Jethro Tull – Benefit

Jethro Tull - Benefit

Benefit is the third studio album from and was recorded from 3 September 1969 to 25 February 1970 in Morgan Studios, London. It was released 20 April in the and 2 weeks later in US. Produced by Ian Anderson and Terry Ellis.

The album was released a year after the success Stand UP, the music getting a bit harder which applies more to my taste. Its an overall good album with lots of variations and instrumental finesse, like the flutes. isn’t among my favourite bands, but I occasionally listen to Aqualung, which will turn 50 next year.

Ian Anderson – vocals, guitar, flute, keyboards
Martin Barre – guitar
Glenn Cornick – bass guitar, Hammond organ
Clive Bunker – drums, percussion

Additional musicians
Dee Palmer – orchestral arrangements
John Evan – piano, organ


Side one:

With You There to Help Me 6:15
Nothing to Say 5:10
Alive and Well and Living In 2:43
Son 2:48
For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me 3:47

Side two:

To Cry You a Song 6:09
A Time for Everything? 2:42
Inside 3:38
Play in Time 3:44
You’re a Woman 4:31


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