Editors’ Notes While A Passion Play was Jethro Tull’s second album-length concept piece, following the single-track Thick as a Brick album, it was critically thrashed at the time of release. That's unfortunate, since many pieces of the album come together quite well, with only the spoken-word pieces coming off as overwrought. This 2014 release features the original album and the sessions at the French recording studio called the Chateau D’Herouville, where the band worked on the original concept for the album until homesickness set in. The excellent “Audition,” “Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day” (which found release on the next album, War Child), and “Sailor/No Rehearsal” prove the group were onto something in the original sessions, despite legend referring to the sessions as “Chateau D’Isaster.” Having Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson remixing the tracks ensures that a dedicated fan who understands the group’s nuances is bringing out their best.

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Lifebeats / Prelude (Stereo Mix)
1
3:25
 
The Silver Cord / Re-Assuring Tune (Stereo Mix)
2
5:38
 
Memory Bank / Best Friends (Stereo Mix)
3
6:15
 
Critique Oblique (Stereo Mix)
4
4:36
 
Forest Dance #1 / The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles / Forest Dance #2 (Stereo Mix)
5
6:55
 
The Foot of Our Stairs (Stereo Mix)
6
5:07
 
Overseer Overture (Stereo Mix)
7
3:58
 
Flight From Lucifer (Stereo Mix)
8
3:56
 
10.08 To Paddington / Magus Perde / Epilogue (Stereo Mix)
9
5:41
 
The Big Top / Scenario (The Château d'Hérouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
1
6:29
 
Audition (The Château d'Hérouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
2
2:32
 
Skating Away On the Thin Ice of the New Day (The Château d'Hérouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
3
3:27
 
Sailor/No Rehearsal (The Château d'Hérouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
4
8:21
 
Left Right (The Château d'Hérouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
5
5:00
 
Only Solitaire (The Château d'Hérouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
6
1:27
 
Critique Oblique, Pt. 1 (The Château d'Hérouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
7
8:49
 
Critique Oblique, Pt. II (The Château d'Hérouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
8
5:28
 
Animelee (1st Dance) / Animelee (2nd Dance) [The Château d'Hérouville Sessions] [Stereo Mix]
9
5:09
 
Law of the Bungle, Pt. I / Tiger Toon / Law of the Bungle, Pt. II (The Château d'Hérouville Sessions) [Stereo Mix]
10
13:05
 

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