Jethro Tull - Sweet Dream / 17 7"(1969)
In October 1969, 4 months before the wonderful "Witch's Promise" single, the band had released another gem called "Sweet Dream", once again generously not an LP song although the albumStand Up, released during the summer of 1969 had been an incredible chart success (n°1 in UK, n°20 in the US) and could have provided many singles. But Ian Anderson was in his most prolific and genius period of his life and could write standards with a fascinating apparent facility. So "Sweet Dream", with its gorgeous chords arrangements, not far from the Barry & Paul Ryan's one, is a classic among classic and reached n°7 in the English charts. On the B-side another new track, very different from the usual Tull style but, will you believe me, great too. Not really easy to compare but I can't help thinking that in it there is something of the future Jacobites style (yes the Nikki Sudden's ones). It's one of the rare examples where the Tull could be classified in the Stones/Faces family. All in all, another extraordinary 7". Both tracks can be found on various compilations, but "17" is much less frequently included so it's a real forgotten song. More to come. Enjoy it here. PS. I think on the below pix they are at Père Lachaise cemetary. Didn't find any video for this song. Seems they did not play it on Top of the Pops or anywhere on TV.