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.
- CD DISC ONE:
- A PASSION PLAY (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 DISC TWO:
- THE CHâTEAU D'HÉROUVILLE SESSIONS (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 DISC ONE: (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' and an intro and outro film used in the Passion Play tour of 1973.
- DVD DISC TWO: (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.
Sep 25Cork, Ireland Jethro Tull at Cork Opera House
Sep 26Dublin, Ireland Jethro Tull at National Concert Hall
Oct 09Basel, Switzerland Jethro Tull at Musical Theatre
Oct 10Geneva, Switzerland Jethro Tull at Théâtre du Léman, Grand Casino de Genève
Oct 20Heerlen, Netherlands Jethro Tull at Rabozaal, Theater Heerlen
Oct 21Haarlem, Netherlands Jethro Tull at Philharmonie Haarlem
Oct 22Utrecht, Netherlands Jethro Tull at TivoliVredenburg
Nov 03Padua, Italy Jethro Tull at Gran Teatro Geox
Nov 04Milan, Italy Jethro Tull at Teatro dal Verme
Nov 05Florence, Italy Jethro Tull at Teatro Verdi
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