For a brief moment in time, Blood, Sweat & Tears were among the biggest rock bands in America, scoring huge hits choose “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” and “Spinning Wheel,” winning a Grammy for Album of the Year — despite encountering off versus the Beatles’ Abbey Roadway — and also playing a triumphant collection at Woodstock.
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But at the pinnacle of their fame in 1970, they went on a State Department-sponsored tour of the Iron Curtain nations Poland, Romania, and Yugoslausing. Thanks to the continuous Vietnam War, it was a time of maximum distrust in federal government and also the tour sparked a large fan backlash. They were never before able to reobtain the lost momentum and also their fortunes promptly waned throughout the Seventies.
The upcoming documentary What The Hell Happened to Blood, Sweat & Tears? will certainly finally tell the band’s complete story, making use of 65 hours of unchecked out footage swarm on the band’s infamous Iron Curtain tour, which was much more complicated than many fans understood at the time.
“Created via the full teamwork of Blood, Sweat & Tears,” reads a push release, “the film will certainly overcirculation with great music, global political intrigue, compelling human moments, humor, and fresh insight right into this starray never-before-told story.”
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What The Hell Happened to Blood, Sweat & Tears?
Producers are in search of photos and memorabilia of the band from 1968 through 1971. To submit, please visit occupychristmas.orgdoc.com
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August 2021: Directing, writing, and producing a documentary are, in equal measure, exasperating and also exhilarating, stressful and also stimulating, irritating and also motivating. But maybe the most enjoyable component of being a filmmaker is the “treasure searching.” What this entails is not unfavor the forensic research done in detective mirrors such as CSI and LAW AND ORDER.
With the aid of many people, including members of BS&T, the film’s artistic team has actually built up an extraplain collection of rare and also unexplained film, video, photos, slides, recordings, exclusive take a trip journals, federal government records and behind-the-scenes information via which to tell this amazing and compelling story. Our turbulent reduced editing procedure has actually just begun and I’m really excited around what this documentary will be as soon as finiburned.
At the heart of our film is footage swarm by the documentary film crew that accompanied Blood Sweat & Tears on its groundbreaking tour behind the Iron Curtain in the summer of 1970. Multiple resources evidenced that 65 hrs of film were swarm in the time of the 26-day journey through Yugoslathrough, Romania and also Poland also. The original intention for that footage was to make a 2-hour film for exhibition in movie theaters, however somewbelow alengthy the method that idea was abandoned. A 53-minute program was inevitably completed, intended to be syndicated to tv stations roughly the world. Curiously, that variation was never before officially released. A negative top quality copy had actually been posted on YouTube, however we managed to uncover pristine prints buried in a storage facility below in Los Angeles last June.
That’s a large one in the “found” column, to be sure, yet what remains “lost” are the 65 hrs of rough footage. And, finding that footage has end up being an obsession through me.
The major challenge of this treacertain hunt is the passage of time. A lot can occur in 50 years. The manufacturing agency and post production home both closed in 1970/71. We’ve chased dvery own leads with subsequent owners, archives and storage devices, to no avail. Was it damaged, knowingly or unknowingly? Might it have been discovered in a dumpster by an unwell-known collector who’s kept its existence a mystery ever since? Or is the footage sitting in the much edge of some storage facility, mis-filed, mis-labeled, and/or unclaimed?
Like any kind of good detective, I’m not providing up on this case. New leads are being produced and also adhered to. In the coming months I’ll keep you posted on this and various other progress made through the documentary and the exasperating and exhilarating treacertain hunt.
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What The Hell Happened To Blood, Sweat & Tears
Los Angeles, August 2021
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“Blood Sweat and Tears was born from a selfish concept that we could combine the sophistication and musical ability level of jazz music via the energy and universal appeal of rock vocal music. Instead of incessant whiny guitar interludes, we would have actually improvised, spontaneous jazz solos. Horn arrangements were not an afterassumed, they were totally included right into the songs themselves, some created by band also members and others that would come from many type of various sources. These are the concepts that formulated the concept of BS&T
Over the years even more than a one hundred and also seventy-five musicians have flowed via the ranks of the various iterations of the BS&T. The the majority of commercially effective version of the band remained in reality, our second line-up.
What endures this day is the advancement of that concept… together with an remarkable roster of the the majority of talented and entertaining musicians we have ever had.
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BS&T has never before quit touring. It didn’t go amethod. You deserve to call it a renaissance, or the newest variation of… yet it is simply Blood Sweat and also Tears at its best“.
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