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Complete Reunion Concert 2005
Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker
at the Royal Albert Hall, May, 2005
The Daily Walk with Love, October 27, 2017, by Paul Evans, video is Cream Complete Reunion Concert 2005 (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker), courtesy of Cal Vid and YouTube. The late sixties were a time of great musical experimentation, a kind of unrest and promise, musically, and nowhere was that more true than in pop-rock music. Featured photograph of Cream from the 1960s courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, to whom, along with Wikipedia (as well as YouTube), The Daily Walk with Love owes an immense debt of gratitude for their kind help.
November 26, 1968 marked the farewell concert of the super-group Cream, who played together for only two years. However, they made a tremendous impact on the world of pop-rock music, and many people felt betrayed when they broke up. You can buy Cream’s greatest hits album at Amazon.com (digital mp3 download) here ($9.49, other purchase options available there). Check out Cream’s Facebook page. Wikipedia has the following description about Cream:
Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. The group’s third album, Wheels of Fire (1968) ((Amazon.com digital mp3 download purchase page, $7.99)), was the world’s first platinum-selling double album. The band is widely regarded as the world’s first successful supergroup. In their career, they sold more than 15 million copies of their albums worldwide. Their music included songs based on traditional blues such as “Crossroads” and “Spoonful”, and modern blues such as “Born Under a Bad Sign”, as well as more eccentric songs such as “Strange Brew”, “Tales of Brave Ulysses” and “Toad”.
The band’s biggest hits were “I Feel Free” (UK number 11), “Sunshine of Your Love” (US number 5), “White Room” (US number 6), “Crossroads” (US number 28), and “Badge” (UK number 18).
Wikipedia also has a good summary of the 1967 album Disraeli Gears, one of Cream’s best:
Disraeli Gears is the second studio album by the British rock band Cream. It was released in November 1967 and went on to reach No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart. It was also the group’s American breakthrough, becoming a massive seller in 1968, and reaching No. 4 on the American charts. The album was No. 1 for two weeks on the Australian album chart and was listed as the No. 1 album of 1968 by Cash Box in the year-end album chart in the United States. The album features the two singles “Strange Brew” and “Sunshine of Your Love”.
The original 11-track album was remastered in 1998, and then subsequently released as a two-disc Deluxe Edition in 2004.
Disraeli Gears was Cream’s second album, released in 1967 and had it’s biggest impact in the United States in 1968, really as Cream was having internal clashes between band members, and despite drummer Ginger Baker’s steadying influence, the band would not outlast 1968. Eric Clapton went off to pursue a solo career (after a few false starts) and Ginger Baker returned to his true roots in jazz. Rolling Stone rated Disraeli Gears as No. 114 of the 500 greatest albums of all time. I feel there is just the barest suggestion of the roots of punk rock here, too, though I have never read that anywhere else.
Highly recommended on YouTube is Cream – 1967 The Real One, Master Eddie and YouTube – 1:54:31.
See Mix: Dire Straits & Eric Clapton – Sultans Of Swing, The Daily Walk with Miracles, March 4, 2017.
See Cream – Disraeli Gears (sessions), The Daily Walk with Miracles, March 20, 2017, by Paul Evans: “Cream’s Disraeli Gears from 1967 was ranked number 114 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums ever and here are some very special takes.”
See “Sunshine of Your Love” – Cream – 1968 Farewell Concert, The Daily Walk with Miracles, March 15, 2017: “The late sixties (this Cream concert was in 1968) were a time of great musical experimentation, a kind of unrest and promise, musically, and nowhere was that more true than in pop-rock music.’Tune in, turn on, and have a listen.'”
Also see my article on one of Eric Clapton’s first group as a solo musician, Blind Faith, ♫ ♪♫ Blind faith in Hyde Park 1969 ♫ ♪♫, which is a documentary concert film about this short-lived group. 100,000 people attended this concert.
Cream Complete Reunion Concert 2005
(Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker)
1 I’m So Glad (James) (0:49)
2 Spoonful (Dixon) (6:24)
3 Outside Woman Blues (Reynolds) (13:58)
4 Pressed Rat and Warthog (Baker, Taylor) (19:00)
5 Sleepy Time Time (Bruce, Godfrey) (28:43)
6 N.S.U. (Bruce) (32:00)
7 Badge (Clapton, Harrison) (35:00)
8 Politician (Bruce, Brown) (39:21)
9 Sweet Wine (Baker, Godfrey) (44:22)
10 Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Waters) (51:00)
11 Stormy Monday (Walker) (57:00)
12 Deserted Cities of the Heart (Bruce, Brown) (1:05:04)
13 Born Under a Bad Sign (Jones, Bell) (1:09:15)
14 We’re Going Wrong (Bruce) (1:15:00)
Cream 2005 Reunion Concert
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