The next in line for the Jethro Tull reissues is A. Once intended as a solo effort for Ian Anderson, the album became a Tull release at the behest of the label. This album was virtually denuded of many original members and did not fare well on the charts. Regardless, the Jethro Tull name was and still is a potent brand.

On April 16, Rhino revisits the 1980 album as A (La Mode) The 40th Anniversary Edition. The album will be issued in a 3CD/3DVD Boxed set with original album remixed by Steven Wilson. The remixes surface as Stereo and 5.1 Surround and are sure to please the ardent JT fans.

CD1 will feature the original album and a collection of five bonus tracks followed by the 1980 live set from the LA Sports Arena, which is fully covered over the other two CDs. DVD1 brings the original album into the hi-res realm with Steven Wilson remixes of the original album, and the bonus tracks. That will include mixes in DTS and Dolby. A transfer of the original album master is presented as well. DVD2 offers the 1980 LA Sports Arena  as hi-res remixes, audio only (no video). DVD3 brings both the video and audio remixes of Slipstream, a 1981 video release of the 1980 show at the LA Sports Arena. The audio portions are mixed in Stereo and 5.1 Surround versions for this package.

A (La Mode) [The 40th Anniversary Edition] – Jethro Tull

CD1 (Original album Steven Wilson Remix)
01 Crossfire
02 Fylingdale Flyer
03 Working John, Working Joe
04 Black Sunday
05 Protect And Survive
06 Batteries Not Included
07 Uniform
08 4.W.D. (Low Ratio)
09 The Pine Marten’s Jig
10 And Further On
Bonus Tracks
11 Crossfire (Extended Version)
12 Working John, Working Joe (Take 4)
13 Cheerio (Early Version)
14 Coruisk
15 Slipstream Intro

CD2: Live at the LA Sports Arena November 12, 1980 (part 1)
01 Slipstream Intro
02 Black Sunday
03 Crossfire
04 Songs From The Wood
05 Hunting Girl
06 The Pine Marten’s Jig
07 Working John, Working Joe
08 Heavy Horses
09 Band Instrumental Intro
10 Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
11 Instrumental

CD3: Live at the LA Sports Arena November 12, 1980 (part 2)
01 Trio Instrumental
02 Keyboard solo
03 Batteries Not Included
04 Uniform
05 Protect and Survive
06 Bungle In The Jungle
07 Aqualung
08 Locomotive Breath/Instrumental/Black Sunday (reprise)

DVD1: (Original Album with Bonus Tracks – Steven Wilson Remixes)
01 Crossfire
02 Fylingdale Flyer
03 Working John, Working Joe
04 Black Sunday
05 Protect And Survive
06 Batteries Not Included
07 Uniform
08 4.W.D. (Low Ratio)
09 The Pine Marten’s Jig
10 And Further On
Bonus Tracks
11 Crossfire (Extended Version)
12 Working John, Working Joe (Take 4)
13 Cheerio (Early Version)
14 Coruisk
15 Slipstream Intro

DVD2: Live at the LA Sports Arena November 12, 1980 (Audio Only Steven Wilson Remixes)

DVD3: Slipstream (Video and Audio Steven Wilson Remixes)

By MARowe

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