Wednesday, 7 August 2019
Blood Sweat & Tears - Blood Sweat & Tears 3 (1970)
The third album from this US band.
The band was a nine piece big band with a lineup of woodwinds, flute, bass, drums, guitars, organ, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, percussion, harmonica and vocals.
This band was a very big band at the end of the 1960s and the early 1970s. They were selling lots of albums..... but are mainly forgotten now.
Brass rock, as their genre was called, is more or less a forgotten genre these days.
The music is not fusion and not jazz. It is blues, soul and pop with woodwinds/brass. Hence the nine members and hence the almost thirty different instruments used on this album.
I have to admit brass and woodwinds is my least favourite instruments in rock/prog rock. David Clayton-Thomas vocals is very good though.
The music is very brass dominated over some music who goes from soul and pop to blues.
The band has made their very own version of the Rolling Stones classic Sympathy For The Devil. An eight minutes long not so traditional version of this classic song. It is an decent take on this song.
The rest of the album is decent enough too. It is not particular interesting though. If brass is your thing.....