Limited Edition Japanese paper sleeve pressing features the same bonus track that graces the UK and US reissues, 'Part of the Machine'. Crest of Wave won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal although not a metal album! This album originally went gold in the UK after having two videos on heavy rotation on MTV. Steel Monkey, with its nod to the great ZZ Top, opened the album with its rapid-fire sequenced piano intro, while the best Classic Tull song ever - Budapest - provided both brain and brawn on record and subsequent live performance alike. The first Tull record to be mastered on digital media, Crest combined the best of Martin's guitar and Ian Anderson's flute in the harmony and unison phrasing evident in songs like Farm On The Freeway and Jumpstart. Doane Perry made his drumming debut on a couple of tracks - while Gerry Conway returned briefly for some drum additions elsewhere. The keyboards were kept simple and atmospheric. Apart from two tracks the record was recorded and mixed in Anderson's home studio with Martin Barre playing most of the guitar parts and searing solos through a 15-Watt single 12-inch speaker Marshall mini combo amp. EMI. 2005.