Review: Blind Faith 24BIT Reissue & Second Disk

Category: Music

WOW! I just spent the last two hours listening to the best new rock music I've heard come out in thirty years! If you've ever wished Blind Faith had put out a second album, and thought that it was impossible, you'll be as thrilled as I am. A new deluxe double album of blind faith was just released by Polydor that was re-mixed in 24bit and it's amazing. The first disk is the original album along with 5 unreleased cuts. The second disk is about 50 minutes of 4 jam sessions. The sound is fantastic. Rick Grech's bass is solid and clear, often defining the studio space. Baker's drums are crisp and extremely well defined, although I felt a bit forward in the stage. Pictures from there set-up actually appear as if the drums were on an equal plan with the others so maybe this is accurate, just not the norm. Steve's organ and/or piano are a bit weak, not as crisp as the others and his vocals are the weakest part of the recording. There just seams to be a lot of distortion and harshness, I'm assuming it's the mikes they used. Then there is Clapton. This is maybe the best I've ever heard him play. The last of the first disk and the whole second is a show of Clapton's genius in a way we could have only prayed to hear before. This is what I have been waiting 30 years to hear, Clapton jamming. His guitar has amazing clarity with a full blooming blues sound. The performance is a 9 out of ten. THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR CLAPTON FANS!!!
I saw this CD advertised but the ad didn't give details about the remastering, packaging, etc. I assumed it was not a straight re-issue based on the price. This is great news as this is one of my favorites and the original is also among the worst recordings I've heard on CD. Thanks for the info.
I found the second disc very interesting, but in a "scholarly" sort of way. It gives excellent insight as to the private workings of some great artists, but leaves a lot to be desired IMO. I would say that the second disc is for fans only. Being a fan, I am quite pleased. Haven't had a chance to really crank it yet.
Bmpnyc: I was at that concert too, up in the loge level, I guess, and very well recall everything you mentioned, but it wasn't me that rushed the stage, honest! The other thing about that concert, and that I hated, was that they were on a revolving stage in the middle of MSG, so half the time I couldn't see them! When I saw Cream on their farewell tour in Detroit, it was at the old Olympia Stadium, and they had the stage at one end of the arena so we could always see the musicians and hear their huge amplifier banks. So the Blind Faith concert disappointed me on a few levels. BTW, if you got their album on the MFSL gold CD, did you notice on Had to Cry Today how the pan of Clapton's first guitar solo, which had gone from one channel across to the other on the original album, was stopped halfway and returned to its original (I think it was the left) channel on the MSFL? Did they do the same on this reissue, or did they shift him all the way from left to right this time like they should have?