Nuclear Blues

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Nuclear Blues
Studio album by Blood, Sweat & Tears
Released March 1980
Genre Rock, Jazz
Label MCA LAX Records
Producer Jerry Goldstein
Blood, Sweat & Tears chronology
Brand New Day
(1977)
Nuclear Blues
(1980)
Live And Improvised
(1991)


Nuclear Blues is an album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in 1980. This was the band's eleventh studio album and their first release for MCA/LAX Records. Nuclear Blues was produced by Jerry Goldstein, who had previously been known for his work with the band War. Even though it had only been three years since they released their last album Brand New Day, the band contained a new line-up with David Clayton-Thomas being the only remaining member from that period.

This album failed to make it on the Billboard Album Charts.

Nuclear Blues was reissued in Germany in 1985 on the Platinum label under the title Latin Fire.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

1. "Agitato" (Bruce Cassidy) – 5:51
2. "Nuclear Blues" (David Clayton-Thomas) – 4:24
3. "Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix) – 4:18
4. "I'll Drown In My Own Tears" (Henry Glover) – 7:21
5. "Fantasy Stage" (David Clayton-Thomas, Robert Piltch) – 5:41
6. Spanish Wine Suite: – 15:11

a. "Intoduction La Cantina" (Rob Piltch)
b. "(Theme) Spanish Wine" (Bruce Cassidy)
c. "Latin Fire" (Bruce Cassidy, Dave Piltch, Vern Dorge, Bobby Economou, Richard Martinez, Earl Seymour)
d. "The Challenge" (Bruce Cassidy, Dave Piltch, Vern Dorge, Bobby Economou, Richard Martinez, Earl Seymour)
e. "The Duel" (Bruce Cassidy, Dave Piltch, Vern Dorge, Bobby Economou, Richard Martinez, Earl Seymour)
f. "Amor" (Bruce Cassidy, Dave Piltch, Vern Dorge, Bobby Economou, Richard Martinez, Earl Seymour)

7. "Spanish Wine (Reprise)" (Bruce Cassidy)– 1:42

Personnel[edit]

  • David Clayton-Thomas – Vocals
  • Robert Piltch – Guitar
  • Dave Piltch – Bass
  • Bobby Economou – Drums
  • Richard Martinez – Organ, Piano, Clavinet
  • Bruce Cassidy – Trumpet. Fluegelhorn, Steiner Electric Trumpet
  • Earl Seymour – Baritone and Tenor Sax, Flute
  • Vern Dorge – Alto and Soprano Sax, Flute
  • William Smith – Background Vocals on "Drown in my Own Tears"
  • Lonnie Jordan – Background Vocals on "Drown in my Own Tears"

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Jerry Goldstein for Far Out Productions
  • Recording Engineer – Chirs Huston
  • Recorded at Coconuts Recording, Miami, Florida.
  • Remixed at: Sound City Studios, Los Angeles
  • Mastered By Wally Traugott

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nuclear Blues > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 9, 2011.