Bluesy pieces such as “I Love You More …” and “I Can’t Quit Her”, and the vocals from Al Kooper are the real gems here, although the whole album – held in the tradition of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” – is a real pleasure from beginning to end. The amalgamation of pop, classic and jazz, which was made so popular in the Sixties by such groups as Chicago Transit Authority, Colosseum and Soft Machine, is here combined by Blood, Sweat And Tears with the acid-folk-rock mix emanating from San Francisco. It even had the potential to become a new American form of music. It is interesting to note that the LP achieved gold status after the release of “B, S&T 2”, which brought the earlier album to the attention of the record-buying public.
Just put any prejudices aside! Then jazz and pop fans will then find that they have discovered one of the very best and most enjoyable albums from the late Sixties.
2. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
3. Morning Glory
4. My Days Are Numbered
5. Without Her
6. Just One Smile
8. Megan’s Gypsy Eyes
9. Somethin’ Goin On
10. House In the Country
11. The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud
12. So Much Love/Underture