The original WarChild album and associated recordings. Remixed to 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson.
"The album originally formed part of a broader project that was to
encompass a feature-length film and a soundtrack album but the latter
two elements never materialized. This new edition of WarChild
is dubbed the 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition and includes on a second
CD many orchestral pieces written for the film's soundtrack, most of
which are unissued until now. Alongside the orchestral pieces on the
second disc set some ‘associated recordings' from the original sessions.
"The orchestral pieces have also been remixed by Steven Wilson into
hi-res stereo and 5.1 surround sound. These mixes can be found on the
one of two DVDs within this package. Joining that material are a further
six additional orchestral recordings mixed by Robin Black in 1974.
These are all 96/24 PCM stereo.
"Another DVD combines audio and video; the audio element includes
flat transfers of the original LP mix at 96/24 along with the
quadrophonic version (with two bonus tracks) in 4.0. In terms of video
we are offered ‘The Third Hoorah' promo footage as well as film from a a
January 1974 photo session and press conference when the whole WarChild project was announced.
"An 80-page booklet comes with the ‘bookset' packaging and includes
new writings on the preparation and recording of the album, a film
script synopsis, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson and rare and
unseen photographs." — Superdeluxeedition.com