13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blood, Sweat & Tears were exceptionally accessible given their penchant for being on the musical vanguard—especially between 1968 and 1972, which this auriferous set covers. They were masters at using the textures of their instruments (particularly the horns) and complex arrangements to maintain a strong sense of narrative in song. The music sometimes feels like sonic alchemy. Here you get the Top 40 hits (“You Make Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” etc.) alongside “underground FM” greats, such the wondrous Al Kooper raver “I Can’t Quit Her” and a bristly cover of Billie Holiday’s ever-sad “God Bless the Child.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blood, Sweat & Tears were exceptionally accessible given their penchant for being on the musical vanguard—especially between 1968 and 1972, which this auriferous set covers. They were masters at using the textures of their instruments (particularly the horns) and complex arrangements to maintain a strong sense of narrative in song. The music sometimes feels like sonic alchemy. Here you get the Top 40 hits (“You Make Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” etc.) alongside “underground FM” greats, such the wondrous Al Kooper raver “I Can’t Quit Her” and a bristly cover of Billie Holiday’s ever-sad “God Bless the Child.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Drummer Al ,

Great, Great Music

I have always loved the sound of these guys.... the brass section accenting a solid bass, drums and guitar. The Vocals are Blood, Sweat & Tears unique! You will love this album and the songs on it!

forbes ,

Beware of 'singles' version

Great music but very disappointed in the 'single' version of some songs. Why put out a greatest hits album and not include the best songs the way they were originally written?

rlsmithtech ,

Best BS&T Album

A great compilation of their best work. If you are only going to own one BS&T album, this is it.

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