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Blind Faith

Blind Faith

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Blind Faith's first and last album, more than 30 years old and counting, remains one of the jewels of the Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Ginger Baker catalogs, despite the crash-and-burn history of the band itself, which scarcely lasted six months. As much a follow-up to Traffic's self-titled second album as it is to Cream's final output, it merges the soulful blues of the former with the heavy riffing and outsized song lengths of the latter for a very compelling sound unique to this band. Not all of it works -- between the virtuoso electric blues of "Had to Cry Today," the acoustic-textured "Can't Find My Way Home," the soaring "Presence of the Lord" (Eric Clapton's one contribution here as a songwriter, and the first great song he ever authored) and "Sea of Joy," the band doesn't do much with the Buddy Holly song "Well All Right"; and Ginger Baker's "Do What You Like" was a little weak to take up 15 minutes of space on an LP that might have been better used for a shorter drum solo and more songs. Unfortunately, the group was never that together as a band and evidently had just the 42 minutes of new music here ready to tour behind.
© Bruce Eder /TiVo

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1
Had To Cry Today
00:08:48

ANDY JOHNS, Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Winwood, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Eric Clapton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Ginger Baker, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Stigwood, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Blind Faith, MainArtist - Jimmy Miller, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Harwood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ric Grech, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

2
Can't Find My Way Home
00:03:16

ANDY JOHNS, Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Winwood, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Eric Clapton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Ginger Baker, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Stigwood, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Blind Faith, MainArtist - Jimmy Miller, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Harwood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ric Grech, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: PolydorIsland Group, a division of Universal Music GmbH

3
Well All Right
00:04:26

Buddy Holly, ComposerLyricist - Norman Petty, ComposerLyricist - ANDY JOHNS, Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jerry Allison, ComposerLyricist - Steve Winwood, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Clapton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Ginger Baker, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Stigwood, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Blind Faith, MainArtist - Jimmy Miller, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Joe B Mauldin, ComposerLyricist - Keith Harwood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ric Grech, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1969 The Robert Stigwood Organisation Limited, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: PolydorIsland Group, a division of Universal Music GmbH

4
Presence Of The Lord
00:04:52

ANDY JOHNS, Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Winwood, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Clapton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Ginger Baker, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Stigwood, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Blind Faith, MainArtist - Jimmy Miller, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Harwood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ric Grech, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

5
Sea Of Joy
00:05:22

ANDY JOHNS, Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Winwood, Organ, Piano, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Eric Clapton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Ginger Baker, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Stigwood, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Blind Faith, MainArtist - Jimmy Miller, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Rick Grech, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Harwood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ric Grech, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1969 Universal International Music B.V.

6
Do What You Like
00:15:18

ANDY JOHNS, Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Winwood, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Clapton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Ginger Baker, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Stigwood, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Blind Faith, MainArtist - Jimmy Miller, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Harwood, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ric Grech, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1969 The Robert Stigwood Organisation Limited

Album Description

Blind Faith's first and last album, more than 30 years old and counting, remains one of the jewels of the Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Ginger Baker catalogs, despite the crash-and-burn history of the band itself, which scarcely lasted six months. As much a follow-up to Traffic's self-titled second album as it is to Cream's final output, it merges the soulful blues of the former with the heavy riffing and outsized song lengths of the latter for a very compelling sound unique to this band. Not all of it works -- between the virtuoso electric blues of "Had to Cry Today," the acoustic-textured "Can't Find My Way Home," the soaring "Presence of the Lord" (Eric Clapton's one contribution here as a songwriter, and the first great song he ever authored) and "Sea of Joy," the band doesn't do much with the Buddy Holly song "Well All Right"; and Ginger Baker's "Do What You Like" was a little weak to take up 15 minutes of space on an LP that might have been better used for a shorter drum solo and more songs. Unfortunately, the group was never that together as a band and evidently had just the 42 minutes of new music here ready to tour behind.
© Bruce Eder /TiVo

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