JETHRO TULL: “Benefit” Collectors Edition To Be Released On October 28th; Remixed by Steven Wilson

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Jethro Tull‘s 1970 album Benefit is to be reissued as a special collector’s edition featuring two CDs of audio and a audio-only DVD with new stereo and surround mixes.

The first disc contains the album’s 10 original tracks, plus five bonus tracks that include both the U.K. and U.S. stereo versions of Teacher. All the songs are newly mixed by Steven Wilson (who also did the surround mixes) and approved by Ian Anderson. The second disc includes newly remastered versions of rare tracks and singles recorded around the same time as Benefit, such as Sweet Dream in both stereo and mono.

The audio-only DVD (not, it appears, a DVD-A with hi-res surround capability) contains 58 tracks, including the album, and the five bonus tracks, in 5.1 surround sound. It also contains 96/24 flat transfers of the U.K and U.S. versions of the album, since the American version was sequenced differently and replaced the U.K. track Alive and Well and Living In withTeacher.

The booklet with this set contains an essay by Martin Webb, interviews with band members and some rare and previously unpublished photos.

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. There will be a vinyl version of the US running order out later this year.

Collector’s Edition

UK Vinyl Edition

Track listings

CD 1: Album and bonus tracks

  • 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
Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

1 Comment

  1. Bob

    September 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I would consider this album mostly a snub between two of Jethro Tull’s greatest works. (Stand Up & Aqualung)

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