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STAND UP

Jethro Tull

 

Prog Folk

4.05 | 1181 ratings

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Walkscore
4 stars The best early Tull.

Stand Up is a great album, very consistently musical. It continues the bluesy feel of the first album, but channels the energy into a set of highly memorable, distinct and topical songs. The tunes vary considerably in style, from harder blues-rock of "A New Day Yesterday", to the folk of "Fat Man", to the jazz interpretation of Bach in the beautiful "Bouree" (very similar in style to 'Serenade to a Cuckoo' from the debut album). The album flows very well, and has very good sound quality. The songs are catchy. Anderson's voice and flute are in good form, and there are some great guitar solos. While Tull's approach to composition would evolve, this stands up as one of their best, and definitely the best of their early period. I give this album 8.6 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which translates to solid 4 PA stars.

Walkscore | 4/5 |

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