‘Come Down Off Your Throne . . .’

In a couple of posts last week, I wrote a bit about the Steve Winwood song “Can’t Find My Way Home,” originally recorded by Blind Faith and released on the group’s only album in 1969. Looking back at those, I wondered what I might have said about the song in earlier posts, so I opened the folder that contains the Word files for this blog.

And I haven’t said much. I posted the Blind Faith version of the song as a Saturday Single in early 2009 without much comment, and in the posts last week, I shared covers of the song by Yvonne Elliman and Gilberto Gil. Beyond those, I’ve never mentioned the song in fourteen years of tossing stuff at the wall here.

I might have more to say about the song, but that will be on another day. Perhaps next week. In the meantime, there are plenty of covers to sample. But, like the two I posted last week, most of the other covers of the song I’ve ever heard seem to echo the Blind Faith arrangement, and as good as some of those covers are, that becomes a bit wearisome.

There is, however, one cover on the digital shelves here that finds a different path. It’s by country performers Pat Green and Cory Morrow, and it showed up on the 2001 album Song We Wish We’d Written.

Enjoy! I’ll be back tomorrow with a Saturday Single.

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