Price: £34.99

Format: cd/dvd
Artist: Jethro Tull
CatNo: 0190295847876
A 3cd/2dvd 40th Anniversary Edition of Songs From The Wood, one of Jethro Tull's finest and most accessible albums and the first in the band's acclaimed late 1970s 'Folk Rock Trilogy'. 
 
Featuring 2017 Steven Wilson stereo and 5.1 mixes, unreleased bonus tracks from the period, a live concert from 1977 mixed by Jakko Jakszyk, and a comprehensive 96 page booklet.
 
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SFTW highlights the band at its most playful and due to its lush production and more noticeable use of keyboards is perhaps one of the band's most obviously Progressive Rock orientated releases.
 
The first disc of the set contains the Steven Wilson remix of the original studio album, accompanied by associated recordings. These include the tracks Old Aces Die Hard and Working John, Working Joe (released for the first time on any format). 
 
CDs 2 and 3 in the box comprise 22 live tracks, recorded on the Songs From The Wood Tour across two dates, Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 6th December 1977 and Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA on 21st November 1977. These tracks have been reconstructed as a complete set and then remixed to stereo by Jakko Jakszyk. 
 
DVD 1 (ntsc, region 0) contains 5.1 DTS, AC3 Dolby Digital Stereo Surround and 96/24 LPCM stereo versions of the original and Steven Wilson remixed album along with selected associated tracks (as well as various quad mixes and flat transfers). 
 
The final disc in the package is the video footage taken live at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland on 21st November 1977 mixed to 16/48 stereo LPCM and 5.1 DTS, AC3 Dolby Digital surround by Jakko Jakszyk. The video footage comes directly from the film that was played to the big screens in the venue during the show and has since been seen nowhere else. 
 
Completing the set is a beautiful 96 page book, which contains images galore plus extensive writing on the history of the album. Martin Webb reflects on the writing, recording and touring of the album, while Ian Anderson gives a track by track annotation of the album and associated recordings. 
CD1 - 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)
 
CD 2 - Live in Concert 1977 Part 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/Bouree
11. Living In The Past / A New Day Yesterday (reprise)
 
CD 3 - Live in Concert 1977 Part 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 (ntsc, region 0):
 
96/24 PCM 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 PCM 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)
 
96 Page Booklet:
 
- An extensive note by Martin Webb about the writing, recording and touring of Jethro Tull's tenth studio album Songs From The Wood.
- A track by track annotation of the album and associated recordings by Ian Anderson.
- Lyrics for the album and bonus tracks.
- An interview with studio engineer Trevor White.
- Steve Jeal explores the legends, myths and historical facts behind some of the album's songs
- A recording and touring chronology from April 1976 to December 1977
- Jakko Jakszyk describes the technical challenge of synchronising video and audio recordings of a 1977 live concert