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STAND UP

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.04 | 1332 ratings

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k_crimson
5 stars This is my favorite of all the Tull albums, and I think they are a truly great band. Stand Up had a unique sound that I don't think they ever matched again.

1)A New Day Yesterday Great guitar piece, and once you get used to Ian Anderson's voice, he sounds great, too. The drums are right on and I don't think this album could start any better. The flute just makes you melt. 10/10.

2)Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square This really lightens up the album. I'm not an expert, but it sounds like some exotic version of the guitar in the background and it is beautiful. 7.5/10.

3)Bouree Bouree is an absolute classic. The flutes playing off each other are great, but the base really sells the song. This is the best song on the album. I love how it changes the mood several times within itself. 10/10.

4)Back To The Family At the beginning it sounds like it will be a very slow, sad song, but it picks up quickly and is bouncy and light compared to the rest of the stuff on Stand Up. It just has nice little touches everywhere that you remember. 9/10.

5)Look Into The Sun This is the most ballad-y song. It is very slow, and depressing. I wouldn't listen to this song when you're in a great mood, but definitely listen when you're sad. Something about this song is healing for me. 8/10.

6)Nothing Is Easy This was one of Tull's big hits. The guitar and flute playing off each other is awesome in the beginning and then once Anderson comes in, it is a great, fast-pace song. 9/10.

7)Fat Man This is one you love, but don't know why. It's got that funky Indian-ish opening, but it really works with Ian Anderson's voice. Even the drums are something from the east, definitely not our standard drum set. 7/10.

8)We Used To Know This is a catchy, slow, sad song. It is really different from anything else on the album. 8/10.

9)Reasons For Waiting This has a memorable flute piece that most people recognize right when it starts. It's one of those in the back of your head that you have no idea where you heard it before. Sort of inspirational sounding, this song. 8/10.

10)For A Thousand Mothers This song never really caught on with me as a great song. It's just okay. 6/10

I also have the bonus tracks, and I would like to mention Sweet Dream, which is just as good as any of the songs on the original album. It is really spectacular. I fyou don't have it you should listen to it. IT is a 10/10.

Overall, this album is not perfect, but it is definitely an essential.

k_crimson | 5/5 |

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