Benefit is the third studio album from Jethro Tull and was recorded from 3 September 1969 to 25 February 1970 in Morgan Studios, London. It was released 20 April in the UK 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. Jethro Tull 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
Dee Palmer – orchestral arrangements
John Evan – piano, organ