Blood, Sweat & Tears - 3
Performer/Band: Blood, Sweat & Tears
Label/Pressing Date: 360 Columbia Records label, pressed in 1971
Manufacturer's Catalog #: KC-30090, Stereo
Condition of Record: VG+ light scuffs only
Condition of Jacket: VG+, ringwear, gatefold cover.
Contains these songs:
Side 1: Hi-De-Ho; The Battle; Lucretia Mac Evil; Lucretia's Reprise; Fire and Rain; Lonesome Suzie.
Side 2: Symphony For The Devil - I. Emergence, II. Devil's Game, III. Submergence; He's A Runner; Somethin' Comin' On; 40,000 Headman.
The band is the same group as on the 2nd album: Bobby Colomby,drums/ Jim Fielder,bass/ Dick Halligan,keyboards, trombone & flute/ Steve Katz,guitar/ Jerry Hyman,trombone & vocals/ Fred Lipsius,piano & alto/ Lew Soloff & Chuck Winfield,trumpet/ and of course, David Clayton-Thomas, vocals and front-man.
Some of the best arrangements they ever did are Dick Halligan's adventures with the Stones' "Sympathy For The Devil," which developed into a major work in (9) movements with everyone's help; also David's tune "Lucretia Mac Evil," likewise augmented by the group into "Lucretia's Reprise" and Tony Klatka's amazing juggling act on "40,000 Headmen," which blends a varese by Capaldi with a Steve Winwood song and ties them together with a little Bartok and a riff by Thelonius Monk !! (Try THAT, you music theory students!!). To my ears, this album was the peak of the group before DCT's first departure. If you love BS&T or music of the 70's, this was a LANDMARK album in rock and roll, jazz and pop, just like the self-titled album before it.