|Single by The 5th Dimension|
|from the album Stoned Soul Picnic|
|B-side||"Bobbie's Blues (Who Do You Think Of?)"|
|Label||Soul City 768|
|The 5th Dimension singles chronology|
"Sweet Blindness" is a song written by Laura Nyro and released in 1968. The best known version was recorded by The 5th Dimension later the same year. It reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, #15 in Canada, #19 in Australia, and #45 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1968. It was featured on their 1968 album, Stoned Soul Picnic.
The song was a drinking song, that sounded old fashioned, and noted for its rhythm changes, as well as for its brass section. The song ends with the noted Count Basie piano riff before the brass holds a long jazzy cadenza.
- Nyro released a version of the song on her 1968 album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession.
- Holly Cole released a version of the song on the 1997 tribute album, Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro.
- The 5th Dimension sang a version of the song with Frank Sinatra on his 1968 television special, Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing.
- The 5th Dimension, "Sweet Blindness" Chart Positions Retrieved January 17, 2015
- The 5th Dimension, Stoned Soul Picnic Retrieved January 17, 2015
- The 5th Dimension, "Sweet Blindness" single release Retrieved January 17, 2015
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