Live And Improvised
Live Track Listing
I'll Love You More Than You'll
And When I Die
One Room Country Shack
And When I Die
I Can Recall Spain
Hi De Ho
Mean Ole World
Ride Captain Ride
You've Made Me So Very Happy
Lineup: Varies, as album
was recorded at different shows.
officially released in the U.S. in 1991 (Columbia Legacy 46918).
Although it may have been released in the late 70s in Japan or elsewhere.
I don't know if it ever charted or not. The CD set is currently in
print just about everywhere.
William Ruhlman of the All Music
two-disc set of Blood, Sweat, and Tears, recorded in 1975, when the band
was in commercial eclipse and the lineup was full of replacements for the
original members. At lesat David Clayton-Thomas was back in the fold,
so that the run-throughs of hits like "Spinning Wheel" and "You've Made
Me So Very Happy" sounded authentic. But by the mid-'70s, BS&T
clearly considered itself a full-fledged jazz band that happened to have
a pop music repertoire, and the performances are padded with pointless,
showboating solos. So what possible purpose was there in 1991 in
releases two CDs worth of second-rate BS&T 16 years after it was recorded?
(Presumably, this is the same material issued in 1976 in HOlland and Japan
as a two-LP set called In Concert, although the present package includes
no reference to the earlier album.)
Jeremiah Rickert writes:
above review really really annoys me for one major reason. Rock critics
long harangued BS&T for not improvising, deviating from the way the
music was recorded in the studio. Yet, the minute they start doing
exactly that, the rock critics call it "pointless padding and showboating."
It just dumbfounds me how they can say one thing one day, and the opposite
the next. It just shows how fickle critics in any field can be.
this release, I was just happy to have BS&T material. I found
the soloing to be exilerating at times, especially Dave Bargeron's long
tuba solo. "Ride Captain Ride" really rocked the house, and DCT's
vocals sounded just fine. If Columbia isn't going to release any
of the live stuff from their glory days, I'll take what I can get, and
this album is just fine.
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