Monday, 26 August 2019

Blood Sweat & Tears - B, S & T 4 (1971)

The fourth album from this US band.

The band was a nine piece big band with a lineup of brass/woodwinds, guitars, bass, drums, mandolin, harmonica, flute, organ, piano, percussion and vocals.

The band was very popular at the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s. And with good reason. They very much captured the US sound of that age on their first three albums. Three good crossover albums.

The band moved to San Fransisco for this album and there had been some changes in the band.

The brass/woodwinds was still here. The music was a lot more blues and hard rock inspired.

I think hard blues with brass is the best label on this album.

The songs though are fronted by some really good vocals from David Clayton-Thomas. He quit the band after this album and that is a shame.

The songs are pretty hard with some good ballads inbetween. I am no fans of brass. But they are tolerable on this album. Indeed, they add value to the songs.

The quality is really good throughout this album and it is an album which deserve to be enjoyed even in this time and age. It is recommended !

3 points

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