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Stormwatch is the twelfth studio album by the progressive rock group Jethro Tull, released September 1979. It is considered the last in the trilogy of folk-rock albums by Jethro Tull (although folk music influenced virtually every Tull album to some extent). Among other subject-matters, the album touches heavily on the problems relating to the environment, oil and money.

Stormwatch is the twelfth studio album by Jethro Tull. Shop stormwatch on burning shed. It is considered the last in the trilogy of folk-rock albums by Jethro Tull (although folk music influenced virtually every Tull album). This is the last Tull album to feature the classic line-up of 1970s. Bassist John Glascock, suffering at this point from the effects of a cardiac infection that eventually led to his death, is only featured on three tracks ( Flying Dutchman, Orion, and Elegy ). Ian Anderson played bass elsewhere on the album while Dave Pegg played on the subsequent tour. The instrumental piece Elegy was written by David Palmer. Dun Ringill is the historic site of an Iron Age fort on the Isle of Skye, which served as the original seat of the Clan MacKinnon.

Arranged By – Jethro Tull. Art Direction – Peter Wagg. Bass – John Glascock (tracks: 2, 9, 10). Composed By – David Palmer (2) (tracks: 10), Ian Anderson (tracks: 1 to 9). Cover – Ian Anderson. Drums, Percussion – Barriemore Barlow. Engineer – Robin Black. Stormwatch ‎(LP, Album). 6307 670. Jethro Tull.

Jethro Tull's 12th studio album, Stormwatch, concludes with "Elegy," a quiet instrumental of pastoral acoustic guitar and melancholy strings. The title is appropriate. Composed by al arranger David Palmer in honor of his late father, the three-minute piece serves as a gentle swan song for bassist John Glascock, who died from effects of a cardiac infection soon after being dismissed from the band (and only playing on three tracks). But it's also an elegy in a broader sense, a quiet mourning for Tull's classic era - the '70s

A slightly harder edged Jethro Tull album, with more guitar orientated tracks than we are used to. Anderson's flute, while regularly used of course, is not as dominant as on other Tull albums. A number of the tracks are orchestrated, with the lengthy "Dark ages" in particular benefiting from the rounder sound. Stormwatch" is yet another underrated JETHRO TULL album. This also signaled the end of an era. It would be the last album for the most effective JT lineup.

Stormwatch’s album cover always seemed to me to be rather prophetic of Jethro Tull’s near future. A seafarer clad in a mournful black, raindrops dripping from his ragged beard, defiantly and undauntedly gazes through binoculars into the coming tempest, prepared for the approaching storm. This mariner is not unlike Ian Anderson, whose band was on the very brink of collapse by the time that the album was released.

Stormwatch marked the end of an era in Jethro Tull's history, as the last album on which longtime members Barriemore Barlow, John Evan, and David Palmer participated, and the final appearance of bassist John Glascock, who played on three of the cuts (Anderson supplied the bass elsewhere) and died following open-heart surgery a few weeks after its release.

Tracklist

A1 North Sea Oil 3:08
A2 Orion 3:55
A3 Home 2:44
A4 Dark Ages 9:07
A5 Warm Sporran 3:31
B1 Something's On The Move 4:24
B2 Old Ghosts 4:20
B3 Dun Ringill 2:37
B4 Flying Dutchman 7:42
B5 Elegy 3:30

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – APSA

Credits

  • Arranged By – Jethro Tull
  • Art Direction – Peter Wagg
  • Bass Guitar – John Glascock (tracks: A2, B4, B5)
  • Design Concept [Cover Concept] – Ian Anderson
  • Drums, Percussion – Barriemore Barlow
  • Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Classical Guitar – Martin Barre
  • Engineer – Robin Black
  • Engineer [Second] – Leigh Mantle
  • Painting [Cover] – David Jackson
  • Piano, Organ – John Evan
  • Producer – Ian Anderson, Robin Black
  • Synthesizer, Organ [Portative], Orchestrated By [Orchestral Arrangements] – David Palmer
  • Vocals, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar – Ian Anderson
  • Voice [Spoken Voice] – Francis Wilson
  • Written-By – David Palmer (tracks: B5), Ian Anderson (tracks: A1 to B4)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDL 1238 Jethro Tull Storm Watch ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis CDL 1238 UK 1979
CDL 1238-1, CKPL-0005 Jethro Tull Stormwatch ‎(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis, EMI/KEMONGSA CDL 1238-1, CKPL-0005 South Korea 1990
6307 670 Jethro Tull Stormwatch ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 670 Italy 1979
6307 670 Jethro Tull Stormwatch ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 670 Portugal 1979
249 01 Jethro Tull Storm Watch ‎(Cass, Album) Original 249 01 Syria 1979

Tracklist

A1 North Sea Oil
A2 Orion
A3 Home
A4 Dark Ages
A5 Warm Sporran
B1 Something's On The Move
B2 Old Ghost
B3 Dun Ringill
B4 Flying Dutchman
B5 Elegy

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDL 1238 Jethro Tull Storm Watch ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis CDL 1238 UK 1979
CDL 1238-1, CKPL-0005 Jethro Tull Stormwatch ‎(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis, EMI/KEMONGSA CDL 1238-1, CKPL-0005 South Korea 1990
6307 670 Jethro Tull Stormwatch ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 670 Italy 1979
6307 670 Jethro Tull Stormwatch ‎(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 670 Portugal 1979
249 01 Jethro Tull Storm Watch ‎(Cass, Album) Original 249 01 Syria 1979



Jethro Tull - Stormwatch album
Folk Rock
Performer: Jethro Tull
Title: Stormwatch
Category: Rock
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Rating: 4.5/5
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