Definitive 180g 45RPM Vinyl 2LP Reissue Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original U.K. Island Analog Tape, Plated at Quality Record Pressings and Pressed at RTI
Jethro Tull's second album, Stand Up, marked an early turning point for the band with the addition of guitarist Martin Barre along with Ian Anderson's introduction of folk-rock influences to the group's blues-based sound. Released in the summer of 1969, Stand Up rose quickly to the top of the U.K. Albums Chart, and eventually earned gold certification in the U.S.
Stand Up was the first album where Anderson controlled the music and lyrics, resulting in a group of diverse songs that ranged from the swirling blues of "A New Day Yesterday" and the mandolin-fueled rave-up of "Fat Man," to the group's spirited re-working of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Bouree in E Minor." Anderson has called Stand Up his favorite Jethro Tull album, "because that was my first album of first really original music. It has a special place in my heart."
Now with Analogue Productions' 45 RPM release, plated at QRP and pressed at RTI, the best-sounding version of this historic album gives listeners an even richer sonic experience. The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of 180g vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. Clean, balanced, and richly detailed: just the way an Analogue Productions reissue should sound!
- 180g 45rpm Vinyl 2LP from Analogue Productions
- Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original U.K. Island analog tape
- Plated at Quality Record Pressings
- Pressed at RTI using already-printed jackets displaying the QRP logo to fill the order
- Gatefold old-style "tip-on" jacket by Stoughton Printing with the pop-up (stand up) band image accurately reproduced
A New Day Yesterday
Jeffery Goes To Leicester Square
Back To The Family
Look Into The Sun
Nothing Is Easy
We Used To Know
Reasons For Waiting
For A Thousand Mothers