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Label:

Friday Music

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AFRM 3009
UPC: 829421030096
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180 Gram Vinyl Record


Coming July 29, 2022

180 Gram LP
$35.98

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180-gram vinyl

Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso

Commercially, this was a disappointment after Blood Sweat And Tears' previous eponymous album, which spawned hit singles galore; here, only a sprightly cover of Goffin-King's "Hi-De-Ho" and lead singer David Clayton-Thomas' own "Lucretia Mac Evil" achieved singles chart success.

On the other hand, this is probably the most musically ambitious of the band's post-Al Kooper albums, and though it occasionally overreaches — the lengthy jazz suite based on the Stones' "Sympathy For the Devil" is an awkward collision of styles — there are some memorable moments. Clayton-Thomas works a little too hard sometimes (the aforementioned "Lucretia Mac Evil" is a tad overwrought), but he also turns in sensitive readings of some fine cover songs, particularly Laura Nyro's "He's a Runner" and Richard Manuel's "Lonesome Suzie."

Meanwhile, the band's instrumental work is at its customary expert level throughout, in particular in a protracted solo section in Joe Cocker's "Something Comin' On."



1. Hi-De-Ho
2. The Battle
3. Lucretia MacEvil
4. Lucretia's Reprise
5. Fire And Rain
6. Lonesome Suzie
7. Symphony For The Devil / Sympathy For The Devil
8. He's A Runner
9. Somethin' Comin' On
10. 40,000 Headmen

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