Chart Position: 11

  • Written by Ian Anderson
  • Lead vocals: Ian Anderson
  • Guitar: Martin Barr
  • Flute: Ian Anderson
  • Produced by Ian Anderson and Terry Ellis
  • Originally released in the U.K. in 1969
  • This song is unusual for its 5/4 time signature, similar to Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take Five’; Anderson did this in part to annoy his producer, who had been pressing for a hit single
  • Also recorded by CCS (1970), Maynard Ferguson (1971), Midge Ure (1985), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1993), Connells (1994), Keith Emerson (1996) and Billie Davis (2002)



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