Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jethro Tull’s debut album “This Was,” a 3CD / 1DVD deluxe edition will be released in early November. Recorded during the summer of 1968, This Was is the only Jethro Tull album to feature guitarist Mick Abrahams, who left the group shortly after the album came out to form Blodwyn Pig. This blues-based release is markedly different from the balance of Jethro Tull’s catalogue, and also features their jazziest track ever, “Serenade to a Cuckoo,” which was the first song Anderson learned to play on flute, and is certainly one of the best tracks on the album.
Similar to previous deluxe editions, the package contains a plethora of material all bound in the same size clamshell hardcover case to perfectly match the balance of your collection. Fans will find the original album and bonus tracks remixed in stereo by Steven Wilson, live BBC sessions recorded in 1968, plus the original mono mix and original 1968 U.K. stereo mix, and for surround sound enthusiasts on the DVD, the original album and bonus tracks remixed by Steven Wilson in 4.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital surround and 96k / 24-bit LPCM stereo, plus a flat transfer of the 1968 stereo remix. There are also 5.1 surround versions of Love Story and A Christmas Song Also included in 96k / 24-bit LPCM stereo.
Scheduled for release November 9, 2018.