Instead, the model he used was her younger sister Mariora Goschen, who was reported to be 11 years old. The image, titled "Blind Faith" by Seidemann, became the inspiration for the name of the band itself, which had been unnamed when the artwork was commissioned. According to Seidemann: "It was Eric who elected to not print the name of the band on the cover.
The name was instead printed on the wrapper, when the wrapper came off, so did the type. An expanded edition of the album was released on 9 January , with previously unreleased tracks and 'jams' included. The studio electric version of "Sleeping in the Ground" had previously been released on the four-disc boxed set for Clapton, Crossroads released , recorded —, including several previously unreleased live or alternate studio recordings.
The bonus disc of jams does not include bassist Grech, who had yet to join the band, but includes a guest percussionist, Guy Warner. Commercially, the album charted at number one in both the US  and the UK.
Critically, Blind Faith was met with a mixed response. Reviewing in August for The Village Voice , Robert Christgau found none of the songs exceptional and said, "I'm almost sure that when I'm through writing this I'll put the album away and only play it for guests. Unless I want to hear Clapton — he is at his best here because he is kept in check by the excesses of Winwood, who is rapidly turning into the greatest wasted talent in music.
I said it and I'm glad. Every solo is a model of economy, well- thought-out and well-executed with a good deal more subtlety and feeling than we have come to expect from Clapton.
Retrospective appraisals have been positive. According to Stereo Review in , "for 20 years this has been a cornerstone in any basic rock library. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Had To Cry Today. Only album by Blind Faith. Blind Faith. Classic Rock. Future plc. Retrieved 1 September Voyageur Press. Classic Rock Review. Retrieved 15 February New York Times.
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Farewell Concert. Book Category. Fantasy " " 40, Headmen " " Feelin' Alright? Eric Clapton.News of Blind Faith's formation created a buzz of excitement among the public and press. The group debuted at a free concert at London's Hyde Park on 7 June in front of , fans. Capaldi and Wood attended the gig, as did Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull.