Jethro Tull - Stand Up

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Chrysalis-Capitol
Catalog Number: 35458
Format: CD
Total Time: 49:34:00

Stand Up (1969) was Jethro Tull's second release. Things were a bit toned down compared to the previous release, This Was. Martin Barre was introduced as the new lead guitarist. Barre's style was totally different than Mick Abrahams, and he wasn't allowed to really cut loose until the next album. Because of this radical change the sound of the group took an entirely different direction. This would be the most important transformation that they would make and it would subsequently change their fortunes forever. The folk aspects of their sound took precedence this time out, and although Martin Barre's guitar playing was often restrained, with the exception of "Nothing Is Easy," he was firmly establishing himself in the group. Gone was the prevailing blues authority and ushered in was the folk, classical, and ethnic influences with jazz and blues around the periphery of the core that was to reach its peak on the next album. They were exploring every aspect of their framework more distinctly on this recording session. Ian Anderson was in full bloom exploring all of his interest.

"Fat Man," one the best songs they ever made, had strong Middle-Eastern influences, and that was to be explored further down the road as well. "Bour?e" was a lovely instrumental piece, it featured Ian Anderson's flute in a decidedly classical light. The song conjured images of a ride in a horse drawn carriage along an old country road in the English countryside. The four bonus tracks are a hint of what the third release would sound like and provided an enlightening look into the tremendously successful future of Jethro Tull.

First released in 1969 in the UK by Island (ILPS 9103); by Reprise/Chrysalis (RS6360) in the US; in 2008 reissued in the UK in a 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Chrysalis, 50999 206497 2 2)

A New Day Yesterday (4:11) / Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square (2:12) / Boureé (3:47) / Back To The Family (3:53) / Look Into The Sun (4:23) / Nothing Is Easy (4:26) / Fat Man (2:52) / We Used To Know (4:03) / Reasons For Waiting (4:07) / For A Thousand Mothers (4:21) / Bonus Tracks: Living In The Past (3:23) / Driving Song (2:44) / Sweet Dream (4:05) / 17 (3:07)

Ian Anderson - flute, guitar, harmonica, piano, horn, vocals, mouth organ
Martin Barre - flute, electric guitar
Clive Bunker - drums, hooter
Glen Cornick - bass

This Was (1968)
Stand Up (1969)
Benefit (1970)
Aqualung (1971)
Thick As A Brick (1972)
Living In The Past (1972)
A Passion Play (1973)
War Child (1974)
Minstrel In The Gallery (1975)
M.U. The Best Of (1976)
Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die (1976)
Songs From The Wood (1977)
Repeat - The Best Of Jethro Tull Vol 2 (1977)
Heavy Horses (1978)
Bursting Out - Live (1978)
Stormwatch (1979/2004)
'A' (1980)
The Broadsword And The Beast (1982/2005)
Under Wraps (1984)
Original Masters (1985)
Crest Of A Knave (1987/2005)
20 Years Of Jethro Tull (1988)
Rock Island (1988)
Catfish Rising (1991)
A Little Light Music (1992)
The Anniversary Collection (1993)
25th Anniversary Box Set (1993)
Nightcap (1995)
Roots To Branches (1995)
J-Tull Dot Com (1999)
The Very Best Of (2001)
Living With The Past (2002)
The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003)
Classic Masters (2003)
Stand Up/This Was (2003)
Essential (2003)
Nothing Is Easy: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2004)
Aqualung Live (2005)
Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson (2005)
Extended Versions (2006)
Live At Montreux 2003 (2007)
The Best Of Acoustic Jethro Tull (2007)
Living With The Past/Nothing Is Easy (2008)
This Was (expanded) (2008)
Nothing Is Easy - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2004/2008)
The Anniversary Collection/A New Day Yesterday (2008)
Live At Montreux 2003 (2008)
Live At Madison Square Garden (2009)
Christmas Album (2009)
Live In Switzerland 2003 (LP) (2014)
A Passion Play - An Extended Performance (2014)
War Child - 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition (2014)
Minstrel In The Gallery - 40th Anniversary La Grande Edition (2015)

Living With The Past (DVD) (2002)
A New Day Yesterday: 1969-1994 - The 25th Anniversary Collection (VID/DVD) (1994/2003/4)
Nothing Is Easy - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (DVD) (2005) Live At Montreux 2003 (DVD) (2008)
Jack In The Green - Live In Germany (DVD) (2008)
Live In Bethlehem, PA, 2003 (DVD) (2008)
Their Full Authorized Story (DVD) (2009)
Live At AVO Session 2008 (DVD) (2009)
Live At Madison Square Garden (DVD) (rec 1978, rel 2009)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: July 30th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck

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