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Jethro Tull - A Passion Play (An Extended Performance) (2cd/2dvd)
Alongside Thick As A Brick, 1973's A Passion Play is Jethro Tull's most overtly Progressive and conceptual release, featuring a complex poetic narrative framed by the most adventurous music of the band's career.
A #1 US hit on its release, the album offers dazzling virtuoso instrumental passages, evocative synthesiser sequences, and fuses Folk, Jazz and Rock influences in a strikingly unique, wholly Jethro Tull way.
A Passion Play (An Extended Performance) features new Steven Wilson mixes (stereo and 5.1) of the album, alongside Steven Wilson mixes of the infamous 'Chateau Disaster' recordings that preceded APP.
Packaged with an 80 page book detailing the album, the band's 1973 tour and the Chateau recordings, (An Extended Performance) is a glorious way to celebrate a one of a kind release.
CD 1 - A Passion Play (A new Steven Wilson stereo mix):
2. The Silver Cord
3. Re-Assuring Tune
4. Memory Bank
5. Best Friends
6. Critique Oblique
7. Forest Dance #1
8. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles
9. Forest Dance #2
10. The Foot Of Our Stairs (+ 2 extra verses found on end of multi-track reel)
11. Overseer Overture.
12. Flight From Lucifer
13. 10.08 to Paddington
14. Magus Perde
CD 2 - The Chateau d'Herouville Sessions (A new Steven Wilson stereo mix):
1. The Big Top
4. Skating Away
6. No Rehearsal
7. Left Right
9. Critique Oblique (Part I)
10. Critique Oblique (Part II)
11. Animelee (1st Dance) [Instrumental]
12. Animelee (2nd Dance) [Instrumental]
13. Law Of The Bungle (Part I)
15. Law Of The Bungle (Part II)
DVD 1 (Audio & Video):
Contains A Passion Play mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital surround sound and PCM 96/24 PCM stereo. A flat transfer from the original master at PCM 96/24 stereo and video clips of The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles an intro and outro film footage used in the Passion Play tour of 1973.
DVD 2 (Audio only):
Contains The Chateau d'Herouville Sessions mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital surround sound and PCM 96/24 PCM stereo.
In the 80 page book:
* An extensive article by Martin Webb on the preparation and recording of the album and the 'Chateau disaster' sessions that preceded it.
* Steven Wilson's thoughts on mixing the recordings.
* Memories of the cover shoot and Hare filming by dancer Jane Eve (Colthorpe)
* The Rev'd Godfrey Pilchard's recollections.
* 1973 tour history.
* Recollections of touring and PA systems by sound man Chris Amson.
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