1969 SONG OF THE DAY- ‘PRESENCE OF THE LORD”- BLIND FAITH

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1969 Song of the Day is- Presence Of The Lord by Blind Faith. Blind Faith was a super group that consisted of two members of Cream- Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker- Stevie Winwood of Spencer Davis Band and Traffic fame and Ric Grech of Family. They made one album and called it a day. The album went to #1 on the Billboard album chart.  One of the best songs on the album was Presence Of The Lord which I thought had been a hit single since I’ve heard it so often over the years- but it was only an album cut.There were no singles released from the album.  It was the first song that Eric Clapton ever wrote all the lyrics for- and was a testimony of faith. Stevie Winwood who sang all the songs on the Blind Faith album- also sang this- Clapton felt he was the better singer-and wrote the song in a higher key which he couldn’t sing in order to make sure Winwood was the singer. Nothing against Clapton but I think most would agree Winwood is the better singer of the two.

 

11 responses to “1969 SONG OF THE DAY- ‘PRESENCE OF THE LORD”- BLIND FAITH

  1. It’s a beautiful song that stands the test of time (and eternity, as The Lord is Eternal). Steve does a great job singing. First time hearing him sing. Wasn’t prepared for the guitar at the end.

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