Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Blood, Sweat & Tears

Blood, Sweat & Tears is the 1969 self-titled second album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears.

After the critical success of the first album, bandleader Al Kooper and two other members left the group. Bobby Colomby and Steve Katz searched for a replacement singer, settling on David Clayton-Thomas; three more musicians joined to bring the band to nine members. Columbia assigned James William Guercio (who was simultaneously working with new band Chicago) to produce a new album.

1. "Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie" (1st and 2nd Movements) – 2:35
* Adapted From "Trois Gymnopédies"
2. "Smiling Phases" (Steve Winwood, J. Capaldi, C. Wood) – 5:11
3. "Sometimes In Winter" (Steve Katz) – 3:09
4. "More And More" (P. Vee, D. Juan) – 3:04
5. "And When I Die" (Laura Nyro) – 4:06
6. "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holiday, A. Herzog) – 5:55
7. "Spinning Wheel" (David Clayton-Thomas) – 4:08
8. "You've Made Me So Very Happy" (Berry Gordy Jr., Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, F. Wilson) – 4:19
9. "Blues - Part II" (Blood, Sweat & Tears) – 11:44
10. "Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie" (1st Movement) – 1:49

* David Clayton-Thomas - lead vocals except as noted
* Lew Soloff - trumpet, flugelhorn
* Bobby Colomby - drums, percussion, vocals
* Jim Fielder - bass
* Dick Halligan - organ, piano, flute, trombone, vocals
* Steve Katz - guitar, harmonica, vocals (lead vocals on "Sometimes In Winter")
* Fred Lipsius - alto saxophone, piano
* Chuck Winfield - trumpet, flugelhorn
* Jerry Hyman - trombone, recorder

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