JETHRO TULL The Broadsword And The Beast (2005) (RMST) (CHRYSALIS RECORDS) (18 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM | Music | Rock

JETHRO TULL The Broadsword And The Beast (2005) (RMST) (CHRYSALIS RECORDS) (18 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

JETHRO TULL The Broadsword And The Beast (2005) (RMST) (CHRYSALIS RECORDS) (18 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00722
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The Broadsword and the Beast is the 14th studio album by rock band Jethro Tull, released on 10 April 1982. The album is a cross between the dominant synthesizer sound of the 1980s and the folk-influenced style that Jethro Tull used in the previous decade. As such, the band's characteristic acoustic instrumentation is augmented by electronic soundscapes, provided by new keyboardist Peter-John Vettese. The electronic aspects of this album would be explored further by the band on their next release Under Wraps.

Album information

The cover art is by renowned artist Iain McCaig, a long time fan of Jethro Tull. The art was made after discussions with Ian Anderson, and was illustrated to capture the concept of the music. McCaig has stated that he intentionally drew hidden "easter eggs" in the album art.

The runic symbols around the edge of the cover are from the Cirth rune system and are the opening lyrics to Broadsword:

"I see a dark sail on the horizon, set under a black cloud that hides the sun. Bring me my broadsword and clear understanding. Bring me my cross of gold as a talisman."

The album was going to be called Beastie, responding to the first track on side one. But during production the band deliberated over the preference between Beastie and Broadsword, the first track on side two. In the end they decided (as on Aqualung) to give each side its own title and thus its own identity, and this time to combine both in the album title. As the artwork also puts much more emphasis on Broadsword, many owners and fans also refer to it as the Broadsword album.

Track Listing:

1. Beastie - 4:00
2. Clasp - 4:18
3. Fallen On Hard Times - 3:13
4. Flying Colours - 4:39
5. Slow Marching Band - 3:39
6. Broadsword - 5:04
7. Pussy Willow - 3:55
8. Watching Me, Watching You - 3:41
9. Seal Driver - 5:11
10. Cheerio - 1:16
11. Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow - 3:22
12. Jack-A-Lynn - 4:40
13. Mayhem Maybe (With Vocals Recorded Circa 1988) - 3:06
14. Too Many Too - 3:28
15. Overhang - 4:29
16. Rhythm In Gold - 3:08
17. I Am Your Gun - 3:19
18. Down At The End Of Your Road - 3:31

Jethro Tull:

Ian Anderson – lead vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, Fairlight CMI
Martin Barre – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Dave Pegg – backing vocals, bass guitar, mandolin
Peter Vettese – backing vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizer
Gerry Conway – drums, percussion

The Broadsword and the Beast is the 14th studio album by rock band Jethro Tull, released on 10 April 1982. The album is a cross between the dominant synthesizer sound of the 1980s and the folk-influenced style that Jethro Tull used in the previous de
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