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POLL - Jethro Tull - Benefit - Your Favorite Tracks

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by thnkgreen, May 4, 2021.

  1. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen Forum Resident Thread Starter


    From Wikipedia:

    "Benefit is the third studio album by the British rock band Jethro Tull, released in April 1970. It was the first Tull album to include pianist and organist John Evan – though he was not yet considered a permanent member of the group – and the last to include bass guitarist Glenn Cornick who was fired from the band upon completion of touring for the album. It was recorded at Morgan Studios, the same studio where the band recorded its previous album Stand Up however the band experimented with more advanced recording techniques.

    Frontman Ian Anderson said that he considers Benefit to be a much darker album than Stand Up, owing to the pressures of an extensive U.S. tour and frustration with the music business."

    Further reading about Benefit
    Benefit - Jethro Tull
    Jethro Tull "Benefit" Sound Quality
    Jethro Tull - Benefit on CD.. Best Version????
    Jethro Tull "Benefit" appreciation thread
    Jethro Tull - Benefit
    Jethro Tull Benefit
    How Jethro Tull Reached a Pivotal Period With 'Benefit'
    JETHRO TULL - Benefit (1970)
    For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Us: Jethro Tull's 'Benefit' at 50 - Rock and Roll Globe
    Benefit | The Jethro Tull Forum

    Please select your favorite tracks from Benefit above. :wave:
    Last edited: May 4, 2021
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  2. Hi Lizard

    Hi Lizard Forum Resident

    Frankfort Kentucky
    Just listened to my recently purchased UK 1st pressing. I chose "I love them all!!!"
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  3. Myke

    Myke Listening

    Teacher from the US release.
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  4. chrisblower

    chrisblower Forum Resident

    Great album. Wonder why this didn't get a Gatefold cover which it deserved ? Especially as Stand Up was a such a big seller in the UK. Was it budgetary because Tull had moved across to Chrysalis ?
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  5. folkfreak

    folkfreak The cold blooded penguin

    On each Tull poll I only can vote "love 'em all"
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  6. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born In The 50's

    Inexplicably disparaged by some, this is my favorite Jethro Tull album. So, I voted "I love 'em all !!"
  7. Radagast

    Radagast Forum Resident

    I like almost all of it, but "Nothing to say" is one of my favorite records by anyone.
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  8. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

    This album is one of my favorites. I picked "With You There to Help Me," "Alive and Well and Living in," "For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me" and "To Cry You a Song" (along with "Sweet Dream," particularly in its vintage 1969 mixes) but there's nothing on the album that I actively dislike. I'm looking forward to the forthcoming book set upgrade of the Steven Wilson remix.

    And a Benefit thread ought to include a mention of the gatefold photo montage from the German pressing, with Ian in lifelike stereo.
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  9. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Just great!!!!!

  10. custom55

    custom55 Well-Known Member

    Nutley, NJ
    I love them all but "A Time for Everything", haunting.
  11. pdenny

    pdenny 19-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Hawthorne CA
  12. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Me Fave Tull album... and Top 10 album of All Time (for me)!

    With You There to Help Me
    and For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me top my charts for this album

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