact regardless of the transfer process. Oh well, we can dream.

Ian Anderson continued with strong and affecting vocals telling tales of living in the countryside. He sings with dry wit and honesty like an old-fashioned back woods Englishman would, yet in a way that only he could spin an account.

Although the Celtic/Medieval/Folk ambiance remained strong, I found this album had more straight-ahead rock influences than its predecessor. A lot of the acoustic guitar layers and strings that were used before are removed and replaced by the unparalleled guitar licks of Martin Barre and Anderson's excellent mandolin, flute and acoustic guitar playing. The outstanding production qualities have become richer and clearer from beginning to end on this album, thus there were neither disappointments nor flaws apparent anywhere. This is another classic Jethro Tull album very worthy of the remaster treatment. I wait impatiently for the next set of remasters!

First released by Chrysalis (CHR 1175)


Tracklisting:
?And the Mouse Police Never Sleeps (3:12) / Acres Wild (3:24) / No Lullaby (7:54) / Moths (3:27) / Journeyman (3:57) / Rover (4:17) / One Brown Mouse (3:22) / Heavy Horses (8:54) / Weathercock (4:06) / Bonus Tracks: Living in These Hard Times (3:10) / Broadford Bazaar (3:38)

Musicians:
Ian Anderson - vocals, flute, mandolin, acoustic guitar, whistles
Martin Barre - electric guitar
Barriemore Barlow - percussion, drums
John Evan - organ, piano
David Palmer - keyboards, pipe organ, orchestral arrangements

Discography:
This Was (1968)
Stand Up (1969)
Benefit (1970)
Aqualung (1971)
Thick As A Brick (1972)
Living In The Past (1972)
A Passion Play (1973)
War Child (1974)
Minstrel In The Gallery (1975)
M.U. The Best Of (1976)
Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die (1976)
Songs From The Wood (1977)
Repeat - The Best Of Jethro Tull Vol 2 (1977)
Heavy Horses (1978)
Bursting Out - Live (1978)
Stormwatch (1979/2004)
'A' (1980)
The Broadsword And The Beast (1982/2005)
Under Wraps (1984)
Original Masters (1985)
Crest Of A Knave (1987/2005)
20 Years Of Jethro Tull (1988)
Rock Island (1988)
Catfish Rising (1991)
A Little Light Music (1992)
The Anniversary Collection (1993)
25th Anniversary Box Set (1993)
Nightcap (1995)
Roots To Branches (1995)
J-Tull Dot Com (1999)
The Very Best Of (2001)
Living With The Past (2002)
The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003)
Classic Masters (2003)
Stand Up/This Was (2003)
Essential (2003)
Nothing Is Easy: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2004)
Aqualung Live (2005)
Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson (2005)
Extended Versions (2006)
Live At Montreux 2003 (2007)
The Best Of Acoustic Jethro Tull (2007)
Living With The Past/Nothing Is Easy (2008)
This Was (expanded) (2008)
Nothing Is Easy - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2004/2008)
The Anniversary Collection/A New Day Yesterday (2008)
Live At Montreux 2003 (2008)
Live At Madison Square Garden (2009)
Christmas Album (2009)
Live In Switzerland 2003 (LP) (2014)
A Passion Play - An Extended Performance (2014)
War Child - 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition (2014)
Minstrel In The Gallery - 40th Anniversary La Grande Edition (2015)

Living With The Past (DVD) (2002)
A New Day Yesterday: 1969-1994 - The 25th Anniversary Collection (VID/DVD) (1994/2003/4)
Nothing Is Easy - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (DVD) (2005) Live At Montreux 2003 (DVD) (2008)
Jack In The Green - Live In Germany (DVD) (2008)
Live In Bethlehem, PA, 2003 (DVD) (2008)
Their Full Authorized Story (DVD) (2009)
Live At AVO Session 2008 (DVD) (2009)
Live At Madison Square Garden (DVD) (rec 1978, rel 2009)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: August 24th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Artist website: www.jethrotull.com
Hits: 628
Language: english

  

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