Jethro Tull - "A Passion Play" Deluxe Edition Due June 2014

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  1. jsayers

    jsayers Just Drifting.... Thread Starter

    Horse Shoe, NC
    According to Bert at
    THE DUTCH JETHRO TULL FANCLUB, these are the nuts 'n' bolts of the release. More expense.

    This beautifully packaged 2CD/2DVD case-bound book expanded edition of A Passion Play includes the original album and earlier Château d'HérouvilleSessions both of which have been mixed to 5.1 surround sound and new stereo mixes by Steven Wilson.

    A heavyweight 180g vinyl edition featuring the new stereo mix of the original album is also available.

    2CD/2DVD Tracklisting

    CD 1
    A Passion Play(A new Steven Wilson stereo mix)

    1. Lifebeats/Prelude
    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 the end of the multi-track reel have been added back in)
    11. Overseer Overture.
    12. Flight From Lucifer
    13. 10.08 to Paddington
    14. Magus Perde
    15. Epilogue

    CD 2
    The Château d'Hérouville Sessions (A new Steven Wilson stereo mix)

    1) The Big Top
    2) Scenario
    3) Audition
    4) Skating Away
    5) Sailor
    6) No Rehearsal
    7) Left Right
    8) Solitaire
    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)
    14) Tiger
    15) Law Of The Bungle (Part II)

    DVD 1 (Audio & Video)
    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
    Video clips of ‘The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles’ an intro and outro film used in the Passion Play tour of 1973.

    DVD 2 (Audio only)
    The Château d'Hérouville Sessions mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital surround sound
    PCM 96/24 PCM stereo.

    In the book:

    *An extensive article by Martin Webb on the preparation and recording of the album and the Château 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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  2. rstamberg

    rstamberg Senior Member

    Riverside, CT
    I'm in.
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  3. DonnyMe

    DonnyMe Forum Resident

    :goodie: :pineapple: :bdance:Guess I've a little excited to hear the news! WOOT! :magoo: Mr.'ve done it again!
  4. Belsnickel

    Belsnickel Forum Resident

    Hitsville USA
    I wonder if any video footage exists from the tour? I saw it performed at Detroit's Cobo Arena - listened to hear Edits #8 and #9 on the radio before I had the album.
  5. DesertChaos

    DesertChaos Forum Resident

    I'm looking forward to this one. I was never that big on Passion Play but I get the feeling that the new mixes will give it a whole new life for me, and of course the Chateau sessions is a great bonus.
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  6. old school

    old school Senior Member

    Auto buy for sure can't wait! I have the MFSL of Passion Play but can't pass the extra's by.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2014
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  7. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Chicago, IL, US
    On Youtube I believe you can still see an attempt to create a full Passion Play video out of a few minutes shot by Chrysalis plus some audience shot material. I think that is as close as you will get.
  8. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Chicago, IL, US
    Interesting to see "Sailor" included when Tull's web site used to claim no copy of it was in Ian's vault.
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  9. Lonson

    Lonson Just a Lucky So-and-so

    Should be good.
  10. Belsnickel

    Belsnickel Forum Resident

    Hitsville USA
    Yes, I remember watching that - I do have a fairly good audio recording of one of the shows.
  11. jsayers

    jsayers Just Drifting.... Thread Starter

    Horse Shoe, NC
    I have to admit that even as a pretty big JT fan I never was too crazy about the APP album, but actually haven't listened to it <I don't own it> really in decades! I have listened to the Château Disaster tapes on my "Nightcap" cd and liked it OK.
    This package is a must-buy being in a nice book format and two albums mixed to 5.1 by Steven Wilson! Should be the perfect way to re-introduce myself to this album. :agree:
  12. jsayers

    jsayers Just Drifting.... Thread Starter

    Horse Shoe, NC
    That would be MFSL, I believe.
  13. old school

    old school Senior Member

    Yes it would sorry.
  14. Fantastic news! I had even forgotten there was an >outro film< to the show!

    About the Château d'Hérouville material, should this be pre-90s flute overdubs? These overdubs were cool, but I'd love to hear it warts and all...
  15. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Portland, Oregon
    I believe Ian said he didn't want to know if he still had it or not.
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  16. :goodie:Autobuy
  17. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm all ears

    My favorite Tull album! Yeeaaah!!!
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  18. yesstiles

    yesstiles Senior Member

    This is one of those things you would never imagine would happen not so long ago. A true dream. This is Tull at their very peak.
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  19. dirie

    dirie Forum Resident

    Yes! Thanks for the news! :)
  20. playbass

    playbass Forum Resident

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Take my money!
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  21. varitone

    varitone Forum Resident

    Lincs, UK
    Fantastic news. Their last great album and their best work (alongside This Was).
  22. Doctor Flang

    Doctor Flang Forum Resident

    Helsinki, Finland
    That was just Ian's humour. He did not like the song and hated being constantly asked about it.
  23. tootull

    tootull too many too

    Thanks for starting the APP deluxe thread. :D Can't wait for the 5.1.
  24. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm all ears

  25. Todd W.

    Todd W. It's a Puggle

    Exactly the way I feel. This was never one of my favorite Tull's, but the Chateau sessions will make my purchase.

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