Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood

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Songs From The Wood

CD
  • Release Date: 5/19/2017
  • 3CD/2DVD
  • 80-page booklet

Jethro Tull’s tenth album was inspired by Ian Anderson’s departure to a more rural environment in a transition which bore clear influence on the writing and recording process, with the band notably doffing a cap to British folklore and countryside.

Highlights from the set include:

Original album remixed in stereo by Steven Wilson on CD.
Unleased tracks and alternate versions on CD.
Unseen footage from the flat transfers of the original stereo masters on DVD.
DTS/DD 4.0 Surround flat transfers of the quadrophonic master on DVD.
An 80-page booklet featuring an extensive history of the project, a film script synopsis, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs. Songs From The Wood is often referred to as one of the most commercially appealing Jethro Tull albums, containing elements of rock, prog and folk-rock. Although media reaction at the time divided opinion, the album has certainly developed a nostalgic rapport with fans through the years and it is perceived today as one of the band’s most popular albums.

Drummer Barrie Barlow comments that it sounds “Fresh, unique, great textures, interesting and dynamic!,” while guitarist Martin Barre remembers that, “It was a very tight band, one of the strongest line-ups Tull ever had… I think that Songs From The Wood and Heavy Horses [the follow up album] as a pair of albums are near the top of the tree.”

The first disc of the set contains the Steven Wilson remix of the original studio album, accompanied by associated recordings. This includes the tracks “Old Aces Die Hard” and “Working John, Working Joe,” which are being released here for the first time on any format. “Old Aces Die Hard,” a title Ian Anderson recently gave the track in a subtle nod to Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, is, according to Ian “an extraordinary find, because it’s a long piece, and quite evolved, and one that sounds like it is pretty much complete – it doesn’t sound as if it was waiting for me or anyone else in the band to go back and redo vocals or guitars or whatever.”

Discs 2 and 3 form 22 live tracks recorded on the Songs From The Wood Tour across two dates: Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA on December 6, 1977 and Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA on November 21, 1977. These tracks have been reconstructed as a complete set and then remixed to stereo by Jakko Jakszyk and are completely unheard.

DVD 1 contains 5.1 DTS, AC3 Dolby Digital Stereo Surround and 96/24 LPCM stereo versions of the original album mixed by Steven Wilson, along with selected associated tracks and various quad mixes and flat transfers.

The final disc in the package is the video footage taken live at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland on November 21 1977 mixed to 16/48 stereo LPCM and 5.1 DTS, AC3 Dolby Digital surround by Jakko Jakszyk. This footage has never been publicly seen before. The concert venue was the home for Washington Wizards basketball team, then known as Washington Bullets – so the video footage comes directly from the film that was played to the big screens in the venue during the show and has since been seen nowhere else.

Completing the set is a beautiful 96 page book which contains extensive writing on the history of the album and how it came to be. Martin Webb reflects on the writing, recording and touring of the album while Ian Anderson gives a track by track annotation of the album and associated recordings. Alongside lyrics, there’s an interview with assistant engineer Trevor White, relevant photos and imagery and a full recording and touring chronology.

UPC: 190295847876

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Title
Artist
Time
Disc 1
1
Songs From The Wood (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
4.55
2
Jack-In-The-Green (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
2.31
3
Cup Of Wonder (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
4.34
4
Hunting Girl (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
5.10
5
Ring Out, Solstice Bells (Steven Wilson Remix)
3.48
6
Velvet Green (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
6.05
7
The Whistler (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
3.31
8
Pibroch (Cap In Hand) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix]
8.35
9
Fire At Midnight (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
2.27
10
Old Aces Die Hard (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
8.41
11
Working John, Working Joe (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)
5.11
12
Magic Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) [Steven Wilson Remix]
3.25
13
Songs From The Wood (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Unedited Master]
4.53
14
Fire At Midnight (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Unedited Master]
2.35
15
One Brown Mouse (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Early Version]
3.35
16
Strip Cartoon (Steven Wilson Mix)
3.19
17
The Whistler (US Single Mix)
3.32
Disc 2
1
Wond'ring Aloud (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
2.33
2
Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
4.04
3
Jack-In-The-Green (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
3.14
4
Thick As A Brick (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
13.15
5
Songs From The Wood (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
6.01
6
Instrumental (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
2.27
7
Drum Solo Improvisation (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
4.16
8
To Cry You A Song (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
2.33
9
A New Day Yesterday (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
2.54
10
Flute Solo Improvisation (Interpolating God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Bouree) [Live In Concert 1977]
8.14
11
Living In The Past/A New Day Yesterday (Reprise) [Live In Concert 1977] [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
2.32
Disc 3
1
Velvet Green (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
6.26
2
Hunting Girl (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
5.39
3
Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
4.16
4
Minstrel In The Gallery (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
5.39
5
Cross-Eyed Mary (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
3.45
6
Aqualung (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
8.32
7
Instrumental Improvisation (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
3.31
8
Wind-Up (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
4.54
9
Back Door Angels (Interpolating Guitar Improvisation / Wind Up (Reprise)) [Live In Concert 1977] [Ja
7.15
10
Locomotive Breath (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
5.47
11
Land Of Hope And Glory / Improvisation / Back Door Angels (Reprise) [Live In Concert 1977] [Jakko Ja
4.00
Disc 4
1
Songs From The Wood (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
4.55
2
Jack-In-The-Green (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
2.32
3
Cup Of Wonder (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
4.34
4
Hunting Girl (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
5.10
5
Ring Out, Solstice Bells (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
3.48
6
Velvet Green (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
6.05
7
The Whistler (US Single Mix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
3.32
8
Pibroch (Cap In Hand) [Steven Wilson Remix] [96/24 PCM Stereo]
8.36
9
Fire At Midnight (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
2.28
10
Old Aces Die Hard (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
8.41
11
Working John, Working Joe (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
5.12
12
Magic Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) [Steven Wilson Remix] [96/24 PCM Stereo]
3.25
13
Songs From The Wood (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo] [Unedited Master]
4.53
14
Fire At Midnight (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo] [Unedited Master]
2.36
15
One Brown Mouse (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo] [Early Version]
3.35
16
Strip Cartoon (Steven Wilson Remix) [96/24 PCM Stereo]
3.19
17
Songs From The Wood (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
4.55
18
Jack-In-The-Green (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
2.32
19
Cup Of Wonder (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
4.34
20
Hunting Girl (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
5.10
21
Ring Out, Solstice Bells (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
3.48
22
Velvet Green (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
6.05
23
The Whistler (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
3.32
24
Pibroch (Cap In Hand) [Steven Wilson Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
8.36
25
Fire At Midnight (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
2.28
26
Old Aces Die Hard (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
8.41
27
Working John, Working Joe (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
5.12
28
Magic Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) [Steven Wilson Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
3.25
29
One Brown Mouse (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround] [Early Version]
3.34
30
Strip Cartoon (Steven Wilson Remix) [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
3.19
31
Songs From The Wood (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
4.56
32
Jack-In-The-Green (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
2.32
33
Cup Of Wonder (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
4.34
34
Hunting Girl (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
5.14
35
Ring Out, Solstice Bells (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
3.50
36
Velvet Green (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
6.05
37
The Whistler (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
3.33
38
Pibroch (Cap In Hand) [96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master]
8.37
39
Fire At Midnight (96/24 PCM Flat Transfer-Original Stereo Master)
2.31
40
Songs From The Wood (Flat Transfer of Original Quad Master-DTS/DD 4.0 Surround)
4.56
41
Jack-In-The-Green (Flat Transfer of Original Quad Master-DTS/DD 4.0 Surround)
2.33
42
Velvet Green (Flat Transfer of Original Quad Master-DTS/DD 4.0 Surround)
6.08
43
The Whistler (Flat Transfer of Original Quad Master-DTS/DD 4.0 Surround)
3.34
Disc 5
1
Wond'ring Aloud (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
2.35
2
Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48
4.18
3
Jack-In-The-Green (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
3.31
4
Thick As A Brick (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
13.47
5
Songs From The Wood (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
6.04
6
Instrumental/Drum Solo Improvisation (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
6.44
7
To Cry You A Song (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
2.34
8
A New Day Yesterday (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
2.54
9
Flute Solo Improvisation (Interpolating God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Bouree) [Live In Concert 1977]
8.15
10
Living In The Past/A New Day Yesterday (Reprise) [Live In Concert 1977] [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix
2.36
11
The Opening Of The Second Half Of Concert (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix]
1.36
12
Velvet Green (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
6.26
13
Hunting Girl (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
5.49
14
Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48
4.23
15
Minstrel In The Gallery (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
5.42
16
Cross-Eyed Mary (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
3.45
17
Aqualung (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
9.56
18
Instrumental Improvisation (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
3.34
19
Wind-Up (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
4.54
20
Back Door Angels (Interpolating Guitar Improvisation / Wind Up (Reprise)) [Live In Concert 1977] [Ja
7.18
21
Locomotive Breath (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Stereo Remix 16/48 LPCM]
6.20
22
Land Of Hope And Glory / Improvisation / Back Door Angels (Reprise) [Live In Concert 1977] [Jakko Ja
4.02
23
Wond'ring Aloud (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
2.35
24
Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1
4.18
25
Jack-In-The-Green (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
3.31
26
Thick As A Brick (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
13.47
27
Songs From The Wood (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
6.04
28
Instrumental/Drum Solo Improvisation (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surrou
6.44
29
To Cry You A Song (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
2.34
30
A New Day Yesterday (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
2.54
31
Flute Solo Improvisation (Interpolating God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Bouree) [Live In Concert 1977]
8.15
32
Living In The Past / A New Day Yesterday (Reprise) [Live In Concert 1977] [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/
2.36
33
The Opening Of The Second Half Of Concert (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 S
1.36
34
Velvet Green (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
6.26
35
Hunting Girl (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
5.49
36
Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1
4.23
37
Minstrel In The Gallery (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
5.42
38
Cross-Eyed Mary (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
3.45
39
Aqualung (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
9.56
40
Instrumental Improvisation (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
3.34
41
Wind-Up (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
4.54
42
Back Door Angels (Interpolating Guitar Improvisation / Wind Up (Reprise)) [Live In Concert 1977] [Ja
7.18
43
Locomotive Breath (Live In Concert 1977) [Jakko Jakszyk Remix] [DD/DTS 5.1 Surround]
6.20
44
Land Of Hope And Glory / Improvisation / Back Door Angels (Reprise) [Live In Concert 1977] [Jakko Ja
4.02
45
Beethoven's 9th (Live In Concert 1977, Original Audio)
3.20
46
The Whistler (Promo Footage) [Mono]
3.37