Blind Faith (2) ‎– Blind Faith

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Polydor ‎– 583 059, Polydor ‎– 583059
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A1 Had To Cry Today
Written-By – Winwood*
A2 Can't Find My Way Home
Written-By – Winwood*
A3 Well All Right
Written-By – Holly*, Allison*, Mauldin*, Petty*
A4 Presence Of The Lord
Written-By – Clapton*
B1 Sea Of Joy
Written-By – Winwood*
B2 Do What You Like
Written-By – Baker*

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First issue with labels flat to edge, then a dropoff, slightly smaller phonographic copyright symbol than alternate version, Blind Faith (2) - Blind Faith. In press from 1969 to 1973/4.

Stevie Winwood & Rick Grech appear through the courtesy of Island Records Ltd.

A1, A2, B1: Island.
A3: Southern.
A4: Throat.
B2: P.E. Baker.

Printed and made by MacNeill Press.
Manufactured by Polydor Records Limited London.
Made in England.

℗ 1969

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side A runout stamped): 583059 A//1 ∇ 420
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side B runout stamped): 583059 B//1 ∇ 420
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side A runout stamped): 583059 A//2 420 03 13
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side B runout stamped): 583059 B//1 ∇ 420 1 14 29
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side A runout stamped): 583059 A//3 420 05 11 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side B runout stamped): 583059 B//5 420 11 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Side A runout stamped): 583059 A//4 420 05 11 14
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Side B runout stamped): 583059 B//3 420 05 13 1
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other Versions (5 of 218) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2394 142 Blind Faith (2) Blind Faith(LP, Album, RE) RSO 2394 142 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
583 059 Blind Faith (2) Blind Faith(LP, Album) Polydor 583 059 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
825 094-4 Blind Faith (2) Blind Faith(Cass, Album, Club) Polydor 825 094-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
MFSL 1-186 Blind Faith (2) Blind Faith(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Polydor MFSL 1-186 US 1984 Sell This Version
2394 142 Blind Faith (2) Blind Faith(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2394 142 Greece 1977 Sell This Version

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caffryn67

caffryn67

September 2, 2017
I have a version of Blind Faith Made in Australia and Marketed by PolyGram 583059. Etching on runout is different to all the versions listed here. Side A: 583059 A / EMIDISC DMM Side B: 583059 B That's all there is. Red Polydor Label. Have no Idea where it fits in. Can anyone help with this freak.
StrangelySatisfying

StrangelySatisfying

August 15, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Terrible they perpetuate the pedophilic image of the UK release on reissues. Disgusting. What does an 11 year old girl nude holding overtly phallic items have to do with the music? She was 11 years old people. Would you want your daughter on the cover of a commercial recording in this situation? The Canadian / US version is appropriate as it shows a thread of reality to the music.. showing the band. Unless the group was into underage girls .. maybe the first cover was their reality? Should be reviewed on discogs for indecency. Maybe the company they worked for thought they needed some sexual schtick to sell their music.. but that's run it's course and the music supposedly stands up over the time that has passed.. Anyways, This is not a joke.
progfan97402

progfan97402

May 21, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
I wasn't alive in 1969, but I've heard about the hype regarding Blind Faith, that many people thought it was overhyped. We don't need to explain the backgrounds of Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, and Ginger Baker, naturally, everyone knows that, but not everyone knows Ric Grech's background. He was in a band called Family and appeared on their first two album, Music in a Doll's House (1968) and Family Entertainment (1969), which are great psychedelic albums with the wild vocals of Roger Chapman (Family continued on without Grech for several more albums up to 1973). I guess some of the people were put off with the hype because a couple of the songs had some rather self-indulgent soloing (but then, wasn't the second, live disc of Cream's Wheels of Fire full of self-indulgent soloing that you either liked or hated?). For me, I think the album is great, although not without flaws, some of the best stuff Clapton played in outside of Cream. "Had to Cry Today" is a hard rocking, bluesy piece. We all heard "Can't Find My Way Home", a folk-influenced piece that received tons of FM radio airplay and still does to this day. They do a wonderful cover of Buddy Holly's "Well Alright", including a nice jam that went towards the end. "Presence of the Lord" isn't my favorite, but I do like the jam in the middle. "Sea of Joy" would be better if Ric Grich got rid of that cheesy violin solo. "Do What You Like" is probably the one piece that many listeners have a difficult time with, as it's a vehicle for each member to solo. I really enjoyed that Steve Winwood organ solo. The Ginger Baker solo is not unlike "Toad". This type of given each member a chance to solo approach was previously explored by Iron Butterfly in "In-a-Gadda-da-Vida", and later on the Dutch band Focus tried a similar approach on "Anonymous" and "Anonymous II". All done in their own style. Also gives listeners the same reaction (with the possible exception of Focus' "Anonymous" which is rather short), that is, either great jams, or just plain self-indulgent. I have to say the flaws of Blind Faith's album is plain for everyone to see, but it also features tons of great, classic material, showing the members at their finest. And I have to say I'm not big on Clapton, a lot of his solo material is seriously hit or miss in my opinion (I have never been fond of his exploration into soft rock like "Wonderful Tonight", "Promises" or "Tears in Heaven"), but at his best, you can see why he's considered a guitar legend. Also I have never been fond of Winwood's solo releases. I lived through the 1980s and I was constantly inflicted with songs off Back in the High Life and Roll With It on the radio, finding his stuff with Traffic much better and much more interesting (simply because of the highly mainstream commercial approach Winwood explored in the '80s, much as Genesis and Phil Collins had around the same time). Making Blind Faith the best stuff Winwood did outside Traffic. Despite the flaws, the Blind Faith album has a lot of great material worth having.
jussumen

jussumen

August 27, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Blind Faith is the quintessential Super Group after the split of CREAM.Even better because of Stevie Winwood. He is one of the best Singers in Rock.
Ginger Bakers drums are present all through the album, Eric Clapton's guitar fills each and every empty space left and on top of all we hear Stevie Winwood with his unique vocal gymnastics. When Rick Grech adds his Violin the sound is bubbling like an Alchemist's Magic Potion. There is just too much going on. But none of that matters much. The strength lies mainly in the beauty of the Songs, the meaninful lyrics and the way they are expressed. In The Presence Of The Lord is such a positive and heartfelt Tune, i cannot think of any other song that comes close to it. Had To Cry Today or Can't Find My Way Home are perfect for a summer afternoon with lots of mellow moods.
Side 2 is more adventurous - Do What You Like is exactly that : 15 plus minutes of 4 outstanding musicians doing what they like best. Bass, Drums, Vocals and Organ are always present and keep things simmering; when Rick Grech's Violin meets Eric Clapton's Lead Guitar Licks it all bubbles over.
Fantastic !