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Blind Faith

Blind Faith were the band that introduced the world to the notion of a rock "supergroup," a combo featuring several musicians who had already achieved popularity and critical acclaim before joining forces to make music. Blind Faith also unwittingly established one of the most common features of supergroups -- most featured enough performers with strong résumés and egos to match that internal conflicts were all but inevitable, and as a consequence they usually fell apart rather quickly. Despite a hit album and a financially successful international concert tour, Blind Faith managed to rise and fall in the space of less than a year, and ultimately proved to be a large but curious footnote in the careers of four giants of British rock, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech.

Blind Faith were born of discord within two noted British acts of the late '60s. Cream were at the peak of their fame when the band broke up in 1969, in part because guitarist Eric Clapton was uncertain about the group's creative direction, but mainly because bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker found it all but impossible to see eye to eye. Meanwhile, vocalist and keyboard player Steve Winwood had founded Traffic after leaving the Spencer Davis Group to explore an adventurous brand of rootsy but instrumentally adept psychedelia informed by jazz and blues, but after initial success, the group had trouble negotiating egos, as well as working out the balance of songwriting and instrumental work within the band, and in 1969 Traffic shut down.

Clapton and Winwood were friends and mutual admirers, and had jammed together on several occasions, so when both found themselves at liberty following the breakup of their respective groups, they investigated the idea of forming a band together. One day, Ginger Baker stopped by while Clapton and Winwood were working out material, and he sat in on drums. Musically, Clapton and Winwood were happy with the way Baker's ambitious percussion melded with their new songs, which explored a more subtle blend of blues and R&B than Cream, and while Clapton was wary of reuniting with Baker so soon after closing the book on Cream, Winwood's enthusiasm won out and Baker joined the band. The group became a quartet with the addition of bassist Rick Grech, who had been playing with the celebrated U.K. band Family.

By May 1969, the quartet was recording an album, with Jimmy Miller serving as producer, and given the massive commercial success of Cream and widespread curiosity about Clapton's next project, the new band -- now dubbed Blind Faith by the tongue-in-cheek Clapton -- signed a lucrative record deal with Atlantic in the United States as well as Polydor in the U.K. Promoters were clamoring for a tour, and the band scheduled dates in Europe, the United States, and Canada. Blind Faith made their public debut with a show at London's Hyde Park on June 7, 1969; an estimated 100,000 people were on hand for the show, and while most in attendance seemed thrilled with the concert, Clapton in particular was not pleased with how loose and informal Blind Faith sounded on-stage. By the end of the month, Blind Faith had set out on a club tour of Europe, and the smaller shows allowed them better control of their sound and performances, but when they hit America in July, they were booked into large arenas often saddled with dubious acoustics and poor sound systems. Fans eager to see the new band that was the talk of the rock press often battled with police and security as they rushed the stage, and the musicians were displeased with the chaotic atmosphere. It didn't help that Blind Faith had less of an hour's worth of new music to perform before they set out on tour; the band played North America for seven weeks, and by most reports they were rarely happy with their performances or the circumstances of the tour.

In August 1969, the Blind Faith album finally hit the streets, and while "Presence of the Lord" and "Can't Find My Way Home" quickly became FM rock staples and the album topped the charts in Britain and the United States, reaction to the project was less enthusiastic than many had expected, and the band received negative press for the LP's cover, which featured a topless schoolgirl playing with a silver airplane model. (The sleeve was rejected in America in favor of a cover featuring a portrait of the band.) After Blind Faith returned home from the North American tour at the end of August, the members went their separate ways. Clapton joined Delaney & Bonnie & Friends on tour as a sideman, and next formed Derek & the Dominos, while Winwood re-formed Traffic, who became more successful than ever. Baker formed his own group, Ginger Baker's Air Force, which would feature Grech in the lineup. Grech also played briefly with Traffic, and in 1976 became involved with another ill-fated supergroup, KGB, featuring Michael Bloomfield, Carmine Appice, and Barry Goldberg. Grech died in 1990. While Clapton and Winwood would occasionally perform together, there has been no effort to revive Blind Faith; presumably their brief run in 1969 was enough for all involved. ~ Mark Deming
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Track List: Blind Faith

1. Had To Cry Today

2. Can't Find My Way Home

3. Well All Right

4. Presence Of The Lord

5. Sea Of Joy

6. Do What You Like

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saw Blind Faith in 69 at the Oakland cols. in California,, , i still have the hard cover program....p r i c e l e s s ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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First time I saw the original uncensored cover of Blind Faith was at Tower Records in San Francisco in the import section back in 1974. I bought it and still have it.
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First album I bought and still love it.
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Can't find My Way.......H O M E!!!!!!!!.!
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You can't find your way back home because you embrace socialist values.
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The airplane looks like the hood ornament on the BelAir Nomad '55
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Google the young girl on the blind faith cover- you'll find recent pics of her and the whole story. It's interesting.
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Oh yeah, still have & still listen to my copy of this magic album; I wonder what ever happened to that schoolgirl.. .
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Saw Blind Faith in July. 1969 playing at the Wis. State Fairgrounds at the racetrack. The Midwest Rock Festival. Ran three days, a month before Woodstock. $15 for all three days. Most people have never heard of it. Really took place. Zeppelin headlined Friday night, Blind Faith Sat. night, and Johnny Winter Sunday night. Also Joe Cocker, John Mayall, Taste with Rory Gallagher, Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck . Google it.
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Love Love Love this tune!!! Ginger Baker is awesome!
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what a deal if Steve and Dave could patch things up. Could you imagine Mason and Winwood jam ?
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How many good times at 12years old
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Omg. Traffic, takes me to dam a place I wart to stay at, Low paprika of high heeled boys.......
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Good comments, people. Like Toddacorsco' s Traffic reference, too. It was a great album. We in the US never saw the original cover- it was replaced with photos of the band.
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One album and one tour l969 showing the bare bones of an impressive album and supergroup. Age of free agent musicians was beginning and this was the album to have in your collection. Having worn out a few copies of this lp - it still sounds fresh today -40 years later-ex-Cre a m / e x Traffic members - what a combination! cc_unioin@ex c i t e , c o m
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Great sounds from this band, despite the terrible and unfortunate album art
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Great album
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The Perfect Storm. It came and went. Great LP.
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40000 horsemen couldnt make me change my mind this is i winner !!
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HAPPY 70th ERIC !!
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I remember the first few times hearing the album as a teenager. It was apparent that they were stretching some of the songs to fill up the time and that they didn't have enough material. But it was brilliant and left the listener hungry for more. Interesting to read the history above and know what was behind the scenes 45 years ago.
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this is pretty similar to Glass Harp. they were making music around the same time that these guys were. if you them, youll like Glass Harp.
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Musicians pushed into free agents in a time when that term was not being used. But they managed to cash in on their names at a time when people were interested in musicians with impressive credentials. Great album, great players - some of the best of that day. Hard to beat!!!
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sinisterliza r d
Blind Faith, Traffic, Cream, and Derek and the Dominos, intersection s of some of the greatest musicians the world has ever seen.
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That album cover is priceless(I wish I still had it)....anyon e ?
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Best of the. Best!
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Love this one
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aminahyaquin
GREAT background discography accurate balanced fascinataing and poignantly reminiscent
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We were lucky to make it home
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Do What You Like, one of my all time favorite song! Ginger Baker is awesome on the drums!!
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Oh, how I miss the good old days when music took you places, but you never had to leave the room!
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Awesome , listing since 69
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The shrine in 69....its all I remember about the whole year
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Remember in LA in the late 60's? Hey somebody is at the Forum tonight ( Kinks / Traffic / whoever ) Drive up there, walk to ticket window buy a ticket and go in!
Or Arthur Brown / Lou Reed (RIP) / The Who / Zappa / Lee Michaels / Dan Hicks / The Dead - at the Shrine and sit on the floor all night for 2 bucks - Not so many money grubbers between the listener and the artists. Great Times
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Blind Faith is what happens when the stars align......
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I sat on the stage behind Ginger Baker at the Midwest Rock in Milwaukee. Still can't believe what I saw and heard !!
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Saw them in person in Phoenix 1969! UNBELIEVEABL E ! ! !
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Awesome,Exce l l e n t work for being together less than a year and Clapton does the same thing with Derek and the Dominoes and the Layla album a year later.
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Back in the good ole days when---REAL- - - F M rock broadcast stations used to air play stuff like this almost 24/7. I well remember when this album debuted---ma n y moons since past.
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mary.clemons 9
Arguably the best single album ever made. A monster. Yeah, big shame; big, big shame they only made one album!
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ti's a shame this band didn't record more than 1album
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