Includes Multichannel Mix in SACD Surround Sound & Original 2-Channel Stereo Mixes in SACD/CD Stereo
In 1969, faced with both the departure of founding member Al Kooper and the pressures created by the critical acclaim of their debut Child Is The Father To Man, Blood, Sweat & Tears stood tall and delivered with their 1969 self-titled sophomore release. Welcoming vocalist David Clayton-Thomas aboard, the band advanced beyond its R&B/blues origins to create what can only be described as a masterpiece, culminating in a Grammy award for Album Of The Year.
Utilizing Erik Satie's "Variations On a Theme" to quietly open and close the album, in-between the band mixed songs from exciting, contemporary writers like Laura Nyro ("And When I Die"), Traffic ("Smiling Phases"), and Barry Gordy ("You've Made Me So Very Happy,") with classic original material such as "Spinning Wheel" and "Sometime In Winter," creating a virtual greatest hits set of concert staples.
Engineered by legendary Columbia staffers Roy Halee and Fred Catero, Blood, Sweat And Tears' brilliant blend of jazz-pop arrangements and just a hint of classical, yielded a breakthrough recording chock full of timeless songs that have been a part of popular culture ever since.
• One of Audio Fidelity's first Hybrid SACD 4.0 multichannel titles
• Multichannel mix in SACD surround sound
• Original 2-channel stereo mix in SACD stereo
• Original 2-channel stereo mix in CD stereo
Blood, Sweat And Tears Blood, Sweat And Tears Track Listing:
1. Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st and 2nd Movements)
2. Smiling Phases
3. Sometimes in Winter
4. More and More
5. And When I Die
6. God Bless The Child
7. Spinning Wheel
8. You've Made Me So Very Happy
9. Variations On A Theme By Erik State (1st Movement)