Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears

 (Numbered Limited Edition)


Audio Fidelity



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UPC: 780014219826

Hybrid Multichannel SACD

Note: 4.0 Multichannel

Hybrid Multichannel SACD

Note: The label art on this release contains an error. "Blues - Part II" is included but is missing from the track list.

The best album of its era — essential, dynamic and vibrant!

With the 1969 release of their self-titled second album, Blood, Sweat & Tears — now with lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas — catapulted onto the charts with their smash hits, "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "And When I Die" and the anthemic "Spinning Wheel."

Blending their many diverse styles into an altogether new pop sound, the record established Blood, Sweat & Tears as one of the most dynamic bands of their time. In 1970 the band won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.


1. Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st and 2nd Movements)
2. Smiling Phases
3. Sometimes in Winter
4. More and More
5. And When I Die
6. God Bless The Child
7. Spinning Wheel
8. You've Made Me So Very Happy
9. Blues – Part II
10. Variations On A Theme By Erik State (1st Movement)

Customer Reviews (4.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Pure pleasure.

posted on 02/19/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jim B.
I don't need to repeat what the other review has stated. It's just pure pleasure to have this quad recording released. There are so many others by Linda Ronstadt, Doobie Brothers, Jackson Browne, Beach Boys, all in quad. Please find the tapes and release them all. Since I can burn DVD audio on to DVD and Blu Ray, when will all of these wonderful 5.1 - 4.0 mixes be available for download. I have all of the new SACD releases on quad plus Moody Blues, Aretha Franklin, and Chicago Transit Authority. I'm sure there's a buck to be made here. Someone here, please look into this.

Excellent stereo, OK multichannel

posted on 01/30/2015
4 Stars
The stereo mastering is absolutely stellar. The disc is worth it for that alone. I like the multichannel mix, with a few reservations:

Since this is the original quad mix from the 70s, there is no center channel info, nor is there any discreet subwoofer info. Your crossover setting will determine how much low end you get from your sub.

On "Spinning Wheel", during the break, the guitar solo from the 45 single mix is included, with the trumpet solo following. Cool. However, the calliope breaks at the end of the track are not there. Instead, the unedited horn hits are faded out. That was a little disappointing.

On "You've Made Me So Very Happy", the break after the "thank you baby" refrain from the long version is missing. What we get is the 45 single edit. Again, disappointing.

The mix itself is very clean, and has good space. The two issues previously stated were not a deal breaker for me, but they might be for others. Overall, not a bad purchase.

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