Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1968) [MFSL 2005]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 68:54 minutes | Scans included | 2,79 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,33 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2009
Blood, Sweat & Tears is the second album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in 1968. It was a huge commercial success, rising to the top of the U.S. charts for seven weeks and yielding three successive Top 5 singles. It received a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1970 and has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA with sales of more than four million units in the U.S. The album was selected for the 2006 book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”.
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.”
01. Variations on a theme by Erik Satie (1st & 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”)
11. More and More [Live]12. Smiling Phases [Live]
Original Album Produced by James William Guercio.
Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.