The Château D'Herouville Sessions available on vinyl for the first time

Article Contributed by Jethro Tull | Published on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

In the summer of 1972, Jethro Tull went to record in the renowned Château D’Herouville studio. The band quickly renamed it "Château D’isaster" after a series of equipment failures, bed bugs, and food poisoning. After part-recording a treasure trove of quirky material on master tapes, the project was abandoned.

The Château Tapes became the great lost album of Tull mythology, until 20 years later when Ian Anderson reworked and completed most of the original to release on Nightcap the album as the Château D’Isaster Tapes. The album received a makeover by Steven Wilson and is now available on vinyl for the first time as a 2LP set on 15th March.