At last, a BS&T compilation which doesn't just deal with the familiar David Clayton Thomas years! Here we begin with some tracks from the band's first album "Child Is Father To The Man" featuring founder member/vocalist/keyboardist Al Kooper, including the audition track "Refugee From Yuhupitz". Of course the expected tracks are all here - the US hits with, yes - the full album version of David Clayton-Thomas's magnificent "Spinning Wheel", complete with change of tempo, late night barroom jazzy instrumental break! Despite all the personnel changes over the years, BS&T still managed to attract top musicians who could really play - check out the version of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage". If I had one minor suggestion for change, it would be to have included Al Kooper's "My Day's Are Numbered" from the first album at the expense of one of the early '70's tracks recorded during David Clayton-Thomas's break from the band. Apart from that, this CD is about as good as it gets for long standing fans and those looking to buy BS&T for the first time.
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