Blood Sweat & Tears (Red vinyl) - AudioSoundMusic
Blood Sweat & Tears (Red vinyl) - AudioSoundMusic
Blood Sweat & Tears (Red vinyl) - AudioSoundMusic
Blood Sweat & Tears (Red vinyl) - AudioSoundMusic
Blood Sweat & Tears (Red vinyl) - AudioSoundMusic
Blood Sweat & Tears (Red vinyl) - AudioSoundMusic

Blood Sweat & Tears (Red vinyl)

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Lead Vocals – David Clayton-Thomas (A1, A2, A4 to B4)

Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals – Steve Katz

Alto Saxophone, Piano – Fred Lipsius

Bass – Jim Fielder

Chorus [BS&T Chorus] – Bobby Colomby, Dick Halligan

Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Bobby Colomby

Organ, Piano, Flute, Trombone, Vocals – Dick Halligan

Trombone, Recorder – Jerry Hyman

Trumpet, Flugelhorn [Flügelhorn] – Chuck Winfield, Lew Soloff

Arranged by Al Kooper (A2, A4, B2), Blood, Sweat And Tears, Dick Halligan (A1 to A3, A5, A6, B4), Fred Lipsius (A2, A4, B1, B2)

1 LP, gatefold sleeve 

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Red

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : RTI

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : Columbia

Engineered & mixed by : Fred Catero, Roy Halee

Produced by James William Guercio

Remastered by Joe Reagoso

Originally released in 1968

Reissued in 2024


Side A :

  1. Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie
  2. Smiling Phases
  3. Sometimes in Winter
  4. More and More
  5. And When I Die
  6. God Bless The Child


Side B :

  1. Spinning Wheel
  2. You've Made Me So Very Happy
  3. Blues - Part II
  4. Variations On A Theme By Erik State



Winner of three Grammy Awards in 1970 : "Album of the Year", Best Arrangment for "Spinning Wheel" and Best Contemporary Instrumental Perfomance for "Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie"

1000 Recordings you must hear before you die - Ranked 140


Reviews :

"The difference between Blood, Sweat & Tears and the group's preceding long-player, Child Is Father to the Man, is the difference between a monumental seller and a record that was "merely" a huge critical success. Arguably, the Blood, Sweat & Tears that made this self-titled second album -- consisting of five of the eight original members and four newcomers, including singer David Clayton-Thomas -- was really a different group from the one that made Child Is Father to the Man, which was done largely under the direction of singer/songwriter/keyboard player/arranger Al Kooper. They had certain similarities to the original: the musical mixture of classical, jazz, and rock elements was still apparent, and the interplay between the horns and the keyboards was still occurring, even if those instruments were being played by different people. Kooper was even still present as an arranger on two tracks, notably the initial hit "You've Made Me So Very Happy." But the second BS&T, under the aegis of producer James William Guercio, was a less adventurous unit, and, as fronted by Clayton-Thomas, a far more commercial one. Not only did the album contain three songs that neared the top of the charts as singles -- "Happy," "Spinning Wheel," and "And When I Die" -- but the whole album, including an arrangement of "God Bless the Child" and the radical rewrite of Traffic's "Smiling Phases," was wonderfully accessible. It was a repertoire to build a career on, and Blood, Sweat & Tears did exactly that, although they never came close to equaling this album." AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,06 / 5

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