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A Passion Play [Enhanced, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Jethro Tull Audio CD
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Early in 1968, a group of young British musicians, born from the ashes of various failed regional bands gathered together in hunger, destitution and modest optimism in Luton, North of London. With a common love of Blues and an appreciation, between them, of various other music forms, they started to win over a small but enthusiastic audience in the various pubs and clubs of Southern England. ... Read more in Amazon's Jethro Tull Store

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  • Audio CD (14 April 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00008G9JM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,844 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles (2003 Digital Remaster)
2. A Passion Play (Part 2) (2003 Digital Remaster)

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JETHRO TULL A Passion Play (2003 UK digitally remastered enhanced CD issue of the 1972 album also including and CD Rom Video of The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles and a digital copy of the theatre programme as originally supplied with the LP release)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The goats from the sheep 5 July 2014
Format:Audio CD
I've always loved A Passion Play, so I'll just have to let it quietly pass that Ian Anderson himself thinks I should only be permitted day release from a mental institution.

The remastered stereo and 5.1 mixes here of both A Passion Play itself and the Château d'Hérouville sessions are quite simply glorious. APP is loud, crystal clear, sparkling, and full of depth and colour, not to mention two great new verses in 'The Foot of Our Stairs'. Ian Anderson suggests in the notes to this handsome package that on reflection APP was maybe all a bit one dimensional. That's a baffling observation. If anything, APP is the most complex and musically colourful of all Jethro Tull albums. Thick as a Brick is arguably more one dimensional by comparison -- and I love TAAB.

The CdH sessions, while much rawer but also with much greater depth of sound and no overdubs as per previous releases, reveal more fully than ever before the great album that might have been.

In retrospect, it makes sense, to me at least, to see 1973 as a year in which Jethro Tull suffered a lot of bad luck: the living conditions at the Château were awful, not the recordings; the subsequent abandoning of those recordings and the hurried recording of APP leading to the live performance of a complex, demanding piece before its release without, crucially, time for fans and critics alike to adjust and absorb. The bad reviews and the rest followed, as most of you know.

Ultimately, that was a great shame, because, taken together, APP and CdH speak to me of a band at its most daring, brave, experimental, risk-taking best. Ideas were just flowing in Tull at this time.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A revisited masterpiece 5 Feb 2010
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Almost 20 years have passed since I last listened to this. When it was first released my flatmate and I listened to it obsessively to the point that it enetered our consciousness. I had truly forgotten about its titanic presence in the pantheon of rock, and as a previous reviewer suggests, it is a piece of genius up there with Handel's Messiah, etc. which will come to have its rightful place in time.
Well, thanks to finally embracing MP3 technology in my mid fifties, 'Passion Play' is back in my head and I can't shake it out - nor do I want to! I've just come back from a bike ride and wasn't connecting with the landscape. Those haunting lyrics; 'All along the icy wastes, their faces smiling in the gloom; roll up, roll down feeling unwound, step into the viewing room!'really are quite disturbing. Of course, all the words of 'the Hare' come flooding back and put a smile on my face - a wonderful interlude, but for me one truly magic moment is the symphonic burst at the end of the 'Hare' which takes us back to that ominous pulse and swirling layers of flute which carries us onward.

This is the best of Tull - the weave of opera, obtuse yet such poetic lyrics, the undercurrent of mocking menace, the signature flute and the craftsmanship of the band. As with Schubert or Van Gogh, its day will surely come
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The wait is finally over 1 July 2014
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I can't remember being so keen on a forthcoming Jethro Tull release in all my days. APP has always been one of my fave Tull albums, being from the period when I consider the band were at the peak of their powers. I never understood why the album was often praised but with reservations. I never found it a difficult listen nor one that took time to get to grips with.
Steven Wilson has done an unbelievable job with these remixes thus far. The music has in my opinion been taken further than Mobile Fidelity ever did with this stuff. There is real clarity and separation in the mix and this enables the listener to experience this fantastic music with fresh ears.
I have looked forward to this release as much for the Chateau D'Herouville sessions as the main attraction, as I probably listen to this stuff as frequently as I do A Passion Play. There are some real gems amongst Chateau D'Herouville which I will never understand being buried for as long as they did. If anybody reading this review has not heard this stuff then I urge you to buy this release if only for this stuff, some of which is Tull at their best.
It's so nice to finally have a crystal clear version of Sailor, as many of us have been hearing a rather poor quality grab of this tune for some time. A great song which has finally been fully unearthed and dusted down with Mr Wilson's magic touch.
Steven Wilson opted to omit the 1993 flute overdubs from the D'Herouville material and in areas this is to the benefit of the music. It certainly allows one to listen to the 'authentic' sessions. However there are moments where I half wish he would have retained Ian Anderson's 1993 input, where I think it enhances the music. Critique Oblique is an example. It is a minor gripe though.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A complex and challenging work 15 Sep 2008
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As a Tull fan since my schooldays (first getting into Thick As A Brick when I was around 13), I can never decide which is my favourite album of theirs. It's usually the one I'm listening to at the time (with the exception of the bland disposable syntho-pap of Under Wraps). The same rule holds good for A Passion Play ....... but only just. Whilst superficially similar to TAAB, and even half-reprising a couple of the themes of that masterpiece, APP is certainly not an easy album to get into.
I recently bought the enhanced CD, as my old vinyl copy had become so scratchy as to be almost unplayable. The clarity of sound, the bonus video of the Hare Who Lost his Spectacles and the sumptuous packaging, containing some quite illuminating notes penned recently by Ian Anderson, were absolutely first class.

On my long drive into work each day, I've been playing the CD several times (yes, even the Hare bit!). Last night I woke up with the music so stuck in my head that I couldn't sleep for hours. Yes! A quarter of a century on, I had got into APP all over again! Never mind the somewhat pretentious concept and the downright morbid motif, just listen to the virtuoso performance as themes merge and intertwine in magical fashion. Heavy, almost Black Sabbath-like guitar assaults you from the left, swirling flute and sax from the right, atmospheric keyboard sounds and pounding, mesmeric drums punctuate everything, whilst Ian Anderson's vocals have rarely conveyed such passion.

For a pleasant chill-out session I would certainly plump for almost any other Tull album (notably Songs From the Wood, TAAB or Heavy Horses), but for a profoundly moving and ultimately highly satisfying musical appreciation, there is little to compare with A Passion Play.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Marvellous stuff.
Published 20 hours ago by MR ANTHONY DOWNING
5.0 out of 5 stars great box.
100%, great box... but the tax in Brazil is a very heavy...
Published 2 days ago by Elias Scopel Liebl
5.0 out of 5 stars Is this the best album ever?
A flawed work? Never.

It's a masterpiece written by a genius.

Once again Mr Wilson has done Tull fans proud. Bring on Warchild.
Published 3 days ago by Simon Stokes
5.0 out of 5 stars Tull-tastic
I have “A Passion Play” twice on LP (blue and white Chrysalis label) and on CD too. I did have it on a previous LP (Chrysalis green label) and also have the “Nightcap” CD too. Read more
Published 8 days ago by PalominBeaut
5.0 out of 5 stars The Benign Reconciliation
Just a brilliant package, Tull's masterpiece finally gets the de-luxe treatment it deserves. You also get the full Chateau Sessions, what more could a tull fan want ? Read more
Published 9 days ago by Bert Swiss
5.0 out of 5 stars In essence if you didn't like A Passion Play when it first came out...
Having initially read a number of the reviews I realised that they were reviewing the album (from 1973) and not the contents of this product. Read more
Published 9 days ago by David Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars and it's great to hear the Chateau stuff without the '93 flute ...
My cup runeth over. Sheer brilliance from beginning to end. Anderson's masterpiece, knocking TAAB into a cocked hat. Read more
Published 11 days ago by buddywindrush
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply one of finest pieces of music your ever likely to own
Quite simply one of finest pieces of music your ever likely to own . Tull at there absolute finest, with Anderson at the helm. Have loved this album for 40 years.
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Tull Album
Simply the best, amazing new mixes from Steven Wilson - perfection. A prog masterpiece, sounding better than ever!!
Published 16 days ago by D STAFFORD
5.0 out of 5 stars Passionately Played
Obviously if you're reading this, you already own this or are APP fan already, so I won't try to convince you the music is worth buying. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Zuzupants
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