Child Is Father To The Man (CD)


Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Amoeba Review

Tiffany Anders 09/01/2010

Blood, Sweat & Tears debut album, Child Is Father To The Man, released in 1968, marks one of the first albums to blend R&B, jazz, classical, and psychedelia, creating a truly distinct sound. Led by keyboardist Al Kooper (most well known for creating the signature organ part on Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone”), this ambitious release features wonderful arrangements of horns and strings among these exceptional rock players. Most of the songs on this release were written by Kooper and include the blues rock number “Somethin’ Goin’ On,” the brilliant psychedelic jazz “House In The Country,” and the orchestrated baroque psychedelic “The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes and Freud.” Guitarist Steve Katz wrote the phenomenally interesting “Meagan’s Gypsy Eyes,” which incorporates military style drums, whimsical guitars and keys, a bit of lounge-style brass, and eastern-influenced buzzing woodwind. The group also tackles a few renditions, including Harry Nilsson’s “Without Her” and Tim Buckley’s “Morning Glory.” This, unfortunately, would be Kooper’s only album with the group: he left shortly after the album was released. It remains one of their best.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Overture
Blood, Sweat & Tears 01:32
2.
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
Blood, Sweat & Tears 05:57
3.
Morning Glory
Blood, Sweat & Tears 04:16
4.
My Days Are Numbered
Blood, Sweat & Tears 03:19
5.
Without Her
Blood, Sweat & Tears 02:41
6.
Just One Smile
Blood, Sweat & Tears 04:38
7.
I Can't Quit Her
Blood, Sweat & Tears 03:38
8.
Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
Blood, Sweat & Tears 03:24
9.
Somethin' Goin' On
Blood, Sweat & Tears 08:00
10.
House in the Country
Blood, Sweat & Tears 03:04
11.
The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud
Blood, Sweat & Tears 04:12
12.
So Much Love/Underture
Blood, Sweat & Tears 04:47
13.
Refugee from Yuhupitz (Instrumental)
Blood, Sweat & Tears 03:45
14.
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know [Mono Version]
Blood, Sweat & Tears 05:54
15.
The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud [Mono Version]
Blood, Sweat & Tears 04:48

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