Jethro Tull Stand Up ‘The Elevated Edition’ out now!

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Jethro Tull’s Stand Up: The Elevated Edition

A 2016 2cd/1dvd ‘Elevated Edition’ of Jethro Tull’s brilliant 1969 sophomore release featuring stereo and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson.

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Highlights include:

* Original album and bonus tracks (including a previously unreleased Bouree) mixed in 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson.

* 96/24 flat transfer of the original stereo master tapes, and the original mono and stereo mixes of Living In The Past and Driving Song.

* Video of the band performing two songs live in January 1969.

* Presented in the ‘book set’ format of the recent JT reissues.

* A 112-page booklet with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, and rare and unseen photographs.

* The original album’s iconic pop-up artwork designed by James Grashow.

The first disc features Steven Wilson’s stereo mixes of the original album, four songs recorded at the BBC, single mixes for Living In The Past and Driving Song and more.

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 Martin Barre joined the band, the concert includes songs from the band’s debut in addition to two songs destined for Stand Up. Rounding out the disc are mono single mixes of 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.

‘A crucial album.’ – Popmatters