Jethro Tull’s 1978 album Heavy Horses is to be reissued next year to mark its 40th anniversary.
It’s set to arrive on February 9 and will launch as Heavy Horses New Shoes Edition on 3CD/2DVD via Parlophone Records.
The reissue will include the original album with nine additional bonus tracks – seven of which are previously unreleased – along with a live concert recorded in Berne, Switzerland, in May 1978.
The two DVDs feature the original album, bonus and live tracks all mixed to surround sound by Steven Wilson and Jakko Jakszyk. A 96-page booklet will also be included, documenting the history of the album and tour, along with lyrics, rare photos and exclusive interviews.
It is considered the second album in a trilogy of folk-rock albums by Jethro Tull, although folk music’s influence is evident on a great number of Jethro Tull releases. The album abandons much of the folk lyrical content typical of the previous studio album, Songs from the Wood (1977), in exchange for a more realist perspective on the changing world. Likewise, the band sound is harder and tighter.
The album reached No. 19 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and peaked at No. 20 on the UK Albums Chart. The third album in the folk-rock trilogy is Stormwatch (1979).
This album was the last studio album to feature John Glascock playing bass on all tracks.
Jethro Tull Heavy Horses New Shoes Edition
Steven Wilson Stereo Remix
…And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps
One Brown Mouse
Living In These Hard Times (Version Two)
Everything In Our Lives
Jack A Lynn (early version)
Quatrain (studio version)
Living In These Hard Times (Version One)
Botanic Man Theme
Live In Concert In Berne, May 1978 part 1 – Jacko Jakszyk stereo remix
Opening Music (Quartet)
Introduction by Claude Nobs
Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
Jack In The Green
One Brown Mouse
A New Day Yesterday
Flute Solo Improvisation / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Bouree
Living In The Past / A New Day Yesterday (reprise)