Living In The Past

Artist: Jethro Tull
Label: Chrysalis
Catalog#: 2CH 1035
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1972-07
A1 Song For Jeffrey 3:17

Guitar - Mick Abrahams

A2 Love Story 3:03

Guitar - Mick Abrahams
Mandolin - Ian Anderson

A3 Christmas Song 3:04

Arranged By [Strings], Conductor - David Palmer
Mandolin, Whistle [Tin] - Ian Anderson

A4 Living In The Past 3:18

Arranged By [Strings], Conductor - Lou Toby

A5 Driving Song 2:37
A6 Bouree 3:40
B1 Sweet Dream 4:02

Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor - David Palmer
Guitar [12 String] - Ian Anderson

B2 Singing All Day 3:04

Balalaika, Organ [Hammond] - Ian Anderson

B3 Teacher 4:07
B4 Witch's Promise 3:50

Acoustic Guitar - Martin Barre
Keyboards [Mellotron] - John Evan

B5 Alive And Well And Living In 2:45
B6 Just Trying To Be 1:35

Celesta - John Evan

C1 By Kind Permission Of 8:43

Engineer - David Palmer
Engineer - Kim King

C2 Dharma For One 9:11

Backing Vocals - Clive Bunker
Backing Vocals, Percussion - John Evan
Backing Vocals, Percussion - Martin Barre
Engineer - David Palmer
Engineer - Kim King

D1 Wond'ring Again 4:11

Glockenspiel - Clive Bunker

D2 Hymn 43 3:16
D3 Life Is A Long Song 3:18

Acoustic Guitar - Martin Barre

D4 Up The 'Pool 3:10
D5 Dr. Bogenbroom 2:59

Harpsichord - John Evan

D6 From Later 2:06
D7 Nursie 1:35

Acoustic Guitar - Ian Anderson
Bass - Glenn Cornick
Bass - Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond
Drums - Barriemore Barlow
Drums - Clive Bunker
Engineer - Andy Johns
Engineer - John Burns
Engineer - John Wood
Engineer - Robin Black
Engineer - Vic Gamm
Flute - Ian Anderson
Guitar - Martin Barre
Organ [Hammond] - John Evan
Percussion - Clive Bunker
Piano - John Evan
Producer - Ian Anderson
Producer - Jethro Tull
Producer - Terry Ellis
Vocals - Ian Anderson
Written-By - Ian Anderson


Original copies have Green labels and are housed inside an embossed textured Gatefold Cover with Gold text. Also has inner 12 page color booklet with band images from live shows and other settings for each member.
Tracks C1, C2 recorded Live at Carnegie Hall.

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
This double-album offers a chronological retrospective of Jethro Tull's career to date, compiling non-album singles and recordings from 1968-1971. However, with only four tracks from the previous studio albums, many (myself included) consider it an album of nearly all-new material. So given the bulky proposition of Thick As A Brick, released earlier in the year, many also found Living In The Past much easier to digest. In fact, the album did break into the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic. The title track, a UK hit for the band in mid-1969, made it back into the US charts shortly before the album's release. The packaging also rivaled that of TAAB, with its thick cardboard cover resembling a hardcover book than a record jacket. But all of that aside, the compilation remains one of the most satisfying Tull records, due in part to the era it encompasses: their best. Much like the previous Benefit in composition and feel, the album focuses on Ian Anderson as singer-songwriter. The album contains some of his most delicate tunes: in particular, the primarily acoustic numbers on the fourth side, including "Life Is a Long Song," "Up The ‘Pool" and "Dr. Bogenbroom." The instrumental "For Later" is the sleeper track, however, speaking volumes about prog rock in its brief two minutes and eight seconds. The third side of the album contains part of a live concert recorded in late 1970 at Carnegie Hall; but (unfortunately) it's just a lot of soloing from John Evan and Clive Bunker. The remaining—and far more interesting—portions of that concert were released in 1992 as part of Jethro Tull's 25th Anniversary Box Set.
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