I remember as a teenager, walking down the street listening to this album on my Walkman, thinking music doesn't get much better than this. The truth is-it doesn't. The one and only Blind Faith album remains among the best albums in my collection.
Born out of the ashes of the broken up bands Cream and Traffic, this album consists of Cream's guitar god, Eric Clapton and drummer extraordinaire Ginger Baker. The soulful voice of Traffic's keyboardist/vocalist Steve Winwood sends shivers down my spine! Family's Rick Grech fills the spot of the bassist perfectly. What a supergroup line up this is!
There is not is wasted note on this record! The guitar solos on Had to Cry Today blows my mind! The rollicking piano solo on Well All Right has gotten me dazzled! Tunes like Can't Find My Way Home and Sea of Joy gives me the chills!
The band only lasted a year, only to record this album and do a tour in 1969. A damn shame. I kind of wonder what music they would have created if this band stayed together.