"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 ó consisting of five of the eight original members and four newcomers, including singer David Clayton-Thomas ó 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. Not only did the album contain three songs that neared the top of the charts as singles ó "Happy," "Spinning Wheel," and "And When I Die" ó 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." - AMG.
This LP is a Direct-Disk Labs Super Disk 1/2 speed mastered Audiophile recording using Super High Definition Vinyl and cut from the original Master Recording.
The record is Mint.
The jacket is Mint-.
Incredible sound quality and detail - much, much better than the MOFI etc pressings..
This LP was purchased new and played once and then cleaned on a VPI machine. It was played a second time while recording to tape and then stored. It has not been played since.
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