About The Broadsword and The Beast
Jethro Tull’s 1982 album The Broadsword and the Beast will be reissued on 1st September 2023 in a giant 5CD+3DVD set appropriately called the “Monster” edition. The 40th Anniversary packages includes my remix of the original 10 track album and an additional 28 (!) studio tracks most of which are songs not present on the album – the 1981-82 period was an extremely prolific time for Ian and the band. Most of this material is also present in 5.1 surround form. A live recording taken from a number of German shows on the subsequent tour has also been remixed and restored and appears in both stereo and 4.1.
I take the opportunity to acknowledge there’s been a veritable onslaught of my classic album remix projects announced over the last few weeks (and there’s more to come). Many of these were done over a very long period – this one for example completed nearly 2 years ago – but Covid and other issues have conspired to make it look like I haven’t slept this year!