2CD/DVD Audio and Digital Audio Packages Include Previously Unreleased
‘Live At Carnegie Hall’ Concert Recording
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Hollywood, California - September 14, 2010 - On October 25, Capitol/EMI will release an expanded Collector's Edition of Jethro Tull's Stand Up in a deluxe 2CD/DVD Audio package with replicated original album art and newly-written liner notes by Tull's Ian Anderson. The Collectors Edition is housed in a digipak with a 12-page booklet and for the first time reinstates the original vinyl LP's pop-up element. On the same date, a digital version of the Collectors Edition, including the 31 remastered tracks from the physical version's two CDs, will also be available for download purchase from all major digital service providers.
The Collectors Edition's first disc includes the remastered original album, plus three tracks recorded during the band's first US tour, and the singles “Living In The Past” and “Sweet Dream,” which later appeared on the Benefit album. Also included are four songs from sessions for John Peel's “Top Gear” BBC Radio program and two US radio spots.
Disc two contains an edited version of Jethro Tull's 1970 Live At Carnegie Hall concert, a benefit for a drug rehabilitation center in New York City. It was a typical raucous Tull affair, drawing heavily from Stand Up as well as presenting a few new songs from Benefit. John Evan had joined the band by then and his classical piano training is amply demonstrated in this live concert. This is exemplified in songs such as “Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square” and an instrumental interpretation of Bach's Bourrée in E minor titled “Bourée,” with the latter remaining a concert favorite even today.
Live At Carnegie Hall has never before been released in its entirety and it is presented in a completely new mix. The Collectors Edition's DVD contains the unedited concert audio in 5.1 surround sound, as well as a new audio interview with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson.
Released in 1969, Stand Up was Jethro Tull's second album, and it marked a shift from the blues-rock sound of their debut This Was, a result of the departure of guitarist Mick Abrahams, who was replaced by Martin Barre. Ian Anderson, playing 12-string guitar, flute and vocals, took over all vocal and songwriting duties and, with his bandmates Barre, Clive Bunker (drums), and Glenn Cornick (bass), created a more folk-inspired album, which topped the UK chart and reached the Top 20 in the US.
In his new liner notes essay, Ian Anderson writes, “In rehearsal and recording, we all tried different approaches to the songs. Clive and Glen formed the basic backbone of the group, leaving Martin and me to experiment a bit more with different sounds and, for the time, some radical techniques in sound recording. We often plugged instruments into the rotating Leslie speaker cabinet to treat the sound with the typical Hammond organ-like tones. Martin's guitar in 'A New Day Yesterday' was recorded with me standing on the guitar speaker cabinet, swinging a microphone, Roger Daltry-fashion around the outside to get a phasing, swirling sound for the main riff.”
It was the songs from Stand Up that introduced Jethro Tull to the US and Europe. For many it was their first taste of the eclectic style and varied material of the band and was savoured by enthusiastic and growing audiences wherever they played. Many of these songs still form part of the rotating set lists of Jethro Tull concerts to this day.
In October and November, Ian Anderson will travel to 22 North American cities on a solo tour. For more information and tour dates, please visit www.jethrotull.com.
Jethro Tull Stand Up (Collectors Edition) [2CD/DVD Audio; digital audio]
Original album, remastered
1. A New Day Yesterday
2. Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square
4. Back To The Family
5. Look Into The Sun
6. Nothing Is Easy
7. Fat Man
8. We Used To Know
9. Reasons For Waiting
10. For A Thousand Mothers
11. Living In The Past
12. Driving Song
13. Sweet Dream
15.Living In The Past [original mono single version]
“Top Gear” BBC Radio session recorded 6/16/69; broadcast 6/22/69
16. Bourée [mono]
17. A New Day Yesterday [mono]
18. Nothing Is Easy [mono]
19. Fat Man [mono]
20.Stand Up US radio spot #1
21.Stand Up US radio spot #2
Live At Carnegie Hall 
1. Nothing Is Easy
2. My God
3. With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of
4. A Song For Jeffrey
5. To Cry You A Song
6. Sossity, You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting/Sossity, You're A Woman
7. Dharma For One
8. We Used To Know
9. Guitar Solo
10.For A Thousand Mothers
Disc 3 - DVD Audio [physical package only]
Live At Carnegie Hall 
Carnegie Hall audio: DTS & Dolby Digital 24 bit 48kHz
5.1 surround sound and 2.0 24 bit 48 kHz LPCM stereo [audio only]
2. Nothing Is Easy
3. My God
4. With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of
5. A Song For Jeffrey
6. To Cry You A Song
7. Sossity, You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting/Sossity, You're A Woman
8. Dharma For One
9. We Used To Know
10. Guitar Solo
11. For A Thousand Mothers
DVD Bonus Feature
An interview with Ian Anderson [London, 2010]
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Local Community/Public Radio Station Also Seeking New Volunteers, Funding
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. (September 13, 2010) - WDFH, the only community/public radio station in the lower Hudson valley, has acquired new studio space in Yonkers. The station, which reaches about 400,000 potential listeners in central and northern Westchester, eastern Rockland, southern Putnam, and far western Connecticut, has been providing mostly pre-recorded programming since 2006 while seeking a new studio location.
“We've been laboring for years under a double challenge,” said Marc Sophos, WDFH's founder and executive director. “For most of our history, very few people could hear our signal. And since we lost our studio space in 2006, our ability to produce new programming has been limited. This combination has made it almost impossible to create a large public following.”
The first part of the challenge was resolved in 2009, when WDFH completed a 7_ year signal expansion project. This project involved moving the transmitter from Ossining to a new tower site high above Mount Pleasant, increasing the station's power, and installing a new antenna. Once the project was completed, the population reached by WDFH's 90.3 FM signal increased 40-fold to about 400,000 people.
And in June, with major support from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, the station signed a lease for new studio space. Construction has been in progress this summer, and WDFH's new broadcast studio is now nearly ready for use. Mr. Sophos said that when live broadcasting resumes in the near future, it will be the first time that WDFH has ever had a studio and a viable signal at the same time.
WDFH is a community radio station - a type of public radio station that relies on volunteers to do almost all of the day-to-day work of running the station. "Part of the station's current goal," said Vinny Cohan, a WDFH volunteer for more than 10 years, "is to greatly expand the number of volunteers. For the next several months, we will be focusing on creating new local news, public affairs, environmental, social justice, and arts and culture programming, so we need people who are interested in doing that kind of work. Down the road, when we start expanding our music programming, we will also need people who are knowledgeable about rock, folk, blues, and jazz,” he said. “Most importantly, we need people who understand that running a radio station isn't just about programming. There are many things that have to happen behind the scenes, and we are looking for people willing to play a role both on and off the air.”
Despite this new beginning, the road ahead is full of challenges. Because WDFH has never had a studio and a viable signal until now, Mr. Sophos noted, it has been difficult to establish the station in the public eye, and this has limited its success in fundraising.
“As we said several months ago, WDFH is struggling financially,” said Melissa Fogarty, another longtime WDFH volunteer who is working on fundraising. “What's happening right now with the new studio and the expanded signal is giving us a new beginning, and we're very excited about that. But at the same time, our financial position is precarious, and our community is in real danger of losing WDFH as a local resource. We need a significant and quick influx of funding in order to survive even the next several months. We know that there are people in our area who have the ability to make very significant donations, and we hope that they will come forward at this critical juncture.”
Other funding sources the station plans to develop, Mr. Sophos said, are listener contributions, foundations, corporate grants, and underwriting - the public radio term for sponsorships by local businesses. He said that once the station's local fundraising reaches $100,000, WDFH will become eligible to apply for annual grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
It took Mr. Sophos about 20 years to secure the broadcast license for WDFH because, as he explained, the FM dial in the New York City area was already relatively saturated by the time his effort began in 1973. The station went on the air in 1995, but he described the path since then as “bumpy, to say the least.”
“Our very generous donor has given us a tremendous opportunity, and it's essential that other members of the community step forward now with financial support,” he said. “Our donation income is much, much lower than our expenses, and without financial support from others, we're simply going to run out of money almost as soon as we start broadcasting from our new studio. There is almost no possibility that there will ever be a chance for another local public radio station in our area, so if we allow WDFH to slip away, we'll be losing an important asset that can never be replaced.”
Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to WDFH at 21 Brookside Lane, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. 10522. It is also possible to make contributions online through the station's web site (http://wdfh.org). People interested in joining the station as volunteers should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
WDFH is the lower Hudson valley's only community/public radio station. The station's parent organization is Hudson Valley Community Radio, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. WDFH is an affiliate of the Pacifica Radio Network and is the lower Hudson valley's on-air source for Democracy Now! and Free Speech Radio News. The station can be heard at 90.3 FM and online at http://wdfh.org.
David Cousins, Dave Lambert, and Chas Cronk Offer Intimate Versions of Strawbs Classics
As summer transitions into fall, the Acoustic Strawbs will observe the Autumnal Equinox, not at Stonehenge, but among the more modern edifices of New York City. Moving into their fifth decade of musical innovation, they will spend dates around the Equinox in the Midwest, East Coast and then electric Strawbs shows in Canada, continuing the tour that has charmed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
David Cousins who was hailed, “the most talented Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of England,” by the influential All Music Guide, still leads the group. Strawbs often are mentioned in the same breath as progressive rockers like Yes, The Moody Blues, and Renaissance. In fact, Rick Wakeman left Strawbs to join Yes, and Wakeman's son Oliver, who has replaced his father in Yes, played with the most recent electric version of Strawbs!
Beyond progressive rock, Strawbs brought another key component to their complex and intricate songs. Initially they fell in with the British Folk movement of the mid-'60s, starting life as the Strawberry Hill Boys and playing bluegrass. Even so, frontman Cousins maintains, “I've never sung a folk song in my life!”
Moving more into the mainstream, the Strawbs joined forces with Sandy Denny. They recorded their first album with her for a Danish label. While she left them soon afterwards to join the seminal Fairport Convention, this record brought them to the attention of A&M records, which promptly signed them. The Strawbs were the first English band on the A&M roster.
On the strength of albums like Grave New World, Bursting at the Seams, Hero and Heroine, and Ghosts, and songs like “Benedictus,” “Lay Down,” and “A Glimpse of Heaven,” Strawbs has retained a devoted following, a fan base that continues to grow. This acoustic tour features singer/guitarist Cousins, 37-year-long Strawb guitarist Dave Lambert and 36-year-long member bassist Chas Cronk. The group will also play five nights in Canada as the full electric Strawbs line-up.
On the American dates, fans can also buy recent CDs including, All Our Own Work by Sandy Denny and the Strawbs (sorry, no press copies), the Acoustic Strawbs Live at Hampton Court Palace and Dancing to the Devil's Beat, as well as Cousins' book Secrets, Stories & Songs (sorry, no press copies available).
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS TOUR DATES
Thursday 9 September The Ark Ann Arbor MI
Friday 10 September Abbey Chicago IL
Saturday 11 September Beachland Ballroom Cleveland OH opener: Jann Klose
Sunday 12 September Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburg, PA
Tuesday 14 September The Turning Point Cafe Piermont NY
Wednesday 15 September Music on Main Street Woodbridge NJ
Thursday 16 September Sellersville Theatre Sellersville PA
Friday 17 September Strand Theatre Lakewood NJ opener: Patrick Fitzsimmons
Saturday 18 September Towne Crier Pawling NJ
Sunday 19 September University Café Stony Brook NY
Tuesday 21 September BB King's New York NY opener: Aztec Two-Step
Wednesday 22 September Showcase Live Foxborough MA
Thursday 23 September 8th Step at Proctors Schenectady, NY
Friday 24 September Redhouse Syracuse NY
Saturday 25 September Lovin' Cup Rochester NY
ELECTRIC STRAWBS DATES
Saturday 2 October The Place Hamilton
Tuesday 5 October Hugh's Room Toronto
Wednesday 6 October Hugh's Room Toronto
Thursday 7 October Outremont Theatre Montreal
Friday 8 October Barrymore’s Ottawa
Jethro Tull frontman to play North America this October and November
Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, will be touring this October and November in North America. Ian will be performing a selection of acoustic and electric songs and tunes from the Tull back catalogue, as well as some news songs--some specifically written for the tour.
Widely recognized as the man who introduced the flute to rock music, Ian Anderson remains the crowned exponent of the popular and rock genres of flute playing. In addition to classical flute, he also plays ethnic flutes and whistles together with acoustic guitar and the mandolin family of instruments, providing the acoustic textures, which are an integral part of most of the Jethro Tull repertoire.
Ian's band includes David Goodier (Jethro Tull bassist), Scott Hammond (from Bristol, UK-based drummer), German rock and flamenco guitarist Florian Opahle, and Classical musician John O'Hara, who also plays keyboards and accordion with Jethro Tull.
As a solo artist, Ian Anderson has recorded four diverse solo albums in his career: Walk into Light (1983), the flute instrumental Divinities (1995) which reached number one on the Billboard Classical chart, and the more recent acoustic collections of songs, The Secret Language of Birds (2000), and Rupi's Dance (2003).
In 2006, he was awarded a Doctorate in Literature from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, the Ivor Award for International Achievement in Music and, in the New Years Honours List 2008, an MBE for services to music. In 2008 he celebrated 40 years as a recording and performing musician.
IAN ANDERSON TOUR DATES, 2010
OCTOBER 14 ST. DENIS THEATRE MONTREAL, QUEBEC
OCTOBER 15 LE THEATRE CAPITOLE QUEBEC, QUEBEC
OCTOBER 17 NATIONAL ARTS CENTER OTTAWA, ONTARIO
OCTOBER 18 TURNING STONE CASINO VERONA, NY
OCTOBER 19 PARAMOUNT CENTER FOR THE ARTS PEEKSKILL, NY
OCTOBER 21 MAYO CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS MORRISTOWN, NJ
OCTOBER 22 SCOTTISH RITE AUDITORIUM COLLINGSWOOD, NJ
OCTOBER 23 STRAND-CAPITOL PERFORMING ARTS YORK, PA
OCTOBER 24 PENN'S PEAK JIM THORPE, PA
OCTOBER 26 CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF HOMESTEAD MUNHALL, PA
OCTOBER 27 THE DETROIT THEATER ANN ARBOR, MI
OCTOBER 28 PLAYHOUSE SQUARE CLEVELAND, OH
OCTOBER 29 STATE THEATER KALAMAZOO, MI
OCTOBER 30 RIALTO SQUARE THEATER JOLIET, IL
NOVEMBER 11 RUTH ECKERD HALL CLEARWATER, FL
NOVEMBER 12 HARD ROCK LIVE@ UNIVERSAL ORLANDO, FL
NOVEMBER 14 THE NATIONAL RICHMOND, VA
NOVEMBER 15 THE BIRCHMERE ALEXANDRIA, VA
NOVEMBER 17 WELLMONT THEATRE MONTCLAIR, NJ
NOVEMBER 18 CALVIN THEATRE NORTHAMPTON, MA
NOVEMBER 19 THE WARNER THEATER TORRINGTON, CT
NOVEMBER 20 LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM LOWELL, MA
NOVEMBER 21 VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM PROVIDENCE, RI
NOVEMBER 23 PALACE THEATRE STAMFORD, CT
NOVEMBER 24 THEATRE AT WESTBURY WESTBURY, NY
Official Jethro Tull radio: http://www.jethrotull.com/live365/jethrotullradio/mini/index.html