Uncut - 2/01, p.793 stars out of 5
- "...Bold, brassy and brilliantly scored..."
This 1999 reissue contains two bonus tracks not included on the original release.
Blood, Sweat & Tears includes: David Clayton-Thomas, Al Kooper, Steve Katz.
Producers include: James William Guercio, John Simon, Don Heckman, Roy Halee, Bobby Colomby.
Compilation producer: Al Quaglieri.
Includes liner notes by David Wild.
Digitally remastered by Chris Athens (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
Liner Note Author: David Wild.
Recording information: 12/1967-??/1972.
Photographer: Don Hunstein.
An expanded, remastered version of the group's original 1972 compilation. With two extra songs and all the familiar hits restored to their original album version lengths (as opposed to the radio-edit single versions), pound for pound, this is probably the best single-disc Blood Sweat & Tears hits package available.
GREATEST HITS includes representative tracks from every phase of the band's career. Two tracks--the James Brown inspired "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know," and the addictive "I Can't Quit Her," are from the group's original Al Kooper-led incarnation, while two overlooked songs--"So Long Dixie" and "More and More"--are from NEW BLOOD, their 1972 album without better-known leader David Clayton-Thomas.