Thanks, Jadem, I was wondering if that CD was worth it, now I know. I have a great story to tell regarding Blind Faith: When they played at Madison Square Garden it was still a "primitive" time for touring acts, and they did not have a P.A. system, also they used the P.A. that was used for sports announcments that was mounted in the center of the ceiling , a few hundred feet in the air, far away from the stage. Sound could not have been worse, and to add insult to injury they played for about 40 minutes . The crowd was stunned in disbelief and were shouting for more, and they did not come out for an encore. Well... I won't say that there was a riot, but things got very close to that description, and it was getting very dangerous at the front of the stage where I was standing. As fans poured forward, a bench overturned that caught my leg in between the braces. As the crowd surged forward my leg was about to break when I managed to reach the leg of Steve Winwood's keyboard rig and pull myself up to safety at the last second, knocking all of his gear to the floor. In a Rolling Stone interview Winwood stated that he was hurt and saddened by the reaction of the fans rioting, and wrecking his equipment. He never knew that it was me trying to save my life. Years later I used to see him a few feet away at The China Club, and I also happened to be recording at the same studio he was , (different rooms), but never had the chance to let him know the true story. Well, I will have to get that CD today. I always wished they had done at least one more album. There was something special about that band, and it definitely had the potential to be even greater than the sum of its parts.
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