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Jethro Tull - Stand Up (The Elevated Edition) album review

Album Review

Will the classic Jethro Tull line-up please Stand Up...

Jethro Tull were already on their way to becoming a major band by the time that Stand Up, their second album, was released in September 1969. Moving on from the blues rock sound they’d initially made their name with, Stand Up sees Ian Anderson definitively taking on the role of band leader and core songwriter, while also bringing new folk and proto-progressive influences to the party. We’re still some distance from the lyrical acidity and barnstorming musicality of their classic 70s material, but there’s fire already burning in their bellies here.

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