Although they would go on to become one of the most commercially successful acts of the 1970s, most observers agree that Blood, Sweat & Tearsí 1968 debut effort
Child Is Father to the Man remains the ambitious ensembleís finest and most enduring musical statement. The bandís
only album under the leadership of legendary singer / keyboardist Al Kooper, Child Is Father to the Man stands with such late-í60s art-pop landmarks
as the Zombiesí Odessey and Oracle and Loveís Forever Changes in capturing the periodís seemingly limitless creative possibilities.