In 1968, the concept of a “supergroup” was still fresh; Lillian Roxon
even wrote about it – and its possibilities – in her Rock Encyclopedia
. Al Kooper
devised what became Super Session
as a collaboration between him and guitarist Mike Bloomfield, late of Paul Butterfield Blues Band
and Electric Flag
. When the notoriously unreliable Bloomfield flaked halfway through the project, Kooper brought in Steve Stills
to finish the album. Tasty (and generally tasteful) playing is all over the nine-track record. This release includes the long-delayed 5.1 mix version; Kooper’s liner notes tell the story. A sixties artifact everyone should hear.
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