What does it sound like?:
Finally, after what seems a very long wait, we have the deluxe edition of Stormwatch, the final instalment in Tull’s so-called folk rock trilogy of the late seventies. As you’d expect, it comes in the now familiar format, with 4 cds and two dvds, alongside the usual excellent informative book. Originally released in 1979, this was the last album to feature Tull’s classic line up, and Steven Wilson’s remix really breathes new life into theses songs, making them sound vibrant and contemporary without sacrificing any of their original spirit. In fact, you could say that although the album hasn’t changed, it has certainly been improved. The second disc is the real treasure trove here though, showcasing a wide selection of top quality songs, some of which have appeared on previous rarities sets and as bonus tracks on reissues, but a good number of which are being heard for the very first time. It’s amazing just how prolific the band was at this time, and that they had the luxury of discarding completely finished pieces that didn’t fit in with the album’s themes of ecology and matters maritime, while others such as Kelpie were simply » Continue Reading.