Living in the Past (song)
|"Living in the Past"|
|Single by Jethro Tull|
|Released||25 April 1969|
|Recorded||17 February 1969|
|Genre||Progressive rock, jazz rock|
|Producer(s)||Ian Anderson, Terry Ellis|
|Jethro Tull singles chronology|
"Living in the Past" is a song by British progressive rock group Jethro Tull. It is one of its best-known songs, and it is notable for being written in the unusual 5
4 time signature. The 5
4 time signature is quickly noted from the beginning rhythmic bass pattern.
The song was originally recorded before the sessions for the 1969 album Stand Up, released in the same year as a stand-alone single to UK audiences while Jethro Tull finished its US tour. However, it became more popular after its 1972 release on the album of the same name, a compilation of the band's hits from that era. After its release on the album, it became the band's first Top 20 hit in the US, peaking at #11. The song was restored as a "bonus track" for the 2001 CD reissue of Stand Up (1969).
"Living in the Past" was ranked the fifth best Jethro Tull song by Rock - Das Gesamtwerk der größten Rock-Acts im Check.
- Single: "Living in the Past" / "Driving Song" (Island WIP 6056, 25 April 1969)
- Single: "Living in the Past" / "Christmas Song" (Australia) (Reprise R 3578 December 1972)
- Single: "Living in the Past" / "Requiem" (Chrysalis CHS 2081, 16 January 1976)
- Single: "Living in the Past" / "Hard Liner" (Chrysalis CHS 3970, 1993)
- Single: "Living in the Past" / "Witch's Promise" / "Teacher" / "Life is a Long Song" (April 2013, limited edition vinyl)
- Jethro Tull
- Ian Anderson – flute, lead vocals
- Glenn Cornick – bass guitar
- Martin Barre – guitar
- Clive Bunker – drums, percussion
- [?] - organ
- Additional musician
- Lou Toby - arranged and conducted strings
- Billie Davis (1970)
- Maynard Ferguson (1971)
- Midge Ure (1985)
- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1993)
- The Connells (1994)
- Francis Dunnery (1994 - with entirely rewritten lyrics)
- Keith Emerson (1996 - in the tribute album To Cry You A Song - A collection of Tull Tales)
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