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Jethro Tull Benefit Reissue To Be Released October 29
September 10 2013

JETHRO TULL BENEFIT REISSUE TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 29

Following the release last year of the 40th anniversary edition of Thick as a Brick, on 29th October Chrysalis Records will release a Collector’s Edition of Jethro Tull’s Benefit album.

Benefit was Jethro Tull’s third album, first released in April 1970. Transcending the blues influences of their 1969 album Stand Up, it was a much more hard-rocking album which saw the band utilize more advanced studio techniques. It reached number 3 in the UK.

The Collector’s Edition of Benefit plus bonus tracks has been mixed by Steven Wilson and approved by Ian Anderson. CD2 is a mono and stereo disc of rare and previously unreleased versions of tracks and singles associated with the period Benefit was released in (more information available on request). The audio only DVD includes a surround sound mix of Benefit, 96/24 tracks of Stereo in UK and US running orders.

In addition, the Collector’s Edition will include a booklet featuring an 8,000 word essay written by Martin Webb, as well as interviews with band members and a selection of photos, some of which are rare and previously unseen.

A vinyl edition featuring the new & previously unreleased Steven Wilson mix of the UK running order of ‘Benefit’ on 180g heavyweight vinyl, will be released on the same day.

Benefit Collector’s Edition tracklistings:

CD 1
1-With You There To Help Me (6.20)
2-Nothing To Say (5.13)
3-Alive And Well And Living In (2.48)
4-Son (2.53)
5-For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me (3.49)
6-To Cry You A Song (6.16)
7-A Time For Everything ? (2.45)
8-Inside (3.48)
9-Play In Time (3.49)
10-Sossity; You’re A Woman (4.37)
Bonus recordings
11-Singing All Day (3.07)
12-Sweet Dream (4.03)
13-17 (6.20)
14-Teacher (4.58) (UK single version) (stereo)
15- Teacher (4.03) (US album version) (stereo)

Tracks 1-10 Produced by Ian Anderson
Executive Producer Terry Ellis
CD 2: Associated recordings
1-Singing All Day (mono)*
2-Sweet Dream (mono)
3- 17 (mono)
4- Sweet Dream (stereo)*
5- 17 (stereo)*
6-The Witch's Promise (mono)
7-Teacher (UK single version) (mono)
8-Teacher (US album version) (mono)
9-The Witch's Promise (stereo)
10-Teacher (UK single version (stereo)
11-Teacher (US album version) (stereo)
12-Inside (mono)
13-Alive And Well And Living In
14-A Time For Everything (mono)
15-Reprise AM Radio Spot 1 (mono)
16-Reprise FM Radio Spot 2 (stereo)

*previously unreleased

DVD
DTS & Dolby Digital 5.1 & stereo versions of the following:
1-With You There To Help Me (6.20)
2-Nothing To Say (5.13)
3-Alive And Well And Living In (2.48)
4-Son (2.53)
5-For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me (3.49)
6-To Cry You A Song (6.16)
7-A Time For Everything ? (2.45)
8-Inside (3.48)
9-Play In Time (3.49)
10-Sossity; You’re A Woman (4.37)
Bonus recordings
11-Singing All Day
12-Sweet Dream
13-17
14-Teacher (UK single version) (stereo)
15- Teacher (US album version) (stereo)

New 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixes by Steven Wilson

Flat transfer of Original UK LP master at 96/24:
UK running order
1-With You There To Help Me (6.20)
2-Nothing To Say (5.13)
3-Alive And Well And Living In (2.48)
4-Son (2.53)
5-For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me (3.49)
6-To Cry You A Song (6.16)
7-A Time For Everything ? (2.45)
8-Inside (3.48)
9-Play In Time (3.49)
10-Sossity; You’re A Woman (4.37)
+US running order:
1-With You There To Help Me (6.20)
2-Nothing To Say (5.13)
3-Inside (3.49)
4-Son (2.53)
5-For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me (3.50)
6-To Cry You A Song (6.15)
7-A Time For Everything (2.44)
8-Teacher (4.04)
9-Play In Time (3.53)
10-Sossity; You’re A Woman (4.39)
Additional flat transfer recordings at 96/24:
11-Sweet Dream (stereo) 4:08
12-17 (stereo) 5:32
13-The Witch’s Promise (stereo) 4:01


Ian Anderson is known as the flautist, singer and composer of the legendary Jethro Tull, formed in England in 1968 from the amalgamation of blues-based John Evan Band and McGregor’s Engine. Since their first performance at London’s famous Marquee Club in 1968, the band has released 30 studio and live albums, selling over 60 million copies worldwide and played in 54 countries, earning them a prominent place in rock history.


The official Jethro Tull website:
www.jethrotull.com