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I couldn't find any threads about Cream around here, so I'm starting one. Feel free to post videos, trivia, or other interesting tidbits about the Cream. Let's start with this:

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Cream 2005 reunion at the Albert Hall is the best live music video ever. Even better than the the one by you know who that will be released in a weeks time.

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Cream 2005 reunion at the Albert Hall is the best live music video ever. Even better than the the one by you know who that will be released in a weeks time.

Someone posted the full Albert Hall concert along with alternate takes from the DVD on YouTube. Here's "I'm So Glad":

You can find the rest of the songs on the uploaders channel.

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^^^^Good in'it...Well more than good..Fucking brilliant...I have it on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray.

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Cream 2005 reunion at the Albert Hall is the best live music video ever. Even better than the the one by you know who that will be released in a weeks time.

Only if you're a Cream acolyte/apologist. :rolleyes:

It's not better than "Celebration Day". It's not even better than the two Rolling Stones concert documentaries I saw the other night: "Charlie Is My Darling" and "Some Girls Live In Texas".

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Only if you're a Cream acolyte/apologist. :rolleyes:

It's not better than "Celebration Day". It's not even better than the two Rolling Stones concert documentaries I saw the other night: "Charlie Is My Darling" and "Some Girls Live In Texas".

Ha Ha Good one. I would not go so far as to say Clapton Is God. What I should have said is the "Cream" set is my personal favourite ...I suppose that's an apology...... Rolling Stones "Some Girls LIve In Texas" love that as I'm sure I'll love "Charlie Is My Darling" when I get around to buying it. I'm a little worried about "Celebration Day" though, at the cinema I yawned a couple of times..Maybe I'll get into it watching in the comfort of my home....Not long now.

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It's not better than "Celebration Day". It's not even better than the two Rolling Stones concert documentaries I saw the other night: "Charlie Is My Darling" and "Some Girls Live In Texas".

I'd say the best live show/concert film ever made, is Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, no bullshit, no fluff, just a straightforward concert full of excellent tunes. It would be one of the three films I would want to have if I was stranded on a desert island for the rest of my life.

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45 Years Ago: Cream’s ‘Disraeli Gears’ Released

by Dave Swanson Yesterday cream.jpgAtco Records

‘Disraeli Gears’ was the second album Cream released in their ever so short career, and 45 years later, it still shines as their crowning achievement. Issued in November of 1967, the landmark LP saw Cream flipping the switch toward full-on psychedelia while remaining true to the blues roots of their 1966 debut.

‘Fresh Cream’ signaled a new force was on the scene. Like a blues-drenched warhorse, Cream plugged in and cranked up the volume delivering their own take on American blues. Along with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream ushered in not only the ‘power trio’ concept, but also the heavy blues which would eventually lead into hard rock and heavy metal. But let’s not blame them for that just yet. First, there’s the matter of this classic 1967 LP called ‘Disraeli Gears.’

From the opening notes of ‘Strange Brew,’ it was clear that the band had moved on from the style of their debut as it takes the blues roots and twists them into a vibrant 1967 technicolor. The pattern is followed with even more dramatic effect on the album’s second track, ‘Sunshine of Your Love.’ A simple blues guitar riff set the tone, but the pounding of Ginger Baker‘s drums propel the song into foreign territory. Throw in a killer Eric Clapton solo and you’ve got a true classic. Released as a single in early 1968, it hit the top five and helped push the LP to No. 4.

Throughout the album, the interplay between the three is stunning, setting the benchmark for hard rockers to follow. It should be said that even though Eric Clapton often gets the lion’s share of accolades when talking Cream, in many ways, Jack Bruce is the real star of the show here. His vocals are hauntingly beautiful and his bass playing is stellar. While we’re at it, Baker ain’t no slouch on the skins either, and he even turns up with a lead vocal on ‘Blue Condition,’ proving why he’s best kept behind the drum kit. We kid, we kid.

‘We’re Going Wrong’ is a psychedelic tour de force. Bruce’s ethereal vocals hover over the circular chord pattern and tribal drumming making it a real stunner! ‘World of Pain’ and ‘Dance the Night Away’ mix in elements of psych pop, but with a slightly darker mood. It’s hard to pick the high point of the album, but certainly both ‘Tales of Brave Ulysses’ and ‘SWLABR’ are right up there. ‘Tales’ is one of the most haunting rockers of all time. Written by Clapton and artist friend Martin Sharp, it’s descending main riff and wild lyrics meld together perfectly. Clapton delivers on of his finest solos at song’s end. ‘SWLABR’ is one of the album’s rawest tracks with a dynamic riff pushing things at full throttle. The title, by the way, stands for ‘She Walks Like A Bearded Rainbow.’ We’re not sure … ask Jack Bruce.

Cream would issue one final studio album, the two-record set ‘Wheels of Fire,’ before calling it a day less than three years after forming. Funny how bands would do things back then like break up at the height of their popularity whereas today, no one wants to ever leave the party. They felt they said all they had to say, and were gone before the chips got stale so to speak. ‘Disraeli Gears’ remains the band’s finest hour and still delivers, shall we say, fresh chips with each listen.

“You know how the title came about - Disraeli Gears - yeah? We had this Austin Westminster, and Mick Turner was one of the roadies who’d been with me a long time, and he was driving along and Eric (Clapton) was talking about getting a racing bicycle. Mick, driving, went ‘Oh yeah - Disraeli gears!’ meaning derailleur gears... We all just fell over... We said that’s got to be the album title”

Ginger Baker remembering 1967.

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Jack Bruce told Detroit's WCSX radio station in May 2007 that there were plans for a Cream reunion later in the year. It was later revealed that the potential performance was to be November 2007 London as a tribute to Ahmet Ertegün. The band decided against it and this was confirmed by Bruce in a letter to the editor of the Jack Bruce fanzine, The Cuicoland Express dated 26 September 2007: "Dear Marc, We were going to do this tribute concert for Ahmet when it was to be at the Royal Albert Hall but decided to pass when it was moved to the O2 Arena and seemed to be becoming overly commercial."

The headlining act for the O2 Arena Ertegun tribute show (postponed to December 2007) turned out to be another reunited English hard-rock act, Led Zeppelin.

In an interview with BBC 6 Music in April 2010, Bruce confirmed that there would be no more Cream shows. He said: "Cream is over."

According to classic rock magazine (uk) Cream planned to do a reunion tour in 2013 , but according to bruce ,baker as fallen out with clapton , so putting an end to it.

Edited by weslgarlic

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According to classic rock magazine (uk) Cream planned to do a reunion tour in 2013 , but according to bruce ,baker as fallen out with clapton , so putting an end to it.

So it is safe to assume then that Cream has gone off? ;)

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So it is safe to assume then that Cream has gone off? ;)

I suppose it is safe to suppose that. I don't see them getting back together anytime soon. Although, a Led Zeppelin/Cream reunion tour would be nice! ;)

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Cream were great in their time but unfortunately their three massive egos couldn't make it last. I listen regularly to their best of and the sound, lyrics and beat can't be compared. Clapton was and still is a great guitarist, Bruce is an exceptional bassist and Baker must be in the top 5 of great drummers. I'd love to see a reunion but I can't see it happening soon.

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