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Stormwatch is the last part of the trilogy folk rock albums by the British band Jethro Tull, released in 1979. The album is about the deterioration of the environment, warning of an apocalyptic future if humanity does not find a better balance between growing economy and nature.

On the cover are a few lines from the song Dun Ringill subtitle:

Lines join in faint discord and the Stormwatch brews
a concert of Kings as the white sea snaps
at the heels of the soft prayer
whispered

This was the last album to feature John Evan and barriemore Barlow, David Palmer, John Glascock. Glascock plays bass on Orion, Flying Dutchman and Elegy; He suffered from a congenital heart disease, and the other numbers could no longer record with the band. Ian Anderson played all other bass parts. Glascock died soon after the release.

Elegy is written by Palmer for his father, the rest of the album as usual by Anderson.

Dun Ringill is a historic iron age fort on the Isle of Skye, which served as home base for the Mackinnon clan. Anderson lived in nearby Kilmarie House until 1994. The intro to Dun Ringill is voiced by Francis Wilson, a presenter of the weather forecast.

Numbers[Edit]Edit

  1. North Sea Oil
  2. Orion
  3. Home
  4. Dark Ages
  5. Warm Sporran
  6. Something's On The Move
  7. Old Ghosts
  8. Dun Ringill
  9. Flying Dutchman
  10. Elegy
  11. A Stitch In Time ¹
  12. Crossword ¹
  13. Kelpie ¹
  14. King Henry's Madrigal ¹

¹ Bonus numbers on the Digital ' Remastered ' version.

Line up[Edit]Edit

Guest Musician:

  • Francis Wilson (spoken word)
  • unknown Orchestra

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