TOO OLD TO ROCK ’N’ ROLL: TOO YOUNG TO DIE!
Jethro Tull’s Concept Album About An Aging Rocker Is Expanded for A 2CD/2DVD Set that Features Unreleased Music And Footage Recorded For A British TV Special

Available On November 27 From Parlophone

To follow its stellar 1975 release Minstrel In the Gallery, Jethro Tull’s ambitious plans included a group album, in addition to a stage musical about an aging rock star. Midway through the process, however, the band decided to abandon the stage musical and use the musical songs as the basis for what would become its ninth studio album, Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die!

Before the album’s 40th anniversary next spring, Parlophone will release a deluxe edition of TOO OLD TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: TOO YOUNG TO DIE! in the fall. This 2CD/2DVD set will be available on November 27. A standalone CD version of the album will also be available on the same day.

Highlights from the set include:
– An unreleased, alternate version of the album recorded for a British television special and remixed by Steven Wilson
– Bonus tracks (18 previously unreleased), all mixed to 5.1 surround and stereo by Steven Wilson
– Flat transfer of the original LP mix at 96/24
– Commercial debut of footage from the television special
– Presented in a case-bound DVD book that includes an 80-page booklet with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs
– Includes the gatefold cartoon from the original album drawn by renowned comic artist Dave Gibbons

TOO OLD TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: TOO YOUNG TO DIE! was the band’s first with John Glascock on bass and backing vocals. But it wasn’t just the band dynamic that was changing, the music was evolving too, and this album helped bridge the progressive rock of Tull’s early years with the folk-rock that would shape its musical direction throughout the late Seventies.

The first disc features an unreleased, alternate version of the album that the band recorded for a British television special. At the time, union rules forbid bands from lip-syncing the original album on television, which is why Jethro Tull found itself in a studio re-recording the album in March 1976. For this deluxe edition, Steven Wilson re-mixed that alternate version of the album, as well as five songs earmarked for the finished album, including “Big Dipper,” “From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser” and the title track.

It should be noted that the album couldn’t be totally remixed because multi-track recordings for several songs are missing.

The second CD includes nine rare and unreleased bonus tracks like “Commercial Traveller,” “Salamander Ragtime” and an early version of “One Brown Mouse”, plus a flat transfer of the original album.

The first DVD includes the commercial debut of the entire British television special along with several audio mixes of the show: DTS & Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, and Dolby Digital Stereo. The audio from the special is also included in 96/24 stereo PCM. The five tracks from the original LP are here as well, in DTS & Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and 96/24 stereo PCM.

The second DVD includes some mixes of the associated recordings in DTS & Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and 96/24 stereo PCM. Also featured is a flat transfer of the original LP at 96/24 stereo PCM, in addition to a flat transfer of the original 1976 Quad LP Production Master with DTS 4.0 and Dolby Digital AC3 4.0 surround sound.

For more information about TOO OLD TO ROCK ’N’ ROLL: TOO YOUNG TO DIE!, please contact Jessica Giordano in the Rhino Media Relations Department at jessica.giordano@rhino.com or 818-238-6403.

TOO OLD TO ROCK ’N’ ROLL: TOO YOUNG TO DIE!
Track Listing:

CD1:
All Stereo Mixes by Steven Wilson
Re-Recorded Album for TV Special
1. “Prelude” *
2. “Quiz Kid” *
3. “Crazed Institution” *
4. “Salamander” *
5. “Taxi Grab” *
6. “From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser” *
7. “Bad Eyed And Loveless” *
8. “Big Dipper” *
9. “Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die!” *
10. “Pied Piper” *
11. “The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)” *
Five Original LP Tracks
12. “Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die!”
13. “The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)”
14. “Big Dipper”
15. “From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser”
16. “Bad Eyed And Loveless”
Monte Carlo Out-Take
17. “Quiz Kid” (Version 1) *

CD2:
Associated Recordings
# Mixed by Steven Wilson
1. “Salamander’s Rag Time” * #
2. “Commercial Traveller” * #
3. “Salamander” (Instrumental) * #
4. “Small Cigar” #
5. “Strip Cartoon” #
6. “One Brown Mouse” – Early Version (Original Master Mix) *
7. “Strip Cartoon” – (Original Master Mix)
8. “A Small Cigar – Orchestral Version (Original Rough Mix) *
9. “Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die!” – Demo (Paris -July 1975)* #
Original Album Flat Transfer
10. “Prelude”
11. “Quiz Kid”
12. “Crazed Institution”
13. “Salamander”
14. “Taxi Grab”
15. “From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser”
16. “Bad Eyed And Loveless”
17. “Big Dipper”
18. “Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die!”
19. “Pied Piper”
20. “The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)”

* Previously Unreleased

DVD1: Audio and Video
TV Special Footage in DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, and Dolby Digital Stereo
TV Special (audio only) in 96/24 stereo PCM
Five Original LP Tracks in DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and 96/24 stereo PCM

DVD2: Audio Only
In DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and 96/24 stereo PCM
1. “Salamander’s Rag Time”
2. “Commercial Traveller”
3. “Small Cigar” (Acoustic)
4. “Strip Cartoon”
In 96/24 stereo PCM
5. “Quiz Kid” (Version 1)
6. “One Brown Mouse” – Early Version (Original Master Mix)
7. “Salamander” (Instrumental)
8. “Strip Cartoon” – (Original Master Mix)
9. “A Small Cigar – Orchestral Version (Original Rough Mix)
10. “Too Old To Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young To Die!” – Demo (Paris -July 1975)
Flat transfer of the original LP at 96/24 PCM
Flat transfer of the original 1976 Quad LP Production Master with DTS 4.0 and Dolby Digital AC3 4.0 surround sound.