Blood, Sweat & Tears gained their status as a highly revered Rock band back in the ’60s with issued singles like “Lucretia Mac Evil”, “And When I Die”, “Spinning Wheel”, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”, and others. With the early addition of vocalist, David Clayton-Thomas, whose rich and powerful voice elevated the music of the jazz-rock of B,S & T, the band became a strong seller of music and an essential live attraction. With over ten albums, recorded between the years of 1968 through 1980, the band made its commanding presence well-known.

On May 5, Analogue Productions will re-release the first four Blood, Sweat & Tears albums (Child Is Father To The Man / Blood, Sweat & Tears / Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 / B,S & T 4) as remastered albums with the original music (no bonus tracks) on three various sets. Those sets include an 8LP Box cut at 45RPM, a 4LP Box cut at 33 1/3RPM, and a 4SACD Box, all available separately.

The two vinyl Box sets include 200g-weight black vinyl housed in top of the line Stoughton gatefold jackets. All albums will be contained in a custom designed deluxe hinged box.

The SACDs for that box will feature two titles as Hybrid multi-channel mixes (Child Is Father To The Man – 5.1 Surround Mix by Al Kooper; Blood, Sweat & Tears – 4.0 Quadrophonic Mix), and two titles as Hybrid Stereo (Blood, Sweat & Tears 3, B, S & T 4).

All boxes will contain a booklet with photos, notes, and an in-depth essay by David Clayton-Thomas recounting the grand history of the band.

The Boxes will be known as Bloodlines.


By MARowe