Stand Up - Sonet 1969
Tracks: 1. New Day Yesterday / 2. Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square / 3. Bourée / 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 [*]
Jethro Tull's first album "This Was" never sounded like a Jethro Tull album to my ears. "Stand Up" was the first Jethro Tull album I heard, and I loved it from the very beginning. Some many great melodic tunes, and a new exciting was of playing the flute. The classical based "Bouree" was a clear favourite in the beginning, but soon the other songs grew on me.
Their blues inspitation shines through on many songs like the great opener, "A New Day Yesterday" and "For a Thousand Mothers" There are quiet thoughtful songs like "Look Into the Sun" and "Reasons For Waiting"; acoustic tunes; "Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square"
"Nothing is Easy" shows them at their most rocking. "We Used to Know" is one of the great highlights - beautiful melody.
Of the 4 bonus tracks, "Living in the Past" is a great song "Sweet Dreams" is also good.
My favourites are: "We Used to Know" "A New Day Yesterday", "Back to the Family", "Look into the Sun", "Bouree" and "Living in the Past"
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