Blood, Sweat & Tears – Bloodlines (APO Remaster 2017) [4 SACD Box Set] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Bloodlines (APO Remaster 2017)
PS3 Rip | 4xSACD ISO | Full Scans included | 9,96 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 3,69 GB
Features Stereo & Multicahnnel Surround Sound | Analogue Productions # CAPP 085-088 SA

Hybrid Stereo 4-SACD Box Set!
Mastering By Ryan smith at Sterling Sound from Original Analog Master Tapes!
Includes Blood, Sweat & Tears’ first four studio albums!
Child Is Father To The Man (5.1 Surround mix by Al Kooper)
Blood, Sweat & Tears Self-Titled (4.0 Quadraphonic)
Blood, Sweat & Tears 3
Blood, Sweat & Tears 4

4 Hybrid Stereo SACD box set plus booklet and features exclusive liner notes from David Clayton-Thomas plus archival photos from Sony Music Entertainment.

“Horn bands” were scarce when in October 1968 their self-titled album launched Blood, Sweat & Tears into the music stratosphere, becoming the No. 1 album in the world.

An unorthodox mixture of rock, jazz and classically trained musicians — ranging from hardcore blues artists such as David Clayton-Thomas, to conservatory master’s graduates like Dick Halligan and Berklee-educated jazz musicians like Fred Lipsius, together with the powerful Broadway lead trumpet of Lew Soloff — defined the sound of the band in its groundbreaking years, 1968 through 1972.

“This was big city music, hard charging and fierce. When BS&T hit the stage, it was about as subtle as a punch in the solar plexus,” Clayton-Thomas remembers.

Bloodlines, a Hybrid Stereo 4 disc box set produced by Analogue Productions, packs a heavyweight wallop that’s a knockout for audiophiles! The legendary band’s first four studio albums have been remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes. You get their self-titled second album with its three gold-selling Top 10 singles: “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and “And When I Die” as well as BS&T’s iconic album debut: Child Is Father To The Man, their third album Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 and lastly, the Top 10 chart smash Blood, Sweat & Tears 4.

The band’s Grammy-winning self-titled second album disc is multichannel (4.0 Quadraphonic) and Child Is The Father To The Man is also multichannel (5.1 Surround mix by Al Kooper).

The transfers for the Hybrid Stereo SACD box set were authored by Gus Skinas at the Super Audio Center in Boulder, Colo.

For a brief period at the end of the 1960s and the start of the ’70s, Blood, Sweat & Tears, which fused a rock ‘n’ roll rhythm section to a horn section, held out the promise of a jazz-rock fusion that could storm the pop charts. The band was organized in New York in 1967 out of the remnants of the Blues Project by keyboard player/singer Al Kooper and guitarist Steve Katz of that group, and saxophonist Fred Lipsius. The rhythm section consisted of bassist Jim Fielder and drummer Bobby Colomby, and the horn section was filled out by trumpeters Randy Brecker and Jerry Weiss and trombonist Dick Halligan.

This eight-piece band signed to Columbia Records and recorded Blood, Sweat & Tears’ debut album, Child Is Father To The Man, which was released in February 1968. Cofounder Kooper then departed, and the group was reorganized. Singer David Clayton-Thomas was added, Halligan moved to the keyboards, and trumpeters Chuck Winfield and Lew Soloff replaced Brecker and Weiss, with Jerry Hyman being added on trombone. This nine-piece unit, working with producer James William Guercio, made Blood, Sweat & Tears’ self-titled second album, released in October 1968.
Blood, Sweat & Tears was a runaway hit, spawning three gold-selling Top 10 singles, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and “And When I Die,” selling 3 million copies and winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It was also Blood, Sweat & Tears’ highwater mark. Guercio left to work on a similar concept with Chicago Transit Authority, and Blood, Sweat & Tears increasingly became a backup group for Clayton-Thomas. Nevertheless, the third album, Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (1970), and the fourth, Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 (1971), were substantial hits.

Kooper’s contributions to Child Is Father To The Man are numerous — he played the piano and various other keyboards, and also composed almost all the numbers and made the arrangements for the string ensemble. Bluesy pieces such as “I Love You More…” and “I Can’t Quit Her” and the vocals from Kooper are truly gems. Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 yielded two hit singles: a cover of Carole King’s “Hi-De-Ho,” and “Lucretia MacEvil.” Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 was a Top 10 gold-selling album featuring the hard rockin’ smash “Go Down Gamblin’” and the Top 40 classic “Lisa Listen to Me.” David Clayton Thomas’ voice was thrilling, the horns meshed with rock and roll, and Bobby Colomby’s power drumming, fusing with Steve Katz’s amazing guitar work, all made the B, S&T 4 album soar.

Features:
• 4-SACD Box Set plus booklet
• Self-titled Album: 4.0 quadrophonic
• Child Is Father To Man – 5.1 Surround mix by Al Kooper
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a ‘Red Book’ Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from Original Analog Master Tapes
• Exclusive liner notes from David Clayton-Thomas
• Archival photos from Sony Music Entertainment

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Child Is Father To The Man (1968) [APO Remaster 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:27 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,18 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,02 GB
Features Stereo & Multicahnnel Surround Sound | Analogue Productions # CAPP 085 SA

Child Is Father to the Man is the debut album by Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in February 1968. It reached number 47 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart in the United States. The title is a quotation from a similarly titled poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, slightly misquoting a poem by William Wordsworth called “My Heart Leaps Up”. In 2003, the album was ranked number 264 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Child Is Father to the Man is keyboard player/singer/arranger Al Kooper’s finest work, an album on which he moves the folk-blues-rock amalgamation of the Blues Project into even wider pastures, taking in classical and jazz elements (including strings and horns), all without losing the pop essence that makes the hybrid work. This is one of the great albums of the eclectic post-Sgt. Pepper era of the late ’60s, a time when you could borrow styles from Greenwich Village contemporary folk to San Francisco acid rock and mix them into what seemed to have the potential to become a new American musical form. It’s Kooper’s bluesy songs, such as “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” and “I Can’t Quit Her,” and his singing that are the primary focus, but the album is an aural delight; listen to the way the bass guitar interacts with the horns on “My Days Are Numbered” or the charming arrangement and Steve Katz’s vocal on Tim Buckley’s “Morning Glory.” Then Kooper sings Harry Nilsson’s “Without Her” over a delicate, jazzy backing with flügelhorn/alto saxophone interplay by Randy Brecker and Fred Lipsius. This is the sound of a group of virtuosos enjoying itself in the newly open possibilities of pop music. Maybe it couldn’t have lasted; anyway, it didn’t.

Tracklist:
01. Overture
02. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
03. Morning Glory
04. My Days Are Numbered
05. Without Her
06. Just One Smile
07. I Can’t Quit Her
08. Meagan’s Gypsy Eyes
09. Somethin’ Goin’ On
10. House In The Country
11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
12. So Much Love / Underture

Personnel
Al Kooper – organ, piano; lead vocals (tracks 2, 4-7, 9-12); ondioline (track 8)
Steve Katz – guitars; lead vocals (tracks 3, 8); backing vocals (tracks 3); lute (track 6)
Fred Lipsius – piano, alto saxophone
Jerry Weiss – trumpet, flugelhorn; backing vocals (track 4)
Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
Dick Halligan – trombone
Jim Fielder – bass guitar, fretless bass guitar
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion; backing vocals (tracks 4, 10)
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, NYC.

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1968) [APO Remaster 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:36 minutes | Scans included | 3,39 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 45:58 | Full Scans included | 969 MB
Features Stereo & Quadraphonic Surround Sound | Analogue Productions # CAPP 086 SA

Blood, Sweat & Tears is the second album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in 1968. It was a huge commercial success, rising to the top of the U.S. charts for seven weeks and yielding three successive Top 5 singles. It received a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1970 and has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA with sales of more than four million units in the U.S. The album was selected for the 2006 book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”.

This was Blood, Sweat & Tears’ apex, and a testimony to the best of the jazz/rock movement. Created by the legendary Al Kooper, the band was one of the major movers in the late-1960s rock scene. Though Kooper had departed after the debut album, this follow-up is bold, brassy, and adventurous, and the arrival of David Clayton-Thomas gave the band a strong singer and focal point. Eclecticism abounds, as an interpretation of an Eric Satie composition is followed by a version of Traffic’s “Smiling Phases.” Hit singles galore were culled from this record–”Spinning Wheel,” “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” and “And When I Die,”–not to mention a superb rendition of Billie Holiday’s “God Bless The Child.”

Tracklist:
01. Variations on a theme by Erik Satie (1st & 2nd movements adapted from “Trois Gymnopedies”)
02. Smiling Phases
03. Sometimes In Winter
04. More and More
05. And When I Die
06. God Bless The Child
07. Spinning Wheel
08. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
09. Blues – Part II
10. Variations on a theme by Erik Satie (1st movement adapted from “Trois Gymnopedies”)

Personnel
David Clayton-Thomas – lead vocals
Lew Soloff – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion, vocals
Jim Fielder – bass
Dick Halligan – organ, piano, flute, trombone, vocals
Steve Katz – guitar, harmonica, vocals, lead vocals on “3”
Fred Lipsius – alto saxophone, piano
Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jerry Hyman – trombone, recorder
Alan Rubin – trumpet on “7”
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, NYC.

Blood, Sweat & Tears – 3 (1968) [APO Remaster 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:11 minutes | Scans included | 1,73 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 898 MB
Analogue Productions # CAPP 087 SA

Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 is the third album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in 1970. After the huge success of their previous album, Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 was highly anticipated and it rose quickly to the top of the US album chart. It also yielded two hit singles: a cover of Carole King’s “Hi-De-Ho”, and “Lucretia MacEvil”. However, the album relied heavily on cover material and it received lukewarm reviews.

Blood, Sweat & Tears had a hard act to follow in recording their third album. Nevertheless, BS&T constructed a convincing, if not quite as impressive, companion to their previous hit. David Clayton-Thomas remained an enthusiastic blues shouter, and the band still managed to put together lively arrangements, especially on the Top 40 hits “Hi-De-Ho” and “Lucretia Mac Evil.” Elsewhere, they re-created the previous album’s jazzing up of Laura Nyro (“He’s a Runner”) and Traffic (“40,000 Headmen”), although their pretentiousness, on the extended “Symphony/Sympathy for the Devil,” and their tendency to borrow other artists’ better-known material (James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain”) rather than generating more of their own, were warning signs for the future. In the meantime, BS&T 3 was another chart-topping gold hit.

Tracklist:
01. Hi-De-Ho
02. The Battle
03. Lucretia MacEvil
04. Lucretia’s Reprise
05. Fire and Rain
06. Lonesome Suzie
07. Symphony For the Devil/Sympathy For the Devil
08. He’s a Runner
09. Somethin’ Comin’ On
10. 40,000 Headmen

Personnel
David Clayton-Thomas – lead vocals
Fred Lipsius – alto saxophone, piano, backing vocals, electric piano, music box
Lew Soloff – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jerry Hyman – trombone, bass trombone, recorder
Steve Katz – guitar, lead vocals (2), harmonica
Dick Halligan – organ, backing vocals, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, celeste, trombone, flute, alto flute, baritone horn
Jim Fielder – bass
Bobby Colomby – drums, backing vocals, percussion

Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, NYC.

Blood, Sweat & Tears – B, S & T; 4 (1971) [APO Remaster 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:54 minutes | Scans included | 1,64 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 865 MB
Analogue Productions # CAPP 088 SA

Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 is the fourth album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in 1971. The band invited former member Al Kooper to contribute the song “John the Baptist (Holy John).” Trombonist Dave Bargeron replaced Jerry Hyman. David Clayton-Thomas left as lead vocalist to pursue a solo career after the release of BS&T 4, as did founding members Dick Halligan and Fred Lipsius. The album peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Pop albums chart.

Having relied largely on outside songwriting for its last two wildly successful albums, Blood, Sweat & Tears decided (as many groups had before) to bring some of that song publishing income into the family by writing their own material. Singer David Clayton-Thomas contributed the Top 40 hit “Go Down Gamblin’,” and he and keyboard player Dick Halligan collaborated on another chart entry, “Lisa, Listen to Me.” Ex-bandleader Al Kooper even contributed a track, “John the Baptist (Holy John).” But Side two was given over largely to songs by guitarist Steve Katz that were substandard, and the band’s cohesion seemed to be disintegrating. Although the album scraped the Top Ten briefly and went gold, it marked the end of BS&T’s period of wide commercial success on records. By the next outing, Clayton-Thomas had quit and the band’s heyday was behind it.

Tracklist:
01. Go Down Gamblin’
02. Cowboys And Indians
03. John The Baptist (Holy John)
04. Redemption
05. Lisa, Listen To Me
06. A Look To My Heart
07. High On A Mountain
08. Valentine’s Day
09. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
10. For My Lady
11. Mama Gets High
12. A Look To My Heart

Personnel
David Clayton-Thomas – lead vocals except as noted; guitar on “Go Down Gamblin’”
Dick Halligan – organ, trombone, piano, flute
Dave Bargeron – trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, acoustic bass
Steve Katz – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, mandolin; lead vocals on “Valentine’s Day”
Fred Lipsius – alto saxophone, piano, organ, clarinet
Lew Soloff – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jim Fielder – bass; guitar on “Redemption”
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion

Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, NYC.

4xSACD ISO

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FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz

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