The Broadsword and the Beast is the 14th studio album by rock band Jethro Tull, released on 10 April 1982. As such, the band's characteristic acoustic instrumentation is augmented by electronic soundscapes, provided by new keyboardist Peter-John Vettese.
Jethro tull, studio albums, 1982. The Broadsword and the Beast is the 14th studio album by Jethro Tull, released on 10 April 1982 and according to Ian Anderson in the liner notes of the remastered CD, contains some of Jethro Tull’s best music. The album mixes electronic sound, provided by Peter-John Vettese (a characteristic that would be explored further on the next album Under Wraps) with acoustic instruments. The album is a cross between the synthesiser sound of the 1980s and the folk-influenced style that Tull had in the previous decade. More about the album. The cover art is by renowned artist Iain McCaig, long time fan of Jethro Tull. The art was made after a talk with Ian Anderson, and tried to capture the concept of the music. McCaig has stated that he intentionally drew hidden easter eggs in the album art.
BROADSWORD" is the first song on side two of Jethro Tull's 14th, studio album "The Broadsword and the Beast" The first side of the album is titled "Beastie", and the second side is titled "Broadsword". It mixes electronic sound provided by keyboardist Peter-John Vettese (a characteristic that would further be explored on the next album Under Wraps) with acoustic instruments.
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Studio Album, released in 1982. Songs, Tracks Listing. Beastie (LP side 1) 1. Beastie (3:58) 2. Clasp (4:18) 3. Fallen On Hard Times (3:13) 4. Flying Colours (4:40) 5. Slow Marching Band (3:40) - Boadsword (LP side 2) 6. Broadsword (5:03) 7. Pussy Willow (3:56) 8. Watching Me Watching You (3:41) 9. Seal Driver (5:10) 10.
The tour for Broadsword was the last one for Tull to be exceedingly theatrical.
Anyone expecting a fantasy or heavy metal album was due for a disappointment, however, for most of the songs that have any identifiable references are about topical politics more than anything else.
On Label roundings: Ariola Eurodisc GmbH, München. There's also a European release with different center labels. Matrix, Runout (A-side, etched): CHR-1380-AS16 UK JG/2 Made in Germany 204603 A-1 III. Matrix, Runout (B-side, etched): CHR-1380-BS 15 UK JVC/JH Made in Germany 204603 B-1 III.
Jethro Tull (Vinyl) - . lying Colours - The Broadsword And The Beast (1982) 04:37. Jethro Tull (Vinyl) - . eal Driver - The Broadsword And The Beast (1982) 05:10. Jethro Tull - 09. Seal Driver - The Broadsword And The Beast (1982) 05:08. Jethro Tull (The Broadsword And The Beast 1982) - Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow 03:20. Jethro Tull - Broadsword And The Beast (1982) 38:17. Jethro Tull(The Broadsword And The Beast 1982) - Too Many Too (Bonus Track) 03:26.