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Blind Faith (2)Blind Faith

Label:Polydor – 583 059, Polydor – 583059
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Tracklist

A1Had To Cry Today
Written-ByWinwood*
A2Can't Find My Way Home
Written-ByWinwood*
A3Well All Right
Written-ByHolly*, Allison*, Mauldin*, Petty*
A4Presence Of The Lord
Written-ByClapton*
B1Sea Of Joy
Written-ByWinwood*
B2Do What You Like
Written-ByBaker*
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First issue with labels flat to edge, then a drop off, slightly smaller phonographic copyright symbol than alternate version, Blind Faith (2) - Blind Faith. In press from 1969 to 1973/4.

A few initial copies with 'Distributed in the U.K. by Polydor Records Ltd., and Island Records Ltd.' label added to inner cover

Poly lined inner sleeve stamped Made In England 108

Steve 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

  • Rights Society (Boxed): MCPS
  • 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
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 side A runout stamped): 583059 A//2 420 03 11 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 side B runout stamped): 583059 B//1▽420 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 side A runout stamped): 583059 A//3 420 05 11 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 side B runout stamped): 583059 B//3 420 05 12 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7 side A runout stamped): 583059 A//3 420 05 12 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7 side B runout stamped): 583059 B//3 420 05 13 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8 side A runout stamped): 583059 A//1▽420 11 2 11 1 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8 side B runout stamped): 583059 B//1▽420 1 14 13
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9 side A runout stamped): 583059 A//3 420 05 11 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9 side B runout stamped): 583059 B//3 420 05 11 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10 side A runout stamped): 583059 A//2 420 03 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10 side B runout stamped): 583059 B//1▽ 420 1 1 33
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11 side A runout stamped): 583059 A/1 420 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11 side B runout stamped): 583059 B/1 420 11 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 12 side A runout stamped): 583059 A//1▽420 11 13
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 12 side B runout stamped): 583059 B//1▽420 11 21

Other Versions (5 of 307)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Blind Faith (LP, Album)Polydor658 170France1969
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Blind Faith (LP, Album, Stereo, PR - Presswell Pressing)ATCO Records, ATCO RecordsSD 33-304, SD33-304BUS1969
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Blind Faith (LP, Album)Polydor184 302Germany1969
Blind Faith (LP, Album, Stereo)International Polydor Production583059Australia1969
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Blind Faith (LP, Album, LP, CTH - Terre Haute Pressing)ATCO RecordsSD 33-304AUS1969

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  • Thomasdortmund's avatar
    Sehr gute Blues Rock von der englischen Band Blind Faith .Kann ich echt nur weiter empfehlen.Wäre mir persönlich auch ruhig 60 Euro wert .
    • benweight's avatar
      benweight
      Edited 7 months ago
      Hi All,

      My copy has the following Matrix's:

      Side A Matrix: 583059 A//1 ▽ 420 1 1 1 3
      Side B Matrix: 583059 B//1 ▽ 420 1 1 2 7

      It would appear identical with the label flat to the edge but it also shares the same bigger "p" with the alternative: https://www.discogs.com/release/8292071-Blind-Faith-Blind-Faith. Can anyone offer any insight? Maybe a cross over, change in label design?

      Thank you!
      • Nyjeffy1967's avatar
        Nyjeffy1967
        I always hated the cover. I don't find it sexual it's plain ugly
        • mjtipaq's avatar
          mjtipaq
          The absolute very 1st Press LP Sleeves included a plain white sticker with black text label glued to the botton left corner of the inside right side below the lyrics to Sea Of Joy and Do What You Like.The reads: -

          Distributed in the U.K. by Polydor Records Ltd., and Island Records Ltd.
          • technosomy's avatar
            technosomy
            do all the original pressings have gold stamp on cover top right that said "limited edition special price"
            want to know if it's this version
            • Pimalves87's avatar
              Pimalves87
              Edited 3 years ago
              The cover image is so revolting! It's a child (she was just 11!!!) being exposed and sexualized. It should be banned forever!
              • duckislate's avatar
                duckislate
                First edition of this LP have a special manufactured sleeve. The outer part, front / rear / inside left, of the foldout is one piece folded. Then the right side of the foldout is printed on a singlecover of which is glued to the right side of the foldout outer. Whether this has that cover is hard to tell from the pictures.
                • caffryn67's avatar
                  caffryn67
                  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.
                  • OF-THE-WORLD's avatar
                    OF-THE-WORLD
                    Edited 6 years 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's avatar
                      progfan97402
                      Edited 10 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.

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