CD Stand Up [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster] (CD 926877),
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Stand Up [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster]

  • 1. New Day Yesterday, A
    2. Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square
    3. Boure
    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
    14. 17
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 35458

  • Credits
    EngineerAndy Johns

    Jethro Tull: Ian Anderson (vocals, guitar, balalaika, mandolin, flute, mouth organ, Hammond B-3 organ); Martin "Lancelot" Barre (electric guitar, flute); Glen Cornick (bass); Clive Bunker (drums, percussion).
    Additional personnel: David Palmer (arranger, conductor).
    Producers: Terry Ellis, Ian Anderson.
    Principally recorded at Morgan Studios, London, England. Includes liner notes by Ian Anderson.
    People often forget that Tull started out as a forward-looking blues-rock unit not dissimilar to contemporaries like Cream and Led Zeppelin. While the blues influence is heard most clearly on the debut THIS WAS, its successor STAND UP still shows some of those traces. Tracks like "A New Day Yesterday" and "Nothing Is Easy" are the prime examples of this hard-hitting, bluesy riff-rock approach. Elsewhere, though, the boys begin to show some of the folk, jazz, and classical influences that would soon make them a leading exponent of progressive rock.
    "Bouree" is a flute-led instrumental track that combines Ian Anderson's improvisations with melodic bass work that's alternately jazzy and classical-influenced. The melancholy folk-rock feel of "Look Into the Sun" makes for an emotionally affecting, introspective ballad. The light-hearted "Fat Man" incorporates folk influences with an Eastern-sounding balalaika melody. STAND UP is a portrait of a band in transition, on its way to bigger things, but it's still eminently enjoyable.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (12/13/69, p.54) - "...quite marvelous....[Ian Anderson] revels a melodic gift on this album...a fuller awareness of the coloristic possibilities of the flute, and a catholicity of taste....a meticulously crafted work, which deserves careful listening..."
    Q (11/01, p.139) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...One of prog rock's neglected classics..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Anderson's superlative melodies have survived the test of time."
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album captured the band on a vertiginous upswing, jubilant with confidence....A winning combination of brisk, cartwheeling rockers..."
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