Clapton-Winwood-Video of The Week
Clapton-Winwood. With Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood performing at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007. Adding to the mix is Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall. While these two could play pretty much anything and most of us would listen. It’s a popular Blind Faith track which Eric Clapton wrote all the lyrics during their time as a band. For him, this song was about gratitude.
The song is about how Clapton is becoming more comfortable with his life. He had just left Cream at the peak of its popularity and was looking forward to playing with Blind Faith. In all reality, he really wasn’t too comfortable with himself at the time. Considering that Clapton is fighting drug addiction and falling in love with George Harrison’s wife, whom he would later marry.
Steve Winwood sang lead, as he did with all of the Blind Faith songs. Even though it’s a very personal song, Clapton made sure he wouldn’t be the lead vocalist by writing it in a higher key than he could sing. He thought Winwood was a much better singer and wanted him on this track. Blind Faith released just one album and didn’t issue any singles. The album was very successful, going to #1 in both the US and UK, but the band broke up after one difficult tour.
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