Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition of Jethro Tull's "Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!" Due in November
A deluxe two-CD/two-DVD version of Jethro Tull's 1976 album, Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die!, will be released on November 27 in advance of the record's 40th anniversary. The band's original plan was to create a stage musical about an aging rock star, as well as an accompanying album, but the theatrical portion of the project was abandoned and songs were culled from it to create the Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! record.
The expanded set features a high-resolution transfer of the original LP mix of Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll; an unreleased version of the album that was recorded for a British television special; footage from the special that's being made available commercially for the first time; and 18 previously unreleased bonus tracks. Many of the tracks on the collection appear in multiple audio high-quality formats. The discs are packaged in a case-bound book, and an 80-page booklet -- featuring track-by-track annotations from frontman Ian Anderson, extensive details about the album, rare photos and more -- also is included.
A standalone single-CD version of Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! also will be released on November 27.
Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! was released in May 1976 in the U.S. and peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200. While the album yielded no hit singles, the title track received plenty of airplay on rock radio stations.
To check out the full track list of the deluxe collection, visit JethroTull.com.
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