Jethro Tull – Stand Up / Pop Classic / Audio CD
Stand Up is the second studio album by the British rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1969. Before recordings for the album began, the band's original guitarist Mick Abrahams resigned because of musical differences with Ian Anderson; Abrahams wanted to stay with the blues rock sound of their 1968 debut, This Was, while Anderson wished to add other musical influences such as folk rock. He was replaced by guitarist Martin Barre, who appeared on every subsequent Jethro Tull album.
Stand Up represents the first album project on which Anderson was in full control of the music and lyrics. The result was an eclectic album with various styles and instrumentation appearing in its songs.
The album quickly went to No. 1 on the UK charts, while the non-album single "Living in the Past" peaked at No. 3.
|1||A New Day Yesterday||4:10|
|2||Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square||2:12|
|4||Back To The Family||3:49|
|5||Look Into The Sun||4:21|
|6||Nothing Is Easy||4:25|
|8||We Used To Know||4:00|
|9||Reasons For Waiting
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – David Palmer (2)
||For A Thousand Mothers||4:14|
- Artwork [Idea] – John Williams (30)
- Artwork [Woodcuts] – Jimmy Grashow
- Bass Guitar – Glenn Cornick
- Composed By, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Organ [Hammond Organ], Piano, Mandolin, Balalaika, Mouth Organ – Ian Anderson
- Drums, Percussion – Clive Bunker
- Electric Guitar – Martin Lancelot Barre
- Engineer – Andy Johns
- Flute – Martin Lancelot Barre (tracks: 2, 9)
- Producer – Ian Anderson
- Producer, Artwork [Idea] – Terry Ellis
- Written-By – Ian Anderson
About the Band:
Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, in 1967. Initially playing blues rock and jazz fusion, the band later developed their sound to incorporate elements of hard rock and folk to forge a progressive rock signature. The band is led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and has featured a revolving door of lineups through the years including significant members such as guitarists Mick Abrahams and Martin Barre, keyboardists John Evan and Dee Palmer, drummers Clive Bunker, Barriemore Barlow, and Doane Perry, and bassists Glenn Cornick, Jeffrey Hammond, John Glascock, and Dave Pegg.
The group first achieved commercial success in 1969, with the folk-tinged electric blues album Stand Up, which reached No. 1 in the UK, and they toured regularly in the UK and the US. Their musical style shifted in the direction of progressive rock with the albums Aqualung (1971), Thick as a Brick (1972) and A Passion Play (1973), and shifted again to hard rock mixed with folk rock with Songs from the Wood (1977) and Heavy Horses (1978). After an excursion into electronic rock in the early-to-mid 1980s, the band won its sole Grammy Award with the 1987 album Crest of a Knave. Jethro Tull have sold an estimated 60 million albums worldwide, with 11 gold and five platinum albums among them. They have been described by Rolling Stone as "one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive rock bands".
The last works as a group to contain new material were released in 2003, though the band continued to tour until 2011. Anderson said Jethro Tull were finished in 2014; however, in September 2017 he announced plans for a tour to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the band's first album This Was. The compilation 50 for 50 was released in 2018.
The reformed group—now billed as "Ian Anderson and the Jethro Tull band"—still performs live, and has announced tour dates into 2020. The current band line-up includes musicians who have been members of Anderson's solo band since 2012.
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