Blood Sweat & Tears - "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know"





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Published on Jun 22, 2009

Child Is Father to the Man is the debut album by Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in February of 1968.

Widely regarded as a classic fusion of jazz, rock and roll, psychedelia and classical music, Child Is Father to the Man is one of bandleader Al Kooper's most enduring works. The album introduced the idea of the big band to rock and roll and paved the way for such groups as Chicago. Kooper left the band after this album, changing the nature of the group.

Child Is Father to the Man peaked at #47 on Billboard's (North America) Pop Albums chart. It failed to generate any Top 40 singles in the United States, although "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" and "I Can't Quit Her" found some play on progressive rock radio.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 264 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The title is a quotation from a similarly titled poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, slightly misquoting a poem by William Wordsworth called "My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold".

The album was re-released in the UK in 1973, entitled "The First Album" on Embassy Records, a subsidiary of Columbia Records (catalogue number EMB 31028) with an identical track listing and the same picture on the front of the sleeve. The rear had new sleeve notes written by English DJ, Noel Edmunds.

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Mike Hand
Blood Sweat & Tears - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know ! A very beautiful classic released in 1968 !!!!
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This will get me in trouble, but I listened to the Amy Winehouse cover of this song and I thought it was terrible. I know very little about her, but if she gave that hokey soul treatment to all of her songs, then I didn't miss much. It doesn't matter who the singer is; if the song is coming from the heart, you can hear it. If the singer is trying to copy someone else, you can hear that too. Originality is the either simple for the true artist, or excruciatingly hard for the poser.
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bob friedman
Al Kooper !!!!!!! thank GOD he survived the plague of 2016 . He is one of our National treasures !
Sandor Vitez
That's the heart of Blues, laying your soul bare and not giving a damn what people think about you..
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antonio berti
one of the greatest sogs of all time. Al Kooper it's a genius...
PRICELESS still after all these years
Manuel Rodriguez
Realmente la música es un código de comunicación que permite la conexión de todo el mundo rompiendo idiomas y barreras, en especial mi caso, no se nada de inglés, pero esta canción es bella, por la orquesta y la modulación romántica del interprete
Olga Miroshnikova
Последний раз слышал эту песню в 1974 году на КВ по радиоприёмнику . Вот вспомнил только  три слова из неё : " General motors, baby" и Google  её нашёл...Спасибо ему . Ну очень талантливая, ни на какого исполнителя не похожая песня . Получил несказанное удовольствие.
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This is one of my favorite songs, which I have periodically sung to myself many times over the years. I bought this album when it first hit the racks because I was a fan of The Blues Project, which was the band Al Kooper was known for.This album was a bit hard for me to warm up to but it did grow on me. I saw BS&T at Woolsey Hall that year in 1968 but Al Kooper was gone by then, and I didn't like the guy that replaced his vocals. The Electric Flag with Mike Bloomfield hit the scene at the same time and I have to say the Electric Flag holds up better because they never went the commercial route that BS&T pursued.
Tor Stavsøien
I love this band..did for 35 year.
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