New Blood is the fifth album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in 1972.
With David Clayton-Thomas leaving as lead vocalist to pursue a solo career after the release of BS 4, a nearly wholesale personnel change occurred for New Blood. Difficulties had arisen inside the group between its pop-rock and jazz factions, with Clayton-Thomas choosing to leave in early January 1972. He was briefly replaced by Bobby Doyle, and then Jerry Fisher. Founding member, Dick Halligan, also departed, as well as Fred Lipsius.
The album reached the top-40 charts (the last BS LP to do so) and spawned a single, "So Long Dixie", which peaked at number 44.
New Blood was re-released on CD in 2005 on the Wounded Bird label.
Writing for Allmusic, critic Ross Boissoneau wrote of the album "The band vocals on "Touch Me" and the arrangement of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage" are among the highlights, but then there's Bob Dylan's "Down in the Flood" and Steve Katz's "Velvet" (about a horse, for Pete's sake!). Gerry Goffin and Carole King's "Snow Queen" almost makes up for it, with sensational solos from Dave Bargeron on trombone and Lou Marini on sax."
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