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"Jethro Tull, Stand Up - Factory Sealed MFSL Gold CD - CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK"

Stand Up [Gold Disc CD] - Factory Sealed Track listing 1. New Day Yesterday, A 2. Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square 3. Bouree 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 Details Playing time: 37 min. Producer: Ian Anderson, Terry Ellis Distributor: n/a Recording type: Studio Recording mode: Stereo SPAR Code: AAD Album notes 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.
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