Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears [Direct-Disk Labs SD 16605] (11 December 1968)

Released: 11 December 1968
Country: US
Label: Direct-Disk Labs
Catalog: SD 16605
Genre: Rock, Jazz, Blues

Item# SR-DISD16605
Ratings: C=VG+; LP=VG+

Note: Direct Disk Labs' Super Disk version featuring superior quality pressings, extended dynamic range, cut half-speed from original analog master - Reissued 1980

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st And 2nd Movements) (Adapted From ''Trois Gymnopedies'')
02 Smiling Phases
03 Sometimes In Winter
04 More And More
05 And When I Die
06 God Bless The Child
07 Spinning Wheel
08 You've Made Me So Very Happy
09 Blues - Part II
10 Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement) (Adapted From ''Trois Gymnopedies)

Blood, Sweat & Tears
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This was Blood, Sweat & Tears' apex, and a testimony to the best of the jazz/rock movement. Created by the legendary Al Kooper, the band was one of the major movers in the late-1960s rock scene. Though Kooper had departed after the debut album, this follow-up is bold, brassy, and adventurous, and the arrival of David Clayton-Thomas gave the band a strong singer and focal point. Eclecticism abounds, as an interpretation of an Eric Satie composition is followed by a version of Traffic's ''Smiling Phases.'' Hit singles galore were culled from this record--''Spinning Wheel,'' ''You've Made Me So Very Happy,'' and ''And When I Die,''--not to mention a superb rendition of Billie Holiday's ''God Bless The Child.''