“Blood, Sweat And Tears” by Blood, Sweat and Tears - album review

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TJR says

1968 was a big year for this progressive New York based group, bookended by their first two long players. Now an ambitious nine-piece, they lined up: David Clayton-Thomas (lead vocals), Lew Soloff (trumpet, flugelhorn), Bobby Colomby (drums, percussion, vocals), Jim Fielder (bass), Dick Halligan (organ, piano, flute, trombone, vocals), Steve Katz (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Fred Lipsius (alto saxophone, piano), Chuck Winfield (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Jerry Hyman (trombone, recorder). The acclaimed set achieved much. In 1969, it went all the way to #1 in the Billboard 200, and spawned three consecutive #2 Pop Hits: “You've Made Me So Very Happy”, “Spinning Wheel” and “And When I Die”. Later, in 1970, it received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

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A1 [02:35] 5.0.png Blood, Sweat and Tears - Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st And 2nd Movements) (Erik Satie) Film Score / Incidental
A2 [05:11] 5.0.png Blood, Sweat and Tears - Smiling Phases (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood) Cerebral Pop
A3 [03:09] 3.9.png Blood, Sweat and Tears - Sometimes In Winter (Steve Katz) Cerebral Pop
A4 [03:04] 5.2.png Blood, Sweat and Tears - More And More (Vee Pee Smith, Don Juan) Cerebral Pop
A5 [04:06] 4.8.png Blood, Sweat and Tears - And When I Die (Laura Nyro) Soul
A6 [05:55] 4.2.png Blood, Sweat and Tears - God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) Prog
B1 [04:08] 6.5.png Blood, Sweat and Tears - Spinning Wheel (David Clayton-Thomas) Cerebral Pop
B2 [04:19] 4.3.png Blood, Sweat and Tears - You’ve Made Me So Very Happy (Berry Gordy Jr., Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Frank Wilson) Soul
B3 [11:44] 3.7.png Blood, Sweat and Tears - Blues – Part II (Fred Lipsius, Dick Halligan, Steve Katz, Jim Fielder, Bobby Colomby, David Clayton-Thomas, Lew Soloff, Chuck Winfield, Jerry Hyman, Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Eric Clapton, Willie Dixon, Al Kooper) Prog
B4 [01:49] 4.8.png Blood, Sweat and Tears - Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement) (Erik Satie) Film Score / Incidental

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