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Jethro Tull Announce 50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition Of ‘Benefit’

Marking the 50th anniversary of their classic 1970 album Benefit, Jethro Tull will release an “enhanced edition” of the record on November 5.

Benefit (The 50 Anniversary Enhanced Edition) will be a 4CD/2DVD set, featuring remixes by Steven Wilson, previously unreleased material, packaged within a deluxe hardback book, containing commentary from contributors alongside images of the band creating and performing their first million-selling album.

CD3 delivers 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. CD4 contains a newly remastered mono version of a previously unreleased concert at The Aragon Ballroom in 1970.

The 100-page book contains an essay from Martin Webb, who expands upon the 2013 “A Collector’s Edition” booklet notes.

Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Glenn Cornick, and Clive Bunker comment on each of the album’s tracks. The book also features interviews with Robin Black (studio engineer of Benefit and many other Jethro Tull albums), Terry Ellis (‘executive producer’ of Benefit), Joshua White and Steven Wilson explaining the mixing of Benefit in 2013.

The enhanced edition comes after pandemic-enforced delays.

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