Talk:Blind Faith (Blind Faith album)

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Shouldn't there only be one page discussing Blind Faith? It seems to me that the history of the band and the album are one and the same. Unlike Derek and the Dominoes, only one album was ever released or attempted by Blind Faith. Alcuin 15:51, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Actually, they made an abortive attempt at a second album, recording a couple of tracks that later surfaced on Clapton's "Crossroads." Ttenchantr (talk) 05:32, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Creation and Expansion of Article[edit]

During April 19-20 I'll be working steadfastly on the article's creation and expansion, if you see small errors or big ones just temporarily ignore them because i'm working on them and thank you all for your patience and oversight. Patman2648 00:27, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Finished the large majority of the work, go ahead and edit if anyone would like and add more if possible. Patman2648 05:09, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

While I know Blind Faith was scheduled to play Newport in 69, I have a vague memory that they cancelled. It was long ago, but worth checking. I'm not sure that tour ever happened. 00:47, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Mr. Jones

Bel Air hood ornament[edit]

The "spaceship" looks like the hood ornament off a Bel Air. 20:58, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

The "spaceship" is a hood ornament off a 1957 Oldsmobile "Rocket 88". --Hankdm 04:15, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

I happen to be a 1955 Bel Air owner, and I can tell you with some degree of certainty that that is not a Bel Air hood ornament. Billy Bishop (talk) 03:42, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

The hood ornament claim is contradicted by the quote that it was a piece of jewelry made for the album.22yearswothanks (talk) 00:43, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

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I provided fair use rationale, so everything should be jolly now. - Patman2648 22:17, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Album name not on cover[edit]

In fact, this had been done previously for (...) The Beatles' albums Rubber Soul (1965) and Revolver (1966).

Is there a source for this claim? Certainly, the original Parlophone releases of those two albums have the album names displayed prominently on the covers, and not on an outer wrapper as claimed. In fact, in the 1960s, UK albums did not ordinarily come in wrappers. (talk) 19:52, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

It's the band's name being absent which is significant here, not the album's title. (btw, the only Beatles album (of the original British releases, at least) not to have its title on the front cover was Abbey Road - released a few weeks after Blind Faith). --Redrose64 (talk) 12:33, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

"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." - I'm not sure that this is true. I have believed that at the very first jam session that formed the band, Eric Clapton said "I have Blind Faith in this band" and viola "Blind Faith" was born. I have no proof of this but it is the sort of thing that EC would say and it sounds very plausible. - Eddie Punch (talk) 00:14, 18 February 2014 (UTC)


Does anyone except Winwood actually sing on this album? There aren't any obvious harmonies on the album, and the only evidence of multiple voices is the talking on the breakdown at the end of "Do What You Like". Reviews don't generally mention who played what, and just mention the instrumental skills. I used to think Clapton sang lead on "Presence Of The Lord" but having seen the Hyde Park footage, it appears not. --Ritchie333 (talk) 10:48, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

It's possible for Clapton to sing lead on the studio version of the song but not in certain live versions. I've seen Cream concerts where Clapton alternates lead vocals with Jack Bruce during songs which Bruce sang the lead exclusively in the studio version. Live performances don't necessarily tell you anything about the studio versions of the song. There are many reasons why a live performance would differ significantly from a studio recording of the same song. Clapton was known for not having a lot of confidence in his singing voice in the early days and having to be "encouraged" to sing. Later on, he sang lead vocals more frequently during both studio and live performances. Aoa8212 (talk) 08:55, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

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