Stand Up is a Studio album by British rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1969.

Stand Up distinguishes itself from its predecessor This Was because the less based on blues, but more a combination of jazz and rock. It is considered to be the firstprogressive rock album by the band.

This album debuted at number 1 in the UK singles chart. Something their then record company Island Records never happened.

The case adds a ' pop-upafbeelding ' of the band members. A reference to the title of the album.

The titles of This Was to Stand Up and explain are as follows:

  • This Was was a statement by Ian Anderson Jethro Tull after this album another musical that rate would go boating: the blues goodbye and accommodate the rock.
  • Would Stand Up for the resurrection in that other rock-flesh of the band.

Many songs on this and the following album go about the private life of Anderson. About his experiences in love, and the relationship with his parents. Years later Anderson would declare that it the texts of some songs by Stand Up and to personally Benefit . Also he finds that they are often no longer apply; his views on some circumstances changed. That's one of the reasons why Jethro Tull some of these songs no longer playing live.


  1. A 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 ¹
  12. Driving Song ¹
  13. Sweet Dream ¹
  14. 17¹

¹ Bonus numbers on the Digital ' Remastered ' version.

  • Bourée was a big hit worldwide. This instrumental song is based on a piece by Johann Sebastian Bach (the fifth movement of the Suite in E minor for Lute). It is to date the only significant hit for Jethro Tull in France.Maybe the name of the song has to do with it: a bourrée (note the difference in spelling) is a French folk dance that was done on instrumental music and was popular around 1700. This dance In certain areas in France is still prevalent.
  • The famous song Hotel California by The Eagles may have been inspired by We Used To Know. They were then in this period also the opening act for Jethro Tull, and even though their number is released only in 1976, they were looking for a good final number for a concert like We Used To Know for Jethro Tull was, at the time.

Line up[Edit]Edit

Guest Musician:

  • David Palmer (arrangement for Orchestra)
  • unknown Orchestra

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