Blood, Sweat & Tears 4
|Blood, Sweat & Tears 4|
|Studio album by Blood, Sweat & Tears|
|Producer||Don Heckman, Bobby Colomby, Roy Halee|
|Blood, Sweat & Tears chronology|
Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 is the fourth album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in 1971. It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Pop albums chart.
David Clayton-Thomas left as lead vocalist to pursue a solo career after the release of BS&T 4, as did founding members Dick Halligan and Fred Lipsius. Clayton-Thomas would return to the lineup for New City.
|Robert Christgau||(C-) |
Writing for Allmusic, critic William Ruhlman wrote "the band's cohesion seemed to be disintegrating. Although the album scraped the Top Ten briefly and went gold, it marked the end of BS&T's period of wide commercial success on records." Music critic Robert Christgau's only comments were "Aww-shuck! heck."
- "Go Down Gamblin'" (David Clayton-Thomas) – 4:14
- "Cowboys and Indians" (Dick Halligan, Terry Kirkman) – 3:07
- "John the Baptist (Holy John)" (Al Kooper, Phyllis Major) – 3:35
- "Redemption" (Halligan, Clayton-Thomas) – 5:11
- "Lisa, Listen to Me" (Halligan, Clayton-Thomas) – 2:58
- "A Look to My Heart" (Fred Lipsius) – 0:52
- "High on a Mountain" (Steve Katz) – 3:13
- "Valentine's Day" (Katz) – 3:56
- "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 3:27
- "For My Lady" (Katz) – 3:23
- "Mama Gets High" (Dave Bargeron, Katz) – 4:09
- "A Look to My Heart" (Lipsius) – 2:07
- Dave Bargeron - trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, acoustic bass
- David Clayton-Thomas - lead vocals except as noted; guitar on "Go Down Gamblin'"
- Bobby Colomby - drums, percussion
- Jim Fielder - bass; guitar on "Redemption"
- Dick Halligan - organ, trombone, piano, flute
- Steve Katz - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, mandolin; lead vocals on "Valentine's Day"
- Fred Lipsius - alto saxophone, piano, organ, clarinet
- Lew Soloff - trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
- Chuck Winfield - trumpet, flugelhorn
- Don Heckman - clarinet, bass clarinet ("Valentine's Day" and "For My Lady")
- Michael Smith - congas ("Redemption")
- Producers: Don Heckman, Bobby Colomby, Roy Halee
- Engineers: Roy Halee, Lou Waxman, Robert Honablue
- Arrangers: Dave Bargeron, David Clayton-Thomas, Jim Fielder, Dick Halligan, Al Kooper, Fred Lipsius
- Design and Photography: Norman Seeff
Album - Billboard (North America)
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1971||"Go Down Gamblin'" (2:45 edit)||Pop Singles||32|
|1971||"Lisa, Listen To Me"||Pop Singles||73|