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Blind Faith — Sea of Joy
Album: Blind Faith
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7

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Total ratings: 1620









Released: 1969
Length: 5:12
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Following the shadows of the skies,
Or are they only figments of my eyes?
And I'm feeling close to when the race is run.
Waiting in our boats to set sail.
Sea of joy.
Once the door swings open into space,
And I'm already waiting in disguise.
Is it just a thorn between my eyes?
Waiting in our boats to set sail.
Sea of joy.
Having trouble coming through,
Through this concrete blocks my view
And it's all because of you.
Oh, is it just a thorn between my eyes?
Waiting in our boats to set sail.
Sea of joy.
Sea of joy.
Sea of joy.
Sailing free.
Sea of joy.
Comments (208)add comment
 kingart wrote:
I'm not a musician, but after the recent death of Ginger Baker, I read many disparaging comments about him (and Moon, and Bonham, too)  in Variety and elsewhere. "Hack', 'copycat', 'thumper', etc.  But after hearing tracks like this I have to think, 'what in hell are these people eating that makes them so dyspeptic and half deaf.'?  Because to my ears that's superb drumming. 
 

Listen to the Ginger Baker Trio (2 albums) if you want to hear really interesting and eclectic jazz/jamming. He was accompanied by Charlie Haden, easily one of the most melodious and inventive acoustic bass players of recent time as well as Bill Frisell. It is puzzling that Ginger Baker is so readily dissed, when he was an innovative and accomplished percussionist, even if also being a rather cantankerous and probably rather unpleasant person (at least that is his reputation). I say go with your instincts on this issue.
I'm not a musician, but after the recent death of Ginger Baker, I read many disparaging comments about him (and Moon, and Bonham, too)  in Variety and elsewhere. "Hack', 'copycat', 'thumper', etc.  But after hearing tracks like this I have to think, 'what in hell are these people eating that makes them so dyspeptic and half deaf.'?  Because to my ears that's superb drumming. 
I'm just gonna say it -

Music to my ears

Heavenly
I like Steve Winwood, but not on this one.

the violins and drums are the only thing that save this song for me to be... acceptable.  

I guess.

ouch ...   Steve.
 WeAdmire wrote:

I'm not sure Phil Collins is fit to lace Winwood's drinks and certainly not fit to tune Baker's drums... 
 
agreed
 gbarker wrote:
I really love Radio Paradise.

But this song is played a lot. And Stevie Winwood must have been doing a lot of coke during this recording. Really grating singing. Not his best work.
 

I sorta agree about the singing. He really strains to hit that high note and after a few times it becomes grating on my ears. This is a great group though, hands down.
I really love Radio Paradise.

But this song is played a lot. And Stevie Winwood must have been doing a lot of coke during this recording. Really grating singing. Not his best work.
Like some of the "super teams" in the NBA that are now arising because players are choosing their teammates, I thought that it was a bit unfair to other Rock and Roll groups  of that era that these musicians, could get together.  Alas, they were a one-time comet that blazed and then disappeared.  (The NBA teams should last a little longer if the star players actually honor their contracts.)  This song still rates a "9" in my humble opinion.
 idiot_wind wrote:
C'mon, this band does not have a good guitar player, or drummer, or key board player.  The lyrics are strange and not straightforward. They only cut one album.


Let's listen to today's rock bands...they are so much better.     
 

was going to respond to this, but got distracted thinking about how sarcasm and orgasm both end in, well, asm.
Bill and Rebecca, it's love.  I warn people in the UK of the dangers of tuning into RP - tune in and you will likely never tune out.  

This is a nine for me only because if I gave it ten how would I score Do What You Like...? 
Never could feel good about this combo of great ingredients..... But, it's in the mixer
 On_The_Beach wrote:

idiot_wind is just messin' witchu.
 
That's what he/she do.  It used to catch me off guard, now I look forward to it.
Was fortunate to see these guys in Chicago not long after seeing Cream there as well.  Never thought at the time that both groups' tenures would be so brief. 
 joempie wrote:
Blind faith in the strings and notes they'll hit. Wrongly...

 
This is Rock and Roll, not Opera.  The original artists can do whatever they like.  It's their music.  Warts and all.  It's the overall synergy where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.  If you want perfect music, then stay away from R&R.

Just sayin'
 On_The_Beach wrote:

idiot_wind is just messin' witchu.
 

Don't forget to add Ric Grech to the lineup.
What the hell is that
Recorded on what and by who?
Solid 8 from this ol' dog
Merry Xmas you filthy animals
 DocStrangelove wrote:
terrible screeching
howling
vocals 

This is but one of the many reasons you don't get to pick the music for RP.  Thankfully.
 Ihatethissong wrote:

You talk real good, and I like it.

 
I'm not sure Phil Collins is fit to lace Winwood's drinks and certainly not fit to tune Baker's drums... 
 eveliko wrote:
Sounds a bit like a drunk Phil Collins singing in the shower, but still sounds good.
 
You talk real good, and I like it.
Sounds a bit like a drunk Phil Collins singing in the shower, but still sounds good.
Whoah!  Freshman year high school for me.  Ha Ha.  Played this until there was nothing left of it.{#Notworthy}
Colorado College, 1988-89 - Played this album a lot. Good ol days
 I had  to go to my computer to make sure I had given this a 10 previously. I don't know why there was ever a doubt. Can we vote more than once in the reality TV show era?

lizardking wrote:

I helped...7→8!
 

 DocStrangelove wrote:
terrible screeching
howling
vocals
{#Naughty}
 
With drumming of that magnitude, I almost don't care. 
terrible screeching
howling
vocals
{#Naughty}
love the lp used to have 2 diff lps of this 1 the uk version naked titty lol and the usa love the lp great old rock and roll even if your in your 60 s lol
 BCarn wrote:
Wow..rating should be higher!

 
I helped...7→8!
 BCarn wrote:
Wow..rating should be higher!

 
It used to be higher. Was a 2, now a 1. :motor:
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

Hey Sunflowerbee, the sun is shining here in the 'other' Hillsborough too and I am remembering this Blind Faith album from my teenage years.

 
Me too, although it was some years later, in 1976. I didn't hear this for years, maybe decades. I still remember the cover, the other one actually. I didn't know there was a controversy, just read it in Wikipedia.

(I am reading the comment below after having posted this - very sorry for the redundance)

Very interesting concept.
This is the cover art for the album Blind Faith by the artist Blind Faith. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the label, Polydor U.K./Canada, Atco U.S., or the graphic artist(s).
Here are the lines about it :

The cover art was created by photographer Bob Seidemann, a personal friend and former flatmate of Clapton's who is primarily known for his photos of Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. In the mid-1990s, in an advertising circular intended to help sell lithographic reprints of the famous album cover, he explained his thinking behind the image.

I could not get my hands on the image until out of the mist a concept began to emerge. To symbolize the achievement of human creativity and its expression through technology a spaceship was the material object. To carry this new spore into the universe, innocence would be the ideal bearer, a young girl, a girl as young as Shakespeare's Juliet. The spaceship would be the fruit of the tree of knowledge and the girl, the fruit of the tree of life.

The spaceship could be made by Mick Milligan, a jeweller at the Royal College of Art . The girl was another matter. If she were too old it would be cheesecake, too young and it would be nothing. The beginning of the transition from girl to woman, that is what I was after. That temporal point, that singular flare of radiant innocence. Where is that girl?

Seidemann wrote that he approached a girl reported to be 14 years old on the London Underground about modelling for the cover, and eventually met with her parents, but that she proved too old for the effect he wanted. Instead, the model he used was her younger sister Mariora Goschen, who was reported to be 11 years old. Mariora initially requested a horse as a fee but was instead paid £40.

Bizarre rumours both contributed to and were fuelled by the controversy, including that the girl was Baker's daughter or was a groupie kept as a slave by the band. The image, titled "Blind Faith" by Seidemann, became the inspiration for the name of the band itself, which had been unnamed when the artwork was commissioned. According to Seidemann: "It was Eric who elected to not print the name of the band on the cover. The name was instead printed on the wrapper, when the wrapper came off, so did the type." This had been done previously for The Rolling Stones' 1964 debut albumThe Beatles' albums Rubber Soul in 1965 and Revolver in 1966, and Traffic's self-titled 1968 debut album.


 sunflowerbee wrote:
{#Sunny}

 
Hey Sunflowerbee, the sun is shining here in the 'other' Hillsborough too and I am remembering this Blind Faith album from my teenage years.
Wow..rating should be higher!
{#Sunny}
For me, this has always been a song that defines passion. I dig the way Steve pours all of his passion into the vocals on this. Sublime!
kingart,

Thanks for the bump.   Look, I made a gross generalization.  Based on a quick guess/assumption that the cover had been changed because somebody objected to see a nude frontal of pre-adolescent/young adolescent girl. 

On this flimsy or non-evidence, I addressed a well-known caricature of American puritanical morality.  No, I did not address the fact that Americans are the most socially and politically diverse people you could imagine.
 
Besides, today, in the light of more recent developments, I am OK hanging' with folks who have prudish views on child nudity as long as we share a bunch of other values when it comes to protecting women and children and vulnerable men from those prepared to assault and harass or use indiscriminate deadly means.  

kingart, I am not a fan of the drone strikes on so-called terrorists in Pakistan and elsewhere because I know the ex-ante probability of killing civilians is high and the potential of costly blow back is great.  Costly blow back includes dead Americans or creations like ISIS/Da'esh.  And dead Israelis even if they are relatively few in number.

I worry that the USA maintains these endless wars, and continues to lend serious support to Israeli despite the nuclear weapons arsenal and the on-going settlement of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.  I worry that the US hegemony erodes over time as economic, diplomatic and political strength ebbs. 

The clear preference of small NATO members is that the USA stays strong and self-confident.  That the USA retains the ability to get things done with minimal fanfare, minimal demonization of others and minimal additional polarization.  

For many of us in small, rich western countries, the Trump era is one of increased uncertainty and worry.  Thankfully, a good chunk of voting American adults seem to share the same view and concerns and are figuratively dusting off their behinds and getting involved.   
 
Drums. 
And after this 2016 election, such a comment from westslope or another RPer (or anyone) seems more reasonable. Yes, indeed, what is it with you Americans?  But, imho, it was never UN-reasonable. Just kind of disconnected. And ironic. After all, the title of the song is SEA OF JOY. 

As for you, westslope, that's kind of a derogatory comment nonetheless. What is with you Americans? 

Excuse me, but ALL Americans don't see a bunch of pre-adolescents, in Scandanavia or anywhere else, and feel compelled to shag them. That's not horny, that's pathological and Humbert Humbert Donald Trumpert gnarly, thank you gracias merci beaucoup.

As for the cover art, it's less the imagery itself than the theme or aesthetic. WTF does it have to do with faith, blind or keen eyed?  
westslope wrote:
Oh.  Just noticed that the original cover art had been switched out.

Why?  

What is with you Americans?  If you walk down a beach in Scandinavia and see a bunch of pre-adolescents with no clothes on, do you all get that irresistible urge to MUST HAVE SEX?   

Jesus......     

Aerial bombing civilians is so much more socially acceptable.

  
?????
One of the best albums of the 1960s.
 drews wrote:
 
The guy who designed this cover must have been a paedo masquerading as an artist, and luckily never got to design a second album cover for the band!


 

Well drews...methinks some people are way too fucking uptight about a mere pair of tits, and a toy airplane that some want to imagine as a phallic symbol. Maybe we're all embarrassed or want to have queer sex after seeing the Statue of David as well?

Some of you should try to get over it, or just move to Saudi Arabia.
Those who can, do.  Those who can't, blog.
from a 2 to a 1...so annoying!
Blind faith in the strings and notes they'll hit. Wrongly...
 westslope wrote:
Oh.  Just noticed that the original cover art had been switched out.

Why?  

What is with you Americans?  If you walk down a beach in Scandinavia and see a bunch of pre-adolescents with no clothes on, do you all get that irresistible urge to MUST HAVE SEX?   

Jesus......     

Aerial bombing civilians is so much more socially acceptable.

 
?????
Oh.  Just noticed that the original cover art had been switched out.

Why?  

What is with you Americans?  If you walk down a beach in Scandinavia and see a bunch of pre-adolescents with no clothes on, do you all get that irresistible urge to MUST HAVE SEX?   

Jesus......     

Aerial bombing civilians is so much more socially acceptable.
 samuiwerner wrote:
some people dont know what sea of joy means...... too bad for em

 
Well, instead of playing the coy smart ass, why don't you simply explain YOUR interpretation of the lyrics?
Some months ago, I saw an incredible documentary on Ginger Baker, really stunning. Only then did learn about Blind Faith's existence, fantastic concert footage.  

I want to thank Bill for playing this  -  I listened up recognizing Winwood,  I know him from later hits - and thank the commenters as well for telling me to listen to the whole album. That's what I intend to do! 
 {#Sunny}
I didn't own this album back then but some of my friends did and I got to listen to it many times.  I have not heard it very much since but I am also very surprised how well it still sounds today with a lot of music passing through my ears and brain over the intervening decades.
Used to listen to this obsessively back in the day.  

Holds up reasonably well.  Could be my well socialized ear though.  {#Cowboy} 
some people dont know what sea of joy means...... too bad for em
 xnavy wrote:
Eric Clapton - Steve Winwood - Ginger Baker ...What planet are you on
I grew up in the 60's and the bands back than were great and still are. There are also great bands today. You have to mix it up
 
idiot_wind is just messin' witchu.
 idiot_wind wrote:
C'mon, this band does not have a good guitar player, or drummer, or key board player.  The lyrics are strange and not straightforward. They only cut one album.


Let's listen to today's rock bands...they are so much better.     

 
Eric Clapton - Steve Winwood - Ginger Baker ...What planet are you on

I grew up in the 60's and the bands back than were great and still are. There are also great bands today. You have to mix it up
 kingart wrote:
Couldn't RP just play the entire album? There is almost no track that is better to follow a Blind Faith track than another Blind Faith track. A very unique collection of work. 

 
Gotta agree with Kingart. This album was a concept album from start to finish. And if you weren't there from the start to finish, as we all heard it in the beginning, you might not get it. And just because it was a one album group does not diminish the the quality or value of any work. Buy the album, get baked, chill and just listen in the solitude of your mind and the sound. It's a worth-while trip-in my estimation. 
sounds like a cat in heat
C'mon, this band does not have a good guitar player, or drummer, or key board player.  The lyrics are strange and not straightforward. They only cut one album.


Let's listen to today's rock bands...they are so much better.     
OUCH. Not one of Stevie's best vocals.
Couldn't RP just play the entire album? There is almost no track that is better to follow a Blind Faith track than another Blind Faith track. A very unique collection of work. 
 drews wrote:
 a_genuine_find wrote:

"To symbolize the achievement of human creativity and its expression through technology a space ship was the material object. To carry this new spore into the universe innocence would be the ideal bearer, a young girl, a girl as young as Shakespeare's Juliet. The space ship would be the fruit of the tree of knowledge and the girl, the fruit of the tree of life.

 

The space ship could be made by Mick Milligan, a jeweler at the Royal College of Art. The girl was another matter. If she were too old it would be cheesecake, too young and it would be nothing. It was the beginning of the transition from girl to woman, that is what I was after."

https://www.angelfire.com/wi/blindfaith/vvcov69.html


?

The guy who designed this cover must have been a paedo masquerading as an artist, and luckily never got to design a second album cover for the band!
 
The cover was artwork and thought provoking.  Sadly, the world is full of prudes looking under every rock for pedophiles and perverts... when perhaps they should be looking in the mirror.  Dirty minds think alike.  Perhaps you protest too much.
 TJS wrote:
I do like this song but the recording quality is absolute shite.
 

It wasn't the "best" they could have done Back in The Day and unfortunately the actual Master Mix of this album is believed to be Lost.  I've been told that the original was beyond wonderful.  Perhaps someday it will show up?
Sitting on a hillside in Laguna staring out toward Catalina.  Sea of Joy.
Not sure I would ever listen to Stevie after hearing this, poor song and as mentioned poor recording.

See RP are using the nanny knows best cover. 
 laozilover wrote:
Cool that Bill now has the ORIGINAL COVER ART!

 
Gone again!
 Stingray wrote:


Not long and you say your grand-parents had
"Ummagumma".

Careful with Granny - in Eugene!
 
wow. it took me a long time to see this comment. (I've taken to reading the old comments.)
My mom had both the Blind Faith album and a couple of Traffic albums (she was a hippie).  She didn't have any Pink Floyd that I can remember...
she was born after WW2 and I was born in '62 she used to hang in Hollywood and danced at the Whiskey!

Formation and early history

The beginnings of Blind Faith date from mid-1968, with the break-up of Cream. In retrospect as the first "super-group", Cream had become a financial powerhouse, selling millions of records within a few years and raising the group's (and each member's) repertoire to international popularity. Despite that success, the band were crumbling from within because of frequent animosity between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, with Eric Clapton doing his best to mediate<citation needed>. In addition, Clapton had been tired of being coerced into playing commercially driven blues and hoped to move forward with a new, experimental, less straitjacketed approach to the genre<citation needed>.

Steve Winwood was facing similar problems in The Spencer Davis Group, where he had been the lead singer for three years. Winwood wanted to experiment with the band's sound by infusing jazz elements, but left due to his musical differences, instead forming a new band — Traffic — in 1967. That band split temporarily in 1969, and Winwood started to jam with his good friend Clapton in Clapton's basement in Surrey,England. Winwood and Clapton had previously collaborated on the "Powerhouse" project.

Clapton was pleased with the jam sessions, but was hesitant to start a serious group. Ginger Baker turned up one day to sit in with them in 1969, and the band took near-final form. Clapton questioned letting Baker in the band, because he had promised Jack Bruce that, if they were to work with one another again, all three of them would play. Moreover, Clapton didn't want to reunite with Cream barely nine weeks after the break-up, and also didn't want to deal with another "Cream-like" super-stardom situation. Winwood ultimately persuaded Clapton to finalize Baker's inclusion in the line-up, arguing that Ginger Baker strengthened their musicianship and that it would be hard to find an equally talented drummer.<citation needed>

By May 1969, Ric Grech, bassist with Family, was invited to join them (leaving Family, mid-tour). Andy Johns (engineer) recorded most of the Blind Faith backing tracks at Morgan Studios and the album was finished at Olympic studios with Alan O'Duffy (engineer) who recorded some further tracks, all of the overdubs and mixed the album. This was done under the supervision of producer Jimmy Miller. Jimmy Miller provided focus to the band, who often preferred jamming over the standard commercial 3–5 minute track. By then the group was known collectively as Blind Faith, a slyly cynical reference by Clapton to his outlook on the new group.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Faith
 


I do like this song but the recording quality is absolute shite.
From one of the greatest albums — with one of the weirdest freakazoid covers — in history. 
flashback  yah man und es  werden schöne erinnerungen wach!!   !{#Daisy}{#Sunny}


Beautiful tune.  The song from this great record that didn't get much radio exposure.
 MojoJojo wrote:
Sea of ear pain
 

 calypsus_1 wrote:

 

1969!  Yes! Yes!.....the old that is always new ....... a good opportunity for bands and artists that are releasing right now, they are here as reference may be the construction and development of music and songs with "beginning, middle and end" ...

** 9/10 **

 (Edited: 15-12-2010)

 

Today i would add more to this text the following: Over the years, since the late 60's y., every time i am more convinced of the progressive degradation of musical taste, both of who creates the music, even to audiences who consume.
Just to review (zap) by radio stations scattered around world like mushrooms (radio only have the same name), by television stations, distribution channels over the web, live-concerts, called rock festivals (which rock only in name), publishers hungry greed for easy profits (the music is an attractive medium) that promote and accept any barefoot, beardless and inexperienced, completely devoid of musical creativity, non-domain instruments, (and make much noise, so fast scratch the strings of guitars, so that in the swirl of distorted sounds, it seems that "playing)", unable to sing decently and coordinated (so scream and yell a lot), producing albums for routine and boost market (if there no inspiration and creativity, then invents itself, repeats itself, is simulated), industry (!) and the distribution chain can not stop.
In the past, criticized  the artists because themselves used drugs, and therefore, many paid a heavy price with their lives. But masterpieces are conceived and created music. These days, taking in drugs or not, just "leave shit".
And to prove that there Music renewal in the new generations, are the artists with more than 20, 30 or 40 year career, but who are currently still on the scene and produce new musical works (and I will not say the names, because all  we know  who are!!) that constitute a true "stone in the pond"...
I suspect, and rightly so, the bands and singers who throw (or make up, or they are required by publishers) new disks every year without having the artistic support and preparation to make that possible. Then what is the result? "the devil is" to find a single song from that album with some artistic value. And the public is deceived into paying for a full CD just to hear, at best, a single song. Badly.
Even the radio producers honest and conscientious, even for very lenient and generous, have great difficulty in selecting one or two songs both worthwhile and interesting to include in their programming (not in sponsored playlist).
I also think, at present, an artist or band honest and conscientious, even the most reputable and proven, even with several years of career, only should launch a new disc for the public when the conditions are met in quality, creativity innovation and maturity required for this new job.
And we have several of these names have already stated that only quality launch a new work every two or three years, sometimes longer. The musical creativity is not a product of any supermarket, consumer goods, where many times just change the label to be more attractive. It's art.
And the publishers expect this time? No. Have necessarily to earn money. And as the novelty is selling, what toothpaste, soap or perfume, saturates the market for hearing crap, masquerading as music. But I think we can and should be a compromise between the timings of the industry and quality required for musical creativity. For reasons not here to discriminate or favor nobody, i will not mention names of artists or bands around (5, 10 and more years of his career), but I felt like, felt like.
Call me old fashioned, clinging to the past, nostalgic, sentimental, that does not evolve, they did not follow the course of time. I do not care. I'm not worried that some consider me a "hostage of the past", because what is really good, never goes out of fashion, nor has an expiration date.
And iI understand that no, this is not the case. Appreciate what I know today is produced interesting and artistic quality. And I'm not alone. And one need not go very far....




Sea of ear pain
 Giselle62 wrote:
my parents had this album—-i loved it right away—-oh, forgot to mention why—-i LOVE the guitar riff, still do!

 

Not long and you say your grand-parents had
"Ummagumma".

Careful with Granny - in Eugene!
 a_genuine_find wrote:

"To symbolize the achievement of human creativity and its expression through technology a space ship was the material object. To carry this new spore into the universe innocence would be the ideal bearer, a young girl, a girl as young as Shakespeare's Juliet. The space ship would be the fruit of the tree of knowledge and the girl, the fruit of the tree of life.

 

The space ship could be made by Mick Milligan, a jeweler at the Royal College of Art. The girl was another matter. If she were too old it would be cheesecake, too young and it would be nothing. It was the beginning of the transition from girl to woman, that is what I was after."

https://www.angelfire.com/wi/blindfaith/vvcov69.html



?

The guy who designed this cover must have been a paedo masquerading as an artist, and luckily never got to design a second album cover for the band!

Excellent tune, haven't heard in a long time
 Businessgypsy wrote:
a favorite song, now and before.
1955 Chevrolet BelAir hood ornament

 
Great find - than k you!
Congrats too to the person who posted the adult-girli some time ago.
That one of the great features of RP.

I just wish we all could be 20-40 years younger
and meet on a moonlit night in Anjuna!

Correct - just reading CLEO ODZER!

Stingray

EXCELLENT!
a_genuine_find wrote:
...The space ship could be made by Mick Milligan, a jeweler at the Royal College of Art...

a favorite song, now and before.

1955 Chevrolet BelAir hood ornament


my parents had this album—-i loved it right away—-oh, forgot to mention why—-i LOVE the guitar riff, still do!

 laozilover wrote:
Cool that Bill now has the ORIGINAL COVER ART!

 
"To symbolize the achievement of human creativity and its expression through technology a space ship was the material object. To carry this new spore into the universe innocence would be the ideal bearer, a young girl, a girl as young as Shakespeare's Juliet. The space ship would be the fruit of the tree of knowledge and the girl, the fruit of the tree of life.

 

The space ship could be made by Mick Milligan, a jeweler at the Royal College of Art. The girl was another matter. If she were too old it would be cheesecake, too young and it would be nothing. It was the beginning of the transition from girl to woman, that is what I was after."

https://www.angelfire.com/wi/blindfaith/vvcov69.html


 calypsus_1 wrote:

1969!  Yes!.....old that is always new ....... 


"And the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
when the last of earth left to discover
is that which was the beginning."

Excerpt from T.S. Elliot's Little Gidding


Cool that Bill now has the ORIGINAL COVER ART!

 Cachatons wrote:


Creamy
 
Nicely!!


 MJMJ wrote:
Trafficky
 

Creamy
 nmcleod wrote:
what can I say.............OLD FAITHFUL.....every time.....still swimming blind after all these years
 
Blind Faith = Sea of Joy
I'm wit' ya bro!  {#Sunny}

what can I say.............OLD FAITHFUL.....every time.....still swimming blind after all these years
Clapton and Winwood are on tour, I heard today. They're coming to the Bay Area in April, I think. Should be a good show. {#Clap}
Thank you - that's who I thought it was...

 
MJMJ wrote:
Trafficky
 


Excellent{#Dancingbanana_2}
I love Stevie Winwood but his voice here is too often off-key and grating for me to enjoy this song.  It might be one of those songs that tends to grow on you, however.
 beasty7 wrote:
Great song! This type of programming is what keeps me loyal to RP. To hear this mixed with Guster, John Lennon, Patty Griffin is radio at its best. Thanks Bill!!!
 
I keep waiting for a bit more franz litz and beethoven, but hey I happy with whatever Bill puts together

 

1969!  Yes! Yes!.....the old that is always new ....... a good opportunity for bands and artists that are releasing right now, they are here as reference may be the construction and development of music and songs with "beginning, middle and end" ...

** 9/10 **

 (Edited: 15-12-2010)


For a real treat, check out the 2007 Crossroads Concert DVD
Winwood and Clapton do 3 songs off this album, good stuff

ahhhh...so gooood!
Great song! This type of programming is what keeps me loyal to RP. To hear this mixed with Guster, John Lennon, Patty Griffin is radio at its best. Thanks Bill!!!
Trafficky
Masterpiece
Absolutely, one of my favorite songs ever. Why don't you play Do What You Like once in a while? That was not only the greatest song off this album, it may be one of the greatest rock songs ever. It is a total 'shroom song. Speaking of which, how about a squeezing a little Hawkwind in occasionally?
In Clapton's tell all book, he does not remember much about these sessions.

super-group for sure. lotsa great memories with this one. thanks, Bill
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Very nice! :clap:
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Limpopoking wrote:
... On paper, Blind Faith was a Megagroup. I wonder why they never achieved that status in reality.
The members came from great groups and wanted to branch out beyond their respective groups' genres. Maybe those groups were more important to the "mega stars'" success than we credit them for.
9:28 am - Blind Faith - Sea of Joy 9:24 am - Calexico - Deep Down 9:20 am - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights 9:15 am - Modest Mouse - Missed the Boat 9:11 am - John Lennon - Jealous Guy =10 for the set. Nice.
havn't heard this in years... I'm off to the shops! Winwood has such a distinctive & soulful voice. On paper, Blind Faith was a Megagroup. I wonder why they never achieved that status in reality.
Deadwing wrote:
Wow Hard to imagine people actually giving this a "1". Ah well I spose some people have no class, no wit, no soul. (Porcupine Tree lyrics ftw!) :jump:
My crystal ball tells me that you were not in your teens or twenties (the time when the blood flows in inexplicable ways) when this song came out. I have always been moved by and bowed before the instrumentals but wished that the vocals could just be erased, being so jarring and nonflowing. This song calls for mellifluous vocals and didn't get them. A very mixed bag. But how often do you hear such a sensitive use of violin in rock music? And the guitars still blow me away on this song. :eh: :boohoo: :dance: :guitarist: :jump: :meditate: :yes: :clap: :cry: :beat: Consider that the negative icons refer to the vocals and the positive ones refer to the instrumentation.
Deadwing wrote:
Wow Hard to imagine people actually giving this a "1".
Maybe a step-or-two lower key to make Winwood sound better?
Heartwrenchingly beautiful.
Wow Hard to imagine people actually giving this a "1". Ah well I spose some people have no class, no wit, no soul. (Porcupine Tree lyrics ftw!) :jump:
calray wrote:
How could you give Blind Faith anything less than a Godlike rating? c'mon y'all :cowboy:
Agreed! Superb song, classic album!
I hear all the flaws but I still get goose bumps all the way thru. The fiddle bridge is perfect.
Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
Is someone dying out there? Wow...such horrible singing. Pains me nearly as much as Radiohead/Tom Yorke. Actually, equally bad. One all the way...!
wow, I logged on simply to rate this a one, and was plesantly suprised to find I already had! My original opinion of the matter remains unchanged...
Moak wrote:
I notice they're not showing the scandalous front cover of this one...another one I had to hide away from mom...
Led Zep's cover from 'House's of the Holy' also was innocent for it's time, but would not be published today.
rsfc_carp wrote:
Amen. I can certainly understand why people are negative about Blind Faith, but this is one of the songs that always gets cranked up when it comes around on the car player. Sometimes the flaws can make something even better than sterile perfection.
Woh, sterile perfection goes with sterile nay-sayers :stupid: They can't be helped :lol: Blind Faith :angel:
littleguy wrote:
Can't stand the over-strained voice - sounds like he's being choked...
Personally, I always loved the rawness of Stevie's vocals on this track. As a matter of fact, I love the whole bare bones production of this whole album. A one-time flash of brilliance from four very bright artists of the day. Classic! :notworthy:
Can't stand the over-strained voice - sounds like he's being choked...
auburntigerrich wrote:
I can't help imagining him singing through a paper towel tube... and then peaking it to +20db on the board.
:clap: :lol: I love this track, but that was funny.
Farquwaar wrote:
Actually saw these guys in Philly...Ginger was so wasted he threw his sticks in the air to catch....caught one and got hit in the head with the other....LOL!!! Luckey he didn't poke an eye out!!!!
Saw them too, at the Spectrum. I remember they were billed as 'The New Cream'. Since I don't think the album had come out yet we went in with different expectations, but walked out very happy.
Moak wrote:
I notice they're not showing the scandalous front cover of this one...another one I had to hide away from mom...
That reminds me: Ahhh, my USA. Still puritanical after all these years.
How could anyone possibly rate this a 1?!?
I can't help imagining him singing through a paper towel tube... and then peaking it to +20db on the board.
Moak wrote:
I notice they're not showing the scandalous front cover of this one...another one I had to hide away from mom...
One for the boys ... :eek: ... and one for the girls :hearteyes: ... and this one ... :arrowu: ... I don' know? Mum?