Title: "Can't Find My Way Home"
Artist: Blind Faith
Album: Blind Faith, 1969
Written By: Steve Winwood
Blind Faith (Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Ric Grech) was one of the earliest "supergroups," and like many other subsequent supergroups, it failed to live up to its potential. They only released one album, and overall the record is pretty mediocre considering the talent involved, but this one song makes it all worthwhile. It is Winwood's masterpiece in a career of sporadic greatness. You don't get much simpler than two fingerpicked acoustic guitars and a voice, but when those two guitars are played by Winwood and Clapton and the voice is Winwood's in his prime, that is going to be something great to listen to. The song is beautiful, haunting and searching.
BELOW: Here are some stills set to "Can't Find My Way Home" from a movie that I love, the great underrated 80's road movie that is funny but also one of the best films about male friendship, 'Fandango.' "Can't Find My Way Home" is used over the closing credits of the actual film.
BELOW: Bonus clip. This is Winwood and Clapton in 2007 playing a nice electric version at the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival. It is nowhere near the original, but it is a cool version nonetheless, and a different take on the tune.