Play In Time - Jethro Tull

Rola: Play In Time
Traducción: Toca en tiempo
Intérprete: Jethro Tull
Compositor: Ian Anderson
Disco: Benefit
Productor: Ian Anderson


Duración: 03:50
Año: 1970
Formato: L.P.
A la venta: 01/04/1970
Disquera: Island Records


Ian Anderson - voz, guitarra y flauta
Martin Barre - guitarra eléctrica
Glenn Cornick - bajo
Clive Bunker - batería
David Palmer - arreglos orquestales
John Evan - piano y órgano



Play In Time
Toca en tiempo
Got to take in what I can.
There is no time to do what must be done,
While I do some thinking.
Sleeping is hard to come by,
So we'll all sit down and try to play in time,
and we feel like singing.
Talking to people in my way.

Blues were my favorite colour,
til I looked around and found another song
that I felt like singing.
Trying so hard to reach you;
playing what must be played, what must be sung --
and it's what I'm singing.
Talking to people in my way.


1. "With You There To Help Me"
2. "Nothing To Say"
3. "Alive and Well and Living In"
4. "Son"
5. "For Michael Collins, Jeffrey And Me"

1. "To Cry You A Song"
2. "A Time For Everything?"
3. "Inside"
4. "Play In Time"
5. "Sossity; You're A Woman"

Benefit is the third album by Jethro Tull. It was released in April 1970. It was the first album to include pianist and organist John Evan (although he was not yet considered a regular member of the group), and the last to include bass guitarist Glenn Cornick. It reached #3 in the UK album charts.

The album has more hard rock than its predecessor, Stand Up. Several of the tracks make greater use of tape-manipulation techniques than the groups's earlier recordings. There is, for example, backward flute on "With You There To Help Me" and backward piano and sped up guitar on "Play In Time". There are more instances of obvious overdubbing.


Jethro Tull: Blackpool

Jethro Tull are a British rock group formed in 1967.[1] Their music is characterised by the lyrics, vocals and flute playing of Ian Anderson, who has led the band since its founding, and the guitar work of Martin Barre, who has been with the band since 1969.

Initially playing blues rock with an experimental flavour, they have also incorporated elements of classical music, folk music, jazz and art rock into their music.

One of the world's best-selling music artists, the band has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide in a career that has spanned more than forty years.

Ian Anderson's first band, started in 1962 in Blackpool, was known as The Blades, and featured Anderson on vocals and harmonica, Jeffrey Hammond on bass, John Evans on drums, and a guitarist named either Hipgrave or Michael Stephans. Drummer Barrie Barlow became a member in 1963 after Evans had switched from drums to piano. By 1964 the band had developed into a seven-piece Blue-eyed soul band called The John Evan Band (later The John Evan Smash).

In 1967 the band moved to the London area in search of more bookings, basing themselves in nearby Luton; they also travelled to Liverpool. However, money remained short and within days of the move most of the band quit and headed back north, leaving Anderson and bassist Glenn Cornick (who had replaced Hammond) to join forces with blues guitarist Mick Abrahams and his friend, drummer Clive Bunker, both from the Luton-based band McGregor's Engine. At first, the new band had trouble getting repeat bookings and they took to changing their name frequently to continue playing the London club circuit. Band names were often supplied by their booking agents' staff, one of whom, a history enthusiast, eventually christened them "Jethro Tull" after the 18th-century agriculturist. The name stuck because they happened to be using it the first time a club manager liked their show enough to invite them to return. They were signed to the blossoming Ellis-Wright agency, and became the third band managed by the soon-to-be Chrysalis empire. It was around this time that Anderson purchased a flute after becoming frustrated with his inability to play guitar like Eric Clapton.

Their first single was released in 1968, written by Abrahams and produced by Derek Lawrence, and called "Sunshine Day"; on the label the group's name was misspelled "Jethro Toe," making it a collector's item.[6] "Sunshine Day" was unsuccessful.

Following "This Was", Abrahams left after a falling out with Anderson and formed his own band, Blodwyn Pig. There were a number of reasons for his departure: he was a blues purist, while Anderson wanted to branch out into other forms of music; Abrahams and Cornick did not get along; and Abrahams was unwilling to travel internationally or play more than three nights a week, while the others wanted to be successful by playing as often as possible and building an international fan base.

Guitarist Tony Iommi, from the group Earth (who would soon change their name to Black Sabbath), took on guitar duties for a short time after the departure of Abrahams, appearing in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, in which the group (all but Ian's vocals, which were recorded live) mimed "A Song For Jeffrey" in December 1968. Iommi returned to Earth thereafter. David O'List (who had just left the Nice) also deputised on guitar with Jethro Tull for a few shows and was briefly considered as a possible permanent replacement for Abrahams, although plans of O'List becoming a full fledged member of the band never materialized

After auditions for a replacement guitarist in December 1968, Anderson chose Martin Barre, a former member of Motivation, Penny Peeps, and Gethsemane, who was playing with Noel Redding's Fat Mattress at the time. Barre was so nervous at his first audition that he could hardly play at all, and then showed up for a second audition without an amplifier or a cord to connect his guitar to another amp. Nevertheless, Barre would become Abrahams' permanent replacement on guitar and the second longest-standing member of the band after Anderson.

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