THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND East-West

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THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND East-West

Audio-Fidelity hybrid SACD

Butterfield Blues Band

Super SACD re-issue of one of the classics which features the American great white hope of Mike Bloomfield (for whom a terrific box set recently was released) with Paul Butterfield and company. A more experimental album with variety to it, my favourite would be the near eight minute instrumental Work Song while the longer closing title track was more of the experiment style and showing the wonderful creativity of the time and of these stand out musicians. One has to wonder what they may have achieved had Bloomfield stayed in the band. A classic not only of its day but still a classic and one of those ‘must have’ albums for any collection (along with Super Session of course!).

FRANK LEIGH