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Thriller!

Cold BloodAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 12, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: April 12, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collectables
  • ASIN: B0007QS3JC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,082 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Baby I Love You
2. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
3. Feel So Bad
4. Sleeping
5. Live Your Dream
6. I’ll Be Long Gone
7. Kissing My Love

Editorial Reviews

This 1973 album was one of this SF-based band's best-selling releases. Vocalist Lydia Pense shines on a collection of both originals ( Baby I Love You ) and covers ( You Are the Sunshine of My Life ).

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last April 21, 2005
Format:Audio CD
"Thriller" is to my mind essential Cold Blood. I've been surviving for twenty-five years off a cassette tape dubbed from a very scratchy copy of the album, checking periodically to see if it would ever be reissued. Truly, I can't imagine what took so long. This is the perfect blend of jazz, blues, and funk, the best the '70s, or any decade, has to offer. Of course the essential track is the cover of Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life." But the straight-ahead blues of "Feel So Bad" can't be beat. Neither can any other of the tracks for that matter. If you don't know Cold Blood, there's no better introduction than "Thriller." If you do know Cold Blood but don't know "Thriller," you need to buy this CD. Now.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Re-issue Gods have smiled April 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
All I can say is that if you like a dynamic horn section and a killer female vocalist you can't get much better than this. Don't even judge it by their other albums. This one stands alone as their best ever. Fantastic cover versions of wonderful songs. Put this on when you need a lift in your soul. I must confess that the audio level is a little bit low and the highs have just a bit of distortion on the cd but that may be from the state of the original masters. Nonetheless, the songs are still terrific.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thriller is Just That! April 27, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Thriller is the 4th album in the Cold Blood catalog and it's finally been remastered! This album does indeed thrill. With their signature style of fusing jazz, blues and funk, the band is in a class of it's own. As always, Lydia Pense shines. The horn section is powerful as is the music and the performances. One of my all-time favorite cuts is "I'll Be Long Gone." Don't wait, complete your collection today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LYDIA PENSE! September 17, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
So, I'm telling my friend all about this great collaboration between Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks and how great this band sounds and how they have a great horn section and how Susan belts out these songs and he says to me, "Uh-hunh. She's good. But she's no Lydia Pense." "Who?" "You've never heard of Cold Blood?" I thought about it. Maybe I had. But the name of that band never sounded like anything I'd want to hear... Uh, Susan? If you're out there somewhere, screening reviews on Amazon, my friend is right. You should study Lydia. She rocks! (Bonnie Raitt was clearly listening to Lydia.) This is by far their finest album and a perfect place to start discovering a band and an artist who deserved far more. My favorite cut here is "Feel So Bad." Allman Brothers fans may remember this one. Lydia's version blows them away! Boz Scaggs fans will dig this version of "I'll be long Gone." This music is timeless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Bout Time! June 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Man, after being outbid several times on EBay for the rare Japanese import copy, it's great to finally have a copy of this release on CD. From the opening interplay of guitar, keyboard and bass by Michael Sasaki, Raul Matute and Rod Ellicott (respectively) on "Baby I Love You" to the final thump on "Kissing My Love", this album thrills on all levels. This is their finest hour, and Cold Blood fans like myself have waited what seems ages for this! The sultry, smooth-as-silk version of "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", the funky blues of "Feel So Bad" (with a kick-ass brass arrangement), the jazzy "Live Your Dream" and down-home, folksy "Sleeping" and mellow "I'll Be Long Gone", this is perfection!
Don't sleep - get this one now!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Female Joe Cocker February 22, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Her gyrations on stage in the 70's got her this nic. She is still the greatest white R&B singer to ever grace the stage. She blew Janis out of the water with plain and simple technique and I cringe when that comparison is made. Janis had a different style and was loved for her screaming triads for the most part.With out a doubt the best album as a whole of the 5 I know of. Why? Because The Pointer Sisters sang back up for her on this album and the majority of the material is really GOOD. Her versions of Kissin My Love and Live Your Dreams are just killer. Shes my favorite of all time...beyond Aretha; all the new singers of today....that she towers over even today!! My singin hero. I am her hugest fan from oregon. I will say, her new version of Down to The Bone pales in comparison to the original version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What took so long?!?! January 6, 2006
Format:Audio CD
It took me less than five seconds to get my credit card out and order this classic. I have loved this album since its debut over three decades ago. This brings me back to their fantastic show in the early 70's at the Shaboo Inn in Willimantic, CT -- just breathtaking.

I really can't imagine what took so long, but thank you anyway to the remastering gods!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Feel So GOOD! January 4, 2006
By BK
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my all time top ten faves. Defintely a desert island classic. Took so long to get released in the states, but worth the wait. Crank up "Feel So Bad" to hear those horns, and tell me you don't get goosebumps at that track's climax.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars San Francisco Funky Rock
After several albums Cold Blood seemed to be as good as ever. Thriller! has a slightly different feel than some of their previous stuff but there's no mistaking it for anyone else. Read more
Published 10 months ago by xsurfer
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit's The Spot!
If you're a Cold Blood fan this CD is a must have for your collection. This is a funky horn band from the 70's-80's out of San Francisco. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Gracie
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, timeless music
This music sounds as fresh and rich as when it first came out. People who hear it while visiting always ask where to buy a copy!!! (Amazon, of course).
Published on July 3, 2009 by A Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Good As It Ever Was
Years ago,when this album was first released,I managed a music store in Baltimore.If a couple came in,and they were just looking around,I would tell whoever was working with... Read more
Published on May 30, 2009 by bill t. kidd
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST AUDIO VERSION AVAILABLE
In 2006, the first five CB titles were issued in Japan, on the Bomba label, in this LP-replica mini-sleeve CD format:

COLD BLOOD - BOMBA BOM24086
SISYPHUS - BOMBA... Read more
Published on February 22, 2007 by BOB
2.0 out of 5 stars THE JAPANESE RELEASES HAVE BETTER AUDIO MASTERING
In 2006, the first five CB titles were issued in Japan in LP-replica mini-sleeve CD format on the Bomba label:

COLD BLOOD - BOMBA BOM24086
SISYPHUS - BOMBA... Read more
Published on February 14, 2007 by BOB
5.0 out of 5 stars THRILLER IS EVEN BETTER ON LP!!!!!!
THIS IS THE BEST EVER ALBUM EVER FROM THE BAND. I OWN MINT COPIES OF ALL THEIR ORIGINAL LP'S. THIS ONE BLOWS AWAY ALL CD VERSIONS. Read more
Published on June 9, 2006 by ONEHIFIGUY WORLD
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