When I saw this new version remastered and upgraded with extra tracks in the store, I bought it immediately, in an "outburst of joy." After all, this is my favorite Tull record! I didn't even notice that it was a copy controlled CD. Actually I don't know if it can be considered a CD, because it does not carry the traditional "digital audio disc" stylized logo anywhere, not even in the jewel case internal tray. Instead it has the "copy controlled" logo on the back and on the front labels. So far it plays on my CD player, which is a relatively new one (I'm not sure about old ones but in the CD it says it should be compatible.) I couldn't play with my "Real Jukebox." It thinks it is a data CD. It comes with some software that should allow you to play it in the computer. It looks like it doesn't allow you to make mp3 backups from it.
This record shows a mature Jethro Tull, free from syndrome of suffering pop stars and anti-Christian frills. It is a well-blended folk-prog-rock record. This is the best (technically) formation of the band and the arrangements are intricate and delicate, but still "easy-listenable" for the majority of pop-minded population. The electric part of the songs blends well with the acoustic one (probably thanks to David Palmer.) The two extra tracks complement well the original CD musically and thematically.
I would initially give it five stars, but the "copy controlled" thing made me feel a bit uneasy, a bit "controlled." So I will take two out for that. I still have my old original CD and still don't know which one of them to trade or sell.