Now Available: Jethro Tull, STAND UP: THE ELEVATED EDITION

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Now Available: Jethro Tull, STAND UP: THE ELEVATED EDITION

If you’ve read music journalism to any significant degree, then you’re well aware of the phenomenon known as the sophomore slump, wherein an artist takes everything they’ve ever learned in their life, applies the whole lot to their debut album, and then finds themselves left wanting creatively when they get around to putting together their second album. We only reference this phenomenon in order to underline the fact that Jethro Tull absolutely, positively did not succumb to it when they released their sophomore album, STAND UP.

Indeed, STAND UP found Jethro Tull shifting away from the blues-rock stylings that had infiltrated their first album and truly beginning to strut their folk-rock stuff, as it were. You can attribute a portion of that evolution to the arrival of guitarist Martin Barre, no doubt, but it’s just as easy to argue that the band simply found the sound that worked best for their musical sensibilities and ran with it. Either way, the end result is an endeavor that’s getting an expanded reissue, one which we’ve dubbed STAND UP: THE ELEVATED EDITION.

Among the things that elevate this edition beyond the version you already know and love:

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
The original album’s pop-up book artwork, as 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,” four songs recorded at the BBC, and stereo single mixes for “Living In The Past” and “Driving Song.” The second disc features the band performing live in Sweden in January 1969 – and as openers for Jimi Hendrix, no less! – as well as mono single mixes for “Living In The Past” and “Driving Song,” plus two radio spots promoting the album.

And did we mention the DVD? Because there’s a DVD, and it includes concert footage of the band performing “To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be” and “Back To The Family,” 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.”

That’s a lot of information to take in all at once, we realize, so here’s the full track listing of STAND UP: THE ELEVATED EDITION, so you can know exactly what you’re getting when you pick up your own copy later today.

CD1:
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*
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

CD2:
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

DVD1:
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”

* Previously Unreleased