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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Dec 17, 2016 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blind Faith

Blind Faith
1969-07-26
The Lost Concert Perfomance
Rock and Roll Festival
State Fair Park
West Allis, Wisconsin
Soundboard Recording
320 kbps
Artwork Included

01. Had to Cry Today
02. Can't Find My Way Home
03. Sleeping in the Ground
04. Well All Right
05. Presence of the Lord (cut)
06. Do What You Like
07. Sunshine of Your Love


Personnel:
Eric Clapton - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Winwood - Keyboards, Vocals
Ginger Baker - Drums
Rick Grech - Bass, Vocals .

Notes: Very sketchy information is available about this little known Blind Faith performance. The tape recording found was ressurrected from an obscure used music/bookshop on the eastside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here's a brief background leading to the music that is by now, moderately distributed among Blind Faith enthusiasts around the world! A few years ago, I met a fellow (now a good friend) in Madison, Wisconsin, who attended the Blind Faith performance on 26 July 1969. He informed me that this concert took place at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Grounds in West Allis, Wisconsin, a suburb southwest of Milwaukee. To my amazement, he also mentioned that this was a rock & roll festival, that included several other well-known groups of the late 1960's. This was information I wanted to further investigate and share with my friends. During April of 1999, I was with two of my good friends on a used vinyl/compact disc search adventure in Milwaukee. We were looking for interesting collectibles, including obscurities like bootlegg concerts, music related books and magazines from the glorious years of our youth. While digging around in one of those book stores, we detected a stack of old cassettes under a glass shelf, with a small notice that suggested that the owners of the store had a selection of local musical concerts recorded on cassette tape. Well, we decided to ask what the selection was. Eureka, one of those listed was Blind Faith in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 1969! Well, that was too good to pass by, although collectively, we (as serious Blind Faith collectors) already had a copy of a portion of the concert from earlier music swaps. My good buddy suggested, "Let's get this copy also, it may be an alternate, or better recording". So we did, and it was indeed, a very nice recording, with additional performance tracks!!!.<-(Info taken from angelfire.com/wi).

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Poster: mzlizizaninja Date: Dec 18, 2016 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blind Faith

hey pig,
your link dropped off

wkere is this wonderful recording of which you speak?

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Dec 17, 2016 6:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blind Faith

Good stuff. I enjoyed the show and the crowd did too.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Dec 18, 2016 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blind Faith

Good call Vermoontains!
At the high points the guitar cuts thru some of the concert recording fog.
When I need a Blind Faith fix i usually you-tube that Hyde Park gig but I had never heard this before ;)