Australian singles charts:
Living in the Past first entered the Kent charts on 27 December 1969 but only peaked at #99. It fared better when re-released at the end of 1972. The song re-entered the Kent charts on 15 January 1973 and peaked at #36.
The song is on Living in the Past which entered the Kent album charts on 18 December 1972 and peaked at #2.
Ian Anderson, Terry Ellis
Record label of Australian release:
Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1967. Initially playing blues rock and jazz fusion, the band later developed their sound to incorporate elements of hard rock and folk to forge a progressive rock signature. The band is led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and has featured a revolving door of lineups through the years.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jethro_Tull_(band)
Ian Anderson explained the meaning of Living in the Past to Mojo: “Lyrically it was a bit of a rejection of the swinging fashion of that post-Beatles, slightly hippy idealistic period,” he said. “There were a lot of people talking pompously about love and peace and revolution and, you know, people then as now were quick to jump up and scream and shout, but they’re not actually really quite sure what they’re stamping their feet about.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/jethro-tull/living-in-the-past
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