Monday, September 18, 2006

Who'da thunkit?

One of the ways that I reward myself for reaching weight loss goals is to buy myself CDs that are woefully missing from my collection.

So I had decided a while back that when I hit 40, I would buy myself a copy of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. And while in the store, I was hit with the idea to buy the one lone CD that Blind Faith put out. I'd heard some good things about it, and hey, why not?

I put in Layla -- and it did not disappoint at all. But then I put in Blind Faith. I was even more blown away. In the few days since, I have listened to Blind Faith far more often. Frankly, I'm shocked. I never imagined that this one would grow on me so fast. My favorite song? Probably "Can't Find My Way Home" -- but then again, I've always liked that one. Of the ones I didn't know before, probably "Presence of the Lord" (an underrated Clapton gem).

I never guessed this CD would be so good.

2 comments:

Talmadge G. said...

Blind Faith. Would anyone have expected those four egos to have survived more than one album? They barely got through the sessions for their self-titled record!

"Can't Find" is the requisite 'workhorse standard' from the album. Favorite track? I'd have to say "Presence of the Lord", although "Well All Right" isn't too shabby a reworking of Buddy H.

Crazy side note: I first bought the LP in the Summer of 1984 after having heard CFMWH for the first time. I was dating a girl who at the time worked at our local Camelot Music store, and she refused to check me out with that album due to its, ummmm, 'controversial' nature.

Thank goodness she wasn't the only employee.

-TG

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