Cat No: 190295201616

Jethro Tull’s 1970 classic Benefit will be celebrated in a brand-new 4CD/2DVD set, featuring remixes by Steven Wilson, an abundance of previously unreleased material, packaged within a deluxe hardback book, containing 100 pages of commentary from numerous contributors alongside hordes of images of the band creating and performing their first million-selling album.

After pandemic-enforced delays, Benefit (The 50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition) will finally be out on 5th November 2021. Benefit (The 50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition) contains a copious amount of expanded material, building upon the 2013 Steven Wilson remixes. CD3 contains a previously unreleased Steven Wilson remix of Jethro Tull performing at Tanglewood in 1970, while DVD2 has the previously unavailable film footage of that show. Further to that, CD4 contains a newly remastered mono version of a previously unreleased concert at The Aragon Ballroom in 1970. The 100-page book, enclosed within the elegant, hardback book packaging, contains an essay from Martin Webb, who expands upon the 2013 “A Collector’s Edition” booklet notes. Following that are comments on each of the album’s tracks from, Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Glenn Cornick and Clive Bunker, as well as interviews with Robin Black (studio engineer of Benefit and many other Jethro Tull albums), Terry Ellis (‘executive producer’ of Benefit), Joshua White who directed the 1970 Tanglewood Festival which features on DVD2, and Steven Wilson explaining the mixing of Benefit in 2013. The masses of anecdotes are surrounded by legions of images of the band and memorabilia from the era.

 

Tracklist

DISC ONE – ORIGINAL ALBUM

Steven Wilson Stereo Remixes (1-17)

1. With You There To Help Me

2. Nothing To Say

3. Alive And Well And Living In

4. Son

5. For Michael Collins, Jeffrey And Me

6. To Cry You A Song

7. A Time For Everything?

8. Inside

9. Play In Time

10. Sossity; You’re A Woman

Associated Recordings

11. Singing All Day

12. Sweet Dream

13. 17

14. Teacher (UK Single Version)

15. Teacher (US Album Version)

16. My God (Early Version)

17. Just Trying To Be

 

DISC TWO – ADDITIONAL ASSOCIATED RECORDINGS

Original 1969-1970 Mono Mixes

1. Singing All Day

2. Sweet Dream(UK single ‘A’ side)

3. 17 (UK single ‘B’ side)

4. The Witch’s Promise (EUR single double ‘A’ side)

5. Teacher (UK Single Version) (EUR single double ‘A’ side)

6. Teacher (US Album Version) ( US single ‘B’ side)

7. Inside (UK Single ‘A’ side)

8. Alive And Well And Living In (UK Single ‘B’ side)

9. A Time For Everything ( US single ‘B’ side)

Original 1969-1970 Stereo Mixes

10. Sweet Dream

11. 17

12. The Witch’s Promise (UK single double ‘A’ side)

13. Teacher (UK Single Version)(UK single double ‘A’ side)

14. The Witch’s Promise (US promo single ‘A’ side)

15. Teacher (US Album Version) (US promo single ‘B’ side)

1971 Stereo Remixes

16. Singing All Day

17. Sweet Dream

18. The Witch’s Promise

19. Teacher (US album Version)

Original Radio Spots

20. Benefit Radio Spot #1

21. Benefit Radio Spot #2

 

DISC THREE – LIVE AT TANGLEWOOD 1970

(Steven Wilson Stereo Remix)

1. Introduction And Tuning

2. Nothing Is Easy

3. My God (incl. Flute Solo)

4. With You There To Help Me / By Kind Permission Of

5. Dharma For One (incl. Drum Solo (edited))

6. We Used To Know

7. Guitar Instrumental

8. For A Thousand Mothers

 

DISC FOUR – LIVE AT THE ARAGON BALLROOM, CHICAGO 1970

(Mono)

1. Introduction And Tuning

2. My Sunday Feeling

3. My God (incl. Flute Solo)

4. To Cry You A Song

5. With You There To Help Me / By Kind Permission Of

6. Sossity; You’re A Woman / Reasons For Waiting

7. Nothing Is Easy

8. Dharma For One (incl. Drum Solo)

9. We Used To Know

10. Guitar Instrumental

11.For A Thousand Mothers

 

DVD 1

Steven Wilson’s 2013 remix of the album and 5 extra tracks in DTS

and Dolby AC 3 5.1 surround and stereo 96/24 LPCM

Flat transfers of the original UK+US LP master in 96/24 LPCM

& Additional tracks Sweet Dream, 17 & The Witch’s Promise

 

DVD 2

The 1970 Fillmore at Tanglewood Concert on video with Steven Wilson’s 2020 audio remix in stereo and 5.1 surround.

Benefit (50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition)

£38.99

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Format:4 CD & DVD Genre:Rock Record Label:Rhino Release Date:05/11/2021
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