JETHRO TULL And Steven Wilson Upgrade “Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Despite an array of good songs, “Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll:  Too Young To Die!” has never been a firm favorite of JETHRO TULL fans, and it’s been only its title track that the band cared to perform through the years but, like some other endeavors of this ensemble, the album brought forth a television film, widely bootlegged yet commercially unavailable. That’s what serves as an axis for the 1976 classic’s “The TV Special Edition” which continues the TULL 40th Anniversary reissue programme – supervised by Ian Anderson and implemented, on the mix side, by Steven Wilson. Out on November 27th, the package, comprised of two CDs and two DVDs, follows the book style of its predecessors, while its first disc will be made available as a standalone item.

And here’s what’s inside the box set, asterisk marking previously unissued pieces:

JETHRO TULL - Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die! - The TV Special Edition

JETHRO TULL –
Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll:
Too Young To Die! –
The TV Special Edition

CD1:

Re-recorded album for TV Special:
1. Prelude *
2. Quiz Kid *
3. Crazed Institution *
4. Salamander *
5. Taxi Grab *
6. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser *
7. Bad Eyed And Loveless *
8. Big Dipper *
9. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die! *
10. Pied Piper *
11. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) *

Original LP Tracks:
12. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
13. Bad Eyed And Loveless
14. Big Dipper
15. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die!
16. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)

Monte Carlo out-take:
17. Quiz Kid (version 1) *

CD2:

Associated Recordings
1. Salamander’s Rag Time *
2. Commercial Traveller *
3. Salamander (instrumental) *
4. A Small Cigar (acoustic)
5. Strip Cartoon
6. One Brown Mouse (early version) *
7. A Small Cigar (orchestrated version) *
8. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die! (demo) *

Original Album Flat Transfer:
9. Prelude
10. Quiz Kid
11. Crazed Institution
12. Salamander
13. Taxi Grab
14. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
15. Bad Eyed And Loveless
16. Big Dipper
17. Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die!
18. Pied Piper
19. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)

DVD 1 (Audio & Video):

Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die!:
• TV film with DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Digital Stereo
• TV audio in 96/24 stereo PCM
• Five oOriginal LP tracks – DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and 96/24 stereo PCM

DVD 2 (Audio):

DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and 96/24 stereo PCM:
• Salamander’s Rag Time *
• Commercial Traveller *
• Salamander (instrumental) *
• A Small Cigar (acoustic)
• Strip Cartoon

96/24 stereo PCM:
• Quiz Kid (version 1)
• One Brown Mouse (early version – original master mix)
• Salamander (instrumental)
• Strip Cartoon (original master mix)
• A Small Cigar (orchestrated version – original rough mix)
• Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die! (demo)

Flat transfer of 1976 Quad LP master in DTS 4.0 / Dolby Digital AC3 4.0 surround sound
Flat transfer of the original 1976 LP master in 96/24 stereo PCM

October 7, 2015

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