Recorded in the Record Plant Mobile Unit/Recorded Live at the Schaffer Festival in Central Park, New York on June 24th, 1973. The Original Blues Project. Reunion In Central Park (2xLP, Album). MCA Records, Sounds Of The South (2). 410016/17.
Recorded in the Record Plant Mobile Unit/Recorded Live at the Schaffer Festival in Central Park, New York on June 24th, 1973 Mixed at Studio one, Doraville, Georgia Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York Manufactured by Pye Record Manufacturing Division, Auckland, New Zealand Printed by Goldfields Print Ltd, Paeroa. Reunion In Central Park (8-Trk, Album).
Schaffer Festival (Central Park), NY. Submit Corrections. Organic Poignant Sad Sensual. Original Blues Project Reunion in Central Park.
Considering the acrimony with which the original lineup had broken up six years earlier - Tommy Flanders (who wasn't even here for this event) stomping out at the end of the group's beginning and Al Kooper cast out in an internal hijacking at the beginning of its end - this ranks as one of the most artistically successful reunions.
Reunion In Central Park (Gatefold). Double LP. MCA RecordsMAPS-7118-D, 1-2. 1973, GermanyGatefold. 32,92 €. view record. Reunion In Central Park (Gatefold). Cover, Media grading.
The Blues Project, with a modified line-up, reformed briefly in the early 1970s, releasing three further albums: 1971's Lazarus, 1972's Blues Project, and 1973's The Original Blues Project Reunion In Central Park (which featured Kooper but not Flanders). These albums did little to excite the public and since then, the group's activity has been confined to a few sporadic reunion concerts, such as when the Blues Project played a fundraising concert at Valley Stream Central High School in New York, promoted by Bruce Blakeman with the proceeds going to the Youth Council and.
In Europe in 2006 Rhino released a remastered version of the album featuring the original 1972 tracklist on a single compact disc in a miniaturized replica of the original gatefold sleeve. However, unlike the original album the tracks were presented using their mono mixes. In 2012 the album was again remastered, this time directly from the same tapes as the original 1972 release, featuring mono and stereo mixes. THE BLUES PROJECT - Reunion In Central Park 1973.
The Blues Project was formed in Greenwich Village in the mid-'60s by guitarist Danny Kalb (who had played sessions for various Elektra folk and folk-rock albums), Steve Katz (a guitarist with Elektra's Even Dozen Jug Band), flutist/bassist Andy Kulberg, drummer Roy Blumenfeld, and singer Tommy Flanders. Kooper got to fulfill his ambitions for soulful horn rock as the leader of the original Blood, Sweat & Tears, although he left that band after their first album; BS&T also included Katz (who stayed onboard for a long time). Blumenfeld and Kulberg kept the Blues Project going for a fourth album before forming Seatrain, and the group re-formed in the early '70s with various lineups, Kooper rejoining for a live 1973 album, Reunion in Central Park. The first three albums from the Kooper days are the only ones that count, though; the best material from these is on Rhino's best-of.
The Blues Project, with a modified lineup, reformed briefly in the early 1970s, releasing three further albums: 1971's Lazarus, 1972's The Blues Project, and 1973's Original Blues Project Reunion In Central Park (which featured Al Kooper but not Tommy Flanders). These albums did little to excite the public, however. Since then, the group's activity has been confined to a few sporadic reunion concerts.