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Jethro Tull
A Passion Play (Reissue)

Jethro Tull - A Passion Play (Reissue)

A Passion Play is the sixth studio album by Jethro Tull, released in 1973. Like its predecessor, Thick as a Brick (1972), it is a concept album, the theme being the spiritual journey of one man in the afterlife. The release had chart success around the world, hitting # 1 in the US and #13 in the UK.

On this beautiful expanded case-bound book edition, we get the original A Passion Play album and earlier Château d'Hérouville sessions mixed to 5.1 surround sound and stereo by Steven Wilson.

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FEATURED TRACK

"The Foot Of Our Stairs
(2 extra verses found on the end of the multi-track reel have been added back in)"

TRACK LISTING

  1. CD DISC ONE:
  2. A PASSION PLAY (NEW STEVEN WILSON STEREO MIX)
  3. 1. Lifebeats / Prelude
  4. 2. The Silver Cord
  5. 3. Re-Assuring Tune
  6. 4. Memory Bank
  7. 5. Best Friends
  8. 6. Critique Oblique
  9. 7. Forest Dance #1
  10. 8. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles
  11. 9. Forest Dance #2
  12. 10. The Foot Of Our Stairs
    (2 extra verses found on the end of the multi-track reel have been added back in)
  13. 11. Overseer Overture
  14. 12. Flight From Lucifer
  15. 13. 10.08 To Paddington
  16. 14. Magus Perde
  17. 15. Epilogue

  18. CD DISC TWO:
  19. THE CHâTEAU D'HÉROUVILLE SESSIONS (New Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
  20. 1. The Big Top
  21. 2. Scenario
  22. 3. Audition
  23. 4. Skating Away
  24. 5. Sailor
  25. 6. No Rehearsal
  26. 7. Left Right
  27. 8. Solitaire
  28. 9. Critique Oblique (Part I)
  29. 10. Critique Oblique (Part II)
  30. 11. Animelee (1st Dance) [Instrumental]
  31. 12. Animelee (2nd Dance) [Instrumental]
  32. 13. Law Of The Bungle (Part I)
  33. 14. Tiger
  34. 15. Law Of The Bungle (Part II)

  35. DVD DISC ONE: (AUDIO & VIDEO)
  36. A Passion Play mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital surround sound and PCM 96/24 PCM stereo.
  37. • A flat transfer from the original master at PCM 96/24 stereo
  38. • Video clips of 'The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles' and an intro and outro film used in the Passion Play tour of 1973.

  39. DVD DISC TWO: (AUDIO ONLY)
  40. • The Château d'Hérouville Sessions mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital surround sound
  41. • PCM 96/24 PCM stereo.

  42. IN THE BOOK:
  43. • An extensive article by Martin Webb on the preparation and recording of the album and the Château sessions that preceded it.
  44. • Steven Wilson's thoughts on mixing the recordings.
  45. • Memories of the cover shoot and 'Hare' filming by dancer Jane Eve (Colthorpe)
  46. • The Rev'd Godfrey Pilchard's recollections.
  47. • 1973 Tour history
  48. • Recollections of touring and PA systems by sound man Chris Amson.

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Feb 28
    Randers, Denmark Jethro Tull at Vaerket
  • Mar 01
    Esbjerg, Denmark Jethro Tull at Musikhuset Esbjerg
  • Mar 09
    Atlantic City, NJ, US Jethro Tull at Ovation Hall at Ocean Resort Casino
  • Mar 11
    Oxon Hill, MD, US Jethro Tull at The Theater at MGM National Harbor
  • Mar 12
    Morristown, NJ, US Jethro Tull at Mayo Performing Arts Center
  • Mar 22
    Ostrava, Czech Republic Jethro Tull at Gong
  • Mar 23
    Brno, Czech Republic Jethro Tull at Bvv Brno - Pavilon G1
  • Mar 24
    Prague, Czech Republic Jethro Tull at Kongresové Centrum
  • Mar 28
    Turin, Italy Jethro Tull at Teatro Colosseo
  • Mar 29
    Brescia, Italy Jethro Tull at Dis_play Brixia Forum
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