Capitol/EMI to Release Jethro Tull's 'Stand Up' in Expanded Collectors Edition on October 25
2CD/DVD Audio and Digital Audio Packages Include Previously Unreleased 'Live At Carnegie Hall' Concert Recording
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 25, Capitol/EMI will release an expanded Collector's Edition of Jethro Tull's Stand Up in a deluxe 2CD/DVD Audio package with replicated original album art and newly-written liner notes by Tull's Ian Anderson. The Collectors Edition is housed in a digipak with a 12-page booklet and for the first time reinstates the original vinyl LP's pop-up element. On the same date, a digital version of the Collectors Edition, including the 31 remastered tracks from the physical version's two CDs, will also be available for download purchase from all major digital service providers.
The Collectors Edition's first disc includes the remastered original album, plus three tracks recorded during the band's first US tour, and the singles "Living In The Past" and "Sweet Dream," which later appeared on the Benefit album. Also included are four songs from sessions for John Peel's "Top Gear" BBC Radio program and two US radio spots.
Disc two contains an edited version of Jethro Tull's 1970 Live At Carnegie Hall concert, a benefit for a drug rehabilitation center in New York City. It was a typical raucous Tull affair, drawing heavily from Stand Up as well as presenting a few new songs from Benefit. John Evan had joined the band by then and his classical piano training is amply demonstrated in this live concert. This is exemplified in songs such as "Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square" and an instrumental interpretation of Bach's Bourree in E minor titled "Bouree," with the latter remaining a concert favorite even today.
Live At Carnegie Hall has never before been released in its entirety and it is presented in a completely new mix. The Collectors Edition's DVD contains the unedited concert audio in 5.1 surround sound, as well as a new audio interview with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson.
Released in 1969, Stand Up was Jethro Tull's second album, and it marked a shift from the blues-rock sound of their debut This Was, a result of the departure of guitarist Mick Abrahams, who was replaced by Martin Barre. Ian Anderson, playing 12-string guitar, flute and vocals, took over all vocal and songwriting duties and, with his bandmates Barre, Clive Bunker (drums), and Glenn Cornick (bass), created a more folk-inspired album, which topped the UK chart and reached the Top 20 in the US.
In his new liner notes essay, Ian Anderson writes, "In rehearsal and recording, we all tried different approaches to the songs. Clive and Glen formed the basic backbone of the group, leaving Martin and me to experiment a bit more with different sounds and, for the time, some radical techniques in sound recording. We often plugged instruments into the rotating Leslie speaker cabinet to treat the sound with the typical Hammond organ-like tones. Martin's guitar in 'A New Day Yesterday' was recorded with me standing on the guitar speaker cabinet, swinging a microphone, Roger Daltry-fashion around the outside to get a phasing, swirling sound for the main riff."
It was the songs from Stand Up that introduced Jethro Tull to the US and Europe. For many it was their first taste of the eclectic style and varied material of the band and was savoured by enthusiastic and growing audiences wherever they played. Many of these songs still form part of the rotating set lists of Jethro Tull concerts to this day.
Capitol/EMI publicará el proximo 25 de Octubre una nueva version extendida y "Deluxe", que incluirá 2 CDS+DVD, del album "Stand Up", originalmente editado en 1969 por el grupo Jethro Tull.
El album incluirá una réplica exacta de la portada original y nuevas notas de Ian Anderson en el interior del libreto de 12 páginas.
El primer CD incluirá el album remasterizado, más tres temas grabados durante la primera gira del grupo por los USA, y los singles "Living in the past" y "Sweet dream". Tambien incluirá cuatro canciones de las famosas sesiones de grabación para el programa de John Peel en la BBC, "Top Gear", mas dos anuncios publicitarios del album americanos de la época.
El segundo CD incluye una versión editada del famoso concierto de 1970 en el Carnegie Hall.
"Live at Carnegie Hall" nunca ha sido publicado en su totalidad, y aqui es presentado en una mezcla totalmente nueva.
El DVD contiene la version del concierto sin editar y en sonido 5.1 surround, así como una nueva entrevista en audio con Ian Anderson, quien dice, entre otras cosas, "Al ensayarlo y grabarlo, intentamos darle diferentes formas a las canciones,Clive y Glenn formaban la columna vertebral de la banda, mientras nos dejaban a Martin y a mí experimentar con diferentes sonidos y tecnicas de grabacion, por entonces, en el estudio de grabación. Enchufamos instrumentos a los altavoces rotativos Leslie para intentar conseguir el sonido típico de los organos Hammond. La guitarra de Martin en "A new day yesterday" fué grabada conmigo sentado encima de su bafle, balanceando el microfono a lo Roger Daltrey, para conseguir el sonido que queriamos para el riff"
AGRADECIMIENTO ESPECIAL A NUESTRO AMIGO JUAN LUIS BLAS.