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Ian Anderson / Homo Erraticus four-disc deluxe book edition

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Rock legend Ian Anderson returns in April with a new album Homo Erraticus.

For this new longplayer the Jethro Tull frontman has returned to the writings of fictional character Gerald Bostock, from which the classic Tull album Thick As A Brick was derived. The 14 tracks on Homo Erraticus are said to examine key events from throughout British history before going on to offer a number of prophecies for the future.

The ‘top of the range’  limited edition four-disc deluxe set is presented in a 60-page hardback book and includes the album on CD, a bonus CD with audio documentary and ‘hotel demos’, a DVD interview disc, and a further DVD with a 5.1 surround DTS mix (not lossless, unfortunately) of the album on DVD (a hi-res stereo is also included).

A CD+DVD casebound book edition is also available which offers the album on CD and the DVD with the surround mix and vinyl fans can enjoy a double LP version of the record.

The album is released on 14 April 2014.


For Amazon pre-orders (below) not all formats are available in all territories. UK fans after the 4-disc deluxe might want to try Burning Shed, who also have all other editions listed below.

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4-disc Deluxe Edition

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CD+DVD Deluxe Edition

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2LP Edition



Homo Erraticus / Deluxe 4-disc track listing

CD 1 Homo Erraticus

PART ONE: CHRONICLES

1. Doggerland
2. Heavy Metals
3. Enter The Uninvited
4. Puer Ferox Adventus
5. Meliora Sequamur
6. The Turnpike Inn
7. The Engineer
8. The Pax Britannica

PART TWO: PROPHECIES

9. Tripudium Ad Bellum
10. After These Wars
11. New Blood, Old Veins

PART THREE: REVELATIONS

12. In For A Pound
13. The Browning of the Green
14. Per Errationes Ad Astra
15. Cold Dead Reckoning

CD 2 (Commentary & Demos): 

1. Spoken Introduction To Demos [3.54]
2. Doggerland (Demo) [1:43]
3. Heavy Metals (Demo) [1:42]
4. Enter The Uninvited (Demo) [3:40]
5. Puer Ferox Adventus (Demo) [3:29]
6. Meliora Sequamur (Demo) [2:45]
7. The Turnpike Inn (Demo) [2:12]
8. The Engineer (Demo) [1:33]
9. The Pax Britannica (Demo) [1:27]
10. Tripudium Ad Bellum (Demo) [1:24]
11. After These Wars (Demo) [3:37]
12. New Blood, Old Veins (Demo) [2:04]
13. In For A Pound (Demo) [0:44]
14. The Browning Of The Green (Demo) [2:51]
15. Per Errationes Ad Astra (Demo) [1:52]
16. Cold Dead Reckoning (Demo) [3:49]
17. Loose Talk (Track By Track Commentary Of The Album) [38.05]

DVD 1: DTS 5.1 Surround mixes + 24/48 LPCM 

1. Doggerland (5.1 Mix) [4:10]
2. Heavy Metals (5.1 Mix) [1:34]
3. Enter The Uninvited (5.1 Mix) [3:36]
4. Puer Ferox Adventus (5.1 Mix) [6:57]
5. Meliora Sequamur (5.1 Mix) [3:30]
6. The Turnpike Inn (5.1 Mix) [3:03]
7. The Engineer (5.1 Mix) [3:10]
8. The Pax Britannica (5.1 Mix) [3:06]
9. Tripudium Ad Bellum (5.1 Mix) [2:47]
10. After These Wars (5.1 Mix) [4:26]
11. New Blood, Old Veins (5.1 Mix) [2:31]
12. In For A Pound (5.1 Mix) [0:36]
13. The Browning Of The Green (5.1 Mix) [4:10]
14. Per Errationes Ad Astra (5.1 Mix) [1:35]
15. Cold Dead Reckoning (5.1 Mix) [5:12]

DVD 2: 

1. Creations (The Making Of Homo Erraticus) [20:50]
2. Conversations (Jerry Ewing Interview) [19.22]
3. Illustrations (Artwork With Carl Glover) [10:18]
4. Articulations (Band Interviews) [14:41]

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Homo Erraticus / CD+DVD  track listing

CD 1 Homo Erraticus

PART ONE: CHRONICLES

1. Doggerland
2. Heavy Metals
3. Enter The Uninvited
4. Puer Ferox Adventus
5. Meliora Sequamur
6. The Turnpike Inn
7. The Engineer
8. The Pax Britannica

PART TWO: PROPHECIES

9. Tripudium Ad Bellum
10. After These Wars
11. New Blood, Old Veins

PART THREE: REVELATIONS

12. In For A Pound
13. The Browning of the Green
14. Per Errationes Ad Astra
15. Cold Dead Reckoning

DVD
Audio – DTS 5.1 Surround mixes + 24/48 LPCM
Video – CREATIONS – the making of Homo Erraticus

1. Doggerland (5.1 Mix) [4:10]
2. Heavy Metals (5.1 Mix) [1:34]
3. Enter The Uninvited (5.1 Mix) [3:36]
4. Puer Ferox Adventus (5.1 Mix) [6:57]
5. Meliora Sequamur (5.1 Mix) [3:30]
6. The Turnpike Inn (5.1 Mix) [3:03]
7. The Engineer (5.1 Mix) [3:10]
8. The Pax Britannica (5.1 Mix) [3:06]
9. Tripudium Ad Bellum (5.1 Mix) [2:47]
10. After These Wars (5.1 Mix) [4:26]
11. New Blood, Old Veins (5.1 Mix) [2:31]
12. In For A Pound (5.1 Mix) [0:36]
13. The Browning Of The Green (5.1 Mix) [4:10]
14. Per Errationes Ad Astra (5.1 Mix) [1:35]
15. Cold Dead Reckoning (5.1 Mix) [5:12]

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15 responses to Ian Anderson / Homo Erraticus four-disc deluxe book edition

  1. Nick Watson says:

    It’s a good album – more rocky and bears a closer resemblance to Jethro Tull than Ian’s other solo albums.

  2. David says:

    I know £34.99 is fairly cheap but I will have to think about whether I want to pay that £25 premium for the deluxe book version just to get the demos disc.

    Another poor example of baiting the consumer.

    As with a lot of these types of multi-format releases, why can’t ALL the available audio be released in cheaper versions and those that want an overly expensive book or never-to-be-looked-at-again, juvenile paraphernalia can have that wallet busting option too.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      The music IS the product as well, not just the books. £11 for a CD and a surround DVD isn’t exactly a rip-off. If you got EVERYTHING with the cheaper option people would complain that the deluxe wasn’t offering ‘enough’ extra. They are at least giving you options, even if you view it as baiting the customer. What you are saying is a bit like complaining about buying a car – i.e. Why can’t I have alloy wheels and leather seats for my new car but still pay the base model price :)

      • David says:

        I quite agree, £11 for a CD and DVD is not a rip-off, I didn’t say either version was and never used that term. I specifically opened my comment by saying that £34.99 is fairly cheap.

        I said I don’t like being baited to pay an extra £25 get the demo disc. The ‘deluxe’ package is everything in the £11 version plus the demo disc and a bigger more elaborately designed book.

        Double the price to £20 and yes I would go for it, but £34.99 is just too much for what is there extra.

        When I sit down to listen to any album I have thoroughly enjoyed the music and never once thought, I wish I had a big hardback book, some themed coasters, a badge, a postcard, a canvas bag, a marble and a t-shirt to really make the experience more fulfilling.

        Sorry but the music is all many people want, the remastered/remixed album, the live discs, the demos, the high-res etc.

        That could all be available in better priced bare-bones editions. If it means stopping all this Pink Floyd marbles or Cyndi Lauper Barbie set nonsense then that is a good thing. We are adults not children.

        ‘Super Deluxe’ should really be ‘Super Expanded’ and be about the music not the tacky price inflating merchandise and ‘deluxe’ packaging (which is a contradiction in itself as most sets don’t protect the discs and actually contribute to them getting damaged).

  3. Ernie says:

    The big deluxe job is a BShed release only . . this is from the horse’s mouth (Snapper) . . I know because we’ve tried to get some.
    What can you do?
    Exclusive touched by the hand of Wilson bleeders to the left . . selling below cost Amazon bleeders to the right . . music retail bootcamp makes men . . .

  4. Dean says:

    I see no reason to complain at all. At least they have announced this prior to release (unlike the Bowie Special Edition). In other words, buyers get to decide which version they want/can afford.

    Kudos to them.

  5. Peter Chrisp says:

    Paul i am with you, as what Rush would say “choices got to have voices”. All Ian has done is giving the fans a choice of a 2 disc set or a 4 disc edition of his new album. if you think the new album is a little expensive
    you are not “forced” to buy, either way from a personal level can’t wait!!

  6. Hans says:

    My 5 cents. Why isn’t then there an option three for a 2 cd set album and demos? I’m not interested at all in a DVD version of an album. What shall I do with it? I would more be interested in the demos. Another option would be the inclusion of a download code in the 2 cd/DVD set then to get them for free or for a few euros.

  7. Ranasakawa says:

    Two Jethro Tull box sets (which I own) are worth far more than I paid years ago. I now consider these expensive box sets a potential good investment if you would consider selling them in 5-10 years time.

  8. Leonardo says:

    The 4-disc Deluxe Edition is currently unavailable on the Amazon UK. They said that don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.
    Bizarre…

    • gary clarke says:

      Burning Shed is a quality site and worthy of further investigation folks.
      I’ve previously bought Yes and XTC in the CD/DVD-A format. Nice packaging and brilliant sounds too. I’m not a Tull fan but I will buy this.
      Gary C

  9. Renato says:

    Actually, when people complain about feeling “forced” to buy something by the music industry, it’s usually fair… Why do they force us to buy the same tracks over and over again just to get some extra track not available anywhere else but a new remastered version of the same old album, just to rerelease it again in two or three years with another rare track in place of the one which was on the previous version (which, incidentally, will never be found again – till the next rerelease, that is)? It’s the constant reshuffling and repackaging that makes us feel – justifiably so, I could add – ripped off.

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  11. Peter Chrisp says:

    Paul i am with you we will always get a couple of people who will complain
    about the final product, i have been a huge Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson fan, and his new one to me is slightly harder edged, with all the above formats
    in which to chose we have options, my only complaint oh here’s that word again, i would love to have got a copy from Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull web-page, there were a number of copies if you were quick enough a signed 4disc copy by the great man himself, now that would have been worth it, oh well just missed out.

  12. Joseph says:

    Hmm, 2 years on and the 4-disc edition still readily available new at about same price. Don’t know how many were made (and don’t know how many have sold overall), but I would say some others felt the same way David did. I can’t imagine retailers want copies of the 4-disc edition still hanging around. Nice that the 2-disc edition is so affordable but can’t help concluding a miscalculation of some measure with the bigger one for there to still be so many left…

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