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Jethro Tull / A Passion Play: An Extended Performance deluxe set

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Jethro Tull’s 1973 album A Passion Play will be reissued as a four-disc anniversary deluxe set in June.

The 1973 follow-up to Thick As A Brick has been given a new stereo mix by Steven Wilson, as well as being mixed for 5.1 surround sound. Not only that, the earlier abandoned sessions that the band recorded in  Chateau d’Herouville in France, get the same treatment – new stereo mixes and 5.1 surround mixes!

The 2CD+2DVD set offers the stereo mixes in hi-res (on the DVDs) while the surround sound options include DTS and Dolby 5.1. A new 2LP vinyl version with the new stereo mix is also being released.

A Passion Play: An Extended Performance is out on 16 June.


2CD+2DVD

2LP 180g Vinyl


2CD+DVD Deluxe Track listing

Disc: 1

  • 1. Lifebeats/Prelude (Stereo Mix)
  • 2. The Silver Cord (Stereo Mix)
  • 3. Re-Assuring Tune (Stereo Mix)
  • 4. Memory Bank (Stereo Mix)
  • 5. Best Friends (Stereo Mix)
  • 6. Critique Oblique (Stereo Mix)
  • 7. Forest Dance #1 (Stereo Mix)
  • 8. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (Stereo Mix)
  • 9. Forest Dance #2 (Stereo Mix)
  • 10. The Foot Of Our Stairs (Stereo Mix)
  • 11. Overseer Overture (Stereo Mix)
  • 12. Flight From Lucifer (Stereo Mix)
  • 13. 10.08 To Paddington (Stereo Mix)
  • 14. Magus Perde (Stereo Mix)
  • 15. Epilogue (Stereo Mix)

Disc: 2

  • 1. The Big Top (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
  • 2. Scenario (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
  • 3. Audition (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
  • 4. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
  • 5. Sailor (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
  • 6. No Rehearsal (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
  • 7. Left Right (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
  • 8. Only Solitaire (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
  • 9. Critique Oblique (Part 1) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)
  • 10. Critique Oblique (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)
  • 11. Animelee (1st Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)
  • 12. Animelee (2nd Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)
  • 13. Law Of The Bungle (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)
  • 14. Tiger Toon (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
  • 15. Law Of The Bungle (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Stereo Mix)

Disc: 3

  • 1. Lifebeats/Prelude (5.1 Dts)
  • 2. The Silver Cord (5.1 Dts)
  • 3. Re-Assuring Tune (5.1 Dts)
  • 4. Memory Bank (5.1 Dts)
  • 5. Best Friends (5.1 Dts)
  • 6. Critique Oblique (5.1 Dts)
  • 7. Forest Dance #1 (5.1 Dts)
  • 8. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (5.1 Dts)
  • 9. Forest Dance #2 (5.1 Dts)
  • 10. The Foot Of Our Stairs (5.1 Dts)
  • 11. Overseer Overture (5.1 Dts)
  • 12. Flight From Lucifer (5.1 Dts)
  • 13. 10:08 To Paddington (5.1 Dts)
  • 14. Magus Perde (5.1 Dts)
  • 15. Epilogue (5.1 Dts)
  • 16. Lifebeats/Prelude (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 17. The Silver Cord (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 18. Re-Assuring Tune (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 19. Memory Bank (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 20. Best Friends (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 21. Critique Oblique (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 22. Forest Dance #1 (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 23. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 24. Forest Dance #2 (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 25. The Foot Of Our Stairs (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 26. Overseer Overture (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 27. Flight From Lucifer (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 28. 10:08 To Paddington (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 29. Magus Perde (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 30. Epilogue (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 31. Lifebeats/Prelude (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 32. The Silver Cord (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 33. Re-Assuring Tune (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 34. Memory Bank (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 35. Best Friends (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 36. Critique Oblique (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 37. Forest Dance #1 (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 38. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 39. Forest Dance #2 (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 40. The Foot Of Our Stairs (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 41. Overseer Overture (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 42. Flight From Lucifer (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 43. 10:08 To Paddington (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 44. Magus Perde (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 45. Epilogue (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 46. A Passion Play Part 1 (Original Master)
  • 47. A Passion Play Part 2 (Original Master)
  • 48. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles
  • 49. Intro/Outro Passion Play Film Footage

Disc: 4

  • 1. The Big Top (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
  • 2. Scenario (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
  • 3. Audition (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
  • 4. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
  • 5. Sailor (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
  • 6. No Rehearsal (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
  • 7. Left Right (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
  • 8. Only Solitaire (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
  • 9. Critique Oblique (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
  • 10. Critique Oblique (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
  • 11. Animelee (1st Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
  • 12. Animelee (2nd Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
  • 13. Law Of The Bungle (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
  • 14. Tiger Toon (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [5.1 Dts]
  • 15. Law Of The Bungle (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (5.1 Dts)
  • 16. The Big Top (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
  • 17. Scenario (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
  • 18. Audition (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
  • 19. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
  • 20. Sailor (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
  • 21. No Rehearsal (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
  • 22. Left Right (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
  • 23. Only Solitaire (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
  • 24. Critique Oblique (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 25. Critique Oblique (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 26. Animelee (1st Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 27. Animelee (2nd Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 28. Law Of The Bungle (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 29. Tiger Toon (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [Dolby Digital Surround Sound]
  • 30. Law Of The Bungle (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (Dolby Digital Surround Sound)
  • 31. The Big Top (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
  • 32. Scenario (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
  • 33. Audition (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
  • 34. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
  • 35. Sailor (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
  • 36. No Rehearsal (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
  • 37. Left Right (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
  • 38. Only Solitaire (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
  • 39. Critique Oblique (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 40. Critique Oblique (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 41. Animelee (1st Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 42. Animelee (2nd Dance) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 43. Law Of The Bungle (Part I) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)
  • 44. Tiger Toon (The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions) [96/24 Pcm Stereo]
  • 45. Law Of The Bungle (Part Ii) [The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions] (96/24 Pcm Stereo)

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26 responses to Jethro Tull / A Passion Play: An Extended Performance deluxe set

  1. Rob says:

    More Steve Wilson remixing Tull. What’s not to love? Cool that the Chateau tapes are going to be in 5.1 also.

  2. Philip says:

    Should lead to a re-examination of this “lost” Tull classic. Will make a very interesting package.

  3. Joe says:

    Very reasonably priced and hopefully it will be packaged along the lines of the recent Thick As A Brick set.

    Minimal non-essential memorabilia and various audio options with detailed liner notes is the best way, in my opinion.

  4. Ranasakawa says:

    Ordered.

    • Rick says:

      Ordered? No offence but that adds absolutely nothing to the subject matter and is totally irrelevant to anybody but yourself.

      • Jack says:

        I ordered too. Chillax, Rick.

        • Rick says:

          Chillax? Not sure what that means and I’m also unsure why you want to advertise yourself as being as cretinous as the other poster but again, I doubt anyone wishing to engage on these threads is slightly interested in knowing who has ordered a specific title and just posting ‘ordered’ is ridiculous.

          I often check the main page to see if a new comment has been added to a thread that interests me and so to find someone has just posted a nothing comment like that is a waste of time.

          • Warren says:

            I ordered it too!! Can’t wait.

          • Not Rick says:

            Wow, Dick – you misspelled your name. Are you always so angry? See a doctor. There’s nothing wrong with people enthusiastically letting people know they’ve ordered something – it’s better than all the people who download for free, at least. And at least they’re not abusive people who insult others without provocation.

        • marshall says:

          Rick is right, if you don’t have anything meaningful to say then don’t bother please. Nobody cares what you have ordered or if it gets delivered.

  5. Phil Robinson says:

    Looking forward to this. I like the 3 tracks (audition, no rehearsal, scenario) that were featured on my 3cd box set of 20 years of jethro Tull very much so hearing it as it was meant to be will be great and the whole lot in 5.1 too! Fantastic. Thanks Mr Wilson. I wish you could get Aqualung in 5.1 without having to get the expensive super size box set though… please do a release of that the same as TAAB.

  6. Mike says:

    Not a bad price right now on Amazon UK: £17.83. Looks like the package is similar to the TAAB remaster.

  7. steve gilmour says:

    yup…ordered

    • Rick says:

      Be sure to let us know the rest of the boring details of your day at regular intervals. Clown.

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        Please could everyone just calm down and desist with comments criticising others. Personally, I don’t have a problem with someone leaving a comment saying that they’ve ordered something. Even if others don’t find that it contributes much to the ‘debate’, is it really worth creating your own comment to criticise another comment you don’t like? This blog is amazing because almost everyone who contributes does so in a mature, sensible way and there’s hardly any trolling, or petty arguments. I’d love to keep it that way. Thanks! Paul (Editor).

  8. Wazza says:

    I want to order this so bad but I’m feeling very fragile at the moment and I doubt I can handle the abuse from Rick if I do so

  9. Peter Chrisp says:

    Once again this will be huge, although it may not be their most popular album, when it all began with the massive box set of “Aqualung” followed by box set of “Thick As A Brick” then T.A.A.B.2, the latest from Ian Anderson 2disc/4disc edition and now the next few weeks A.P.P, it cannot
    get any better than this!! I am a huge fan, and although it’s only early “daze” could “War Child” be next? Also really enjoying Yes’s Close To The Edge and “The Yes Album” just received in all it’s glory. Great stuff,

  10. Jack says:

    Just got a notice from Amazon that this has been delayed. Damn!

  11. Runicen says:

    I won’t go so far as to say “ordered” (besides, the price invariably fluctuates like mad the first week or so after release), but this is a definitely must-buy if only to hear the rehearsal tapes properly cleaned up. They were released as part of the Nightcap package, but the sound always came off very… Put it this way, you could tell they left those sessions in a hurry.

    Having the whole kit cleaned up and packed together will be a pleasure and a half! Count me in!

  12. Dan says:

    Not ordered.

  13. Peter Chrisp says:

    Jack, i know how you feel, the deluxe edition has been slightly delayed. I have also noticed a couple of tracks were actually on the “Nightcap” the unreleased masters in 1993 but to me the package is still worth it, this will be huge,

  14. Ray Lomas says:

    Considering ordering.

    Seriously though, I hope the Tull deluxe packages keep coming.

  15. C Feeney says:

    This is on my Wishlist as this is a big month for good reissues.

    Just to add tuppence to the above comments, if someone posts that they’ve ordered it is a good indication that the post has given people the info they need to make a purchase. This indicates to record companies and retailers that the site is worth supporting.

    Tuppence now spent.

  16. GozieBoy says:

    (pssst… hey, i just ordered. don’t tell rick).

  17. Wibo says:

    Very tempted by this one,
    I am wondering though how CD’s 1 and 2 sound (the stereo mixes), compared to the older releases.
    I already own the “regular” a passion play CD and Nightcap (wich features 13 tracks of The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions).
    Any ideas on that?

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