Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die!

 (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix 2 CD + 2 DVD + Book)


Label:

Parlophone

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
CPAR 552694
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

DVD & CD


No. of Discs: 4



Jethro Tull Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die TV special deluxe edition!

With unreleased, re-recorded version of the album for a 1976 U.K. TV special

Includes original and rare associated LP tracks

2015 5.1 and stereo mixes by Steven Wilson!

Deluxe 2CD/2DVD casebound book with 80-page booklet

Widely considered a concept album, Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! (1976) is Jethro Tull's ninth studio album and the first to feature John Glascock on bass and backing vocals.The original idea for the album was to be a rock musical, similar to the Kinks' mid-1970s outputs e.g., Preservation Act 1 (1973), Preservation Act 2 (1974) and Schoolboys in Disgrace (1975). It would follow an aging and retired rock star named Ray Lomas as he wins money on a decadent quiz show, but finds that society has changed so much that, with no one left like him any more, he has no way of enjoying his money the way he did in the 1950s. He then decides to commit suicide via motorcycle crash but fails and lands himself in a hospital in a coma for an undetermined amount of time.

When he awakes he discovers society has changed again, and his style of dress and music are now popular again. In addition, the advanced medicine he is treated with after disfiguring his face and damaging his body in the crash makes him twenty years younger. He has become an overnight sensation with the young kids who now try to dress and act like him.

However, much of this story is only explained in a cartoon strip included with the album. The actual score of the album does not follow the strip exactly, leaving out details or, in some cases, changing the plot.

Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson has always said this album was not meant to be autobiographical of him as an ageing songwriter, since he was young at the time. He says the point of the album was to illustrate how his style of music may go out of popularity with every other fashion and fad, but he is determined that if he sticks to it, everything comes back around and the style will rise again.

Includes:

  • Flat transfers of the original album as well as a host of rare associated recordings including previously unreleased material.
  • The previously commercially unavailable original TV footage with DTS, Dolby Digital Surround Sound and Dolby Digital Stereo sound.
  • The TV audio in 96/24 stereo PCM, alongside a host of other associated recordings in surround and 96/24.
  • An extensive 80 page booklet including an essay by Martin Webb on the preparation and recording of the album in Brussels and Monte Carlo, the aborted stage musical, the London Weekend TV special and the 1976 tours. The booklet also contains a track by track annotation by Ian Anderson, lyrics, a feature on Ian Anderson and his motorbikes, Dave Gibbons on drawing the LP's cartoon inner spread and 'From Carmen to Tullman' - The Musical Life of John Glascock, unseen photos and lots more.
  • Deluxe 2CD/2DVD (NTSC, Region 0) casebound book with 80-page booklet.

 



Disc 1
1. Prelude (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
2. Quiz Kid (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
3. Crazed Institution (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
4. Salamander (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
5. Taxi Grab (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
6. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
7. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
8. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
9. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
10. Pied Piper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
11. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
12. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Monte Carlo January 1976]
13. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Monte Carlo January 1976]
14. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Monte Carlo January 1976]
15. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Remix) [Brussels November 1975]
16. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Remix] [Brussels November 1975]
17. Quiz Kid (Version 1) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]

Disc 2
1. Salamander’s Rag Time (Steven Wilson Mix)
2. Commercial Traveller (Steven Wilson Mix)
3. Salamander (Steven Wilson Mix) [Instrumental]
4. A Small Cigar (Steven Wilson Mix) [Acoustic Version]
5. Strip Cartoon (Steven Wilson Mix)
6. One Brown Mouse (Early Version) [Original Master Mix]
7. A Small Cigar (Orchestrated Version) [Original Rough Mix]
8. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Demo) [Steven Wilson Mix]
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)

Disc 3 (DVD) Audio and Video
1. Prelude (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
2. Quiz Kid (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
3. Crazed Institution (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
4. Salamander (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
5. Taxi Grab (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
6. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
7. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
8. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
9. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
10. Pied Piper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
11. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
12. Prelude (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
13. Quiz Kid (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
14. Crazed Institution (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
15. Salamander (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
16. Taxi Grab (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
17. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
18. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
19. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
20. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
21. Pied Piper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
22. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
23. Prelude (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
24. Quiz Kid (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
25. Crazed Institution (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
26. Salamander (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
27. Taxi Grab (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
28. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
29. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
30. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
31. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
32. Pied Piper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
33. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
34. Prelude (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
35. Quiz Kid (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
36. Crazed Institution (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
37. Salamander (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
38. Taxi Grab (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
39. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
40. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
41. Big Dipper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
42. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
43. Pied Piper (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix)
44. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix]
45. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Monte Carlo January 1976)
46. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Monte Carlo January 1976)
47. Big Dipper (Monte Carlo January 1976)
48. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Brussels November 1975)
49. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Brussels November 1975]
50. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser (Monte Carlo January 1976)
51. Bad-Eyed And Loveless (Monte Carlo January 1976)
52. Big Dipper (Monte Carlo January 1976)
53. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Brussels November 1975)
54. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive) [Brussels November 1975]

Disc 4 (DVD) Audio Only
1. Salamander’s Rag Time (Steven Wilson Mix)
2. Commercial Traveller (Steven Wilson Mix)
3. A Small Cigar (Steven Wilson Mix) [Acoustic Version]
4. Strip Cartoon (Steven Wilson Mix)
5. Salamander’s Rag Time (Steven Wilson Mix)
6. Commercial Traveller (Steven Wilson Mix)
7. A Small Cigar (Steven Wilson Mix) [Acoustic Version]
8. Strip Cartoon (Steven Wilson Mix)
9. Quiz Kid (Version 1)
10. One Brown Mouse (Early Version) [Original Master Mix]
11. Salamander (Steven Wilson Mix) [Instrumental]
12. Strip Cartoon
13. A Small Cigar (Orchestrated Version) [Original Rough Mix]
14. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! (Demo) [Steven Wilson Mix]
15. Prelude
16. Quiz Kid
17. Crazed Institution
18. Salamander
19. Taxi Grab
20. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
21. Bad-Eyed And Loveless
22. Big Dipper
23. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die!
24. Pied Piper
25. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)
26. Prelude
27. Quiz Kid
28. Crazed Institution
29. Salamander
30. Taxi Grab
31. From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser
32. Bad-Eyed And Loveless
33. Big Dipper
34. Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die!
35. Pied Piper
36. The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)

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