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<br>Jethro Tull's Stand Up <p>Listening in Depth </p>




Jethro Tull's Stand Up

Listening in Depth


Another in our series of Home Audio Exercises.

It's very common for pressings of Stand Up to lack bass or highs, and more often than not they lack both. The bass-shy ones tend to be more transparent and open sounding -- of course, that's the sound you get when you take out the bass. (90 plus percent of all the audiophile stereos I've ever heard were bass shy, no doubt for precisely that reason: less bass equals more detail, more openness and more transparency. Go to any stereo store or audiophile show and notice how bright the sound is.)

Just what good is a British Classic Rock Record that lacks bass? It won't rock, and if it don't rock, who needs it? You might as well be playing the CD.

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In-Depth Track Commentary with a few bits of What to Listen For (WTLF) Advice

Side One

A New Day Yesterday

This is one of our favorite Jethro Tull songs of all time. (This and To Cry You a Song from Benefit are pretty darn hard to beat.) Clive Bunker's drumming is incredibly energetic; it drives the song to levels few bands could hope to reach. It reminds me of the kind of all-out ASSAULT on the skins you hear in the work of Dave Grohl and John Bonham.

Bunker is a highly underrated player; his bandmates Barre and Cornick don't get the respect they deserve either, for reasons that I'll never understand. They're about as good as it gets in my book.

Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square
Bourée
Back to the Family

Look Into the Sun

Another favorite track on the album.

Side Two

Nothing Is Easy

Watch your volume on this track! It starts out quietly, but it gets VERY loud toward the end. If you've set your volume properly for side one, don't change it for side two.

Fat Man

Amazingly spacious, transparent and open on the best pressings.

We Used to Know

I love the way this song starts out quietly and builds a tremendous crescendo of sound. Dynamics like these are rarely found on pop records.

Reasons for Waiting

On copies of this record that lack bass, this song will have NO bass.

For a Thousand Mothers

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