|Includes Steven Wilson’s new stereo mixes, rare recordings, 4 songs recorded at the BBC, and more!
Format: CD / Cat No: 0190295932862 / Released: 18/11/2016
Track Listing: CD 1: Stereo Mixes by Steven Wilson: 1. A New Day Yesterday / 2. Jeffery Goes To Leicester Square / 3. Bouree / 4. Back To The Family / 5. Look Into The Sun / 6. Nothing Is Easy / 7. Fat Man / 8. We Used To Know / 9. Reasons For Waiting / 10. For A Thousand Mothers / 11. Living In The Past / 12. Driving Song / 13. Bouree – Morgan Version (previously unreleased) / 14. Living In The Past – Original 1969 Stereo Single Mix / 15. Driving Song – Original 1969 Stereo Single Mix / 16. A New Day Yesterday – BBC Sessions / 17. Fat Man – BBC Sessions / 18. Nothing Is Easy – BBC Sessions / 19. Bouree – BBC Sessions / CD 2: Live at The Stockholm Konserthuset (January 9, 1969): 1. Introduction / 2. My Sunday Feeling / 3. Martin’s Tune / 4. To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be / 5. Back To The Family / 6. Dharma For One / 7. Nothing Is Easy / 8. A Song For Jeffery / 9. To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be – first show version / 10. Living In The Past – Original 1969 Mono Single Mix / 11. Driving Song – Original 1969 Mono Single Mix / 12. Stand Up Radio Spot #1 / 13.Stand Up Radio Spot #2 / DVD 1: Audio and Video: Steven Wilson remixes in 96/24 PCM stereo and DD/DTS 5.1 surround / 96/24 flat transfer of Stand Up original stereo master tapes from June 5, 1969 / 96/24 flat transfer of original mono and stereo mixes of Living In The Past and Driving Song / Video footage from Stockholm 1969: To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be and Back To The Family
More information: Jethro Tull’s second album, Stand Up, marked an early turning point for the band with the addition of guitarist Martin Barre along with Ian Anderson’s introduction of folk-rock influences to the group’s blues-based sound. Released in the summer of 1969, Stand Up rose quickly to the top of the U.K. Albums Chart, and eventually earned gold certification in the U.S.
Stand Up was the first album where Anderson controlled the music and lyrics, resulting in a group of diverse songs that ranged from the swirling blues of “A New Day Yesterday” and the mandolin-fueled rave-up of “Fat Man,” to the group’s spirited re-working of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Bouree in E Minor.”
Highlights from the set include:
- Original album and bonus tracks (including the previously unreleased “Bouree”) remixed in 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson.
- 96/24 flat transfer of the original stereo master tapes.
- 96/24 flat transfer of the original mono and stereo mixes of “Living In The Past” and “Driving Song”.
- Video of the band performing live in January 1969 .
- Presented in the now familiar book sized packaging that includes a 112-page booklet with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs.
- Includes the original album’s pop-up book artwork designed by James Grashow.
The first disc features Steven Wilson’s new stereo mixes of the original album, along with a number of rare recordings, including an unreleased version of “Bouree.” Other highlights include four songs recorded at the BBC, plus stereo single mixes for “Living In The Past” and “Driving Song.”
The second disc captures Jethro Tull performing live in Sweden, where the band opened for Jimi Hendrix in January 1969. Recorded only a few weeks after Barre joined the band, the concert includes songs from Tull’s debut album (“A Song For Jeffery” and “My Sunday Feeling”), as well as two songs destined for Stand Up: “Back To The Family” and “Nothing Is Easy.” Rounding out the disc are mono single mixes for “Living In The Past” and “Driving Song”, plus two radio spots promoting the album.
The DVD includes concert footage of the band performing “To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be” and “Back To The Family.” The disc also features Steven Wilson’s remix of the original album in PCM stereo and DD/DTS 5.1 surround sound; a 96/24 flat transfer of the original stereo master tapes; plus a 96/24 flat transfer of the original mono and stereo mixes of “Living In The Past” and “Driving Song”.