Details: Columbia KC 30590, stereo, red label with orange print, tri-fold gatefold cover, 1971
Condition: Vinyl VG++ (very clean) & Jacket VG (some minor soiling from age on front cover as can be seen in scan, but the binding is tight and the overall condition very clean and good)
This release of the classic BS&T LP has the original tri-fold cover, which opens up into a very large inner photo of the band. In this unusual design, the LP comes out through the spine end of the jacket.
From the All Music Guide:
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)." Although the album scraped the Top 10 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.
The tracks are:
1 Go Down Gamblin' 4:15
2 Cowboys and Indians 3:09
3 John the Baptist (Holy John) 3:35
4 Redemption 5:13
5 Lisa, Listen to Me 2:58
6 A Look to My Heart [instrumental] :53
7 High on a Mountain 3:15
8 Valentine's Day 3:57
9 Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) 3:28
10 For My Lady 3:25
11 Mama Gets High 4:10
12 A Look to My Heart [Duet, Instrumental] 2:08
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