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"Blood Sweat & Tears, S/T MFSL LP"

BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS - S/T - Out of Print Rare MFSL 200 GRAM - THIS WAS A TITLE MFSL LOST IT'S LICENSE TO PRINT AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE PRESSING RUN. THIS LP WAS MFSL MOST LIMITED RELEASE EVER. In early 1968, the band-mates of Blood, Sweat and Tears staged a palace coup, asking the band's founder and leader Al Kooper to leave the band, freeing them to set a new direction for their music. Not content with the horn-based rock of CHILD IS FATHER TO THE MAN (their first album) their new direction would include more overt use of jazz. Also in search of a lead vocalist more polished than Kooper, they found David Clayton Thomas. In early 1969 the results were released in the form of an album titled simply BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS but to place it in historical context, it is known as "BS&T 2". The album was phenomenally successful, putting the group on the popular culture map in a way CHILD IS FATHER TO THE MAN had not, launching three hit singles, and winning multiple Grammys. Thomas shines as a vocalist, with a very different personality than Kooper. Kooper was passionate and playful, while Thomas is earnest and emphatic. Blood Sweat and Tears, at least at the beginning, was a force to be reckoned with. Best known for their great horn section, this was actually a very tight band which had a big chart run in the early 1970's. This is their second LP, but their first with David Clayton Thomas as lead vocalist. Three huge and timeless hits, the galloping "And When I Die," the gospelish "Spinning Wheel" and the love song "You've Made Me So Very Happy." But Clayton Thomas turns in a fine vocal effort on Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child," and the band sounds great on the Traffic cover "Smiling Phases. " The lengthy instrumental "The Blues" gives the band room to blow, and there's an enjoyable 25-second blast of "Sunshine Of Your Love" midway through the song. Not a weak track on the set. The final tracks are live, lengthier and jazzier versions of "More and More" and "Smiling Phases." A truly great LP. Strongly recommended, as is their debut CHILD IS FATHER TO THE MAN with Al Kooper in charge of vocals and the group itself. Pick up these two LP's, and that's all the BS&T you need. MFSL LIMITED EDITION. This Limited Edition FACTORY SEALED LP is an audiophile collector's item that simply gives the feeling of being directly in the studio with the artist. Used nothing but the finest lacquers. The more you play the LP, your stylus will polish the grooves and actually improve the sonics of your Anadisq 200. It includes rice paper disc sleeve to protect each of these rare LPs. This recording is mastered from the Original Session Tapes. This Out of Print LP has all Liner Notes, Photos, and Artwork from the Original LP faithfully recreated.
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