Ian Anderson’s Solo Works Celebrated in New Limited-Edition Box Set by Madfish Records

Ian Anderson’s Solo Works Box Set From Madfish Records

Ian Anderson’s Solo Works Celebrated in New Limited-Edition Box Set by Madfish Records

Reissue specialist label Madfish Records has announced an exciting new release: 8314 Boxed, a limited-edition deluxe box set tribute to Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson’s treasured solo works. Set for release on August 23rd, this 10LP collection features exclusive first-time vinyl releases and meticulously remastered albums, offering fans a comprehensive and beautifully presented journey through Anderson’s solo career.

What’s Included in 8314 Boxed

Exclusive Vinyl Releases
First time vinyl editions of:

Divinities: Twelve Dances with God (1995)
The Secret Language of Birds (2000) – 2LP with etching on side D
Rupi’s Dance (2003) – 2LP with etching on side D
Remastered Classics

The box set also includes half-speed remasters of:

Walk Into Light (1983)
Divinities: Twelve Dances with God (1995)
Homo Erraticus (2014)
Previously Unreleased Live Recordings

Roaming in the Gloaming LP offers previously unreleased live recordings from 1995-2007.

Special Features
Beautiful Side D etchings on three of the ten records.

96-page book featuring a foreword by Ian Anderson, extensive liner notes by Paul Sexton, and exclusive photographs.

Complete Box Set Contents
Walk Into Light (1983) – half-speed remaster
Divinities: Twelve Dances with God (1995) – first time on vinyl, half-speed remaster
The Secret Language of Birds (2LP) (2000) – etching on side D, first time on vinyl
Rupi’s Dance (2LP) (2003) – etching on side D, first time on vinyl
Thick as a Brick 2 (2LP) (2012) – etching on side D
Homo Erraticus (2014) – half-speed remaster
Roaming in the Gloaming – previously unreleased live recordings from 1995-2007

Watch the 8314 Boxed Trailer

Get a sneak peek of the box set with the official trailer here.

Pre-Order Now
Pre-order your copy of 8314 Boxed, available on August 23rd, here.

Ian Anderson’s Reflections

Ian Anderson’s solo albums are renowned for their exploration of different sonic landscapes and instrumental line-ups. Each record in this box set stands as a testament to his versatility. From the electronic experimentation in Walk Into Light to the profound narratives of Homo Erraticus, and the acoustic serenity of The Secret Language of Birds, these albums reflect Anderson’s unending creativity and ability to blend diverse musical styles into cohesive, captivating works.

Ian Anderson shared his thoughts on this collection: “Since 1983, I have made a few solo albums, not as dissatisfaction with fellow musicians or the group identity but usually just to try something a bit different, whether sonically, stylistically or in terms of instrumental line-up. These records all stand out for me as being quite different from each other and in some ways demonstrate a broader depth of my songwriting. The flute instrumental Divinities record is one of my favorites to this day.”

Ian Anderson’s fascination with music began at a young age. Relocated from Dunfermline to Edinburgh, he was captivated by his father’s wartime records, particularly Glenn Miller’s “In The Mood.” This early exposure to blues elements sparked his lifelong passion for music.

With 8314 Boxed, fans can experience the evolution of Anderson’s solo work, each album offering a unique glimpse into his creative mind. This collection not only celebrates his solo achievements but also serves as a testament to his enduring influence in the music world.

About Madfish Records
Madfish Records, known for their dedication to high-quality reissues, has once again delivered a must-have collection for fans and collectors alike. Their meticulous attention to detail ensures that 8314 Boxed is a fitting tribute to Ian Anderson’s legacy.

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine.

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