Marking the 40th Anniversary of Jethro Tull‘s 1980 album A, the British rock band announced that a six-disc (3CD/3DVD) deluxe edition will be released on April 16.
For this new collection, the album has been expanded with five unreleased tracks from the recording sessions, including a different take of the single “Working John, Working Joe,” an extended version of “Crossfire” and the outtake “Coruisk.”
A: The 40th Anniversary Edition also includes a live recording from November 1980 of the band’s full concert at the LA Sports Arena.
The performance mixed new A tracks (“Black Sunday,” “Batteries Not Included” and “Uniform”) with older hits, like “Aqualung,” “Heavy Horses” and “Songs From The Wood.”
A few of these live tracks first appeared in 1981 on Slipstream, a video collection originally released on VHS and Laserdisc. The full Slipstream video is also included in this anniversary edition.
Original album and associated recordings were newly remixed by Steven Wilson.
A, an album that introduced a different sound and a new line-up, and subsequent tour were well-received by fans around the world.
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