Jethro Tull’s ‘Benefit’ 2CD+DVD Collector’s Edition

Jethro Tull_Benefit2dFollowing the release last year of the 40th anniversary edition of Thick as a Brick, on 28th October Chrysalis Records will release a Collector’s Edition of Jethro Tull’s Benefit album.

Benefit was Jethro Tull’s third album, first released in April 1970. Transcending the blues influences of their 1969 album Stand Up, it was a much more hard-rocking album which saw the band utilise more advanced studio techniques. It reached number 3 in the UK.

Tull_exploded_packshotThe Collector’s Edition of Benefit plus bonus tracks has been mixed by Steven Wilson and approved by Ian Anderson. CD2 is a mono and stereo disc of rare and previously unreleased versions of tracks and singles associated with the period Benefit was released in (more information available on request). The audio only DVD includes a surround sound mix of Benefit, 96/24 tracks of Stereo in UK and US running orders.

In addition, the Collector’s Edition will include a booklet featuring an 8,000 word essay written by Martin Webb, as well as interviews with band members and a selection of photos, some of which are rare and previously unseen.

CD 1

1-With You There To Help Me (6.20)

2-Nothing To Say (5.13)

3-Alive And Well And Living In (2.48)

4-Son  (2.53)

5-For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me (3.49)

6-To Cry You A Song  (6.16)

7-A Time For Everything ? (2.45)

8-Inside  (3.48)

9-Play In Time  (3.49)

10-Sossity; You’re  A Woman (4.37)

Bonus recordings

11-Singing All Day (3.07)

12-Sweet Dream (4.03)

13-17 (6.20)

14-Teacher (4.58) (UK single version) (stereo)

15- Teacher (4.03) (US album version) (stereo)

Tracks 1-10 Produced by Ian Anderson

Executive Producer Terry Ellis

CD 2:  Associated recordings

1-Singing All Day (mono)*

2-Sweet Dream (mono)

3- 17 (mono)

4- Sweet Dream (stereo)*

5- 17 (stereo)*

6-The  Witch’s Promise (mono)

7-Teacher (UK single version) (mono)

8-Teacher (US album version) (mono)

9-The Witch’s Promise (stereo)

10-Teacher (UK single version (stereo)

11-Teacher (US album version) (stereo)

12-Inside (mono)

13-Alive And Well And Living In

14-A Time For Everything (mono)

15-Reprise AM Radio Spot  1 (mono)

16-Reprise FM Radio Spot 2 (stereo)

*previously unreleased

DVD – DTS & Dolby Digital 5.1 & stereo versions of the following:

1-With You There To Help Me (6.20)

2-Nothing To Say (5.13)

3-Alive And Well And Living In (2.48)

4-Son  (2.53)

5-For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me (3.49)

6-To Cry You A Song  (6.16)

7-A Time For Everything ? (2.45)

8-Inside  (3.48)

9-Play In Time  (3.49)

10-Sossity; You’re  A Woman (4.37)

Bonus recordings

11-Singing All Day

12-Sweet Dream

13-17

14-Teacher (UK single version) (stereo)

15- Teacher (US album version) (stereo)

New 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixes by Steven Wilson

Flat transfer of Original UK LP master at 96/24:

UK running order

1-With You There To Help Me (6.20)

2-Nothing To Say (5.13)

3-Alive And Well And Living In (2.48)

4-Son  (2.53)

5-For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me (3.49)

6-To Cry You A Song  (6.16)

7-A Time For Everything ? (2.45)

8-Inside  (3.48)

9-Play In Time  (3.49)

10-Sossity; You’re  A Woman (4.37)

US running order

1-With You There To Help Me (6.20)

2-Nothing To Say (5.13)

3-Inside (3.49)

4-Son (2.53)

5-For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me (3.50)

6-To Cry You A Song (6.15)

7-A Time For Everything (2.44)

8-Teacher (4.04)

9-Play In Time (3.53)

10-Sossity; You’re A Woman (4.39)

Additional flat transfer recordings at 96/24:

11-Sweet Dream (stereo) 4:08

12-17 (stereo) 5:32

13-The Witch’s Promise (stereo) 4:01

VINYL Editions

UK Edition: A vinyl edition featuring the new & previously unreleased Steven Wilson mix of the UK running order of ‘Benefit’ on 180g heavyweight vinyl, will be released on the same day.

US Edition: In the US the album will also be released on vinyl later this year. Details to be announced soon.

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