Blood, Sweat & Tears : Child is Father to the Man / 1968

The LP is very sixties, with a conceptual edge that reminds one of early Van Morrison, or Santana, or the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, or, oddly enough, Frank Zappa (think Hot Rats). The groovy front cover, complete with bubble writing and a twee photo of band members with matching ventriloquist dummies, makes the point at the outset. But the album has more lasting importance than that: It provides a kind of precursor for albums like Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago II, which feature the prominent horn section that BS&T later accentuated in their albums. In Steely Dan albums, particularly those of the seventies, one can hear echoes of BS&T’s maiden effort.

1. “Overture” (Kooper) – 1:32
2. “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” (Kooper) – 5:57
3. “Morning Glory” (Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley) – 4:16
4. “My Days Are Numbered” (Kooper) – 3:19
5. “Without Her” (Harry Nilsson) – 2:41
6. “Just One Smile” (Randy Newman) – 4:38
7. “I Can’t Quit Her” (Kooper, I. Levine) – 3:38
8. “Meagan’s Gypsy Eyes” (Steve Katz) – 3:24
9. “Somethin’ Goin’ On” (Kooper) – 8:00
10. “House in the Country” (Kooper) – 3:04
11. “The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud” (Kooper) – 4:12
12. “So Much Love/Underture” (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 4:47

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