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Jethro Tull — A New Day Yesterday
Album: Stand Up
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Released: 1969
Length: 4:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
My first and last time with you
And we had some fun.
Went walking through the trees, yeah!
And then I kissed you once.
Oh I want to see you soon
But I wonder how.
It was a new day yesterday
But it's an old day now.

Spent a long time looking
For a game to play.
My luck should be so bad now
To turn out this way.
Oh I had to leave today
Just when I thought I'd found you.
It was a new day yesterday
But it's an old day now.
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 smartn1 wrote:


That is a sad future


Yeah. Don't even go there!
Going to see Martin Barre on Saturday night in Derry, N.H. I guess I missed their heyday by 50 years or more, but ....
Their first 5 or 6  albums are top notch. 
 Brammer wrote:

In some future life I might tire of this.



That is a sad future
MARTIN BARRE



Love it! Always have, always will... Never get tired of that KILLER Cream/Black Sab-style rhythm section! Tull were truly bad-assed Rockers back in the day!
Jethro Tull-
Was introduced back in early High School.  They're my Saturday morning, raining morning feel good.
Give me the early Blues Tull-Stand UP, Benefit, then Aqualung, War Child and Minstrel- ok, some Thick as a Brick too.
Happy raining Saturday!
Stand Up, Benefit and Aqualung are my favs. After Thick as a Brick not so much. 
Not heard this before. Interesting, but would have been much improved if the drummer had had less coffee that morning!
Deep track even for us Tull fans. Love it.
as Ian would introduce "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Horrible Martin Barre!". Well, an absolute beast on electric guitar. A Hall of Famer with the rest of this outfit, to be sure
nice. i don't remember this one. thanks for sharing it!
I the beginning, had me thinking of Cream. 
Get them in the hall of fame✌️
It was a good mix yesterday, but it’s a poor mix today! Please play the original mix only!
 wastemyday1 wrote:

How this band isn’t in the hall of fame is a travisty


Their loss...

 gmsingh123 wrote:

Those are all great, but I like Living in the Past the best.


Benefit, Stand Up, and Songs From the Wood for me...ok, Aqualung too 
I enjoy listening to Tull on one leg.....
My speakers just cried "UNCLE!"
In some future life I might tire of this.
I caught Jethro Tull live in 1992 at Washington State University concert hall and I'm suuuuurrrreeeee glad I did. Excellent live. So rocking, cerebral, interesting and fun. 
i think we forget how hard rockin these guys were, before they got successful
This LP and Aqualung were soundtracks of my early teen years. There were always disagreements over which LP was best.
This is a regular in live performances for them.  So many good live versions out there.  I don't know if I actually think of this as a favorite version anymore.  I do love harmonica and flute all in one tune.

After seeing them live multiple times, I think they are a better band when they play acoustic heavy sets and shows.  Somewhere along the way the electric became cheezy and the acoustic became the new standard for me.
GODLIKE!! ICONIC!!
 MattRudely wrote:

Time siglicious.



How have I missed this word, and what does it mean?
This run of Tull Albums, This Was,  Benefit, Aqualung was solid gold
Interesting how people would say "reminds me of Hendrix" or "a bit of John Mayall" etc. etc. In the end it all boils down to: Well, this is Tull. 
And this was 1969. So the times would reflect in the music, somewhat. Still, Tull.
Soooo good! And with many more great albums to come, Aqualung, Warchild...
MARTIN BARRE on guitar.
 shellbella wrote:

I hear Robin Trower and a little John Mayall too...  Well until that crazy flute kicks in.  Then it's all Tull.   {#Clap}
 
Same here.  This is one bangin' track.  Love it.
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How this band isn’t in the hall of fame is a travisty
 UncleSlayton wrote:
Love the older, Jazz influenced Tull.
 "Love your old stuff" What an original comment.
Mind you this comment is from 12 years ago so his stuff from when this comment was made is now his old stuff!


A great song off of one of my favorite albums.
Bravo Radio Paradise. Très bon choix :)

A very trippy song.  Pure earcandy. 


Just went through this whole album last week.  Tull at their peak or a peak at their potential.  You decide.
This really is a might fine album. 
Wow! Those guitar riffs sound like Hendrix. 
 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Beastie wrote: Idn't it the only flute in rock?!
 
Peter Gabriel, Thijs van Leer (Focus), Andrew Latimer (Camel). there's some possible segues, Bill!
Time siglicious.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Loving all the old Tull showing up lately, especially this album. A gem from college days . . . 
 
Not having really listened to JT in the day, I feel like it is an endless vein that can be mined for a very long time. 
Loving all the old Tull showing up lately, especially this album. A gem from college days . . . 
 Spiderwoman wrote:
Bill + commentary = learning for your listeners

Pop-ups.  

Thanks!

 
Thanks Spidey, cuz I'm new.  Can use all the advice I can get from one such as you...


Bill + commentary = learning for your listeners

Pop-ups.  

Thanks!
 kaybee wrote:
I love a lot of Tull's music throughout the years.  But I have to admit, I still think their best albums were Benefit, Aqualung and this one!

 
Those are all great, but I like Living in the Past the best.
 Geecheeboy wrote:
I never noticed it before but he sure does sound like Dudley Doright with that singing voice.
 

 
LOL, good one

 whomhow wrote:
agree, I think first of all it's because of rather agressive rhythm section (Clive Bunker and Glen Cornick were definitely the disciples of Cream and Jimi)
 
. . . With a bit of John Mayall thrown in for good measure . . .
 coloradojohn wrote:
Amazing, how heavy Jethro Tull's rock was back in the day! This was a PARTY staple back in E-school... We liked the Cream sound; fairly evident, even with the way Ian sings in this — a la 'White Room,' and the bass & guitar reminded us of 'The Warning,' by Black Sabbath: "I was born without you baby, but my FEELINGS were a LITTLE BIT TOO STRONG...just a LITTLE BIT TOO STRONG..."

 
agree, I think first of all it's because of rather agressive rhythm section (Clive Bunker and Glen Cornick were definitely the disciples of Cream and Jimi)
Stand Up (The Elevated Edition)(2CD/DVD)
Just came out rerelease from 1969.  Great album.  Way more blues then later albums.


https://www.amazon.com/Stand-Up-Elevated-2CD-DVD/dp/B01L68Q53K?tag=smarturl-20
Amazing, how heavy Jethro Tull's rock was back in the day! This was a PARTY staple back in E-school... We liked the Cream sound; fairly evident, even with the way Ian sings in this — a la 'White Room,' and the bass & guitar reminded us of 'The Warning,' by Black Sabbath: "I was born without you baby, but my FEELINGS were a LITTLE BIT TOO STRONG...just a LITTLE BIT TOO STRONG..."
 dew34 wrote:

I must second that!{#Cheers}

 
I agree that it was a great album, but it really cannot be compared to the other Tull albums. Mick Abrahams played on This Was before he left to form Blodwyn Pig. He had a major influence on the blues rock sound of This Was that didn't continue after he left.

Boom! What a HEAVY track!

I need to explore more JT, evidently!


slipping into the 'heavy-hard-rock' area but not to far, sounds good
 g3diego wrote:

"This Was", there 1st album, is incredible!

 
I must second that!{#Cheers}

{#Naughty} How old are you to think this was Hendrix and Cream. As soon as it comes on you know its Tull

 

Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:


I also thought it was Hendrix until... {#Confused}

 


 zepher wrote:
I thought it was Hendrix and Cream untill the Flute came in. Good Stuff.

MMMM - Hendrix and Cream

 
I also thought it was Hendrix until... {#Confused}
 kaybee wrote:
I love a lot of Tull's music throughout the years.  But I have to admit, I still think their best albums were Benefit, Aqualung and this one!

 
"This Was", there 1st album, is incredible!
I never noticed it before but he sure does sound like Dudley Doright with that singing voice.
 
I thought it was Hendrix and Cream untill the Flute came in. Good Stuff.

MMMM - Hendrix and Cream
This music is taking a Tull on me!  Too much JT the last couple of days.  Back in a few...
I didn't think anyone could do it, but Jethro Tull out-Creams Cream in this tune.
I'm 16 again. Eyes a little blood shot LOL

Has it been a long day Bill? {#Wave}

Sweet - no there's a tune I haven't heard in 40 years.
 4merdj wrote:
Hendrix-influenced!--very nice indeed!--subiendo el volumen! {#Cheers}

 
I hear Robin Trower and a little John Mayall too...  Well until that crazy flute kicks in.  Then it's all Tull.   {#Clap}
Hendrix-influenced!--very nice indeed!--subiendo el volumen! {#Cheers}
 Sloggydog wrote:

Think you are talking about the last song bloke

 
O, ha ha! you're right, I was.
 Paul_Skybreakers wrote:
I thought it was Pink Floyd for a minute..

 
Think you are talking about the last song bloke
I thought it was Pink Floyd for a minute..
I love a lot of Tull's music throughout the years.  But I have to admit, I still think their best albums were Benefit, Aqualung and this one!


most of the worlds problems are caused by MISSIONARY MEN. ignore their lies. no such thing as sin .just evil.
 stunix wrote:
Im lovin this, but there is a very limited supply of Tull from RP.  It would be nice to hear more.

 
31 titles doesn't seem "very limited" to me, but I guess it depends on who you ask.
 raga wrote:


my vote for that 

 

me three
 stunix wrote:
Im lovin this, but there is a very limited supply of Tull from RP.  It would be nice to hear more.

 

my vote for that 
Im lovin this, but there is a very limited supply of Tull from RP.  It would be nice to hear more.
1969 shining again. What a year of great albums.
Trower wasn't in Tull but Tony Iommi was for a day or two! Check out The Rolling Stones Circus DVD
More Jazz Flute!!!
solid ten for one of my all-time favourite groups!
Trower was never in Tull. I think you'll find this was Martin Barre's first outing as guitarist.
 

bluedot wrote:

Huh? I didn't know that Robin Trower was ever in Jethro Tull!
 


 hippiechick wrote:
I wore the grooves out on this album. More than 40 yrs later, I can still bring back the feeling of sitting in my dorm room on a winter's day and listening to this album.
 
With the exception of the "foreign substances" on the end of a hot knife?
I wore the grooves out on this album. More than 40 yrs later, I can still bring back the feeling of sitting in my dorm room on a winter's day and listening to this album.
 ajlept wrote:
Gotta love the early Robin Trower. {#Tongue}
 
Huh? I didn't know that Robin Trower was ever in Jethro Tull!
 stkman wrote:

Actually it has nothing to do with age , people can get stuck in a rut and like only what was popular from their"generation" but they are limiting themselves but if thats what they want to do thats fine. If ya like only one genre of music like Jazz, Classical ,Blues or hell if ya just like polka music then knock yourself out and have the best damn polka collection around. People are obviously going to like different things, thats what makes us individuals. I grew up with a father that was a hillbilly from Missouri whos "heroes" were Hank Sr and Woody Guthrie and loved the Grand Ol' Opry but he did try to get behind Jazz so we had Bird, Dizzie, Miles and Bruebeck in the record shelves while my mom only listened to classical and hated country so I grew up listening to both. I also had a big 8 band shortwave radio in my room so heard "world music" at early age. I sometimes think a grading system for music with a forum is bad because it causes people to defend and offend. I really don't want to do either but find myself doing both. You think Tull is crappy I don't so why argue. I look at peoples playlist like yours and see stuff at top that I love then see stuff at the bottom that I just don't understand especially when it was a number 1 hit or a platinum record. I totally understand how people want music they can call their own, for the period that they grew up in but I wasn't around for Bach, Mozart ,Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Charlie Patton,Reinhardt but luckily we have their recordings and I have allways tried to listen to each new or old group that I am exposed to and sure I don't care for some new music but love others and look forward to what comes out tomorrow. My niece thinks I should like the Jonas Bros but call me narrow minded after listening to several songs doesn't look like I'll be buying any of their stuff anytime soon but who knows what their next album brings. Anyway this world needs more tolerance not only with music but with people that are different so please don't take this as a attack or that I am being condescending I'm not. Damn thats alot of words just because you don't think a band doesn't have any talent and I do lol damn forum and grading system

 
I miss Holborne.  Not enough honest people speaking up here anymore.  Sigh. I think stkman is correct.  Still, at some point these old songs become sacred cows and their defenders do become really nasty and condescending.  I can understand Jazz enthusiasts defending Jazz with all their hearts.  That's wonderful.  However, I draw the line when it is pushed on me.  When someone claims there is something wrong with my intellect, or learning, or open-mindedness (I could go on forever..) I have to protest.  This is why I protest and rail against Jazz and all of those old fart genres.   Also, Jazz has become politicized like Classical.  Not only do I have it crammed down my throat, but I have to subsidize it with tax dollars.  Bullshit.  Not bloody likely matey, not on my watch. 'Kinell.  A few other points on criticism...there is an astounding degree of ignorance of the nature of criticism displayed on this board.   Many great thinkers have written off entire forms of art and artists throughout the ages.  Read Tolstoy on Opera and Shakespeare for example.  
Ooooh, that's really good.  Back in the day, this would be called "Heavy" and yea, it do rock.
Gotta love the early Robin Trower. {#Tongue}
Classic Tull {#Clap}
One of the few Jethro Tull songs that really rocks. 8.
Nice!
I can't but think of Ron Burgundy when I hear the flute. Funny.
 Poacher wrote:
...Someone knew the Tull were in town and we were able to borrow their PA...
Damn, Poacher, was that you in Wayne's World?


Nice mixture of old and new this morning, Bill.  Thanks!
{#Eek}

So much sh*t going on! But i guess it was somewhat ahead of its time...

6
 drews wrote:
40 yrs on this album is still sounding SO good, in part because Ian Anderson blows his flute discreetly and not like a scatter gun like in later years (usually to try and disguise a half-baked tune)
 
{#Clap}{#Lol} That cracks me up...and yet it makes sense. The flute should be blown discreetly.

 Stingray wrote:
THEIR BEST ALBUM!

Is that Mick Abrams on guitar?
Or already "Mister Lancelot Barre"...?
 
It's Barre.  Mick was on the first one, I believe - This Was. 

40 yrs on this album is still sounding SO good, in part because Ian Anderson blows his flute discreetly and not like a scatter gun like in later years (usually to try and disguise a half-baked tune)
 hippiechick wrote:
I am immediately sent back to my dorm room at Kent State every time I hear this song.
 

Kent...?
So you're an intellectual Hippie chick?

THEIR BEST ALBUM!

Is that Mick Abrams on guitar?
Or already "Mister Lancelot Barre"...?
 publiceric wrote:
Tull invented Grunge a few decades early with this album {#Ask} — this track and especially "Back to the Family". .... 
 
I suppose that's one interpretation.  The Wailers, The MC5, The Stooges, or The Kingsmen (among many others) might disagree.  We all hear something different though.

this is wuckin great, Martin Barre is so solid :)
Tull invented Grunge a few decades early with this album — this track and especially "Back to the Family". I didn't used to like this opening track much but its primitive lo-fi energy grew on me over the years till it's now one of my favorites by the band. Supposedly they got the audio effects by attaching a mic to a long cable from the ceiling and sending it flying back and forth over the players. 
I haven't heard this for a long time. for some reason it sounded good after Happy Mondays.
 hippiechick wrote:
I am immediately sent back to my dorm room at Kent State every time I hear this song.
 

  Send's me back to my old 8 track.
tedious

Tull by ~RedZeppelin6
©2008-2010 ~RedZeppelin6

bass on left guitar on right singer and flute in meddle
drums in back ext



very nice
I am immediately sent back to my dorm room at Kent State every time I hear this song.
Once upon a time, a long time ago, I was involved in putting together a gig at Woolwich Poly near London at the halls of residence combining a few 'mobile disco's' (as they were then called) together for a whopping gig. 

Someone knew the Tull were in town and we were able to borrow their PA along with all our rigs and made a huge wall of speakers driven with seemingly countless slave amps.

We blew a few fuzes that night in more ways I can remember. 

oh yeah!! {#Dancingbanana}
love love it. = )
 Fooboy wrote:
Tull ... makes me want to ask for my contribution refunded ....
 
This piece and frequent Tull on RP is one of the reasons why I like this station so much and why I'll be gladly renewing my contribution this Xmas.  Happy holidays, Bill and Rebecca!


This sounds very CREAM.....y! and that boys and girls is high praise indeed!
 Fooboy wrote:
Tull ... makes me want to ask for my contribution refunded ....
 
  Ask Ian to send the next bribe to you ,not to Bill !{#Whistle}
 crockydile wrote:
Another high score for nostalgia! {#Rolleyes}

I love Tull, but this is below average for them...
 

All true, but Clive Bunker's drumming on this is great.
Now that's why I listen to RP.
Straight from the Happy Mondays to Jethro Tull.

Tull ... makes me want to ask for my contribution refunded ....
After seeing all the naysayers posts I am proudly in the group that likes Tull and this song. Its just great music....
 crockydile wrote:
Another high score for nostalgia! {#Rolleyes}

I love Tull, but this is below average for them...
 

No.  Actually they are usually this bad or worse.  Ian makes abetter salmon farmer than a rock star IMHO.
I usually like Tull, but this song doesn't do a lot for me.  Is the vocalist Ian Anderson with a frog in his throat, or someone else?

I was about to ask "and where's the flute?" but then it fired up.  OK, that just raised its score one point.  Solid 7