Blood, Sweat And TearsBlood, Sweat And Tears

Label:Columbia – CS 9720
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Santa Maria Pressing, Gatefold
Genre:Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:Blues Rock, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock


A1Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st And 2nd Movements)
Written-ByErik Satie
A2Smiling Phases
Soloist [Piano Solo]Fred Lipsius
Written-ByC. Wood*, J. Capaldi*, S. Winwood*
A3Sometimes In Winter
Lead VocalsSteve Katz
Soloist [Flute Solo]Dick Halligan
Written-ByS. Katz*
A4More And More
Soloist [Guitar Solo]Steve Katz
Written-ByD. Juan*, P. Vee*
A5And When I Die
Soloist [Harmonica Solo]Steve Katz
Soloist [Piano Solo]Dick Halligan
Written-ByL. Nyro*
A6God Bless The Child
Soloist [Alto Sax Solo]Fred Lipsius
Soloist [Trombone Solo]Jerry Hyman
Soloist [Trumpet Solo]Lew Soloff
Written-ByA. Herzog, Jr.*, B. Holiday*
B1Spinning Wheel
Performer [Special Thanks]Alan Rubin
Soloist [Trumpet Solo]Lew Soloff
Written-ByD. C. Thomas*
B2You've Made Me So Very Happy
B3Blues - Part II
Lyrics By [Lyric]David Clayton-Thomas
Soloist [Solos, Alto Sax]Fred Lipsius
Soloist [Solos, Bass]Jim Fielder
Soloist [Solos, Drums]Bobby Colomby
Soloist [Solos, Organ]Dick Halligan
Written-ByBlood, Sweat And Tears
B4Variation On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st Movement)
Performer [Footsteps]Miss Lucy Angle
Written-ByErik Satie

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Issued on red Columbia 2-Eye "'360 Sound' Stereo" labels with all tracks listed below center hole.

"S" or "Ƨ" etched in runouts denotes Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria, pressing. Remainder of runouts mostly stamped.

Track A1 and B4 titles on back cover: "Variations On A Theme By Eric Satie"

A1, B4: Adapted from "Trois Gymnopédies"
B1: Special thanks for filling in for Chuck Winfield, for bringing a pocket full of miracles and for being so attractive.
B4: BS&T also thanks Miss Lucy Angle (in her Poll Parrot shoes) whose footsteps can be heard at the close of this selection. She is also very attractive. She appears through the courtesy of James William Guercio.

BS&T would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim Guercio and Roy Halee for their patience, endurance and dogmatism throughout the making of this record.

All selections are BMI except "Smiling Phases" (ASCAP).

Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS, Inc., New York, N.Y.

®"Columbia," [CBS logo] Marcas Reg. Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (A1, A3 to B4): BMI
  • Rights Society (A2): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): XSM 137878
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): XSM 137879
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): o XSM137878-1AA / Ƨ B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): o XSM137879-1C \ Ƨ BII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): XSM137878-1C 1S 0 B 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 0 XSM137879-1C S B 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): o XSM137878-1AA 2 S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): o XSM137879-1AJ 2 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): o XSM137879-1C 2 S A 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): XSM137878-1E 1 S B 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): o XSM137878-1AA 2 S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): o XSM137879-1C 1 S G 81
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): o XSM137878-1C 2 S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): o XSM137879-1E 1 S A 10
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): o XSM137878-1C S B5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): o XSM137879-1C S A2

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Blood, Sweat And Tears (Cassette, Album)CBS40-63504UK1968
Recently Edited
Blood, Sweat And Tears (LP, Album, Mono)CBS, CBS63504, M 63504UK1968
New Submission
Blood, Sweat And Tears (Reel-To-Reel, 3 ¾ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album)ColumbiaHC 1057US1968
Blood, Sweat & Tears (LP, Album, Stereo, Terre Haute Pressing, Gatefold)ColumbiaCS 9720US1968
New Submission
Blood, Sweat And Tears (Reel-To-Reel, 7 ½ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album)ColumbiaCQ 1057US1968



  • pointasch's avatar
    When I read some comments here I think my first recommendation for any musician would be, don't learn to play your instrument, nobody will appreciate it. This is a solid well played album and yes, some people care about when musicians can play there instrument and are able to write more than just 3 chord songs. It is a mixture of styles, yes, but that's what it is all about. If you like "pure" styles don't buy it. Some music fans are so NOT OPEN to something different, hard to believe.
    • mikeSF_'s avatar
      Edited one year ago
      Well who doesn't love "Spinning Wheel"? That song is off the hook great and the horn stabs and solos are wild. I've also heard "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and that's a respectable cover. I was not sure what to expect for the rest of the record, and it is a complete mishmash of light rock, jazz, classical, big band, r&b, blues, with even a minute of salsa. This band is all over the place and I struggle to understand whom the intended audience is. As a rock and jazz musician myself, I really appreciate the musicianship and arrangements, which are tight and intelligent. I have to think these are ex-jazz players that formed a rock band to keep getting gigs after jazz lost its popularity in the late '60s. Who knows, I really like the record but it may be an acquired taste. 3.5 stars from me.

      This is a near mint unplayed copy and it sounds fantastic. Great pressing. Recommended.
      • nopussyfooting's avatar
        Edited 2 years ago
        I always figured this band sucked as they have consistently been a common dollar bin find. I eventually got the debut as I heard it was a good album. I enjoyed it, then figured that the only logically next step was to find a dollar bin copy of the self titled record. I find this album in the bargain bins of EVERY local shop. Anyways, I got the cleanest of the 3 cheap copies I saw. It's a great sounding piece of plastic.
        In terms of the album itself... It's not as good as the first album, but shit.. that's a tough one to follow up. The self titled album isn't bad at all, but they tossed out so much of the charm that was present and welcome on the debut. The result is a somewhat soulless record, but one that is played immaculately. I mean, the band is absolutely fantastic. Overall the record is a bit inconsistent, and lacks great vocals, with the singer doing his best (or worst) late 60s soul impersonation. Anyways, definitely a record to have in the collection and chill out to from time to time.

        Edit: I rated 4 stars, though it's more of a 3.5/5 or 6.5-7/10
        • spark6809man's avatar
          Obviously one of the great albums of the 1960's, but some parts are more dated than others. Still, as a 65 year old now, I can still peg my real interest in jazz being ignited by the way Lou Soloff's trumpet solo takes off during the interlude in God Bless the Child. Although I'd been exposed to jazz earlier than that, this was when, as a 13 year old in 1968, I knew I had to know more. The rest is history. (Do folks realize what a lonely age it was for jazz in '68?)
          • culp4684's avatar
            Notes above state "2-Eye 360 Sound Label, all title below center hole". Yet photos included show Blood, Sweat and Tears above center hole. Which is it?
            • r100gs91's avatar
              What BS&T and Chicago were doing was making music apart from the acid and drug rock culture of the period. I enjoy this album and always trying to find one in better shape.
              • Mr.BlueSky's avatar
                It is really difficult to pinpoint which version of CS 9720 I have. The record itself has the yellow Columbia lettering on the label. But it also has Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped(Variant 1)): XSM137878-1AA with a hand etched 2 (but no S) after the 1AA. Also has Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped & etched (Variant 2)): XSM137879-1AJ F 5 without the F 5. Maybe I am blind but the only place I can find Pitman or Santa Maria or Terre Haute is on the inner paper sleeve which is a Columbia ad for Color Posters on one side and The Inner Sleeve, sort of a Columbia newspaper/blog thing on the other side. On the color poster side it says Poster/Puzzle offer PO Box 5289 Terre Haute,Ind. 47805
                • jadedtom's avatar
                  Edited 13 years ago
                  I found this collection "artsy-fartsy" and it ushered in, along with the group Chicago, a distinctly unhip fusion of jazz horns mixed with what is supposed to be rock and roll or pop or whatever. There is a datedness to Blood, Sweat and Tears and Chicago. (With Chicago, it's not only datedness but dorkiness.)
                  Obviously, Clayton-Thomas had stronger vocals than Al Kooper (who established B,S and T, and was their first lead singer), but the man always sounds constipated.
                  "You've Made Me So Very Happy", "Spinning Wheel" are overplayed as much as "Saturday In the Park" by Chicago. It is cretinous ear candy, for all of its artistic pretentions. I don't need to hear ANY of the Chicago catalog, it's all so much drivel. And the best thing Blood, Sweat and Tears ever did was "I Can't Quit Her" from the band's first lp, replete with the weak vocals of Al Kooper.
                  What is it with these white boys playing horns? They sound like John Philips Sousa. These clowns need some lessons from the blowers at Stax. Sheeeeeeesh....


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