Jethro Tull- Living in the Past- Philadelphia 1987

“Here’s a song we loathed for fifteen years!” winked Jethro Tull singer/songwriter/flautist Ian Anderson when introducing the song “Living in the Past” from the stage. The song is a bit of an orphan, written and recorded in 1969 between their second album, Stand Up, and the follow-up, Benefit, but appearing on neither one.

The song’s composer, Ian Anderson, shares the annoyance of being told to go write a hit for the mainstream audience of the day, and the grudging success when “Living in the Past” had chart success…twice…when Anderson is my guest next week here In the Studio. –Redbeard