Jethro Tull: Stand Up

Jethro Tull: Stand Up

Analogue Productions  CAPP 145 SA

Stereo Hybrid


Jethro Tull

Hybrid Stereo SACD from Analogue Productions!

Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original U.K. Island analog tape

Gold-selling second album was an early turning point for the band!

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." In a recent interview, Anderson picked Stand Up as 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 our Hybrid Stereo SACDD release, the best-sounding version of this historic album gives listeners an even richer sonic experience. Clean, balanced, richly detailed. Just the way an Analogue Productions reissue should sound.

You'll experience Jethro Tull classics such as "Bouree," "A New Day Yesterday," "Look Into The Sun," "We Used To Know," "Fat Man" and the rest with a new appreciation for the Grammy-winning progressive act's musical skill and innovation.

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Comments (3)

Comment by Downunderman - April 24, 2023 (1 of 3)

Bit of a sow's ear sonically although the album itself is quite nice.

The Tull would go on to do better albums but the kitchen sink character of this one has its charms. Ian Anderson was still in a formative stage of his flute playing, but his balalaika playing is a treat here!

It sounds like the master tape was used and Kevin Gray did a pretty flat DSD transfer. You are looking at an average DR of 12 which is on par with this album historically.

Recorded on 8 track gear but on the evidence here it was a little shambolic in the studio. Given the recording era it is the more acoustic tracks that come through the best, whilst the electric tracks can be a bit muddy and distant. Sound levels do not seem to be equalized between tracks so sound levels can be up and down between tracks and on occasion within tracks too. I'm supposing the track to track equalization was handled when they did a master for the original vinyl, but not having a vinyl copy to compare to it's just a guess.

I also thought I heard a bit of an unnatural warble in Anderson's voice on one of the tracks - Whether this was an artistic choice or tape problems I am not able to say.

I have also not heard the Steve Wilson remix of the album so no comparisons from me there either.

Nb.......and my wife tells me that 'We Used To Know' sounds like the song 'Hotel California' by the Eagles. What more could you ask for?

Worth getting? If you are a Tull fan certainly!

Comment by Mark Werlin - April 25, 2023 (2 of 3)

Downunderman (and any other Jethro Tull fans), you need to hear the Steven Wilson remixes of This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, and Thick as a Brick in 24/96. The sonic deficiencies which you describe in AP's flat transfer of Stand Up reside in the masters, not in the multi-track session tapes. Wilson's versions are faithful to the originals, but with improved clarity. They're not radically remixed like Gilles Martin's Beatles album reissues.

Comment by Downunderman - April 26, 2023 (3 of 3)

Thanks MW - I do wonder about the flat transfer of the master tape thing on occasion and this release is one of those occasions!

It might have been better if they had dragged out an initial release vinyl copy and used that as their guide - Something I think Steve Wilson is known to do when doing his remix projects.