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Jethro Tull Double Up Stand Up

The clever things done with CD packages seldom measure up to what art directors managed to do when they had the wide open space of a more than 12x12 inch vinyl album sleeve to work with.  One of the more inventive album packages of the late '60's will be recreated in a booklet that accompanies the expanded reissue of the second album by Jethro Tull.  Even though it was a single album, Stand Up featured a double gate package that, when opened, produced pop-up cutouts of the band.  The music was equally innovative.  Marking the arrival of Martin Barre, the album introduced a more diverse guitar sound to the band than the harder, blues oriented guitar Mick Abrahams played on the 1968 debut, This Was.  The Collector's Edition offers the original 1969 album remastered, three songs recorded during the group's debut US tour, two singles (Living In The Past and Sweet Dream) and four songs recorded during a BBC program.  The digital re-release of Stand Up has 31 remastered songs.  All become available October 25.


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