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Jethro Tull / Too Old to Rock N Roll: Too Young to Die! / 4-disc box

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Next month Parlophone will release a four-disc expanded version Too Old To Rock’n’Roll: Too Young to Die! – the next in their series of Jethro Tull 40th anniversary sets.

This special edition of the 1976 album will contain new Steven Wilson stereo remixes on CD 1, although this is of the version of the album re-recorded for a TV Special. Only five multi-track master tapes for the actual album could be located and new stereo remixes of those tracks are also appended on the first disc.

The second CD consists of a complete flat transfer of the original stereo mix, and eight bonus tracks (seven of which are 2015 remixes). This bonus material includes two unheard songs: Salamander’s Ragtime (not related to album track Salamander), and Commercial Traveller. A third outtake Advertising Man was planned to be included but was not sufficiently complete to merit inclusion.

The first DVD features the TV special broadcast in full, (its commercial debut) and with the remixed soundtrack in high res stereo and 5.1 surround sound. The five album tracks included on CD 1 are here in 5.1 surround sound and high resolution stereo. The second DVD  features the bonus tracks in high res audio, four also in 5.1 surround sound, and flat transfers of the original stereo and quadraphonic mixes.

As with previous Jethro Tull deluxe editions, this is presented in a case-bound DVD bookset that includes an 80-page booklet with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs.

Too Old To Rock’n’Roll: Too Young to Die! will be reissued on 27 November 2015.

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Disc: 1
1. Prelude (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
2. Quiz Kid (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
3. Crazed Institution (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
4. Salamander (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
5. Taxi Grab (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
6. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
7. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
8. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
9. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
10. Pied Piper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
11. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
12. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Monte Carlo January 1976]
13. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Monte Carlo January 1976]
14. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Monte Carlo January 1976]
15. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Brussels November 1975]
16. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix] [Brussels November 1975]
17. Quiz Kid (Version 1) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]

Disc: 2
1. Salamander’s Rag Time (Steven Wilson Mix)
2. Commercial Traveller (Steven Wilson Mix)
3. Salamander (Steven Wilson Mix) [Instrumental]
4. A Small Cigar (Steven Wilson Mix) [Acoustic Version]
5. Strip Cartoon (Steven Wilson Mix)
6. One Brown Mouse (Early Version) [Original Master Mix]
7. A Small Cigar (Orchestrated Version) [Original Rough Mix]
8. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Demo) [Steven Wilson Mix]
9. Prelude
10. Quiz Kid
11. Crazed Institution
12. Salamander
13. Taxi Grab
14. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
15. Bad-Eyed And Loveless
16. Big Dipper
17. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die!
18. Pied Piper
19. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)

Disc: 3 (DVD) Audio and Video

  • TV Special Footage in DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, and Dolby Digital Stereo
  • TV Special (audio only) in 96/24 stereo PCM
  • Five Original LP Tracks in DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and 96/24 stereo PCM

1. Prelude (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
2. Quiz Kid (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
3. Crazed Institution (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
4. Salamander (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
5. Taxi Grab (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
6. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
7. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
8. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
9. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
10. Pied Piper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
11. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
12. Prelude (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
13. Quiz Kid (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
14. Crazed Institution (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
15. Salamander (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
16. Taxi Grab (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
17. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
18. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
19. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
20. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
21. Pied Piper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
22. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
23. Prelude (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
24. Quiz Kid (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
25. Crazed Institution (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
26. Salamander (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
27. Taxi Grab (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
28. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
29. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
30. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
31. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
32. Pied Piper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
33. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
34. Prelude (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
35. Quiz Kid (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
36. Crazed Institution (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
37. Salamander (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
38. Taxi Grab (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
39. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
40. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
41. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
42. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
43. Pied Piper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
44. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
45. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Monte Carlo January 1976)
46. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Monte Carlo January 1976)
47. Big Dipper (Monte Carlo January 1976)
48. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Brussels November 1975)
49. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Brussels November 1975]
50. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Monte Carlo January 1976)
51. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Monte Carlo January 1976)
52. Big Dipper (Monte Carlo January 1976)
53. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Brussels November 1975)
54. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Brussels November 1975]

Disc: 4 (DVD) Audio Only

In DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and 96/24 stereo PCM

1. Salamander’s Rag Time (Steven Wilson Mix)
2. Commercial Traveller (Steven Wilson Mix)
3. A Small Cigar (Steven Wilson Mix) [Acoustic Version]
4. Strip Cartoon (Steven Wilson Mix)
5. Salamander’s Rag Time (Steven Wilson Mix)
6. Commercial Traveller (Steven Wilson Mix)
7. A Small Cigar (Steven Wilson Mix) [Acoustic Version]
8. Strip Cartoon (Steven Wilson Mix)
9. Quiz Kid (Version 1)
10. One Brown Mouse (Early Version) [Original Master Mix]
11. Salamander (Steven Wilson Mix) [Instrumental]
12. Strip Cartoon
13. A Small Cigar (Orchestrated Version) [Original Rough Mix]
14. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Demo) [Steven Wilson Mix]

  • • Flat transfer of the original LP at 96/24 PCM
  • • Flat transfer of the original 1976 Quad LP Production Master with DTS 4.0 and Dolby Digital AC3 4.0 surround sound

15. Prelude
16. Quiz Kid
17. Crazed Institution
18. Salamander
19. Taxi Grab
20. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
21. Bad-Eyed And Loveless
22. Big Dipper
23. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die!
24. Pied Piper
25. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)
26. Prelude
27. Quiz Kid
28. Crazed Institution
29. Salamander
30. Taxi Grab
31. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
32. Bad-Eyed And Loveless
33. Big Dipper
34. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die!
35. Pied Piper
36. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)

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45 responses to Jethro Tull / Too Old to Rock N Roll: Too Young to Die! / 4-disc box

  1. CJ Feeney says:

    Yippee!

    The reissue series I most look forward to. Good content, good packaging, good price. Just need to see if it pops up on Spin CDs or Burning Shed for a better price than Amazon.

  2. richie says:

    I see Amazon have priced this at over £35, this set will fall below £20 as have all the others.

    Gripe over, looking forward to this. Steven Wilson waving his magic wand all over it, what`s not to like. This is a Tull album I love. I didn`t see the TV show so there is plenty to discover and really at 35 english quids it is still a bargain!

    Ian Anderson is to be applauded for the way his reissues have been handled.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      The price will fall by quite a bit as you say, so I wouldn’t be put off by that. I’m personally discovering loads of great music thanks to these reissues.

    • steve says:

      Yep agree £35 excuse me,I’m sure it will drop like the other JT releases to under £20.
      And yes great reissues by Ian Anderson

      • steve says:

        Quick update already £27.99 on Spin cds

        • richie says:

          I used to deal with Spin quite a lot but stopped because they were very slow and unreliable.

          They weren`t so slow in taking your money, they debit your account as soon as you placed your order.

          Has anyone had experience with Spin lately?

  3. Dave says:

    I bought all my JT reissues via Amazon US and while priced a bit higher than the burningshed, the increase I considered to be a nominal trade-off for the peace of mind resulting from a domestic shipment that needn’t be tossed to and fro across the Atlantic. So I’m going to wait on this one.

    Here’s hoping Mr. Wilson continues his magic with Songs from the Wood and Heavy Horses. I might even buy Broadsword if the packaging is still this good.

  4. Mic Smith says:

    Although I am a big fan of Tull I’ve never warmed to this album to be honest. I’ll give it another go by watching the TV show but I thought I’d read somewhere that this is very much a period piece and hasn’t aged well, so expectations are fairly low this time…….

    Bring on Songs From the Wood and the BBC Sight and Sound concert on DVD. That programme was my induction into Tull’s music and recorded it form radio – playing it until the tape wore out. Not seen the full broadcast since that glorious Saturday night in early 1977. One of my favourite “rock on TV” moments.

  5. Jake says:

    I’m another who never ranked this album too high compared to the albums that came before and after it. But these sets have been well done and often give me a better appreciation for the music than I had before, even when I already loved the music.

    So, I’ll pick this up, but also hope that Songs From the Wood and Heavy Horses aren’t too far behind.

    I do wonder how serious they are about “40th anniversary”. I don’t want to wait until 2017 and 2018 for the next two albums. Hoping that with Too Old coming in a tad shy of 40 years, it’s an indication they won’t be strict about the release timing.

    • CJ Feeney says:

      The problem they reach in 2017 is the 50th anniversaries start. Will the record company see a 40th Anniversary of “A” as a seller when they could be doing fresh reissues of Stand Up or Aqualung?

      • CJ Feeney says:

        And of course King Crimson are redefining the meaning of 40th anniversary with the upcoming 40th Ann. release of Thrak (from 1995)

        • Dave says:

          CJ,

          Any word on whether Beat and ToaPP will get the 40th anniversary SW remix treatment? I know KC 3.0 isn’t really high on most people’s lists, but I’d just love it if I could finish out my CD/DVD 40th anniversary sets with the idea that the whole 40th anniversary studio catalog is sitting on my shelf.

          • CJ Feeney says:

            Dave
            I really don’t know what logic Fripp is following with the release schedule. I’m not a big enough fan to seek out info well in advance. I know about Thrak because Spin CDs flagged it up a couple of months back. The 80’s trilogy (I understand) were the last recordings by Crimson before falling out with his management.- who went bust. Not sure if there is any legal reason for the two albums being skipped as a result of that.

          • JuzzyB says:

            Going back to the KC Beat and ToaPP 40th anniversary editions, I see that the 2015 (and 2014) Crimson Tour Box has a couple of tracks from both ‘forthcoming’ CD/DVDA editions. So they’re on the radar.

  6. Simon says:

    This is great news. These Tull reissues have been fantastic.

    Great to hear Steve Wilson will be doing so more.

    It would be a great shame if he did not do Broadsword. That album was originally to be a double. There are plenty of outtakes therefore. Most have been released but knowing Mr Anderson there maybe one or two not previously officially released.

    In the meanwhile looking forward to 27 November

    • Steven says:

      Totally agree about Broadsword – one of Tull’s top 5 albums (for me at least).

      Personally I think Wilson should stay on board at least as far as Crest of a Knave (the winner of the inaugural Grammy for Best Heavy Metal album, no less!)

  7. peter chrisp says:

    “My God” yet another no doubt brilliant remaster/repackaging, the usual
    standard extras including the 80 page glossy booklet and once again
    a Steve Wilson state of the art production and thanks too Mark L in regards to Heavy & Songs next on the wish list, and don’t forget to pick up
    Yes’s “Fragile” cd/bluray edition.

  8. stevo says:

    Loving this series and have, unlike most it appears, always ranked this among my favourite Tull albums.

  9. Paul Kent says:

    These collections have been an absolute joy and I’m so pleased to see them continue. They are exactly the kind of release that us SDE subscribers live for – generous content, copious reading matter, hands-on involvement from the artist, beautiful packaging and, what appears to be the norm for such quality product, the peerless skills of one Mr. S. Wilson. So far this year I’ve acquired TFF’s Songs SDE, Sparkle In The Rain SDE and Tull’s Minstrel 4-disc set. I’ve got XTC’s Oranges & Lemons and Yes’ Fragile on order and I have added Opeth’s Damnation And Deliverance set and now this to my Christmas lists. All these are collections that go above and beyond and all by artists that I have loved and admired for many years and which I would have bought anyway. Yet Wilson’s part in all of them has elevated them. It’s pure coincidence but certainly serendipitous – these days, seeing Wilson’s name attached to a project is a guarantee of both quality and satisfaction.

    • Dave says:

      Paul,

      I didn’t know about the Opeth set. Thanks for the heads up. I really like Damnation – has an almost 1970s flavor about it, drenched with mellotron and other goodness. And hearing Opeth on clean channel guitar for an hour is a real treat – when those guys slow down, I’m super impressed. I’ll probably pass on this one since the heavy stuff on Deliverance isn’t my taste. Neither is metal in surround sound. Or stereo. Or mono. Or at all.

      • Paul Kent says:

        You’re not alone, Dave. I know many people who love latter-day Opeth but won’t touch the early stuff. Understandable, as they can sound like two completely different bands. But, it’s true, when they slow down and mellow out they are capable of producing beautiful music.

        I’d better add that anyone looking at the Opeth set, seeing Wilson as a draw, he has only remixed Damnation (stereo & surround), while Deliverance was overseen by Bruce Soord of The Pineapple Thief.

  10. Steven says:

    Looking forward to this release, though I’m curious as to why they haven’t opted to up-mix the album tracks with the missing multi-tracks – Steven Wilson has done this in the past for both TfF and Steve Hackett, so the technology is available…

    • CJ Feeney says:

      Previous releases have good notes from Steve Wilson on the mixing process, so I guess we’ll get an answer in the book. Possibly Ian Anderson wasn’t happy with the auto-upmix approach.

  11. Dean says:

    Not a favorite of mine – some good songs, and plenty of filler, imo.

    However, I’ll be buying it. They’re doing such a good job of putting these together, always going the extra mile, and it’s much appreciated – so they get my money for their efforts.

  12. purpledaniel says:

    Mark,

    As far as I know, SW has not yed made any comments on working with SFTW himself. It was IA who stated in an interview that he had embarked in the project. If so, I guess it is safe to assume that we will have the remix of SFTW in late spring.

  13. MiG says:

    May I just add: YES! YES! YES! The BEST reissues series of recent years and done with care and reverence. Plus these will always be fan boxes so they’re not going to compete with the original mixes. Okay, so “Too Old” is usually seen as a pause between the brilliance of “Minstrel” and the folk rock trilogy that followed…but still it contains some phenomenal songs. Really looking forward to adding this to the shelf. Bet I’m not the first to prompt about “Aqualung” though…

  14. Ryan says:

    Still no lossless surround?

    What happened to MLP 5.1 or at least LPCM of the 5.1 mixes? Surely its not more expensive to put an MLP 5.1 on a DVD. Can someone fill me in as to why none of the J-Tull reissues have lossless surround? (aside from Aqualung).

    • Dave says:

      Ryan,

      If I ventured a guess, it’s probably because encoding lossless surround to DVD requires moving over to the DVD-A format, which is pretty much on its way out (or dead altogether), and most consumers don’t have the equipment to demux or play a DVD-A, so it would be ‘lost’ on a lot of consumers. It looks like there’s also some video content on both discs, which again probably requires going to DVD-V and therefore lossy audio. That’s just my guess though.

      • Ryan says:

        That’s a good point, Dave.

        I may be being picky but I believe King Crimson with their reissues just made the “video” content a still image and have the audio tracks as lossless. That seems like it’d be a way around it.

        With any luck near the end of the reissue series they’ll put out a Blu-ray set with lossless 5.1’s on them. I can only hope.

      • Mike P says:

        They could put the Lossless MLP 5.1 and the Lossy Dts/DD on a dvd-audio disc and everyone wins

  15. dave says:

    great . these reissues really are something special . this happens to be one of my favorite s . nice to see that tv special included . can t wait !

  16. Greg says:

    I think all of the above comments sum up the following: The Tull, XTC & Yes SDEs are what we want. Great sound, extras, respect for the original mastering, informative packaging and reasonable cost. Thank you Mr. Anderson & Wilson for giving us what we want. Much success to both of you. I look forward to more from both of you and hope other artists take note of what you are doing and how positive the comments are to your work.

  17. peter chrisp says:

    I must admit this is one of their albums i wasn’t quite sure of, but after having a listen to some of the samples it sounds quite good. Within a few days time the price usually drops to around 17 pounds let’s hope, and i am
    with you Greg can’t wait for the 4disc box set and really looking forward to
    Yes’s Fragile on cd/bluray, Steve Wilson has done an amazing job remastering and reinvigorating all these recent albums with stacks of extras.

    • Peter says:

      Should not really complain about Amazon, given the deal we got on the Bob Marley tin box, but they are £11 more expensive for this latest JT set than Burning Shed.

  18. peter chrisp says:

    Huge, i am very surprised @ double the price as their previous box sets were 17 pounds, well with just over 4 weeks to go it will be interesting to see if they will “drop” the price, if not burning shed aren’t too bad with
    their price, let’s wait and see.

  19. Tino Stabile says:

    If there is one company and recording artist that needs to be commended for their reissue campaign it is Chrysalis and Ian Anderson and the Tull.
    They are doing everything right; the packaging, generous documentation providing the back story to the making of the album, great remixing by a genius (he needs to be to involved with all the reissues recently, Tull, Yes, Tears for Fears, Steve Hackett).
    For the money they offer the best reissues…. in book size 2 Cd/2DVD boxsets. I have embarked on this campaign from early on…. beginning with Aqualung reissue, the Benefit mini box set, A Passion Play, Warchild and Minstrel in the Gallery. They are the best… and hoping they continue to at least Broadsword because I agree that is such a good album. I can only imagine how good the remix will be with that one.

    So I have already pre ordered Too Old to Rock n Roll too Young to Die to die box with Amazon… and am especially happy to be getting the TV special in the packaging

    Wishing everyone Peace and many more great reissues to enjoy

  20. peter chrisp says:

    If i can use the Fleetwood Mac title oh well,not much we can do looks as though Tull’s “Too Old” didn’t get a reduced price, i have a strange feeling
    i bet you the price will drop after we have our copy, and i am with you
    Tino would love to see “Broadsword & The Beast” on I.A.’s list of priorities
    and one of my fave heavy metal Jethro Tull albums “Crest Of A Knave”
    being a huge Tull fan i remember when i first bought the album in 1986
    on vinyl and i will never forget it was available 7 months later in Australia
    could not believe my luck, at one stage from I.A. had suggested Budapest
    was around 20 minutes long now that would have been huge, at least with Crest Of A Knave with all of the controversy surrounding the awards for the best heavy metal album there was no harm in “exposure”.

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  22. ChristopherM says:

    Now reduced to £14.99 in UK branches of HMV

  23. Haze says:

    And also price matched on Amazon..

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