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by Doug Collette
Goodbye Tour Live 1968 is a snapshot of Cream's adieu to the world, but a panoramic one nonetheless. Housed in a glossy nine and a half-inch by ten slipcase boasting a group photo identical to its namesake title, the inlay with four CD's accompanies a sixty-six page book wherein factual and passionate prose from David Fricke, replications of memorabilia in the form of sales charts and posters from this final road jaunt plus reprints of music journalism of the time ...read more
by Glenn Astarita
> Cream Disraeli Gears Eagle Rock 2006
This black & white footage of the first rock supergroup features vintage clips of Cream's performances, complete with guitar god Eric Clapton's puffed up hairdo and other tidbits.
The band's 1967 classic Disraeli Gears is analyzed, along with the group's rise to fame. Rolling Stone magazine senior editor David Fricke aptly describes the band's overall aura; the trio's lyricist, Pete Brown, comments about his initial encounter ...read more
by Doug Collette
Cream Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6 2005 Reprise CD Rhino DVD 2005
The reunion of Cream that took place this past may in London is a mixture of arrogance, curiosity and courage. Arrogance because that's at the root of their chosen name, intimating the trio is 'the cream of the crop' of musicianship. Curiosity because both fans and music lovers in general had to wonder what Eric Clapton, Ginger ...read more