JethroTullAPassionPlayNote: Update in BOLD.

Steven Wilson has remixed another favorite Jethro Tull classic, A Passion Play (1973).  A Passion Play arrived after Thick As A Brick and featured four musically theatrical “acts” making up another conceptual work from Anderson and the boys. The album, although not well appreciated by many actually served up a decent blend of typical Jethro Tull music.

The album obviously also found favor with Steven Wilson, who notoriously will not work on an album if he isn’t interested in the music. With several more Tull albums out there that we’d love to see get the Steven Wilson magic touch, we’re pleased to see him moving right along.

On June 16, the UK (surprised?) will reissue A Passion Play set in a four -disc collection that will include desired 5.1 Surround remixes of the entire album.   The US will follow that date with July 1 via Rhino/Parlophone.  In addition to the Wilson brand of remixes that will include both Stereo and 5.1 (DTS, and Dolby Digital), and their various hi-res files. As a bonus, Jethro Tull’s original recordings, The Chateau D’Herouville Sessions, which were scraped by the band, and rewritten and re-recorded, will be a part of the album’s 4-disc set. This inclusion makes the entire An Extended Performance of the after death plot concept album a special reissue indeed.

A 2LP set of the newly remixed album is also expected.

Disc1:

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)

Disc2:

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)

Disc3:

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

Disc4:

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)

By MARowe

5 thoughts on “[UPDATE] A Passion Play From Jethro Tull Gets The Steven Wilson Remix Magic For 5.1 Surround and Stereo”
  1. Not a big Tull fan but I will probably get this (if it isn’t sold as part of a bigger package with a bunch of stuff that drives up the price) for two reasons. First because I am a huge fan of 5.1 recordings and I want to support the market. And second because Steven Wilson’s surround mixes are awesome and maybe it will increase my appreciation of Jethro Tull.

  2. Did any of the previously issued JT surround discs ever get distributed separately from the super deluxe (and super expensive) sets? I’d still LOVE to get a copy of the surround disc for Aqualung, but still will not pay gt;$100 for these sets that include so many things I don’t want…

    Still, to Mr. Wilson…please keep up the amazing work. I did picked up the latest (“The Yes Album”), and just WOW! What a mix…I’m not even a huge Yes fan per se, but this album in 5.1 as done by yourself is nothing short of terrific.

    Even my almost-5-year-old son loves “I’ve Seen All Good People” and keeps asking me to replay it (to which I happily oblige :) ) .

    Jon

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