Formed in 1967 by ex-'Blues Project' member, Al Kooper, 'Blood Sweat and Tears' quickly became regardedas one of the most promising of all the late 60's rock bands. The pioneering fusion of jazz and rock captured the imagination of the critics and their first album 'Child is Father to the Man' became a sleeper hit. Organist, singer, Kooper has insisted on the status of band-leader but the other band members wanted a committed lead singer and by the end of the decade Kooper had been replaced by David Clayton-Thomas. The band released three more albums 'Blood Sweat and Tears 1, 2 and 3', and, despite massive sales and chart success, they eventually alienated some early fans and music critics who thought they were selling out (they played on a State Department sponsored tour, appeared at Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas and supplied the soundtrack to the movie comedy 'The Owl and the Pussycat'). By this time 'BS&T' had sold over 6 million albums but the ensuing turmoil led to the band splitting in 1978. However in 1980 David Clayton-Thomas reformed the group, went back on the road and recorded a final studio album 'Nuclear Blues'. This DVD features archive footage of that reformed Blood Sweat and Tears line-up live at the Civic Theatre in Halifax, UK on April 9th 1980. The line up is David Clayton-Thomas, Richard Martinez, David Piltch, Keith Seymour, Robert Economou, Stanly Cassidy and Vernon Dorge. Playing in front of a sell-out audience the band perform many classics from their heyday (including 'Spinning Wheel', 'You Make Me so Very Happy' and 'HI De Ho') and demonstrate why, even today, they are celebrated as, not only the first, but the greatest jazz-rock fusion band of all time.
Tracklisting: - Overture - Nuclear Blues - You're the One - God Bless the Child - Lucreatia Macevil - Hi De Ho - And When i Die - Spinning Wheel - You Made Me So Very Happy - Spanish Wine - Blood, Sweat and Tears Blues - Manic Depression