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Product details

  • Audio CD (30 Jun. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: CD+DVD, Special Edition, Box set
  • Label: PLG UK Catalog
  • ASIN: B00J4A27B2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,772 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  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)

Disc: 2

  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)

Disc: 3

  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

Disc: 4

  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)

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Format: Audio CD
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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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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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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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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