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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.

Jethro Tull- Benefit 50th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

They were the changes  in musical direction and key personnel made on Jethro Tull's critical preceding third album, "Benefit",   in April 1970, that provided the oxygen in "Aqualung" 's tank a year later.

Jethro Tull- War Child- Ian Anderson

In the years 1969-74 and "War Child", there was no band in the world more exciting, more unconventional, and more successful than Jethro Tull. Ian Anderson is my guest.