Now Available: Jethro Tull, SONGS FROM THE WOOD: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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Now Available: Jethro Tull, SONGS FROM THE WOOD: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Over the course of their career, Jethro Tull’s music has been variously described as rock, prog, and folk, but nowhere did the full trifecta come into play more wonderfully than on the band’s 10th album, SONGS FROM THE WOOD. Although it hasn’t always been viewed as a stone-cold classic, time has been quite kind to the LP, which has remained a fan favorite while also inching its way up the ranks of the critics’ list of Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time, as well it should.

Now that SONGS FROM THE WOOD is celebrating its 40th anniversary, Rhino has put together a 3-CD / 2-DVD set to commemorate the occasion, one which includes:

Original album remixed in stereo by Steven Wilson on CD. Unreleased tracks and alternate versions on CD. Unseen footage from the flat transfers of the original stereo masters on DVD. DTS/DD 4.0 Surround flat transfers of the quadrophonic master on DVD. An 80-page booklet featuring an extensive history of the project, a film script synopsis, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs. 

It’s a gorgeous piece of work – we’re talking about the 40th anniversary set, although the same could be said of the album itself – and it’s one which will help continue to remind listeners that SONGS FROM THE WOOD is one of Tull’s best efforts.

Here’s the full track listing:
 
CD 1:
Stereo Steven Wilson Mixes:
1. Songs From The Wood
2. Jack-In-The-Green
3. Cup Of Wonder
4. Hunting Girl
5. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
6. Velvet Green
7. The Whistler
8. Pibroch (Cap In Hand)
9. Fire At Midnight
Associated Recordings:
10. Old Aces Die Hard [previously unreleased]
11. Working John, Working Joe [previously unreleased]
12. Magic Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)
13. Songs From The Wood (Unedited Master)
14. Fire At Midnight (Unedited Master) [previously unreleased]
15. One Brown Mouse (Early Version)
16. Strip Cartoon
17. The Whistler (US Stereo Single Mix)
CDs 2 & 3:
Live in Concert 1977- Disc 1 
1. Wond’ring Aloud
2. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
3. Jack-In-The-Green
4. Thick As A Brick
5. Songs From The Wood
6. Instrumental
7. Drum Solo Improvisation
8. To Cry You A Song
9. A New Day Yesterday
10. Flute Solo Improvisation interpolating - God Rest Ye Gentlemen/Bourée
11. Living In The Past/ A New Day Yesterday (reprise)
Live in Concert 1977- Disc 2
1. Velvet Green
2. Hunting Girl
3. Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die
4. Minstrel In The Gallery
5. Cross-Eyed Mary
6. Aqualung
7. Instrumental Improvisation
8. Wind-Up
9. Back Door Angels / Guitar Improvisation /Wind Up (reprise)
10. Locomotive Breath
11. Land Of Hope And Glory / Improvisation / Back Door Angels (reprise)
DVD 1: 
96/24 LPCM Stereo (Steven Wilson Remix):
1. Songs From The Wood
2. Jack-In-The-Green
3. Cup Of Wonder
4. Hunting Girl
5. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
6. Velvet Green
7. The Whistler
8. Pibroch (Cap In Hand)
9. Fire At Midnight
10. Old Aces Die Hard
11. Working John, Working Joe
12. Magic Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)
13. Songs From The Wood (Unedited Master)
14. Fire At Midnight (Unedited Master)
15. One Brown Mouse (Early Version)
16. Strip Cartoon
DD/DTS 5.1 Surround (Steven Wilson Remix):
1. Songs From The Wood
2. Jack-In-The-Green
3. Cup Of Wonder
4. Hunting Girl
5. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
6. Velvet Green
7. The Whistler
8. Pibroch (Cap In Hand)
9. Fire At Midnight
10. Old Aces Die Hard
11. Working John, Working Joe
12. Magic Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)
13. One Brown Mouse (Early Version)
14. Strip Cartoon
96/24 LPCM Flat Transfer – Original Stereo Master:
1. Songs From The Wood
2. Jack-In-The-Green
3. Cup Of Wonder
4. Hunting Girl
5. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
6. Velvet Green
7. The Whistler
8. Pibroch (Cap In Hand)
9. Fire At Midnight
Flat Transfer of Original Quad Master-DTS/DD 4.0 Surround 
1. Songs From The Wood
2. Jack-In-The-Green
3. Velvet Green
4. The Whistler
DVD 2:
Live at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, 21st November 1977:
1. Wond’ring Aloud
2. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
3. Jack-In-The-Green
4. Thick As A Brick
5. Songs From The Wood
6. Instrumental/ Drum Solo Improvisation
7. To Cry You A Song
8. A New Day Yesterday
9. Flute Solo Improvisation interpolating - God Rest Ye Gentlemen/Bouree/A New Day Yesterday
10. Living In The Past /A New Day Yesterday (reprise)
11. Second half of concert - Introduction
12. Velvet Green
13. Hunting Girl
14. Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die
15.Minstrel In The Gallery
16. Cross-Eyed Mary
17. Aqualung
18. Instrumental Improvisation
19. Wind-Up
20. Back Door Angels / Guitar Improvisation /Wind Up (reprise)
21. Locomotive Breath
22. Land Of Hope And Glory/ Improvisation / Back Door Angels (reprise)
Beethoven’s Ninth (with original audio)
The Whistler (promo footage)(mono)