The band's ambitious 1974 album has been expanded with unreleased tracks and orchestral pieces along with rare video footage in a 2CD/2DVD package.
Limited edition vinyl to be released on January 13th.
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In 1974, Jethro Tull announced plans for War Child, a multi-faceted project that was to encompass a feature-length film, a soundtrack album, as well a new album from the band.
In October of that year, Tull released a 10-song album that would climb to #2 in the U.S. and the top 15 in the U.K., but the film and accompanying soundtrack were shelved. To commemorate the 40-year anniversary of this ambitious experiment, Parlophone will revisit War Child with several releases.
War Child: The 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition will be available as a limited edition 2- CD/2-DVD set.
Highlights from the set include:
- Original album and bonus tracks (three previously unreleased), remixed in 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson
- 10 orchestral pieces (nine previously unreleased) written for the film’s soundtrack, 4 of which are remixed in 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson
- Flat transfers of the original LP mix at 96/24, and the quadrophonic version (with 2 bonus tracks) in 4.0.
- 'The Third Hoorah' promo footage, and footage from a January 1974 photo session/press conference where the War Child project was announced.
- An 80-page booklet featuring an extensive article on the preparation and recording of the album, a film script synopsis, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs.